A few Mistakes to Avoid Before Marrying a Filipina

Single men marry the wrong Filipina women because they expect her to change after marriage. If you don’t feel that you can be happy with the Filipina woman as they are now, then don’t get married.

If you can find a really happy Filipina bride, someone who is just basically content with life, who enjoys life, and who is emotionally stable

If you can find a really happy Filipina bride, someone who is just basically content with life, who enjoys life, and who is emotionally stable

Now, remember this: Love is NOT enough and can NEVER be the reason for getting married. This may sound devoid of sense and logic but the truth is that knowing one’s character and being perfectly aware of whether you can live with it is of prime importance when taking the decision of getting married. Here are four very important characteristics that you should look for in a Filipina marriage:

Filipina Humility: A foreign women who possesses this quality puts principles above convenience and believes that “doing the right thing” is more important than personal comfort.

Kindness in your Filipina bride: A second character trait to look in Filipina women for would be kindness. Kindness means that you’re a giver; in other words if a person is truly kind.

Responsibility: You certainly don’t want to marry an irresponsible person. So how do you know if a Filipina woman is responsible? Check out their work history. Do they have a stable work history? Do they have stable friendships?

Happiness: A fourth character trait to look for would be happiness. If you can find a really happy Filipina bride, someone who is just basically content with life, who enjoys life, and who is emotionally stable – that’s a quality person right there.

Another reason why people marry the wrong person is that you don’t share a common life purpose, or common priorities and commitments. There are three basic ways we connect with another Filipina woman:

Make sure you share a deeper level of connection that sharing life goals provide. After a Filipina marriage, the two of you will either grow together or grow apart. Two people that share a common life purpose in Philippines have a much greater chance of growing together.

You have to evaluate how deep the connection is on an emotional level with Filipina brides. So how do you know if you have a connection with a person in a deeper emotional way? Just ask yourself: “Do I respect and admire this person?” This does not mean, “Am I impressed by this person?”

Yet another reason why people marry the wrong person is that they tend to choose someone with whom they don’t feel emotionally safe. Feeling emotionally safe is a foundation of any healthy and solid relationship.

Some Filipinas people make is that they tend to use the relationship to avoid taking responsibility for their personal problems and unhappiness. The fact is that if you are an unhappy person when you are single, you will be unhappy when married, too

When you have been involved with someone sexually, it tends to make it more difficult to start thinking about more important areas like character and life philosophy. It even makes it difficult for people to face these issues because once they have made this level of commitment, they are afraid to bring up issues. “After all, we’ve been living together, we’ve been sleeping together. How can I possibly think about questioning the person’s life goals at this point, or questioning their character?” or “You slept with me and now you’re questioning my character?” So, for practical reasons, it is better to hold off on sexual involvement. Yeh right!!!

Men and Filipina women have unique emotional needs and more often than not, it is the man who just doesn’t get it. The unique need of a woman is to be loved. She needs to feel that she is the most important person in her husband’s life. The husband needs to give her consistent, quality attention.

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Older Guys Love Younger Filipinas

In the Philippines you will often see younger ladies with older white guys. The negative reasons usually have to do with an Asian lady wanting an older man for financial reasons.  Several Filipinas say a younger guy is not settled. They are looking for someone who is serious and they seem to believe an older man is more serious about marriage. A a younger guy may not have the financial means to come to their country to visit them and maintain a courtship

Most Filipinas take getting in a long distance relationship seriously and don’t want to risk being involved with someone who doesn’t have the staying power needed to be involved in a long distance courtship. In some cases, these ladies had already experienced a relationship with a younger man and after six months was abandon. Getting your heart broken is no fun and most Asian ladies believe a younger man is more likely to do just that. To these ladies it doesn’t make sense to get involved with someone that may not be able to afford to fly to their country to meet.

Behaviour is a big attraction. Most Asian ladies say if a man acts like a gentleman, in time they find him very attractive and fall in love. Asian ladies don’t put as much emphasis on first looks or impressions. They are more open to courtship until they get to know your character.

Again, most ladies believe an older gentleman have rid themselves of his wild oats. They believe older men have learned how to treat a lady like a lady. They believe a younger male isn’t as patient and is more likely to have a wondering eye or worse, a wondering sexual drive.

Asian ladies just happen to believe that older men fit these criteria. These are the men they want to love and marry and get a spouse visa and live happily ever after with.

Found this in an old forum from ten years ago. I think it says it all

Spidey:

You’re correct on several fronts. For years, I visited the Philippines on occasional business, and I spent like a tourist because I didn’t really have enough time to get to know the non-tourist places, or the “non-tourist” women. Now I live here, and the picture, the pace, and the expectations are completely different. Neither is more “correct” than the other because each reflects a different perspective.

Most of the guys I know who have settled here without jobs, and have reasonably limited means, are still far more well-to-do than the locals, and consequently, they get laid a lot. Again however, their expectations and desires are different and they’re not obsessed with getting as much sex  as possible as often as possible.

You’re also correct that there’s not such thing as a “free lunch” here, and I doubt that there is anywhere. I think that, in most cases, the agendas of the women here are more fixated on being well-treated, finding someone who is nice to them, and having a good time with someone who will enjoy being with them outside the bedroom as well. From the standpoint of the Westerner, this does cost money; probably as much (or perhaps more) than paying directly for sex

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Filipina Wives Prefer Older Men

You know, the longer you live here, the more you will learn about Filipino-foreigner relationships. Unfortunately, and all too often, we see where the “bad” relationships start. Primarily, it’s on the internet, with bargirls running a close second. The majority of the Filipinas whom guys meet online aren’t necessarily bad, it’s just that, a Filipina who would normally be a good wife for a Filipino, may have ulterior motives when it comes to hooking up with a foreigner… a “rich” foreigner in her eyes.

When it comes to meeting that “rich foreigner”

Once a Filipina has met a guy online and the guys lose all common sense to someone they have never personally met and have sent money he becomes a teenager and the brain is disengaged and she is ready to marry straight away.
After all, she knows he can afford anything that she may want, and since he has no idea as to the actual value of material items, or the cost of living in the Philippines he just wants to help with her problems by sending SMALL monies.
Unfortunately, many foreigners fail to realise a very important thing about this culture. That is, the Filipina they are talking to, no matter how involved they believe the girl is with them, does not feel as though she has true devotion to him until he comes here and puts a ring on her finger.

Falling in love on the internet is not a bad thing at all

There are great Filipina wives to be found here, but also of course, many tricksters. It is very hard indeed to spot those who are not sincere from both ends. Many men have no true desire to meet the lady online it is just talk!

she has true devotion to him until he comes here and puts a ring on her finger

She has true devotion to him until he comes here and puts a ring on her finger

Best advice is take it for what it’s worth… do not give a girl whom you have just met online anywhere around the world, money. A Filipina worth her salt, will never ask you for one dollar, even if she is in dire straits. I would, however, suggest that you come over, visit the Philippines for a few weeks (you are granted a 30 day stay upon entry into the country without having to buy a visa) and meet the future Filipina wife here. This is a small investment to make for the future wife. It is less expensive in getting her an Australian Visa and realising that you have made a dreadful mistake.

To summarize the above information, even with the high numbers of scamming Filipinas online, I still have much more faith in the loyalty, devotion, honesty, and integrity of a Filipina, than I ever will have in western women. So, while there are Filipinas who are scammers, there are still many who are as true blue as you can get.

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Wowowee

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If you’re new to the Philippines, it’s not likely that you’ll know anything about Wowowee. But if you have a Filipina wife or girlfriend, you might occasionally hear them reminiscing about hugely popular local TV show, which used to serve as a platform of sorts for some of the most famous celebrities in the Philippines today.

The last episode of Wowowee aired about four years ago. TV network ABS-CBN’s local noontime variety show had a run of five years, and it seemed that through all that time the popularity of the show never waned.

Wowowee aired live every weekday afternoon. It certainly wasn’t the most intellectual show on Philippine television. But it was huge. The maids watched it; so did the drivers in car park lounges, the men who worked in barbershops, the kids out of school tending their mother’s sari-sari stores, the farmers in far-out provinces and their wives and their children, the men on the street at night smoking Philip Morris and drinking Red Horse, the women in complex maze-like shanty towns washing dishes in their small kitchens. It was huge, which is to say that everybody in the Philippines who had nothing better or more important to do from noon to two o’clock, three o’clock, watched Wowowee.

I watched it, too.

The show ran various segments, most of them silly, jolly, jingle-heavy contests in which the host would just give away money, tens of thousands of pesos, sometimes even more, to common, working-class Filipinos who probably felt very lucky to have gotten into the show — and you got the feeling that the show’s producers thought themselves geniuses for having the ability to hold the rest of the nation, at least the viewing rest, in thrall. There were, however, no mascots, just beautiful Filipina girls in bikinis who danced away and smiled during contest breaks.

One of these segments was called “Hep Hep, Hooray”. Twenty random audience members were made to form a line on the kindergarten-colored stage (the Wowowee set was in ABS-CBN’s studio in Quezon City) for a simple elimination game. The rules were simple: they had to complete the title phrase once it was their turn to cheer. If the host put the microphone right in front of one contestant, that contestant had to say “Hep Hep” while clapping his or her hands below the waist, or “Hooray” while raising his or her hands. Contestants who broke the cheer or made a mistake with the gestures were eliminated. The grand prize was ten thousand pesos; the nineteen losers, meanwhile, each walked away with a thousand pesos and a gift pack containing deodorants.

Another segment was called “Questune”, where contestants had to guess the titles of songs. Until they pressed the buzzer, however, they had to keep their hands below their chins, so that they looked as though they were mimicking monkeys.

Wowowee was not a controversial show, but its main host was. Willie Revillame, a local actor who also made plenty of money writing novelty songs, had been suspended and fined several times for his vulgar jokes and eggshell-treading ways. Before the final run of Wowowee he had been forced to take a short leave after yet another spat with network executives, and many speculated that this was what made ABS-CBN pull the plug on Wowowee.

Mr. Revillame was also one of the seventeen people charged in 2006 by the Department of Justice for “reckless imprudence” in connection with a stampede at the PhilSports Stadium in Manila.

Wowowee at the time was about to celebrate its first anniversary episode. Among the prizes offered were Philippine jeepneys and a million pesos. Around 30,000 people turned up and gathered outside the stadium — 25,000 more than the usual Quezon City studio crowd — and most of them were jobless Filipino men and women who had camped at the site for days leading up to the event.

The stampede started when security guards refused to open the stadium gate and people began pushing and shoving, hoping to jump the queues. Eventually, the gate collapsed and bodies stumbled and piled up. Seventy-one people died and close to four hundred were injured.

As the Wowowee host, Mr. Revillame had a knack for getting contestants to talk openly about their lives and to share their stories, hardships, and longings to him and the viewers. If, in Wowowee, the cash prizes were a constant, so were the tears. You had estranged children reconciling with their parents, lovers expressing how they felt for each other, cross-dressing young boys yearning for acceptance from their fathers (and finally getting it), street-bred men and women wanting a chance at a better life — or, if not a better life, then ten thousand pesos, at the very least.

Wowowee was not poverty porn. It did not exploit the underprivileged. It celebrated them, even if it did so by means of crappy jingles, corporate sponsorships, children’s games, and operatic interview sessions. Sure, sometimes you watched it and asked, “What the hell is going on with the Philippines?” But the show answered you without pretense and showed that this was what was going on. These were the people, these were their stories. When you watched it, you felt stupid for taking your own personal dramas too seriously.

Was it so artless? Perhaps. But this is a country populated by millions of people who earn less than a hundred pesos a day, or about the equivalent of two US dollars. The show has gone, and I can say that there since hasn’t been anything like it. Wowowee may have been silly, but it gave Filipinos something to do, or something to entertain themselves with, instead of carrying on with their lives and wondering if there ever was more to it than what they knew.

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The Philippine Jeepney

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A friend in America once asked me, “I don’t ever catch you online. You seem to be the type who gets around quite a lot. How do you do that in Manila?”

“Oh,” I said. “That’s easy. Jeepneys.”

Jeepneys: my friend was not totally unfamiliar with this World War II mode of transport (specifically, the Willys MB), which, like so many things Filipino, prevails as a vestige of American colonial occupation. You see, hundreds of surplus military jeeps were literally given to Filipinos by the American troops leaving the country after WWII.

I was quick to explain to my friend, however, that in our hands the jeep — their jeep — has undergone quite the transformation. Roofs have been added for shade, plus other chrome-plated parts and ornaments. The back has been extended to include two long parallel benches. Then the reconfigured model has been reproduced by backyard builders and independently owned manufacturers alike — and by hand, too, originally. Sarao Motors in Las Piñas City, Parañaque (northwest of Manila Bay) began to make jeepneys in 1953 (reportedly from a small assembly shop), and has grown to become one of the Philippines’ biggest local jeepney manufacturers.

Riding a jeepney here promises an experience that’s unlike anything else in the world.

“You may love it or hate it,” I told my friend, “but since you’ve never lived in Manila, you are almost certainly bound to hate it.”

Let’s face it: a Philippine jeepney is no Mercedes. It’s not even a badly upholstered Kia taxi. It’s a third-world, built-from-scratch chrome wagon with wheels, a diesel engine, and a Love Radio sticker on its rear view mirror. It makes sounds which we imagine could come only from the rowdy cars of cartoons and video games. And for eight pesos a seat, plus a peso for every kilometer after the first four kilometers, the ride is anything but luxurious; in many ways, it feels like a punishment! As many as thirty people can be made to fit and squeeze in beside each other, all oily with sweat and sticky from the heat: like sardines in a tin can, as people in traffic-congested Manila like to say. The thirty-first might be the driver, and there will be enough room on the roof yet, this time for cockerels and passengers unafraid of being thawed by the sun.

But as I’ve told my friend, jeepneys help me get around — not only effectively, but stylishly, flamboyantly. What’s not to love? The zinc horses, kitschy stickers, and sarimanok emblems in front. Those oh-so-loud horns. The wild colours and the graffiti. The trinkets, flowers, scapulars, and rosaries that decorate the interior, or, in some cases, hang from an exhaust blowing hell fumes on God’s clean air. I love the jeepney as mobile art, a collage on wheels, plying the most dangerous routes with the most obnoxious designs. It serves as an enduring symbol as the proletariat’s choice for both movement and expression, and as a vehicle for your everyday Juan dela Cruz and Maria Clara to chat about the dire global economy, yesterday’s ball game, and TV personality Kris Aquino’s latest controversy. Indeed, if you’ve never been taken for a ride in a jeepney, you can’t call yourself a Filipino.

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The Jealous Filipino

A dictionary definition of the word “jealousy” is the “mental uneasiness from suspicion or fear of rivalry, unfaithfulness, etc., as in love or aims.” In the American Heritage Dictionary, jealousy means “close vigilance”; in Webster’s Revised Unabridged, it is an “earnest concern or solicitude.”

Tie all these together and what do you have? An oft-stereotyped behaviour in Filipino relationships.

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I say it not because I believe it, but because I’ve heard it, countless times, from university sociologists and from Westerners with Filipina wives and girlfriends (or boyfriends). Apparently, Filipinos are very hot-blooded.

You know that piercing look. You have seen that grit of the teeth. You hear that strain or that quiet rage in a voice that says, “Everything is okay,” especially when, to the person who utters it, something is, in fact, not okay.

“In no other country,” a British friend observed, “have I witnessed people going such great lengths to confirm their jealous suspicions: checking a lover’s cell phone on the sly, sifting through the other’s private E-mail.”

As a Filipino, I’d be none the more patriotic for saying this, but there’s something in my friend’s observation, I suppose, which rings painfully true. Just read the papers. On the front page, players in the political arena are bringing each other down (“fear of rivalry”), and officials are matched against others in fierce power struggles. In the showbiz and entertainment section, celebrity romances are sensationalised by introducing infidelity rumours: break up, make up, break up again. In the comics section, caricatures of various Filipino characters depict the dark comedy of love triangles and other infidelities. And stories written by metro beat writers often report a homicide in this barangay (the smallest administrative division in the Philippines) and that, carried out by an otherwise good-natured husband in a drunken fit of jealousy. Wives, too; one of the craziest headlines I’ve ever read was about a woman who castrated her philandering partner. (The thing eventually had to be sewn back to place.)

Ouch.

This is not to say that Filipinos are inherently murderous monogamists. It’s just that most are disposed to – well, express “earnest concern.”

Whether suspicions are warranted or unfounded is sometimes beside the point. Jealousy has its case-by-case origins, but here’s another important question to ponder: does it have a locale? Is it a weakness of the Filipino character? (Or – gasp – a strength?)

A closer look at the cultural makeup of the Philippines could shed some light. In a country that is predominantly Roman Catholic (majority of the 94-million-strong Philippine population have been baptized in a Catholic church) and with a soap opera culture that glamourises love forevermore, people here have learned to find security in faith and loyalty – and to fear the most minor departure from this norm. In a close-knit setting that emphasizes extended families, unconditional devotion to parents, and happy domesticity, many Filipinos nurture a great anxiety over abandonment. And in a tradition where love may exist without jealousy but rarely the other way around, the people here live to love the best way – perhaps the only way – they know how.

So don’t be surprised if you happen to have a Pinay sweetheart who cares for you hotly, uneasily, vigilantly. Instead be kind and thankful. In the dictionary of the Filipino, jealousy is the most twisted – and perhaps truest – form of flattery.

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From Courting to Love to Marriage with a Filipino Wife

Finding love in a complicated world is often a task that many find daunting to pursue. Love takes time and often younger men today seem to not want to ‘fight in the trenches’ to battle it out for the best there is.

Women of the Philippines are a very beautiful race regardless of age. Not only do these Asian beauties look great but their mind-set is why so many men are perusing them in today’s world. A global world living online while supporting friendship and happiness often find themselves caught up in love. Many times this unique long distance relationship turns to more and the two become very close over time. Those that find their relationship with a Pinay lady are happy to find and experience a unique and often unusual world from afar.

What appears to foreign men to be a childish act is taken very seriously by many Filipino families. Those who do not prepare themselves fully for the aspect of courtship are often defeated by their own good intentions.

Courting a lady in the Philippines usually begins by the entire family coming along on your first several outings. Not only is this a test of your true intentions but Filipino’s look for act of aggression and unusual behavioral issues that might be overlooked if they are not fully involved. Each visit to the family home often requires that the man bring what is known as a “pasalubong”, or a gift as sign of appreciation.

Some consider the task of courting to be a daunting issue that they are not prepared to perform. This true form of devotion not only pertains to dating with the mutual understanding of bringing the girl home at a certain time but it also pertains to not allowing any overnight stays as well. Those who are in search of true love in Filipino women will find that those who honor the great act of courting are in the end the happiest and most respected of all.

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Money Matters and the Lifestyle of a Pinay Wife

Many men who find love and happiness with Filipino women ultimately find out that the Filipina has a much higher appreciation of  money matters, than her counterparts in other countries around the globe. Not only does a Pinay have realistic approaches to cost saving measures for her family, she also finds ways to take care of her family far above any matter that involves money.

The recent influx of men coming to the Philippines finds many who are living on limited budgets. A multitude of these same men are often mind set on the idea that they are truly unable to support or find love in the Philippines due to their economic stand point. Many Pinay women have lived or worked for small money most of their lives and to find love is simply far more honorable than money itself. This true attraction to accepting a person for who they are and not what they are worth is a major draw for Western men who are looking for a Filipino wife.

Many men on fixed incomes or working for small amounts of money find comfort in knowing and courting an honorable woman from the Philippines. Those that rush to judgment or file for visa papers before knowing and understanding every aspect of a Filipino family are often the ones who end their relationships in defeat. True courting in the Philippines is a family tradition amongst many families who look out for the best interest of their children and the entire family tree.

Asking to court a daughter of a diligent family may seem ‘old school’ to many older foreign men who come to the Philippines in search of a wife. This tradition does not conform to the idea of whether a family is rich or poor, it simply relates to their historic traditions which many Filipino families follow. Asking for permission from a young lady’s family is what most older foreign men had to go through in their younger years. To those same foreigners, many find is a turn off but to those that understand the traditional ways of the Philippines know that this is the way to finding a true and honest Filipino wife.

Money, traditions and the ultimate end to a happy life is everywhere to be had in the Philippines. Those who lay the proper foundation to support a strong marriage and build a family in the right way will ultimately in the end be the envy of those who did not follow protocol.

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Ancient to Modern Superstitions of a Filipino Family

Centuries ago the Philippines had been developed by Hindu beliefs. Today these beliefs have come with a long list of superstitions, beliefs and ultimate ways which tend to alter the daily lives of Filipinos. Those who come to the Philippines in search of a Pinay wife often are subjective to many of these unique ideas. Younger Filipino’s often do not live their lives by these superstitions but many who live in the province or come from deeply rooted families tend to live by these beliefs.

Below is a list of beliefs that are sometimes whimsical and others that are somewhat off beat. When marrying, in a relationship or courting a family these traits can carry on unique conversations and keep a family ‘interesting’.

Wedding Superstitions

  1. Any young girl who is unwed that follows the newlywed couple shall soon marry
  2. If it is raining when you are getting married it is a great sign of prosperity
  3. To receive a gift of a chamber pot is a sign of great luck
  4. Throwing rice confetti will bring sincere prosperity throughout the newlyweds life
  5.  A newlywed couple should enter the new home together and head upstairs alongside one another so that neither one will over dominate the other.

Health Superstitions

  1. Red or sore eyes can be cured by washing them with fresh urine in the morning
  2. Asthma can be alleviated by putting a cat near the throat and chest while reciting a prayer
  3. Chewing banana leaves by children will cause tooth decay
  4. Sleeping with wet hair makes on crazy
  5. Parents or expecting parents who laugh at twins will they themselves have twins

Pregnancy Superstitions

  1. All windows and doors are to be closed to assist the mother in an easy delivery
  2. A pregnant woman is not allowed to cut her hair or she will give birth to a bald baby
  3. Sitting in the threshold of a home will make for a difficult delivery
  4. Do not consume food from a pregnant woman’s plate, doing so will make one sick
  5. Pregnant women should not cry as this will ultimately produce a newborn which is a crybaby or overly sensitive

In business and in life some things believed are often simplistic. Starting a business on an 8 day of the month is a sign of good luck. Particular body moles, marks or shapes are often gifted to those that will alter their path in life (An example of this would be—a mole on the top of one’s foot means he will be a traveler).

Many of these superstitions are put into daily life for some Filipino’s. Many Western men find it unique and often the beliefs of a Filipino wife or girlfriend does not truly alter their lives. Those that follow family tradition do so, on the request of parental requests. Many who come to the Philippines to marry or find a wife often are not introduced into these beliefs unless they give consent to doing so. In the end the beliefs of the people of the Philippines is extensive but in modern times these types of beliefs are fading into history.

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The Top 10 Reasons Why Filipino Wives are Eagerly Sought After

There are a large number of qualities to why a Filipino woman is sought after by love struck westerners. The following list of qualities is part of the freason that Filipino women are sought after by Western men.

1—Happiness in Serving— this stunning and often lifelong commitment is probably right where it belongs, in the number #1 position. This is the real reason why so many come to the Philippines to find a Filipino wife. Not only are they happy in serving their counterpart but also their children, their direct and indirect families and especially their elders. Often confused with the act of being a maid it is a tradition within the Philippines to teach female siblings to master the art of being a wife, even at a younger age.

2—Education—the value of education to most Filipino’s is very high. It is of the utmost importance for the eldest daughter of any family to be highly educated as her responsibilities to her sisters, brothers and parents rest in her hands. Her income will be spread throughout the family to support its future to educate everyone for a higher degree of living.

3—Family Oriented— Filipino’s are very family oriented. Not only are they in total control of the family you will have with her, but she will also be close to her direct family as well. No matter what aspect that the family is declining in or is finding trouble coping in, a Filipino wife will gladly step in and above all come to the call of duty.

4—Hygiene— though many Filipino’s live in poverty their act of hygiene is staggeringly high. Above all a Filipino woman will do whatever it takes to be neat, dress well and above all look great.

5—Thrifty — Being thrifty is common to most Filipinos due to their upbringing within a poverty-stricken family. Almost 70% of all Filipino’s live below the poverty level. A Pinay will go above and beyond ways to save money and make money last for future use.

6— Generosity— Filipino’s are known to give till it hurts, so to say. It is common that this practice does not always involve money but included dedication to the family, church or siblings.

7— Tolerance— This attribute is a great thing in any relationship as the ups and downs of life itself can often break the bonds of marriage. A Filipino wife is often very tolerable to conditions that she does not agree with but manages to ‘go with the flow’ to bring peace and harmony to the family.

8–Gratitude —Pinay’s tend to put a lot of importance on gratitude. This can and somehow does end in an act of being taken advantage of. In Western mentality this would not sit well but in the Philippines it is often the way of life. In the end this is a great thing as giving what you can to less unfortunate (not necessarily money) can and usually is a great part of their foundation in life.

9—Authoritative— again this is a good thing for anyone lacking in the “control” department. Filipino women will gladly pick up where the husband is lacking. From financial matters, to costs for the daily needs of financial matters, this authoritative quality is very important.

10—Sentimentality— this great feature of a Pinay lady is why you will see small and simple items that you gave her years ago still stored away in boxes for remembrance. This often includes small items like rocks or shells from your first trip together all the way down to the napkins from the first dinner date you went out on.

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