If you are about to date a Filipina or Pinay (that's a slang term to mean a girl coming from the Philippines or with Filipino ethnicity) or if you are just planning to go on one, consider this unsolicited advice. The greatest turn-offs (not only for Filipinas but also for women of all cultures) are bad breath, body odor, untidy and smelly clothes, dirty fingernails, etc.Here are tips from a Filipino, someone who shares the same ethnicity and culture with your possible dream date. Remember that we, Filipinos, are from a hot tropical archipelago with water in abundance. The daily average is about twice, with a shower or a wash up before we go to bed. If you're from a country near the equator, you'd know how we feel like.We’ve been raised seeing our parents and grandparents celebrating golden wedding anniversaries and growing old together. Admittedly some of us imagine a better life abroad and consider marrying a foreigner as a ticket to that goal, but we’re not just about to marry anyone.We want love, friendship and a lifetime of togetherness. But if you’re looking at a mail-order bride, we’re not making guarantees. While we can pay for our way, we still appreciate a man who takes the tab.So you are interested in knowing how to win the hearts of those exotic Asian Filipinas? Filipinas are known to be caring, lovable, gentle and romantic women (not that Western women are not but Filipinas are just more).Perhaps it’s these qualities that seem to draw men to them especially foreigners.Sometimes the family insists on meeting you right off the bat and tend to intrude and interrogate on that initial date.This doesn’t happen with everyone, but it does happen. The Philippines might be comprised of over 7000 islands, but it’s not a big place as far as land mass goes, and it’s home to nearly 100 million people.
And in the mornings, his clothes would be laid out ready for him, ironed and starched. The reality is, he irons my clothes for me (I hardly ever did it for myself before I met him) and every now and then, I’d serve him something burnt.
I'm a fellow heterosexual male who grew up in the said tropical islands, and is willing to give you a few tips when dating a Filipina girl. So freshen up on your cologne if you really wanna impress a Filipina girl.
If you're a smoker (and even if she also is one), remember to chew a gum or a lime for a perfect smooch (but that what would come later in a date, a peck in the cheek is all you're going to get when you arrive at your venue.
Filipinas also have a habit at looking at a guy's fingernails (although they do it discreetly) so better trim them before you go out of your place. The Philippines is a predominantly Catholic country (it's around nine of out ten says the government, so chances are, you would be dating a Filipina (Pinay) Catholic). But I guess, even if you're both sober and not drunk, both topics are a definite no-no unless, of course, you have taken your relationship to a higher level.
Make a good impression, for as they say, the first ones really last. A Pinay friend has once said to me: there are two bad topics to bring out when one is drinking. And still, don't step beyond the bounds of a friendly discourse. Sometimes, it just maybe the most important thing in the world for us.
We like a man who can take care of us, although we can take care of ourselves. If we’re not getting the attention and appreciation that we deserve, we don’t just shrug our shoulders, we give you the cold shoulder.