Filipino Culture

Filipino family

You will have a better chance of succeeding a romantic relationship with a filipina if you understand her culture. Filipina women live in a culture where family is placed highly as their social unit. Filipinos and Filipinas are communal, interdependent people unlike in western cultures.

Do you want to know the secret of making a filipina woman impressed?

The secret is if you want to be taken seriously by a filipina woman, you got to visit the girl's family and formally introduce yourself. This will show your sincerity and respect for the girl as her family is very important to her.

It will be rather inappropriate to court a filipina woman and formalize the relationship without informing the parents of the girl. As filipino are committed to their parents who usually went through a lot to raise them,the need to give their parents a better life is prevalent in Filipino culture. Therefore if you are capable and refuse to help support
her family who may need help, she may not say anything or respect you.

Sometimes the family is more important than you. There is an Asia saying, that is accepted in the Philippines, "You can get another wife or husband but not another mother or father".

When you marry a Filipina, you are also actually 'marrying' her family, at least the mother and the father, the siblings too usually. Therefore if you can't accept it,let it be known from the start of your relationship with the girl. If she is a 'true Filipina', the relationship may not develop but you will never know.

Filipino Virgin

Double standard is practised in the Philippines whereby filipino women are to remain virgins until marriage while filipino men are allowed to enjoy sexual freedom. Young filipino women who lose their virginity before marriage, whether through rape or in a relationship, diminish their chances for a "good" marriage. While young filipino men can flirt around and populate indiscriminately and be even admired for being so 'manly'.

In the Philippines, virginity is sacred. The culture and the family lets the girl know it is her responsibility to keep her virginity as soon as they are old enough to understand what virginity is. Filipino men are reluctant to marry a non-virgin even if they are the one who took the virginity! Filipino woman who are raped are not forgiven even though it is not their fault. Yes, this is extremely unfair but that is the way it is and the Filipina girls know it.

Filipino Love, Romance and Marriage

When it comes to courting, Filipinas women are often playing hard to get. As in filipino culture, playing hard to get is seen as an appropriate behavior in a courtship dance. It is also one way by which Filipin women gauge the sincerity of her admirer.

In order to avoid the stigma of becoming 'old maids', young Filipino women are pressured into early marriages.

Traditionally, in Filipina families the husband is expected to be the main breadwinner. However due to changing global trends, many filipino women are working abroad in many countries in order to support their families back home.

Filipino ladies are often tagged as a good wife. They put their family first and they are more willing to sacrifice their career than their family.

There is no divorce in the Philippines. Filipino couples have only three ways to change the status of their marriage: legal separation, declaration of nullity, and annulment. Legal separation allows spouses to live separately but they may not remarry. Declaration of nullity presupposes that the marriage is void from the beginning and the court declares its non-existence. Annulment legally cancels the marriage and both spouses are restored to their single status.

Filipino girls, are not only beautiful women but a delight to be around because of the famous Filipina disposition and personality. Many men who have chosen a Filipina for their wife swear that they are loyal, passionate and faithful past death. Now that you understand a little bit better about the Filipina culture, you can start to find your loving Filipina using an online dating service like FilipinoFriendFinder or FilipinaHeart.

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