If you are curious as to whether Filipino women date married men, the answer is yes, there are women who date married men. You would think that because it is a Catholic country, most women would have the moral scruples about falling in love with married men.
However, throughout the history of the Philippines, and especially in the case politicians and rich men, there have been many cases of famous men maintaining long-term mistresses. Joseph Estrada, a former president of the Philippines, was famous for being a serial philanderer who sired children with different women while still being married.
A mistress is called “kabit”, “querida” in the Philippines and while they do not have any legal rights, sometimes they enjoy better care by their men. Many times, however, they have to suffer cat fights with the legal wife and the legal children. (Unfortunately, since there is no divorce in the Philippines, many Filipina wives just put up with a cheating husband.)
There are two types of mistresses in the Philippines: the simple girlfriends and the kept women.
Mistresses who are simply girlfriends are just that: girlfriends who meet their married boyfriends on occasion, doing the same things that all dating couples do, except that both parties know that the man is married and thus has to be home at a certain hour. There is no practically no commitment between the simple girlfriend and the married, except to have fun when they are together.
On the other hand, mistresses who are kept women live in houses or apartments provided to them by their married partners. They usually live off a monthly allowance and being kept women, they need to wait for their men to pay them a visit. Kept women often have children with their married men.
Filipino women who are kept women are usually in the league of men who have the wealth and the influence to maintain such a lifestyle and, more importantly, to keep it a secret.
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