Here are some top tips for improving your Filipino online dating success
Make a decent looking online dating profile
When you sign up to a Filipino online dating site it's good to fill out as many details in your profile as possible. Pay for full membership of the site - that way ladies will know you're serious about finding a partner from Philippines. Upload a few photos of yourself, particularly "life style" shots that show you enjoying your hobbies and interests. It's a good idea to show potential partners that you're interested in Filipino culture. Remember that most men on dating sites are timewasters, so if you bear this in mind you can easily make your profile stand out from the rest.
Does she exist?
Sadly there are dating site scammers on many of the Filipino dating sites. These scammers range from organised scammers to Filipino ladies just supplementing their income. Organised scammers aren't always from Philippines - many scammers are based in West African countries but pretend to be anyone from rich American men (to scam women) to single Filipino ladies (to scam men). In many cases their scams aren't particularly sophisticated, but do not forget that there are people in most countries of the world who have lost their life savings to African dating site scammers.
Many Filipinos work overseas and they're often to be found working in most countries throughout the world. Just be very wary of a Filipino lady who is working in a developing country such as an African country. This may indicate that the lady is a scammer, and that in the majority of cases she probably isn't really a Filipino or female for that matter.
The second type of dating site scammer are the Filipino ladies who get their income from talking to men online. A few dollars here or there in gifts can make for a decent income in Philippines - many ladies earn much less than $10 a day in the Philippines. Filipino ladies who scam like this are sadly all to common on Asian dating sites. As with the first type of scammer, be wary of anyone who asks for money, particularly if you haven't met them.
Is she sincere?
One of the hardest aspects of online Filipino dating is finding a Filipino lady who is sincere. This is very hard to do, and you just have to trust your male intuition. Tips for finding a good lady include:
- Looking for someone close to your own age.
- Taking your time to get to know her.
- Look for a lady with an office job or some other type of work, and avoid ladies who have anything to do with the sex industry.
- Try and get to know her friends and family.
- Build up some trusted Filipino friends and acquaintances.
- Be wary of ladies on free Asian dating sites.
Finding a Filipino lady you can trust is not at all easy. But many men are very satisfied with their partners once they do find a lady suitable for marriage. Since most Filipinos are Catholic, they tend to treat marriage much more seriously than a Thai or Chinese lady would.
Why go all the way to the Philippines?
Due to the bad economy, a lot of Filipinos tend to work overseas. That way they can find a better job and help support their family. In fact it's reckoned that 10% of Filipinos work overseas.
So if you're looking for a Filipino wife then why not look for her in your own country, or a neighboring country? You'll have much less far to go for a date. Filipino ladies who work overseas also tend to be less likely to be a scam lady as well.
Be wary of letter writing sites
When you're looking at Filipino dating sites online, be aware that there are basically three different type of site:
- Pay per email site (letter writing)
- Pay to get a lady's contact details
- Subscription site
All of these different types of site are normally completely free to sign up to. So if you're just considering the idea of finding a Filipino wife or girlfriend then you can browse the personals on the sites and see if there's anybody you like the look of.
Be wary of the letter writing type of Asian dating site. These types of site are normally free to sign up to, but you pay every time you send or receive a letter (usually an email) from a lady. This type of dating site can work out a very expensive way of Filipino dating. These sites are normally aimed at men who want to correspond with Thai or Chinese ladies who can't write much English. Remember that most Filipino women can write English, so you don't really need a translator to translate correspondence between you and the lady.
A much more affordable Asian dating option is to go for one of the dating sites that offer a flat rate subscription. These sites include Pilipino Heart and Cherry Blossoms. You'll find thousands of lovely Filipino ladies on both websites. Both of these sites offer affordable monthly or annual subscriptions. After paying your subscription you can then contact as many ladies as you want. Just make sure you stay on these sites, and be wary of any lady that suggests you move to a more expensive dating site.
Better still, why not try a completely free site like AsianLoveConnections?
So these are a few useful tips for improving your Filipino online dating experience. Happy online dating!