I had great employers and colleagues and although I enjoyed my work, I couldn’t help but feel there was something missing.
There had to be more to life than walking into the same building every day, seeing the same people and doing pretty much the same things over and over again.
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Most Filipinas (female of "Filipino"), such as myself, tend to wait until our late teens or early 20s to start dating because we've been raised with the belief that family and our studies come first. A Filipino family is bound to own at least one (because different ones have different songs, duh). Guys who showed interest in dating me saw it a challenge when they found out I'm saving myself for marriage.British traveler Jon Howe recalls his experience dating a fellow long-term adventurer, Filipino Kach Medina.What was supposed to be a two-week visit for them has since turned into almost two years together Back in 2005 and for about 10 years before, I was living in the UK, studying architecture and working 9-to-5s in different architectural practices. I was born and raised in the Philippines, a small country in the shape of an upside down "Y" in Southeast Asia.I moved to New York when I was 14 and desperately tried to find a balance between my culture and the new unfamiliar Western culture.(It helped that I attended an All Girls Catholic High School so there was very little temptation.) But when I finally started dating my non-Filipino boyfriend, there were a few things he needed to know:1. One cultural value that Filipinos pride themselves on is "close family ties." Filipino families — and generally speaking, most Asian families — are very close. So if you get invited to a party and everyone is drunk and singing, I'm sorry, but you cannot escape the mic. They think they can slowly pressure me and break me down, but Filipinas are raised to believe sex is for someone you intend to spend the rest of your lives with.Everyone pitches in to raise a child from grandparents to godparents to the next door neighbor. As soon as I became old enough to date, my mother told me, "We don’t care what ethnicity he is, as long as he’s Catholic." Because we're from a strict and conservative Roman Catholic country, most Filipinas you meet most likely observe Catholic holidays, are active in church, and wear religious paraphernalia; a cross necklace, for instance. (Our Catholic religion plays a part in that, too.) Of course, some Filipinas tend to be less sexually conservative than others, but even then, they probably prefer not to talk openly about their sexual experiences.It’s true that in past decades men would buy mailing addresses of women in catalogues. They were simply getting contact information and it was up to the woman to respond or ignore letters from long distance admirers. I first met my wife online and we met in person some time later.Most of the guys I’ve met with Filipina wives have very similar stories—none of them “bought” their wives. Some of my friends who found love in the Philippines married women 20 or more years their junior.Are you interested in meeting like-minded Filipino singles in the US? We pride ourselves on our intelligent members, over 80% of which hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree and have the same goal in mind – to find long-term love and commitment.Join Elite Singles Filipino dating today and see who you could meet.