Part of that American assimiliation included dating.
The perfect women for that role would be Filipino women.Once, when my husband had revealed to his Vietnamese barber that he’s married to a Filipina, the excited barber exclaimed, “You married Asian, now you sit back and relax.” My husband almost fell off his chair. When he married me he had these illusions of coming home to a Filipino feast every day.And in the mornings, his clothes would be laid out ready for him, ironed and starched. The reality is, he irons my clothes for me (I hardly ever did it for myself before I met him) and every now and then, I’d serve him something burnt.In fact, historically, Filipino courtship involves the guy doing service for the girl’s family (fetching water, fixing a broken roof, etc.) as physical proof of your devotion to her and the family. At the same time, I know some Filipinas who don’t mind if their significant other is of another religion or don’t identify with a religion. When my cousins in interracial relationships bring their significant others to our home for the first time, they're always overwhelmed by the amount of food my mother manages to prepare in a two-day period (Yes, two. Family is the most important thing to us — sometimes even more important to us than you. ) So, as the Spice Girls say: If you wanna be her lover, you gotta get with her friends ... But be warned that even if they don't care, their family might, so tread carefully.3. You're at her house for the first time for dinner and you're confused —about the mountain of food in front of you. I'm a fellow heterosexual male who grew up in the said tropical islands, and is willing to give you a few tips when dating a Filipina girl. So freshen up on your cologne if you really wanna impress a Filipina girl.