MrMan wrote:California has a lot of Filippino people. So does Oahu in Hawaii. A second or third generation Filippina may be more family-oriented than a white girl in the US. But she probably wouldn't be full-blown culturally Filippina. If she's not culturally Filippina, why target a Filippina? Maybe some guys just really go for that Southeast Asian look. There are plenty of beautiful Filippinas, but there are plenty of other beautiful women. So I don't see the appeal of targeting Filippinas per se unless it is for cultural reasons, unless a guy has a thing for that look or the accent. You can get similar looks among other Southeast Asian people-groups. Malay peoples are from the same ethnic stock. But I tend to think more Filippinas are better looking because many of them in the cities are Malay mixed with white and Chinese or whatever else.
Why is there an obsession with marrying a middle class Filippina? If you marry a working-class girl who is reasonably well educated, she can be a good wife, too. My wife grew up hand scrubbing shirts for relatives instead of telling a maid to scrub her shirt. She's very hard working. I can imagine some rich girls might be a bit spoiled in a lot of ways. If you are 'middle class' and that means you can have a maid to have do your work as a kid, you could get a bit spoiled.
Lorenzo turned a girl down for having bad teeth. I suppose malnutrition in one's youth could result in some health issues later in life, but that wouldn't be a top priority for me if I were still looking for a wife.
Filippinas work as maids in the middle east and some richer Asian economies like Hong Kong. But they don't get a lot of time off. I've read about maids filling up public out door areas on their Sundays off in Hong Kong, talking to each other and hanging out. In Hong Kong, the streets are filled with people walking around until midnight. The people there say that they do that because their apartments are so small. Filippinas do the same. But if you lived there and dated one of them, you'd get to spend Sunday with her, maybe. It would take a lot of Sundays to get to know her well enough to know if you wanted to marry her and get her out of her employer's home if that's what you are looking for.
I dated an Indonesian factory worker in Korea who had one day off a week and worked really long hours. She was cute, and we had a conversation when she was hanging out in the park on Sunday afternoon, and I took her out on Sundays for a month or two before we broke it off.
MrMan, you have some good and some interesting points about filipinas!!!