Twice a month, Varaporn meets her 29-year-old niece at a coffee shop in Bangkok to share their life stories.
Having a doctorate degree in education, Varaporn, who has just turned 54, has never felt ashamed about her unmarried status, even though she was brought up in a generation that put pressure on women to get hitched.
"I have a house, a car and a high academic status. What else do I need?" she said. "My life is complete."