Living and Loving 4: Types of Filipinas and What They are Looking For

If you are an old (or older) foreigner looking for a Filipina, don’t expect to be chatting with too many highly educated young Filipinas from the elite upper class.   Sorry, but these women are usually not interested in older foreign men. Instead, upper class Filipinas will be looking for perfect soul mate love with other young educated upper class Filipino men. So don’t expect everything in one package, it’s not in the cards.

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Living and Loving 3: What You/We Are Looking for as Foreigners in the Philippines

Before we go on, let’s take a look at prospective expats and their expectations when it comes to relationships and living or not living in the Philippines.

Basically, there are three types of foreigners when it comes to residing in the Philippines with a Filipina girlfriend or spouse: Those who are open to living in the Philippines, those who do not want to live in the Philippines and those who are undecided or on the fence. Read More

Living and Loving 2: Expats, Currency, What You Want and Marriage vs Girlfriends

What is an Expat?

For Westerners living in other countries the word ‘expat’ is so ubiquitous that they may be shocked to learn that many people do not understand the term. If you read books about living and traveling in other countries you will come upon the word constantly. Yet, when I first started hearing the term ‘expat’, I was quite confused and had a hard time figuring out exactly what it meant. Although I knew it had something to do with living outside of your home nation, I also assumed that the word “expat” had something to do with the a person also being an ex-patriot. A dictionary definition of the word “patriot” is:   Read More

Living & Loving 1: Why Chose the Philippines?

WARNING:  This series is not intended for family viewing!!

The articles included in the “Living and Loving in the Philippines” section of the website are intended to underscore what you need to know when it comes to life and love in the Philippines.  This is a hard-core, no holds barred, no subjects avoided, non-sugar coated look at all aspects of expatriate life, love and sex in the Philippines.

Numerous guides and books are available on the Philippines. They will tell you about all the local attractions, the nicest beaches, the best hotels and the good restaurants. These are good sources of information if you are on vacation and your sole purpose is to travel and explore. But what if you are looking for more than a vacation? What if you are considering living in the Philippines? Read More