If there’s one thing that should be said about Filipina dating, it is that Filipino women are famous for being “great wife material”, which says about their level of flexibility when it comes to love and men.
In the Philippines, it is common to see Filipino women with black men, Filipino women with older men, Filipino women with overweight men. The kind of interracial Filipino couples you can see in the Philippines are, in all probability, as many as the number nationalities on earth.
However, just because Filipino women are known to be open to everyone, it doesn’t mean they’re easy, quite the contrary. So, if you really want to date a Filipino woman and be successful at it, read up and learn.
As with any other nationality, if you are keen on marrying a Filipino woman, be sure to know and understand dating customs in the Philippines, as your success will mainly depend upon it.
1. Feed her a full meal
You should know that Filipinos like to eat. During your fist date with a Filipino woman, ensure you feed her well with a full meal. The typical Filipino woman loves meat dishes like crispy pata or lechon (so-called inasal in Cebuano). Wine is not necessary on your first date, however, make sure you have a glass of coke with plenty of ice on the table.
Other than that, read below for a few dating tips and insights:
2. Pay for everything
This is specially true on first dates and may even carry on no matter if you are already a couple. Never commit the gaffe of having a Filipino woman pay for her share of the dinner, except if you do not want to meet her again. Paying for everything might seem expensive but it really isn’t, even if you are having a date at an expensive restaurant in the Philippines.
3. Don’t be too aggressive
In the old days, if a man is caught holding hands with a Filipino woman, he had to marry her or else. Of course, right now things have evolved and Filipino parents don’t anymore expect their children to be virgins on their wedding day. Nonetheless, Filipino women continue to be old-fashioned compared to Western women.
A decent Filipino woman is not into one-night stands. You need to be her boyfriend to get into bed with her. When she’s ready, she will sleep with you, but until that happens, be a gentleman or else she might run and hide from you.
4. If you are serious, meet her parents
Nearly all Filipino women live with their parents until they got married, and generally find it hard to stand up to the parents if they do not approve of the man she is with. With that being said, if you're truly serious about a Filipino woman, your first order for the day is to win her parents over to your side.
Visit her house and bring some little gifts for her mom and dad. If she's got siblings, it is best to bring some small gifts for them too.
5. Understand that Filipino women have very close family ties, even after marriage
The bonds between Filipino women and her family extend well beyond marriage, and depending on her family’s financial situation, she may be inclined to help her family financially even when she’s already married to you.
If you understand this part of Filipino culture because it is part of your own, good for you. At least, that’s one issue out of the way. However, if you find it strange, you should talk it over with your Filipina girlfriend BEFORE getting married.
That’s it. Keep these Filipina dating tips in your mind and you'll discover that dating Filipino woman is the best thing that ever happened for you.