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  1. Crystalhead

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    Guess I am one of the lucky one's. Even if I gave my wife all my life's savings she will cherish our vows till death do we part and I am 100% confident that
    will be well into old age. Please don't sell the Filipina's short..... there are some great Ladies whom can make this commitment and make you a happy Man. I feel
    compelled to say I would not ever Marry again and if I ever did she would be a Filipina!
     
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    I agree. There are many, many good people here IMO many more good than bad by a very large margin. For some reason though it seems a fair number of foreigners marry for all the wrong reasons (bar girls, freelancers etc. the list is endless) and then end up paying a heavy price. As with anything anywhere in the world look before you leap! Do your homework etc... Many gems here if one is willing to look hard enough and work hard enough to win their hearts. Most Filipino's believe in lifelong relationships/marriage. If you want a keeper you need to earn their respect and love just like you would anywhere. I would recommend courting them for at least 1-2 years before you even consider marriage or a lifelong commitment. Just saying :whistling:
     
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    love the term "courting them" as that is a phrase frequently used by locals here haha -
     
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    I was working on the oil rigs near Alice Texas one time and living in a mobile home. A tex-mex neighbor stopped by and asked if he could borrow $2. A few days later he paid me back and invited me to his home across the street. He lived in a shack with dirt floors. He had a pit dug in his back yard and grill over it. He was grilling chicken that night. He passed me some tequila in an old jar. I happily drank it. He was a good man and he introduced me to allot of Tex-Mex bars in the area. It is often not what you have but who you are that really counts.
     
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    Absolutely, many Filipinas are happy with genuine love and a little security.
     
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    5 Courtship Rules Modern Dating Could Use (Yes, Really) | YourTango or more accurate IMO from Courting - definition of courting by The Free Dictionary
    As in:
    Idiom: pay court to - 2. To seek someone's love; woo.

    v. court·ed, court·ing, courts
    v.
    tr. - 2. To try to gain the love or affections of, especially to seek to marry.

    I agree! Love (IMHO add a little romance) and security go a long way towards making a happy relationship!

    DaveD
     
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    Bringing a house gift, such as a bottle, is also customary in the U.S.A. We even have pot lucks! In Asia, this can cause the host to lose face. This does not explain the apparent greediness of some filipinos, who feel entitled to take the leftovers home.

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    Never ran into anything but delight when I brought something in the Philippines. To think that all those many times I was damaging them!
     
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    Neither did I. I usually ask the woman if there is anything I can bring or at least what will be served so I can bring something that compliments the Hosts offerings. If they really don't want me to bring anything and I know the spouse I then usually pick up a little something for them. (SO/Wife/GF)
     
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