Rappler Filipina girls are among the most sought after ladies when it comes to friendship, dating, and marriage; as they are beautiful inside and out. The majority of the Filipinas are conservative. They preserve themselves for marriage. However, you will be surprised if you visit the Philippines because while many still believe that they need to be pure on their wedding day, many are as liberal as the Western women too.
This is an excerpt from my book Do the Philippines. What really made me fall in love with the Philippines was the way that the girls treated me. Filipinas are also incredibly nurturing. For example, when I mentioned to one of my Davao girlfriends that I was sick, she insisted that I let her run to the pharmacy for some medicine and stay the night to make sure I was all right. Even sluttier, more Westernized girls have some of these nurturing qualities. Even though their daily dress is more functional than flashy, they always try to look attractive for men by wearing makeup and earrings.
There are provisions and policies in the constitution of the Philippines which promulgates that the sexual act should happen only within the framework of married life between a man and woman, because this personal human expression is solidly connected to the family unit and to society as a whole. Although considered morally inappropriate, quiet homosexuality and heterosexual cohabitation have become socially accepted to a certain degree. Among the views of the Catholic Church include that premarital sex and masturbation are immoral behaviors, and that homosexuality — similar to the form of Catholicism introduced by the Spanish missionaries — is an abnormal human conduct.
I moved to New York when I was 14 and desperately tried to find a balance between my culture and the new unfamiliar Western culture. Part of that American assimilation included dating. But when I finally started dating my non-Filipino boyfriend, there were a few things he needed to know: