Here's one story that we found on one newspaper based in the Philippines. This story is about how a Canadian man literally rushed to the Philippines to rescue his fiancee after that great storm in November that killed 10,000 people.
Houssam Hammoudi, a 31-year-old Canadian Muslim based in Montreal, and Mary Grace Acojedo, 22, of Ormoc City in Leyte were already dating online for eight months when tragedy hit.
When suddenly all communication via Facebook and Skype stopped on that tragic Nov. 8 and scenes of horrific devastation began trickling out through the media, Houssam was gripped with anxiety. He immediately took a leave from work and set off to rescue his Filipino fiancee.
Saving Grace, a mission he undertook alone with single-minded determination and hope, saw him fighting his way through jam-packed airports and seaports to reach Leyte, making his way through rubble and debris, and virtually carrying his girlfriend on his back to get her to a hospital in Cebu for urgent surgery.
On Saturday, November 23, Houssam and Mary Grace, who is on her way to recovery, were wed in Islamic rites in a hospital room in that hospital in Cebu. You can read the whole story here on this page entitled Saving Grace: Canadian rushes to Ormoc to rescue fiancee.
The storm that hit the Philippines wreaked havoc in the central islands of the archipelago – Leyte, Samar and Cebu (in the northern part). If you're wondering if you can still date women from the Philippines, the answer is yes, you can, because the rest of the 7,100 islands weren't affected. You can, for example, still date women from Davao, Cagayan, Manila and Metro Cebu as the Internet connection is strong as ever in those areas. But it may take some months before you can date Filipinas living Tacloban, Ormoc and other areas in the affected islands.
If you're wondering where you can find Filipinas online, you can sign up with Cherry Blossoms dating. The last time we checked, there were over 50,000 Filipino girls who are active on the website.
Family-oriented and loyal, Filipinas are one of the most in-demand women in the world. Foreign men want them because they are fun to be with and do not care if a man much older than them or is overweight, etc.
Of course, this isn't to say that all Filipinas are good women. There are scammers out there, but we like to think that majority are still decent women.
If this is the first time you're hearing about Cherry Blossom Filipina Dating Site, you should know that it's one website where you can meet tens of thousands of Filipino women. And when we say tens of thousands, we do mean just that: tens of thousands of women from all over the Philipines. Yes, even women from the typhoon-ravaged parts.
Anyway, you need to know that Cherry Blossom Filipina Dating Site really isn't a 100% Filipina dating site. It is actually an Asian dating site, however, however, if you would take a look at the website here, you will see that most of the women there are Filipinas.
The last time we logged in, there were over 60,000 active women members. Out of this number, over 50,000 were from the Philippines. So it really isn't surprising to find many foreign men who refer to this website as Cherry Blossom Filipina Dating site instead of Cherry Blossoms Asian Dating Site.
Cherry Blossom Filipina Dating Site – Some Tips For Using It
If you're like most men, you probably want to join this dating site in the hopes of finding a good Filipina girl who would become your wife. However, we would like to tell you that Cherry Blossom Filipina Dating Site is really nothing more than a tool for meeting Filipino women from different parts of the Philippines. Precisely because it is NOT a match-making site, there are no guarantees of success and there's even the risk of scam.
If you really want to find a Filipina wife, joining a dating site is just the first step. You need to do what foreign men before you have done to reach their goal.
* Set a standard
As we said before, there are over 50,000 active women at Cherry Blossom Dating at any given time. These women have different backgrounds and are of different ages. If you don't set a standard as to the kind of women you want to meet, you might just find yourself bouncing from one woman to another without ever getting anywehre.
At the very least, set an age limit.
* Do NOT rush to be in a relationship
You should set realistic standards as to how long it would take for you to be in a real relationship with a woman. When it comes to online dating, there is what you call a getting-to-know-you phase and meeting-you-face-to-face phase. You should give yourself at least six months to fully get to know a woman before committing to her in a relationship.
* Protect yourself from scam
Scammers are now part of the online dating landscape as much as robbers have become part of any city in the world. If the experiences of different men are any indication, you're the only person in the world who can protect yourself.
That said, NEVER send money to a woman for whatever reason. Also, when somebody harasses you or asks you for money, report her to the management of Cherry Blossom Dating right away by clicking the Report This Member button below the woman's picture.