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If you are interested in dating women from any country other than your own you need to put time into learning about their culture. The Filipino dating customs differ significantly from what we are used to in the West. Depending on the region the dating can be a tedious process where the man needs to ask for permission from the parents.

Modern times are catching up over there, but some traditions take the time to fade. So what are some of the things you need to know about the Filipino dating customs.

1. Parental Consent

Filipino dating customsWe were not kidding when we said that parental consent plays a role in dating a Filipina woman. In fact, it is imperative to any suitor and age does not play a role here. As long as the girl is not married, still living with her parents – you are expected to ask for permission before going out. It isn’t vital everywhere but will still score you points with the family.

2. Chaperones and Curfews

Age doesn’t matter here as well. If the woman still lives with her parents, she must follow these rules. Curfews are still in place but with chaperones, in modern times – they are usually dispatched with minors.
As for the curfew – you should have the lady back home before 10 pm. This is another way to score points with the family.

3. The “Paninilbihan” or Servitude

This is a genuinely neat tradition still in place in some regions of the Philippines. A suitor courts his beloved and will undergo panini lb Han(servitude). That means the man will take time and serve his beloved’s home by doing chores like, caring for the livestock, fetching water, chopping wood or what have you. All this is done to show sincerity in the man’s intentions and usually takes place a year before the couple getting married.


These are only a few of the fun Filipino dating customs. Do more research on your own and come back soon for more Filipino dating articles.