Why do you think foreigners married Filipina woman?

@laniekins (4587)
Philippines
August 3, 2010 3:06am CST
There are a lot of foreign guy married Filipina woman. I have 2 friends who is married to American and Icelander( is it the right word?) man. My friend's 2 sister are both married to American guys. I remember my bf told me that he ask his friends American cousin (not pure) why did most of American likes Filipina to be their wife, the guy said, "Filipina is responsible wife, kind, caring and has a natural beauty". My mischievous bf laugh at natural beauty, yah he laugh at it. Most of Filipina married to foreign guys are not that pretty physically, and foreigner gals are so pretty, they even look like barbie dolls with their fair complexion, sexy body, colored eyes and blonde hair. I think most foreign guys get attracted to attitude and not in physical appearance. What do you think? Well, I'm proud to be Filipina!
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16 responses
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
a lot of filipina are being chosen by foreigners to be their lifetime partner regardless of their beauty. Maybe because of the Filipina attitude of being a caring and hospitable ones and they do transform to become a good mother after wards... Anyway, there are other foreigners who choose filipina because of the standard cost of living is quite low and perhaps they wont spend to much staying in the Philippines while earning abroad.
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@laniekins (4587)
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
I think because we are simple, we rarely do nightlife. So it must be the simplicity
@deve_annrn (1857)
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
well i have nothing against those Filipinas marrying foreigners... but it is already a mentality here that most Filipinas would want to marry foreigners for access to greener pastures and such... falling inlove is not out of the question but i doubt it exists in older people...=) but when i used to work in a call center one of my american customers told me that all of his american friends would want to go to our country and buy themselves a wife when they retire...! i felt bad about it..it hurts my dignity that they think that way.. that we can be bought!!! would you believe that? very insulting!!!
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@laniekins (4587)
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
yah, very insulting! maybe because that's one of the reason. But I hope this will change. There are success stories too, I'm sure Filipina marrying foreign old man has a good reason, maybe they are also tired of loving pinoy guys. I think pinoy guys are more womanizer than old foreigh guys. I, myself like foreigner than pinoy when I was younger. They are more attracted than me and I really wanna marry a foreign guy. But luck has not come my way and I almost forget about that, now I am happy with my relationship with Filipino guy.
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
yes i want to agree with you and your husbands reaction. well for me, like your husbands reaction, he was looking at it physically with a Filipina beauty,and we have to admit that, Filipina women has her own beauty,that Filipino men don't like. same with the American maybe,or a foreigners, they born with those faces around them, so they don't find it beautiful at all for white women. yes i guess, what matters most for a white men is not the beauty inside us, but they beauty with in that they found in a filipina women, only.
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@laniekins (4587)
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
Because we find foreign girls very attractive, the eyes, the hair and the color. In our eyes, American and other caucasian girls are the most beautiful girls in the world. So it must be the inner beauty that is why they fall in love with us. thanks for that!
• United States
4 Aug 10
I'm not sure if I can answer this and remain politically correct...but trust me, I'll try! My wife and I were invited to a Filipino gathering last year on Valentine's day and I would say that I found several of the women very attractive, but probably no more so or no less so than any other class of women...it did hep that it was a nice event and everyone was dressed up. I think I kind of relate to the kind, caring, and responsible attributes that your husband's friend remarked on...but in a different way. I think it has a lot to do with America (and probably some other countries) having so much-- a man who seeks a frugal wife is wise and probably will not find one in his own country because we (men and women alike) take all of our abundance for granted. This could be one of the things that your husband's friend politely refers to as "inner beauty"...I think it is a high compliment and very responsible.
@laniekins (4587)
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
Yeah, maybe. It must be a big difference between Filipina girls and American girls. The culture and the attitude. Thanks for the idea.
@triselle (55)
• Canada
3 Aug 10
I'm Filipino myself, many of my titas(aunts) have married foreigners or other races. I believe that the reason why they choose to marry filippinas is because they appreciate the beauty of the filippino women and their country. Filippinas are very different from other women because they have their own unique lifestyle and foreigners might be attracted to that. I also think that having different opinions and views on nationality and race while in marriage helps you explore and live life more.
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@laniekins (4587)
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
I also think of that way, it seems that other race didn't think that way. Too bad they don't see the real Filipino is.
@dierdre (2213)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
Well, you know what they say, different strokes for different folks. I think americans are attracted to the 'exotic look' of the pinay, coz maybe they are sick of the girls that look caucasian. They want something different. Then after the physical aspect, of course they would have to like the personality of the girl. Maybe they like laid-back and the kinda timid type of girl, the one who would not mind being submissive to her husband. But then again, in marriage, nationality isnt really an issue, as long as two people people are deeply in love. And thats what matters most when it comes to marriage and love in general right?
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@laniekins (4587)
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
Yes, ofcourse. They will eventually learn to love each other much. So probably they are sick of Caucasian girls too. To sum it up, they like a family oriented, wife material and submissive wife, which almost Filipina girls possess.
@elvieb02 (696)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
Being pretty or beautiful depends on the eyes of the beholder. A person maybe pretty for you but not for me. These foreigners may see Filipinas as beautiful since they look different from women from their own country. Foreigners marrying Filipinas is not a big deal as there are many inter-racial marriages are there everywhere, so there's nothing to be proud of marrying a foreigner as marriage is supposed to be for love of two people not for convenience.
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@laniekins (4587)
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
Not all married foreign just for convenience. I must say that they surely feel the love and they are attracted to them. I'm still proud to belong in this country, still standing in times of trouble.
@thanks1961 (7049)
• India
3 Aug 10
Hi dear, As you said there may be some kind of psychological approach towards you people. I have no direct experience with any of Philippine people. Few things you mentioned about Filipina woman are absolutely correct. They are caring, lovely and above all naturally beautiful. This may be one of the reason why 95% of the myLot friends are from Philippines only. Getting married is a different thing. Especially, American life style much open and man need caring and attention and love. From the very childhood life style changes and people are not getting purity in whatever things they are looking for. I think you all are blessed with all these good God gifted nature and will of course, people from all over the world also will like. Be proud and happy. Best regards, Thank-s
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@laniekins (4587)
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
Thanks to you - Thank-s. Yes, I am proud of my race.
14 Jan 13
I am American and I have a Filipina Girlfriend. In my experience with Philippine people is they are very humble and gentle human beings. These qualities are very rare in American women. I visited the Philippines and I was a bit worried after hearing many stories about Americans being abducted and/or not welcome in many parts of the world. I am glad I went there to see for myself and not believe everything I read. The people there are so very warm and wonderful and I fell in love with everything about them and their culture. Age and outer beauty are of no concern with these people. Here in America it is a cultural block. Yes they are a very poor country and it breaks my heart because they deserve so much more. I am not rich but they accepted me as their own. I am working 2 jobs now and saving all my money to build a house and farm there and one day to marry a young lady I met there. Women in every country are looking for men with money and a stable future, but no matter how much you have, the most important thing to them is love. In my opinion, they are the sweetest people anywhere on this planet. God Bless all the Filipino people. Your very essence warms my heart. Here in America, we have everything and we tend to take it for granted. In the Philippines, they don't have much material wise and yet they appreciate everything they have. They have hearts of gold. Thank you for allowing me to voice my opinion. May God bless you always.
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• Philippines
3 Aug 10
Because we are in the crisis situation we are lock of financial, most Filipino people suffer to this, and they think that marrying a foreigner is the answer..they think that this is the only way that their families will totally out of poverty.. but only few are them married successfully..most of them became a buttered wife and even others got murders..they risk their lives for the sake of their families.. i hope that before marrying a foreigner, check first their characteristics, background and status because this is not a simple way, your entire life are involve to this..money cannot make us satisfy and even don't bring us full happiness.. in the end love is the most important above all..!
@saphrina (31744)
• South Africa
3 Aug 10
I could not have answered this better, sweetie. You are so right about most of them ending up either murdered or just being beaten everyday. TATA.
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
Of course not,Filipinas don't just marry for money. Also, there are good foreign men who marry Filipinas and respect and love 'em.
• China
4 Aug 10
respect everyone!
@redckn (3)
• Canada
3 Aug 10
Because Filipino are everywhere in North American.
@laniekins (4587)
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
Too shallow reason I think, Filipino's are everywhere in the world!
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
Most of the Filipina women who are married to foreigners are poor. They need money for them to live a prosperous life. And the foreigners love them because they are so caring and they will do anything just to make their husbands happy.
13 Feb 12
Yes most are poor cause most Filipinos are poor thats not new in philippines, being poor. Some or most Filipinas don't only think for themselves when choosing a foreign man for a partner, she's thinking on helping her family too that's how kind and loving a Filipina is. Sometimes its not love, its sacrificing for the sake of her family. Cause most Filipino family are in debt so marrying a foreigner can really help her family. But foreigners are easy to be loved too and thats where the marriage will take place. most foreigners are handsome, rich, caring and kind so Filipinas cant find a reason to cheat, so they are willing to do everything to make there husband or partner happy in return.
@Cutie18f (9567)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
Well, this is what I notice. Most of these foreigners who marry Pinays are usually very old already and I think it is only Pinays who don't mind the age for as long as the man can provide financial security. This is the set-up in most cases--the Pinay is a young lass, 18,19, 21, etc. while the foreigner is already 65, 70, 75, etc. Well, according to one member, it is because of economic crisis.
@laniekins (4587)
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
Maybe, and maybe that is their destiny.
• Philippines
28 Mar 13
Foreigners are attracted to exotic beauties, that's what you call it. They like women with tanned skin. But I think more than the physical appearance, Filipinas are very much likable because of their sweet personalities. They are more caring, loving, and fun to be with compared to the caucasian girls. They are wife material. They prioritize the family more than their career.
@lady1993 (12519)
• Philippines
13 Feb 13
I think Americans marry Filipinas because they are very caring and easy to love. But those really young girs with very old foreigners sometimes disgust me. Since it is very obvious what they want from each other.
@hernel (6)
3 Aug 10
Few of the reasons why most foreigners would choose to marry a Filipina, it's because of their hospitality and genuine love and care for their family. Indeed Filipinas possess unique Asian beauty that lures many foreigners. Old foreigners are usually the ones who seek Filipinas for some reasons. They want someone to take care of them.