I’m sure many readers of this blog have grown weary of the dating scene in your own country and have considered looking elsewhere (overseas).The Philippines is a popular choice for men like you, and for good reason: Filipinas make great wives, which I can speak from personal experience.Part of that American assimiliation included dating. A Filipino family is bound to own at least one (because different ones have different songs, duh). Guys who showed interest in dating me saw it a challenge when they found out I'm saving myself for marriage.
(It helped that I attended an All Girls Catholic High School so there was very little temptation.) But when I finally started dating my non-Filipino boyfriend, there were a few things he needed to know:1. One cultural value that Filipinos pride themselves on is "close family ties." Filipino families — and generally speaking, most Asian families — are very close. As soon as I became old enough to date, my mother told me, "We don’t care what ethnicity he is, as long as he’s Catholic." Because we're from a strict and conservative Roman Catholic country, most Filipinas you meet most likely observe Catholic holidays, are active in church, and wear religious paraphernalia; a cross necklace, for instance. (Our Catholic religion plays a part in that, too.) Of course, some Filipinas tend to be less sexually conservative than others, but even then, they probably prefer not to talk openly about their sexual experiences.
Everyone pitches in to raise a child from grandparents to godparents to the next door neighbor. At the same time, I know some Filipinas who don’t mind if their significant other is of another religion or don’t identify with a religion. When my cousins in interracial relationships bring their significant others to our home for the first time, they're always overwhelmed by the amount of food my mother manages to prepare in a two-day period (Yes, two.
I was born and raised in the Philippines, a small country in the shape of an upside down "Y" in Southeast Asia.
I moved to New York when I was 14 and desperately tried to find a balance between my culture and the new unfamiliar Western culture.
It’s true that in past decades men would buy mailing addresses of women in catalogues. They were simply getting contact information and it was up to the woman to respond or ignore letters from long distance admirers. I first met my wife online and we met in person some time later.