Being a woman and dating in the Philippines, you date a Filipino and your Filipino leads the way. And yes, he will meet you somewhere along the way, and if you are patient and lucky maybe even halfway, but do not try to change him into a Western man.

After all, you fell in love with a person from Asia, let him be that wonderful, steadfast, romantic, sexy Asian man you fell in love with and leave all the ‘Disney love romance bullshit’ and all the Western dating manners out.

British traveler Jon Howe recalls his experience dating a fellow long-term adventurer, Filipino Kach Medina.

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And I see he likes it, sometimes he catches my hand in the middle of my gesture and holds it, sometimes he kisses me on the lips, most of the time he yells to a waiter for my drinks and tells them to hurry.

For me being comfortable and taken care of, makes him happy and that is his way to show in public, how much he loves me.

He tells me not to get my drivers licence for he will be worried sick when I will drive my motorbike into the hills int he Filipino traffic.

He climbs all the way down into the mangrove to fetch my flip flop (don’t even ask how it got there), that’s a traditional Filipino man, showing love.

After two months, Kach came to visit me in Hanoi for two weeks, where I had set myself up as an English teacher.

Well, two weeks has since turned into almost two years, 7 countries, many random jobs and countless stories to tell!And the first two may shift places but you will never leave the third base.So we Western girls have to let go of the ways we know: for the way we show love is often the way we expect it to be returned: a kiss for a kiss instead of a kiss for a box of chocolates. Meet him halfway and he will be waiting for you, I promise.body .header_title .header_description .header_block .header_block:before .menu_top .wrap_header_strip.sticky .menu_top ul li a .menu_top ul li a::before .menu_top ul li a:hover #contents_in #contents_in a #contents_in a:hover .right_bb .right_bb:before .right_bb:after .left_bb span .last_view .last_view p .last_view span .banner_bottom .banner_bottom:before .banner_bottom_butt .banner_bottom_butt:hover .I know how intense the pursuing of a Filipino guy can be, and how much there is to like about them.I had great employers and colleagues and although I enjoyed my work, I couldn’t help but feel there was something missing.