6 Types of Filipino Men You Might Date
Is the man of your dreams a Filipino?
The allure of Filipino men
Men from the Philippines possess an irresistible charm that is hard to ignore. A male hailing from this tropical country in southeast Asia is referred to as a 'Filipino.'
Known to be thoughtful, sensitive, romantic, and sweet—though these are generalizations - a man from this parts can end your search for love or make you not want to date any of them ever again.
If you are a foreign woman who finds Filipino men irresistible, whether you live in the Philippines or you are dating a Filipino man elsewhere, find out the different types of Filipino men you can possible encounter.
1. Mr. Romantic
The Mr. Romantic types may seem few and far between however, don't fret as you may still be lucky to find this gem of a breed. He is the kind of guy you can expect to remember your birthday, anniversary and other special occasions.
Mr. Romantic types are attuned with female sensitivities, you won't have any problem connecting with him on an emotionally fulfilling level. Consider yourself lucky if you get to know one because you can expect Mr. Romantic types of Filipino men to be there for you when you need him the most.
Although at times he can be cheesy, know that it is just him showing his true romantic side. However, if you don't plan on getting serious, try not to lead him on. Make it clear to him that you are not looking to settle down to save him from further heartbreak.
On the dark side of this kind of men, the romantic type can be born out of an expertise and experience in wooing women. It could mean he has been there and done these things too many times before also or that he has the makings of a player.
2. Mr. Cool Hunk
Mr. Cool Hunk is the kind of Filipino man who is slick, makes himself look attractive at all times, probably goes to the gym regularly.
This kind of man likes to have the latest trendy clothes, the newest gadget, drives a car with customized trim or if he is loaded, probably drives a sportscar. He is keen to be the center of attention and would do anything to be on the spotlight at all times.
He might even often brag about his magnetic personality and, indeed, women are drawn to him naturally. He generally takes care of himself by going to the gym and wearing hip clothing. He is the life of the party and is aware of his magnetic effect on women.
On the dark side of things, he can be smooth and a player. He can also be masking some insecurities thereby his obsession with his appearance. These types could also be suffering from narcissism so take note.
At times you might feel like he is too high maintenance for a man.
If you don't want your heart to be broken or if you are looking for a real keeper, better not to touch the Cool Hunk with a ten-foot poll. He can be fun, but a long term relationship is simply not what he's looking for right now. If you want great eye-candy, then enjoy him as a date, but that's it. Proceed with caution.
3. Mr. Geek
He may not look like the over-hyped geek on reality shows, but there are Filipino geeks. They can even be hot in a geeky way. Intelligent-looking guys have a special allure that draws certain women. A geek can be serious, and he might seem to be more interested in his studies or career, but scratch beneath the surface and you might find a real gem.
This kind of guy loves a good intellectual discussion and you better be up to the challenge. He also loves setting high goals for himself, in school or in his career. He may be intensely tied-up with work or pursuing his masters or doctoral degree.
Mr. Geek can also be your IT guy who simply loves tinkering with codes and anything to do with cyberspace. He could be your average gamer who won't shy spending time hanging out on the weekends with his buddies playing games.
Your Mr. Geek type can give you very interesting company that will not bore you. If you are looking for engaging company, they may never run out of conversation topics.
Since they work with their brains all day, you need to be on your toes. Make sure that you have enough between the ears to at least match his intellect.
On the darker side of things, Mr. Geek can be quite choosy about women.
4. Mr. Smooth Player
This type of Filipino guy is your modern version of Casanova. His goals may be to remain an elusive bachelor for a long time, think George Clooney before he found Mrs. Clooney (International lawyer Amal).
Mr. Smooth Player simply loves the hunt and most probably he is maintaining a dating rotation consisting of women.
You will most likely find him frequenting the bars and nightclubs preying on his next conquest. He most likely cannot maintain an exclusive dating relationship.
For them, dating is a game of hunt, conquest and on to the next. This may go on even into middle age. If you are looking for a serious relationship, stay away from Mr. Smooth Player.
5. Mr. Dependent
Part of the Filipino culture is having extended families, so do not be surprised if you find out that your date is still living with his parents.
Even up to this day, many Filipino men choose to continue living in their family home. For someone in the West, this concept can be a shock since young adults are expected to live independently by the time they turn 18. Mr. Dependent may still want to live in the family home until after he gets married.
Mr. Dependent may be a turn off for independent women but ask first before letting him off. Do not make quick judgements. He may have valid reasons for doing so. He could simply be saving his money for practical reasons or who knows, maybe he has the responsibility to look after an aging parent or grandparent.
Be aware though that he may really be living in the family home because he could not stand on his own yet.
6. Mr. Mama's Boy
Dating a Mr. Mama's Boy can both be a boon and a bane. There are good things and bad things about the Mama's Boy type. Being close to the mother may mean that he can be possibly emotionally sensitive.
On the other hand, these types may follow what their Mamas tell them, including who to date and when. Worst, they might be so fixated with the image of their moms that they are inclined to look for the same qualities in their dates.
There is nothing wrong with adoring the mother, but it's a different story if a man lets her dictate everything in his life when he is already a full-grown adult.
If you think you don't live up to these exacting boy's standards, you might want to pass. You need not worry much, if you're not interested in marriage though. Think twice if you really think this is the guy you want to be with.
The Typical Types of Guys You Might Date in the Philippines
Mr. Cool Hunk
Will remember your birthday
Handsome, savvy about women
Serious about work or studies
Brags about his attractiveness
Sets high goals for himself
Might propose before first anniversary
Fun, but commitment-shy
Choosy about women
mr. Mama's Boy
Follows his mother's advice about women
Lives with parents
Not interested in a serious relationship
Great date but difficult long-term partner
Not necessarily immature
Your Filipino Date
Have you dated Filipino men? Was your date romantic, geeky, or a mama's boy?
© 2012 Gei Moore