Unto the topic of stereotypes! Women who are interested in interracial dating over the internet have a few specific stereotypes depending on the country they came from. For today’s post, we’re focusing on the women from the Philippines because, let’s face it, there are a lot of Filipinas who date foreign men online but, despite the increasing number of these ladies meeting the foreign man of their dreams through the internet, there are still a lot of misconceptions that surround their attitudes and their relationship – most misconceptions being stereotypes about Filipinas that totally do not have any real basis.
So we thought that we’d clear the air up a little bit, giving props to many beautiful Filipina women, by clarifying a few things for them. Here we go:
1. Filipinas are submissive.
The thing is, this observation may have been made because the Philippines still has specific gender roles. This, however, doesn’t mean that Filipinas are submissive. Most are very passionate and they will speak their mind when they are in the right. Just like any woman, a Filipina will out-debate you when she knows that she’s got a point.
2. Filipinas are good at house chores.
On the contrary, many Filipinas, especially ones that were born in recent generations, don’t know much about household chores. This is especially true before marriage but after marriage is a different story. Because the need arises, most Filipinas learn to do household chores by themselves. There are, however, a few exceptions in the form of Filipina women hiring household help (it’s cheap to do so in the Philippines).
3. Filipinas are great cooks.
Just like the stereotype about Filipinas being really good at doing household chores, cooking is a skill that many young Filipina women fail to develop. Not all, of course, as there are some who take up hobbies like baking and cooking. But, majority of the Filipinas in recent generations would rather just eat out. When the need arises, that’s when they’ll learn independently.
4. Filipinas fall in love with money.
Not at all. A foreign man being financially stable is a definite plus but most women from the Philippines would prefer if they have their own degree of financial freedom without the help of a man. This way, they can take care of themselves and their families with their back sass from an annoyed boyfriend or husband.
5. Filipinas are not educated.
On the contrary! It’s true that a lot of Filipinos do not have good privileges and opportunities in life but education is something that many consider vital to future success. To say that Filipinas are not educated is a bit of an extreme. There are many successful women who are in business, many successful women who are lawyers, teachers, trainers and even CEOs in the Philippines.
6. Filipinas don’t like dressing up.
Let’s talk about Filipinas being raised in a culture that values modesty. It’s still true but, slowly, Filipinas are adapting the Western style of dressing up. Most have already said their goodbyes to their ultra long skirts and modest tops and have replaced them with chic, fashionable pieces that reflect their personality. So, no, it’s not true that Filipinas do not like to dress up.
Don’t Believe in Stereotypes
Even if your Filipina girl exhibits one or two stereotypes that you’ve heard of, it’s no reason for you to jump to conclusions about who she is as a person. Get to know her and try your best to get over what you believe to be true about her.