Living and Loving 7: Online Dating – Scams, Hustles and Hazards

Confused and want to go back to the beginning of this series?  Just click HERE to go to Part One.

Welcome back, amigos.  We last left off examining the different types of Filipinas that are available in the Philippines – from the clueless bimbo to the older conservative maiden.

Now, we are going to delve into the realm of online dating.  And since some people are challenged when it comes to computer literacy, we are going to start off with the basics.  If you already are comfortable with tech, feel free to skip these sections.  This guide is basically like eating chicken – chow down the bits you want and toss the bones to the side.   

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Living and Loving 6: Filipinas and What They Are Looking For (3 of 3)

If you are landing on this page and have no idea where this three part series begins, simply click HERE to go back to the first page.

And so we continue on, checking out the three final Filipina archetypes one might encounter, the Older Widowed Woman (OWW), the Older Separated Woman (OSW) and Very Conservative Older Virgin (VCOV).

Man, that’s a lot of acronyms….   

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Living and Loving 4: Types of Filipinas and What They are Looking For (1 of 3)

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

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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

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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