Pinay Romances

13 Best Reasons Why You Should Date & Marry Filipino Women

Martin Cooney
July 10, 2020 • 19 min read • Click for comments
Updated: April 10, 2022
Filipino women with hearts

Gorgeous women exist in every country in the world. But, the Philippines is where Filipino women take exceptional care of men in the bedroom.

So why do Filipino women hold so much attraction for foreigners? Why is the Philippines a popular destination where ex-pats flock to for retirement and choosing to settle down with Filipino women?

The Philippines is 60% cheaper to retire in than the USA. Filipino women hold strong family values. Filipinas have attractive body features, with their Asian and Spanish heritages. Ex-pats visit and marry Philippines women to raise a family and extend their financial longevity.

You're forgiven thinking you don't stand a chance with scoring a beautiful honey-skinned younger girl. Men naturally have a fear of rejection, especially when the woman has always been out of his league.

Filipino women are different. She will be the one fearing she is out of your league.

Supply and Demand

From a 'male ego' point of view, the number of potential Philippines women far outweigh what you will get back in your home country.

You will walk into the country as a top-tier boyfriend or husband candidate.

Your arrival will be your first realisation you've arrived at Heaven's Doorstep.

Next are the variety and choices, depending on the type of Pinay who takes your fancy. All men have differing likes and dislike, but you are all catered for with Filipino women. They come in mostly slim, chunky or plump body shapes. Women in the Philippines have skin colours which range from white tones to deeply tanned.

The Philippines, as a country, has ties to Spanish and Asian heritages. These lineages make for an impressive mix of diversity. Plus you combine the Western influences from American World War II military base personnel, and you've got local women exhibiting flare, vitality and spirit.

Mix and match. You will want to!

You decide the flavour of a Filipino girl who you prefer.

8 Filipina girls in uniform
Such a wide variety of women. Which do you like?

You Are In a Different Class To The Rest

You might not think you're any different to the next guy, but you are in the Philippines.

There are significant areas where dating and marrying a Filipino woman is the right choice for foreigners.

And In The Minority Too

Marriages to Filipina Brides
Filipino grooms404,556
Foreign nationals15,072
---- Foreigner Breakdown includes ---------------
American grooms3,081
Japanese grooms1,585
Australian grooms925
British grooms862
Korean grooms781
Canadian grooms769
(data collated from

Only 3.6% of Philippines marriages involve foreign nationals. Americans, Japanese, Australians, Britons, Koreans and Canadians are the only foreign nationals to have woken up to the pleasures that Filipinas offer.

You are a valuable minority and bring considerable benefits to any Filipina.

Social Status

Every country has its own social structure and levels of status.

Moving and marrying in the Philippines gains you instant recognition with the local people. They see you are responsible and have life goals. Filipinos admire these cultural qualities.

You have moved up the Filipino social structure, without lifting a finger.

Financial Security

You already know the Philippines is a developing country.

Moving and living in the Philippines is an ideal decision for many foreigners.

Put together a defined money management plan.

You will quickly retire early, live comfortably and enjoy the fruits of your working life. The bonus is doing it all with a devoted Filipino woman.

You do have financial obligations to provide for your Pinay girlfriend as well as contributing to her family.

A good action plan to adopt is putting your Filipina through college or University. The increased exchange rate you're getting drives your home dollar further.

Your girlfriend/wife gets educated, and her social standing escalates. Her education gains better job opportunities. Her earning capacity can net your family an additional 25000 pesos or more.

She can provide for her family better, and you are spending less. You have better long term security.

Large happy filipino family
Filipino families are big in number and happy in attitude. Be a part of it.

Family Bonds

The Filipino family unit is the bedrock of the Philippines' social structure.

Every Filipino family works together as one. Family values are the highest priority amongst Filipinos.

Welcome to her family and extended family!

Your Inclusion

When you date long term or marry a Filipina, you don't get just one person.

You get the entire family tribe including all the Uncles, Aunties, nieces and nephews.

Your relationship with the girl brings her family's bond to include you.

That is the Filipino way. They have large families. Your social circle has now increased by a factor of 10 lol.

Help Each Other

You will appreciate how willing all her family members are to help you, in any way.

You're now one of their tribe.

If you're thinking of building your own home, they will jump at the chance to join your construction team.

Your girl's brothers and nephews are a good bunch of drinking buddies too. Plus they'll take care you get home safely to their sister if you have a habit of getting lost along the way.

All in all, Filipinos make for the best of friends.

Filipino women are the best girlfriends or wives.

You'll never have a dull moment with her.

Easy Connection

You will connect easily to every Pinay girl.

Speaking English helps immensely. Narrow your search and cull girls who don't speak English if this is important to you.

Their natural charm and knowledge of foreigners ease the shyness you'll have, with dating in the Philippines.

Several countries have colonised the Philippines throughout its history. The country's women have developed social skills which makes them magnetic and charming.

Contact a Filipina, and you will be chatting to her as if you've known each other for years. It doesn't matter if you meet her online or in real life.

She's Easy To Love

Filipino women are well-known for their hospitality.

She will naturally welcome you into her life, her family and her home.

These are traits hardwired into Filipinos, which make them irresistible to like and love.

She has an optimistic view of the world. Despite living in an emerging country, your Pinay girl is playful and inherently positive. She can see the good amid the bad even if you can't.

Filipino people will be initially shy but are very keen to meet new people. This type of reservation is just their way. Once she has seen you as a happy person, she will blossom in front of your eyes. You will have a friendly and warm girl in your arms.

Don't forget Filipino women have a wicked sense of humour which makes for a barrel of fun. She understands the funny side of life; from sarcasm to 'taking the piss' about how you pronounce a particular word.

Hospitable, charismatic, optimistic, playful, happy, humorous and fun - how could you not fall in love with a girl who has all these qualities?

Happy smiling Filipino girl
Filipino girls are happy, loyal and everlasting. She is easy to love.

She's Loyal and Everlasting

Ask any foreigner living in the Philippines why he chose to marry a Filipino girl. His answer will be Pinay are incredibly loyal to their husbands and boyfriends.

These girls are quick to fall in love; plus she will latch on to you, like a gecko to a wall.

Why do they fall in love so quick? - Read this article for detailed explanations.

The love you will receive will be everlasting. You can guarantee your Pinay girlfriend or wife is into you for the long haul.

Test and Measure First

Filipino women are still normal women, after all.

Some Pinay girls are loyal, and some aren't.

You need to test her true intentions, to be sure.

Interest and Family

Every personal connection starts with both parties being interested in each other.

You need to test her. Does she want to know everything about you?

  • What do you like and dislike?
  • Do you have hobbies and personal interests? What are they? Is she asking more about them?
  • Does she have questions about your family and previous relationships?

Loyal Filipino women will always have a continuous stream of open-ended questions. If they don't, that's a warning sign.

The same holds for their families.

Family and family values run deep throughout Filipino culture.

  • Does she want you to meet her family, parents, siblings and friends?
  • Does she want to meet your family too?

She has something to hide if she doesn't mention family.

Public Affection

Filipino women are notoriously possessive and jealous.

She will ward off other women being displaying her affection for you, in public.

Without effort, she does this with personal contact with you. These can be playful cuddles or as innocuous as holding your hand when you're outside, together.

Happy Pinay girls display public affirmations when she is in a happy relationship.


You know you have found a loyal Filipino woman when she can't contain herself by telling all her friends about you.

You've already told her about your life and what you love to do. She will latch onto many of those subjects and relay them to her friends. This practice is a clear demonstration she is proud of you and proud to have you in her life.

Loyal women are proud of their boyfriend/husband.

Don't give her a reason not to be.

Easy Retirement Options

Every man dreams of retiring to a tropical island paradise and settling down with a young island beauty. His tropical island dream has his attentive girlfriend taking care of him and lavishing him with love and intimacy.

Is this your dream?

Do you want a Philippines girl to care about you, honestly?

Are you looking to raise a family with a young brown slim island girl? Pinay girls are renowned as the finest mothers on the planet.

Retiring to the Philippines has always been the ideal action plan for foreigners 'in the know'.

The smartest move in retirement planning is stretching your retirement assets.

Manila is one of the expensive cities in the Philippines. Even Manila is 60% cheaper than living in The United States.

Moving to regional Philippines areas drives your dollar value even further. Long term ex-pat retirees live outside major cities and closer to the beach. It makes perfect sense to surround yourself with a relaxing location and the girl of your dreams.

Food in Manila is 51% cheaper than in Washington D.C.PH CostUSD% Diff
Basic lunchtime menu (with a drink) in the business districtPhp276 ($5.52)$16-66%
Combo meal in fast-food restaurantPhp166 ($3.33)$9-61%
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breastPhp101 ($2.02)$4.94-59%
12 eggs, largePhp90 ($1.80)$2.68-33%
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoesPhp75 ($1.50)$5.14-71%
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheesePhp187 ($3.73)$7-46%
1 kg (2 lb.) of applesPhp165 ($3.30)$3.75-12%
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarketPhp56 ($1.11)$3.28-66%
1 bottle of red table wine, good qualityPhp447 ($9)$15-42%
2 liters of coca-colaPhp88 ($1.77)$1.97-10%
Bread for 2 people for 1 dayPhp53 ($1.05)$2.33-55%
Accommodation in Manila is 58% cheaper than in Washington D.C.PH CostUSD% Diff
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sq ft) furnished in expensive areaPhp70,665 ($1,414)$2,780-49%
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sq ft) furnished in normal areaPhp32,015 ($640)$2,290-72%
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flatPhp5,823 ($116)$168-31%
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sq ft) furnished studio in expensive areaPhp37,332 ($747)$2,166-66%
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sq ft) furnished studio in normal areaPhp16,270 ($325)$1,639-80%
Utilities 1 month (heating, electric, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sq ft) studioPhp3,286 ($66)$122-46%
Internet 8 mbps (1 month)Php1,669 ($33)$48-30%
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)Php330 ($7)$10-34%
Hourly rate for cleaning helpPhp325 ($6)$28-76%
Personal Care in Manila is 58% cheaper than in Washington D.C.PH CostUSD% Diff
Cold medicine for 6 daysPhp180 ($3.61)$8-53%
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)Php566 ($11)$19-40%
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes)Php755 ($15)$100-85%
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)Php113 ($2.25)$3.47-35%
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)Php179 ($3.59)$4.68-23%
4 rolls of toilet paperPhp60 ($1.20)$3.90-69%
Tube of toothpastePhp81 ($1.63)$1.85-12%
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the cityPhp255 ($5.09)$25-79%
(above 2020 data collated from


Filipino women live in a country which is more than 60% cheaper to live.

These girls are hard-working, make for exceptional mothers, love older foreigner men and bear a sexy cultural mix of Asian and Spanish heritage.

Are you a smart foreigner searching for a Filipino woman?

You will retire and extend your finances while living with a honey-skinned Pacific Islander girl who will do anything for you.

That's what I call Paradise!


Why should I marry a Filipino girl?

  • Filipino women are truly loyal to their husband
  • They make exceptionally great mothers
  • She wants to make a family with you
  • You become a respected part of her family and extended family

Why shouldn't I marry a Filipino girl?

  • Don't marry her if you are looking to play around
  • Don't choose a Filipino girl if you don't enjoy a simple relaxing lifestyle
  • Don't choose a Pinay if tasty multi-cultural food isn't your thing
  • Don't marry Filipino women if you don't like sex whenever you want it
  • If you don't like girls with a high libido, stay away from Filipino women

Last updated: April 10, 2022

Martin enjoys Asian food, cute Asian girls and travel in South East Asia.
Martin Cooney
Enjoying Life in Asia/Pacific

Hi, my name is Martin. I have many friends in and traveled throughout the Asia/Pacific regions for the past 17 years. I am passionate in helping others with my insight and past adventures.

I hope you enjoy the stories I write and take a little something away from them. I've contributed to over 160 posts on travel, dating, marriage and relationships.