Dreams of Filipino Girls

Filipino Girls in the Philippines

Now, settle down if you are a Filipina who is a doctor, engineer, or lawyer and you’ve made something of your life. I’m not talking about you there, little darling.

I’m talking about the chicks who are trolling the online dating sites looking for Western guys like myself.

Girls in Manila

Manila girls have the dream of building their family a new home.

Many of them live in shitty conditions in the slums. When I say shitty conditions, you have no idea unless you’ve been there. Ghettos in the United States do not compare to the slums and the squatter areas of Manila.

It’s heart breaking.

Regardless, the girls from Manila want to build their family a new home. That’s their dream.

Girls in the Province

The girls from the province dream about opening up a small Sari-Sari store (local convenience store) in their village and staying with the family.

That’s it. Simple.

A Filipina Can Achieve Her Dream Quickly in Three Ways

There are three ways in which a girl can achieve her dream without working 40 years at a factory in the Philippines.

Girls in the Philippines - Online Dating and Cultural Advice

#1.  Number one is to go work abroad.

There are millions of Overseas Filipino workers who get paid pennies on the dollar (compared to the locals in any particular country), working in various countries around the world at McDonalds, KFC, and various other fast-food joints. Many Filipinas work as nannies and housekeepers as well.

Filipinos working abroad is basically the modern-day, English-speaking slave trade.

There. I said it.

Don’t act like I offended anyone because that’s exactly what it is. It’s unfair and diabolical. The industry exploits Filipinos, but exists because of the shitty state of affairs in the Philippines. The lazy bastards in the Middle East especially love the cheap labor.

What else should you call it? How can you justify paying Filipinos a fraction of what the local standing next to them is being paid, while doing the exact same job?

Anyway, a Filipino girl can go abroad and make $500 U.S. dollars a month. That’s over twice what she could make here in the Philippines.

#2.  The second way is for her to break down and go to Angeles City or Manila and become a stripper / bar girl / hooker.

She can make that money quick.

#3.  The third way is for her to get online and land a foreign guy to marry.

Any one of these three options will help a Filipina achieve her dream in a timely fashion.

More Reading

Make sure you read all the articles in this series on How to Date a Filipina so you know what to expect!

Then, come to the Philippines, meet a nice girl, and enjoy the hell out of your life.


  1. My boyfriend was in the military for 8 years, stationed in Okinawa and would travel to the phillipines a lot. He met a girl who was from what we consider in the PH a “good” family. The last time he saw her was when he proposed and gave her a $6,000 dollar ring. When he came back to the states, she dumped him for another American dude who made more money…

    It’s a thing.

  2. Angelica,

    Thanks for the comment. I agree, it’s a thing here.

    I’ll expand on the subject and explain to my readers (from my perspective) about WHY we say it’s a thing. I’m sort of rambling with my thoughts but here we go.

    In any country, in any relationship, things can potentially not work out. I’m not being mean, but it’s usually the man who loses money & property during the breakup. We all know that’s the norm.

    The difference is the speed at which guys from the West lose a ton of money in this part of the world.

    If a guy in the U.S. is dating an American girl, he’s probably not going to fall in love in one week and buy her an expensive ring. He’s more cautious and the relationship usually progresses at a slower pace. By the time marriage rolls around there is history between the two. The guy did some due diligence before he bought that 1 karat diamond on 21% credit.

    However, when a guy from the West comes here on a one-week vacation and meets a beautiful girl from an extremely poor family, he suddenly and immediately becomes….

    “CAPTAIN SAVE-A-HO! To the rescue!”

    The Captain Save-A-Ho syndrome kicks in quick! Now, I use that term in another article (https://www.markblackard.com/do-not-fall-in-love-with-bar-girls-strippers-or-hookers/) to describe the guys who fall in love with Strippers and Hookers. However, the syndrome can apply to normal girls as well.

    A guy from the West will throw all of his chips in on a Filipina without really knowing her. Usually this happens after spending one week with the girl! Then, the guy is surprised when she runs off with someone else.

    The problem is that most guys can only swing a one or two-week vacation a couple of times per year. Therefore, the relationship is built on Skype conversations. This is the norm and often works out just fine.

    Most guys don’t have the luxury of spending several months here. They have to get back to their home country because of work. I get it.

    You have to take risks in life to get ahead. I get it.

    But with that said, I would invest my money in spending time with the girl and not on a $6,000 dollar ring. That’s crazy. Take that 6 grand and put in for a leave of absence from work for three months. Spend three months in the girl’s village. If things don’t work out, at least you enjoyed the adventure and your $6,000 dollar vacation.

    Guys from the West aren’t used to seeing the level of poverty in some areas of the Philippines. It pulls on their heart strings and they start making bad decisions. They get blinded by beauty as well. Then, they lose their money.

    There’s the continuing story / saga of guys who invest in a pig farm for their Filipina’s family. It’s like a running joke. Cliche even. No foreign guy in the history of foreigners (that I know) has ever made a damn dime on a pig farm in the Philippines. The pig farm is just one example of how to lose your retirement fund. Usually, the pigs end up dying because no one has a clue of how to run a pig farm.

    The same guy would NEVER invest money like that in his home country. But they’ll do it here.

    My contribution is to write about what I’ve learned and observed in the hopes that I help at least one guy to maintain his sanity.

    Key takeaways from this discussion for my male readers are:

    #1 Don’t buy your Filipina girlfriend a diamond ring. The ring will go to the pawn shop so she can buy her dad and brothers Tanduay Rum and Red Horse Beer.

    #2 Don’t buy your Filipina a pig farm. You’ll lose your retirement fund. You’ll have to go back to the U.S. and get a job as a door greeter at Walmart.

    Thanks for weighing in on the subject and take care.

  3. Thank you Mark for your stories. They are down-to-earth and many times true and I know you have a nice sense of humor. I am not offended and I know down deep inside you really do love and care for the Philippine people.

    Annabelle and James
    November 16, 2018

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