OMG. Reading this made me angry for some reason. Filipinos are a racist bunch, and I’m not even one. I was in Manila last year. Like what the author has pointed out, I saw the same type of couples : fat, old westerner with a local Filipina. We all know it is not love, STOP defending couples like these! When people use each other for their own interests/potential gains, that is NOT love. We don’t have a right to judge, I agree but c’mon it is obvious. We are all born with intuition and we can sense when something is off.
I am all for interracial relationships and do not see anything wrong with that but I can see why your people are skeptical about the Pinay and Western type of couples. I have come to the conclusion that Filipinas have a strong preference for Western men when it comes to dating outside their race. Maybe it is subconscious, we grew up watching Hollywood movies, heck the first children’s book we read is probably Cinderella and fairy tales ; all the Prince Charmings are white. So I guess some girls have romantic notions on Western men : that they are more romantic than the local men and make the Filipinas feel special because they are “exotic” and different.
It is disgusting (sorry I have to say this) when I see so that they can catch a foreign man. ( We all know some men are pigs). Some Filipino women will never admit especially the ones in the online chat rooms but we all know better, you would do anything to get a foreign man, being in a long distance relationship (oh puhlease!)
You know, in the US, Asian women are accustomed to having white men hit on them because of this Asian fetish, and from what I’ve gathered, most Asian women in the States hate it. I wouldn’t like it either because I am not seen as an individual but a fantasy that a white man has of Asian women.
It is one thing to have romantic fantasies about a ” white knight in shining armor” (Western men) and it is also another thing to actively look for one by crawling through the Internet (dating websites and online chat rooms) so that you get a catch. (Oops!)
It is disgusting (sorry I have to say this) when I see so that they can catch a foreign man. ( We all know some men are pigs). Some Filipino women will never admit especially the ones in the online chat rooms but we all know better, you would do anything to get a foreign man, being in a long distance relationship (oh puhlease!) So that you can get yourself out of the country. ( You can deny it all you want but judging by the numbers of Filipinas marrying foreign men through online dating it is evident. Truth sucks, eh?) And when other Filipino women see their friends marrying foreign men, don’t you think it is a vicious cycle? They say: oh: she’s so lucky! Rather than getting out, have you guys thought of contributing to the country to make it a better place?
Oh, and another thing , even if the Filipina is seemingly educated and is living abroad (ie Dubai, Singapore etc) , they too have a preference for white men ; I know because I have Filipino girlfriends and they told me they want to have a white boyfriend. I guess a white man is the ultimate status symbol. Pathetic. Rolls eyes*—Ayu J