Filipino dating traditions
If the couple has decided to come out in the open about their romance, they will tell their family and friends as well. Love or, I suppose, marriage in the myth is the discovery of our other half. We go through life looking for our other half, that which would complete us. Life is a quest for completion by way of finding the Man or Woman who is our lost other half.In the Philippines, if a man wants to be taken seriously by a woman, he has to visit the latter's family and introduce himself formally to the parents of the girl. , an old fine Tagalog word that indicates a man's declaration of his love by overt action, verbal or otherwise.
If you are even serious about her, sending her some cute letters or something you know she likes via snail mail would make her sort of be emotionally attached to you.
Filipino women are family oriented, so treat her family nicely and be kind to them. Filipino family does not only include immediate ones like her mother, father and siblings.
The family also includes grandmother, grandfather, cousins, aunts, uncles and sometimes even the family friends who are neighbors of their family.
If the denial is vehement and the girl starts avoiding the boy, then he gets the message that his desire to pursue her is hopeless.
The advantage of this is that he does not get embarrassed because he has not started courting the girl in earnest.