Relationships with Filipina ladies pass several stages and if you are planning to take a Filipina for a bride, you have to take a long bumpy ride.Filipino women cannot afford to be fast, they are expected to be pakipot (hard to get) because it is seen as an appropriate behavior when they are courted.A Filipino girl never shows her admirer that she is also in love with him immediately.
You may have a different view when it comes to dating.
When you want to date a Filipina lady, you just do not come up and ask her out right the first time you see her.
You have to start by befriending her, and it takes a long process before you can finally take her out on a date.
Her conservative upbringing taught her to be wary of strangers, and as a foreigner you pose as a threat and challenge at the same time.
When she finally consents to go out with you, chances are she would want to go to a public place like restaurants, mall, games, or events where she can see friends and other familiar faces.
A friend or two may even accompany you during your dates and this makes her feel secure.
She is also sensitive to your behavior during your dates and she will not allow you to show affection especially as you are seen in public.
She considers dating time as too for kissing or even holding hands.
When you go out with a Filipina lady and you are contemplating on taking her for a bride, it is considered improper if you will not meet her parents and her family for a formal introduction.