Many people think that Filipino ladies make loving and devoted Asian wives. But for American and Canadian men in particular it can be a long and daunting journey to visit Philippines. Many men also have work commitments, so getting an extended period of vacation is often tricky.
So is it possible to find an Filipino wife without traveling to Philippines?
There are a few possibilities that avoid that long journey to the Philippines…
Filipinos in Your Local Area
Depending on where you live, it’s worth checking to see if there are Filipinos living and working in your local area. It’s estimated that up to 10% of Filipinos work in countries other than the Philippines. Popular careers for Filipinas include working in the healthcare, cleaning and caring professions.
If you want to find Filipinas in your local area, then the big Philippines singles sites like Filipino Cupid and Cherry Blossoms are worth a look. It’s also worth looking on sites like Match.com or Plenty of Fish. A tip here is that even if you don’t like a particular lady, then she might have friends or friends of friends who would be interested in you. Personal introductions are always a great way of meeting Asian ladies. Of course, any Filipino friends you find in your local area can also be an invaluable source of information to help you with dating Filipinas. Find a bride in your local area and you’ll find it’s much cheaper than flying all the way to a distant Asian country!
Not sure about travelling to the Philippines? Hong Kong is a great place to meet single Filipinas. Tens of thousands of Filipinas live and work in Hong Kong. Here’s a brief guide to dating Hong Kong Filipinas. If you live and work in Hong Kong for a while then you’ll find it incredibly easy to date Filipino brides.
Long Distance Relationships
If you are looking internationally for a relationship then you’ve not really got any choice – you’ll have to visit Philippines at some point. Although people think of mail order brides often marrying men they have never met in person, this isn’t the reality. Immigration departments will normally want to see evidence of your relationship before they’ll grant your Philippines girlfriend a visa to visit you in the USA or Canada. And the main thing they look for is that you’ve actually met your future bride.
While some Philippines ladies can get travel visas that allow them to visit you in the USA or Canada before marriage, it’s pretty rare to find ladies who would be able to obtain one. It’s normally only affluent home owning ladies who will qualify for a travel visa to visit the USA or Canada. It’s possible for ladies to get work permits, but they can generally only get these if they work in a field where there is a shortage of local workers in the specific field.
So if you do want an Philippines wife then you’ll have to visit her in her own country. Thankfully you can do a lot of the groundwork before you leave on that trip to Philippines. Filipina dating websites allow you to make contact with tens of thousands of Philippines women. Try sites like Filipino Cupid, Cherry Blossoms, Filipino Kisses and DateInAsia.
Filipino dating sites have a reputation for being full of scammers. This is certainly true to some extent. There are plenty of women who try to get men to send money to them. When the typical daily wage in the Philippines for so many is less than $10, getting a man to send $100 is a good way to make a living.
Don’t worry though – if you avoid sending money to ladies then the scammers will soon get bored of you. I should also mention that there are plenty of good and honest ladies on Filipina dating sites. Stick to the older ladies and those with office lady type jobs and you’ll often have a better dating experience.
If online dating seems bewildering then another option in the romance tour. Romance tours are good if you’ve not traveled to Philippines before – there will be staff and translators on hand to guide you every step of the way. A Foreign Affair (LoveMe) run occasional romance tours to the Philippines. In the past they’ve organised trips to Davao City and Cebu.
So as you can see there are a few different options for meeting Filipinas – you don’t always have to travel to the Philippines. But in general you’ll find there’s a much wider choice of lady available if you do make that long journey to South East Asia.