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Discuss culture, living, traveling, relocating, dating or anything related to the Asian countries - China, The Philippines, Thailand, etc.
Theres nothing I like better than a beautiful woman that doesn't realize she's beautiful. Mediocrity, takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to asian women. Heres some filipinas that describe themselves as "average" looking.
This one is ready to rob a sperm bank.
No kidding. I have a feeling this is why so many men who take that first step abroad fall into a trap too. They are totally unaccustomed to the reality of having much more beautiful women available that they lose their higher mental faculties in reasoning not to mention rock bottom self esteem. It's a recipe for disaster until a man can properly adjust himself to the situation at hand.
I've heard the locals in Southeast Asia can never figure out why foreign guys always choose "ugly" asian girlfriends. A foreign guy will be showing his girlfriends picture to everyone(proud as a peacock) while asian guys will be trying not to laugh in his face. Its a good idea to find out what the standard for beauty is for the country your in before you start dating, otherwise you might be selling yourself short.
Heres another "average" filipina.
Probably a little bit of both. The ones that think they are "very attractive" are normally the ones wearing the V cut sweaters or bikinis for their profile photos. Usually best to avoid.
A bit more on the humility issue. Most guys in this forum will never travel so it's difficult for them to get a true appreciation of how many pretty women exist abroad. Since we are talking about Filipinas, I tend not to like the "Luzon Look" as much. I'm talking about what most folks would describe as the typical looking Filipina. To me to they have a slightly bigger bone structure and they have the wider, flatter nose. Don't get me wrong, plenty of hotties in this group but IMHO not as many.
Which leaves us with the ladies from down south. The Visayan Look. My oh my, now we are talking These ladies have more of an olive completion, have the more exotic genes, more of an oval shaped face, smaller nose etc. I've spent time in this region and yes there are some real stunners running around. With this level of competition, it's easy to see where a pretty lady would consider herself only "average."
Pete and I both like the "Visayan look" for obvious reasons, so we're prejudiced. This is such a complex issue and with only a couple years marriage I still get shocked.
Yes, most Filipinas are humble and self-deprecating about their looks. Yet, underneath the surface my wife knows she looks good. Why does she not say so more often? Because in the Philippines white skin and long noses are kings. So since most Filipinas are not white skinned and do not have "long noses" they consider themselves less than perfect - and their culture which reveres those characteristics agrees.
For us Westerners it's a win-win thing, since we do have that pasty white skin and long noses that are considered so superior in the Philippines.
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As yes, the Visayan look. I'm hardly an expert, but I recently came back from 10 days in the Visayas, and there were so many beautiful women there, I just couldn't believe it. Combine it with the fact that in the city I was in- large-ish provincial capital in the Visayas- I saw only about 10 white guys, and I was the only one under 50. I got the "look" from a bunch of women... I can't imagine any American guy who's not a total skeezer completely striking out. Of course, I was in town to visit a specific woman I've been chatting with online, and it was totally worth it, so I'd never disrespect her by flirting too much with other women (and honestly, she's got the Visayan look, and is super hot). But I know if she had flaked, I'd have had feminine attention anyway. Talk about an embarrassment of riches.
(As a funny aside, on a jeepney, a hot young woman sat across from me, and started smiling at me. My girl suddenly felt the need to get very hands-y with me, including putting her hand on my knee. I believe that's known as "mate guarding" )
Is this the visayan look you are talking about???
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A few pics of my wife that show the Visayan look.
http://www.fotor.com/show/7441f7a230cf4 ... 3?lg=en_US
Only picture I can currently find of my wife. This would be the visayan look.
http://www.fotor.com/show/a916bba7aa7a4 ... 6?lg=en_US
LOL, found an older pic of my wife at graduation. Sorry the pic was folded horizontally right in the middle across her lip line. Again, she has an elongated oval face, smaller nose. She does have quite a bit of Spanish blood.
From my experience visayans tend to look more southern mongoloid in phenotype...while Luzon tend to look more aboriginal
This young woman(married to a korean guy) on the left is from Capiz, on Panay island in Western visayas.
I find the Visayan look to be more varied than the Luzon look. But sure the girl on the left has Visayan features. It's funny, other Filipinos will sometimes look at my wife and not realize she's Filipino and they have to ask to confirm.