These are practical considerations but not the primary motives for a Filipina to date a foreign man.Living in crowded conditions, a Philippine girl often has her first local boyfriend as soon as she reaches puberty.It only takes a short while for a Philippine lady to learn to trust her foreign partner. A Filipina commits all her love and trust to just one man.
The love affair between Filipinas and foreign men seems to have its roots as early as WW2.
This is when General Mac Arthur returned to Philippines and saved the local population from their enemies.
A middle aged or older foreign man is probably already divorced, widowed, or coming away from a bad relationship.
He has matured and no longer seeks to play the field.
Spanish blood mixes with island fervor to make a passionate mix. They are jealous lovers who will give all and expect all in return.
When a Filipina finds her foreign lover she will go everywhere with him, follow his lead and show him the way if he gets lost.
Helping the family is a voluntary concept which is culturally expected in Philippines but not demanded of a man coming from a different culture.
A Filipina and her family are both happy with foreigner babies.
Philippine men seem to accept this fantasy and even encourage girls to find a foreigner.
The men are confident in themselves and do not seem at all threatened when foreigners date local girls.
Since that time, all foreign military men have received a warm welcome from the people of Philippines and from the ladies in particular.