If you’re looking for Filipino women for marriage, just know that there are many Filipino dating websites out there where it’s possible to find profiles of real Filipino women who are sincerely looking for someone to marry. (One of these sites is Cherry Blossoms.)
However, just because Filipino women for marriage are easy to find, it doesn’t mean you won’t ever run into problems within your marriage. Although it’s been noted by the US government that the divorce rate between American men and Filipino women is lower than the US national average, it doesn’t mean you’ll never be part of the divorce rate statistic.
We’d like to share with you some tips on how you can successfully get married to a Filipino woman:
1. Understand that you’re marrying into her family
We always like to say in the Philippines that when you marry, you’re not just marrying the person, you’re also marrying your in-laws and their relatives.
To be considered a good husband, you should also show respect to her family. When you meet your Filipino in-laws, do the “mano” or the respectful form of greeting among Filipinos. Take the elder’s right hand and put it over your forehead.
2. Understand that Filipino culture requires family members to help one another
Do you want to know the biggest cause of fighting between Western husbands and their Filipino wives? Money, and by this we mean instances where the woman sends money to her family in the Philippines
But really, helping one another is a big thing among family members in the Philippines. But this is NOT something you have to take part in. Just make sure your Filipino wife has her own job and that she doesn’t send all of her earnings back home.
3. Filipinos are sensitive to feedback
Wherever they are in the world, Filipinos are sensitive to feedback, regardless whether it’s valid feedback or not. Hollywood actress Claire Danes was once declared a "persona non grata" by the Manila city council and her movies were all banned from being shown in the city.
The ban came about after Danes said in a 1998 interview in Vogue magazine that Manila is a "ghastly and weird city."
On the home front, you could also get into a fight with your Filipino wife if you’re too blunt.
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