Why do Americans prefer not so pretty Filipina?

Philippines
August 16, 2009 8:48pm CST
I have seen many Americans that marry not so good looking Filipina. I'm just curious why they don't prefer prettier girls, taller, fair complexion and pointed nose. In short, why some of them don't prefer their kind. I have nothing against pinays or americans. does the pinay body counts? is it real love or something else?
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@eLsMarie (4135)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
i don't know also... :) i'm also a Filipina. i think Americans were not after of beauty but with the beautiful attitude that every Filipina has. i believed that every Filipina has a distinct characteristic that can make every man feel special, loved, and cared... :)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
that is one thing i admire with Americans is that they don't go too much with looks but the inner self. that's also true with talent search, unlike in the Philippines, talent and looks should go together that's why lots of filipinos talents are given a break in other countries.
@simonelee (2723)
• China
17 Aug 09
Americans are exposed with tall women, pointed nose, white skin, brown and Blondie hair that is why they're looking for a unique and exotic one. Did you notice that they are spending much time and money just to make their skin brown? because for them brown skin is beautiful. And I think attitude matters, that's make Filipinos unique.
• Switzerland
28 May 12
I'm not an American, but a European, but quite a lot of Filipinos see me as an American...still happens that they shout at me "hi Joe", so I drop some words here. I am married with a Filipina. Why did I do that? Very simple, she is cute, she likes to cook, likes to do houseworks,is not so emancipated, is very female, fine-boned, has nice long hairs, has often a nice smile in her face, is caring and so on...You see: That are some qualties you can't find easy and in this combination in western countries. I don't say, she is pretty. But she is cute. Her nose is typcal Filipina. I don't care about that. Not so important.All that sounds great and gives the impression I am still fully in love with her. But I'm not. Filipinas like to join abroad with other Filipinas,hanging around whole afternoons and evenings with gossiping and if it goes bad... talking bad about other people,especially their husbands, mobbing, slander, sometimes they even play a lot and so on. They cannot keep private things private.The can lie and cheat awfully...plain said..Filipino style. I'm still married but meanwhile I know that was a mistake. Anyway, there is not only the gap between me and my wife getting wider...there is also the longer the more a bigger gap between me and the Philippines because I am treated by their law always second.Can not even have a lot, can only own 40% of a condominium building, cannot even have majority in a company. Corruption and criminality is extremely high and quite a lot of xenophobia makes living there even worse.
1 Jun 12
Why do you compare each other?Is that a real big deal for you if a Filipina married a kano? Idiots!that's her decision and that's her freedom to choose a man and a life for her....Will you just focus on your life instead? RESPECT RESPECT RESPECT RESPECT....That is what we all need..
• Philippines
14 Jun 12
I love Philipinos and they are not like american girls who's looking forward for a divorce after they get married.While Philipinos don't. I was married with an american before,when we got married after 2 years,she filed a divorce and SHE GOT ALL MY STUFF's which includes my car,my house and my MONEY.She left me NOTHING.A month later after the divorce i found out that she was engaged with an another rich american. I luckily got married with my beautiful wife (NATASHA) and a Philipina and she's awesome.And we still live together for almost 15 years now. Indeed,Philipinas are not after the money that we americans have.
• Switzerland
1 Jul 12
Yeah,I know there are some foreign guys happy married with Filipinas. There are always exceptions.That's great. Even I thought I were happy married but only until I realized the contrary. I must also say, my wife was influenced by other Filipinas here in Europe. But she was by far not only victim, she is definetely also culprit. If you would understand what these women talk in their Tagalog or Cebuano language you would get a different picture. They hatched a plot and it seems they had all big fun with that. The whole bunch were sitting together several afternoons a week (of course I was the taxi-driver...)for hatching a plot. Sopmetimes they shared their ideas via internet. That's why I could trace it sooner as they expected. Nice, isn't it? Don't say they are not after their husbands money. Mostly they are. If you live in the Philippines you should have a separation of property contract. Haha...but is must be signed and notarized before marriage in the Philippines, otherwise it's not valid by Philippine law. Another European, really poor guy, of course with no separation of property contract,he always thought to be happy married, decided to live in the Philippines after some years of marriage and invested all his money there. Terrible mistake! Soon after all the money was invested his wife changed completely. So they separated. The lot is hers anyway and about the house his wife just told him: Well, if you want half of the house just take it on your back and kiss off. He didn't...Without money he slept several weeks in his car until he found somebody who gave him a shelter.
@jenzai (390)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
Stevilvis, beauty is a subjective issues to each and everyone of us, if you have heard the phrase "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" then that will answer to your question.Added to that point it's not about physical appearance that counts it's also of who are you inside, the inner beauty of each individual, maybe in that sense some Americans find it in "not so pretty Filipina". Yes, body count's may matter like height or something but i guess is not the main factor; and yes it is love..
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
nice point janzai. beauty is in the eye of the beholder. but why are pinays first on the list for Americans when it comes to asian wives?
• Philippines
23 Oct 11
It's because they are Christians. They are God fearing. Family oriented.
• Philippines
12 Sep 11
bcoz theyr not so good looking themselves ..not to mention old and divorced w/ excess baggage and they don't even hav a college degree.
• Philippines
12 Sep 11
u only get what u deserve. :)
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• United States
1 Dec 09
Hi this is a Kano here to answer your question. We like Pinay with the brown skin, big brown eyes, and button nose. Why ? That's what we find attractive. Why ? Because they dont look like we do. Some people are attracted to whats different not whats the same. And of course we are looking at the person as WHO they are as well. Personality and all that. But since we're on that topic I have a question as well. Why is your society so bent on social climbing ? Here in the states rich and poor mingle and rich are stuck up snobs that waste money on shiny things. Not really a thing to aspire to if you ask me. The endless pursuit of money and status. My second question to you would be why do Philipino's pursue the physical traits of whites as attractive ? Pale skin, light hair, pointy noses. Your people are attractive the way they are. Besides if you read history the people that possesed these qualities were not very kind to your people. Enslaved them and kicked the crap out of them for 300 years. If I were you I wouldnt want anything to do with them ever again. However I am glad Philipinos are not mad still because I love your country and people. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I only hope one day status and appearance wont be the only way we look at each other. :)
30 Oct 10
I came across KanoFrazier007's comment.. and i commend him for that.. yes , we Filipinos are attractive as we are.. problem is, we are attracted to what's different from us, just like the American's white skin, pointy noses and that endless pursuit of money status.. though not all Filipinos .. but most of the Filipinos ... You may count me out of the list, but i believe it's due to the economic condition of our nation and that " trying to uplift the family's economic status" if married to an American or a foreigner is a big matter.. Much as we are aware of who enslaved our forebears many years ago, A COMFORTABLE LIFE is what most of the Filipinas are dreaming & wishing for.. TO EACH HIS OWN!! LUCKY for those Americans & other foreigners who came across Filipinas who eventually have learned to LOVE them.. may their LOVE last FOREVER!!
@Hatley (110077)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Aug 09
stevelvis hi did you ever realize that what is pretty to them might not be pretty to you? evidently they saw something in those girls that they fell in love with. we dont all have the same tastes or even see the same way.maybe they were seeing with the eyes of love and with their hearts.why wouldnt it be real love,do you think that only really pretty girls should get married,you will have a lot of plain mylotters on your case if this is so stevelvis.
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
i have american friends who prefer pinays just for fun. i also have another american friend who wants to marry a pinay. we are not talking of pretty girls around the globe getting married but on pinays. i just want to hear particular traits of a pinay why they are competitive with prettier women regardless of looks. i did not conclude it's not real love for all, i'm asking if it's so or something else.
• Philippines
12 Sep 11
good looking, middle class and educated filipinas do not settle for less.so that answers ur question.