Philippines vs. Mexico
I'm a young Asian-American guy who can speak the local languages in both Mexico and the Philippines. I did the same things in both countries: go to the villages, interact with locals in everyday life, make friends with lots of guys, get interested in the local culture, and so on.
Overall, I felt I didn't get much attention in Latin America, but I DID get LOTS of attention (giggles and stares lol) from the women in the Philippines . Don't miss out on the Phils, they are the most friendly people in the world.
I'll be honest here. Race and age do matter. I've been all over both the Philippines and Mexico, and the Philippines definitely hasn't been exponentially better for me than Mexico was, contrary to what Steve and some other guys have reported. Why is that?
Young Asian guy vs. middle-aged white guy in the Philippines: Not enough middle-aged white guys for the Filipinas
Young Asian guy vs. middle-aged white guy in Mexico: Not enough young Asian guys for the Mexicanas
Overall, the rate at which I got attention and interest from women in the Philippines might be somewhat higher than in Mexico, but not by that much. If I had to rate it on a 1-10 scale, I might put the Philippines at 9 and Mexico at 7. But it's by no means night and day.
Just hanging out and chatting around the centro of Oaxaca City, I was able to meet so many friendly ladies who were actually quite interested in me. At a town plaza in the Visayas, I also got one girl interested me, but I didn't have quite as much fun and attention in that town as I did in Oaxaca City.
I got a marriage proposal in a village in Veracruz, Mexico, and I also got the same thing in the rural Visayas. I also got giggles and smiles from girls at a store in a Philippines village, which I would get in Guatemala too.
As for reports of Latin America being harder to pick up women than in the US, thanks for being candid.
manly5000: After spending almost a month in Mexico, I am saddened and rather shocked to report that they, believe it or not, seem to be WORSE than American females.
steve55: when I was in Peru I did not have any better luck being able to meet women at bars and clubs than in America. In fact, it may have been even harder.
However, I did far, far better with everyday women in Mexico than in the US. Exponentially better. That doesn't make me better or worse than any of you other guys. It's just that we have different backgrounds and personalities that can lead to drastically different results.
And, it's not just about the women of course. Local culture comes first. I don't go around constantly looking for women on purpose. I enjoy those places because they're culturally and historically interesting places.