There are several reasons why you’re in this page right now. Either you’re curious about what it’s like dating a Filipino woman, or you can totally relate. Whatever your reasons are, we can all agree that Filipina women are totally unique in their own way. From their undeniable beauty, loving nature, and hospitality, Filipino women are definitely a dream come true for people whos ideal partners that have those exact qualities.
In this article, we’ll be going over the thoughts and perspective of a foreigner who’s dating a Filipina and his tips on what one should do in certain situations.
Get ready to be a part of a HUGE family
As mentioned in TrulyFilipina’s article about the dating culture in the Philippines, you know when it’s getting serious when the Filipina you’re dating introduces you to her family. The whole family. And some Filipino families could be huge.
From a foreigner’s perspective, this could be quite a culture shock for some since there are other relationships when they only get to introduce their significant other to their family when they’re already engaged. But in the Philippines, as long as the relationship is serious or even if you’re still dating, an introduction to at least an immediate family member is to be expected.
So you better learn the Mano and be on your best self.
Get your appetite ready
In connection to the last thought mentioned, if you’re about to meet your Filipino girlfriend’s family, you shouldn’t be surprised if there’s a lot of food. A lot is a bit of an understatement.
Filipinos are known to be very welcoming and hospitable people. They make sure their visitors are well taken care of, and if this visitor is someone who has a very special relation to a family member, it would somehow be a welcome party where almost all of their relatives are invited.
Though it’s important to remember that not all Filipino families are like this, but most are.
Get your singing talents ready
When there’s a celebration, the Karaoke machine is always present. Whether if it’s a mini celebration with her friends or family, a party wouldn’t be complete without someone singing their butts off.
Drinking and singing are the usual happenings on special occasions like birthdays and fiestas. If it so happens that you’re invited to sing, nothing can help you escape this situation. You’ve got to tune out those vocal cords because one way or another, you will sing and you’ll probably love it or hate it.
Get ready to be judged and stared at
In the Philippines, it’s always been a usual thing for Filipinos to stare at interracial couples, specifically Filipinas walking hand in hand with their foreigner boyfriends. While the staring is happening, you’ll be most likely judged by one or both of these things:
- She is only with you for a visa or your money
- You’re into “Exotic Beauty”
These things might sound hurtful especially if you’re really sincere to each other, but the essential thing to do here is to just leave them alone. They don't know what's really happening between you two, so just be happy and don't mind their judgemental thoughts.
On the bright side, more and more Filipinos are now accepting of the idea of genuine love between two nationals who are together rather than being together because of financial problems or preferred physical beauty.
Get ready to be romanced
Even though Filipinos are quite the conservative type, they tend to be really sweet and caring for the people they love.
When you’re dating a Filipino girl, you can expect texts in the morning to bid you a good morning and to know if you’ve already had breakfast and at night to let you know how much you mean to them. Small gestures can imply big things. If it’s on special occasions, expect something grander.
But just because they love making you feel loved, that doesn’t mean that they don’t like receiving them. So make sure you make them feel loved as well. It’s a two-way street you know.
Related Article: Top 10 Things to Expect When Dating a Filipina
It’s easy to think that every Filipino girl is like this, but it’s important to keep in mind that this is only based on some men's thoughts and experiences which doesn’t generalize every woman in the Philippines. But after hearing these thoughts, dating a Filipino woman surely is interesting and really worth it.