Back then, acting this way is being a “dalagang Filipina,” a virtue that is highly sought after.Traditionally, if someone likes a Filipina, men are not expected to just come up and ask for her name and number.Filipino dating culture strongly revolves around the cell phone-calling and texting the one you are interested in multiple times a day is a must.
Modern Filipinas may not be as traditional as the Filipinas of years past but guys would certainly earn “pogi points” for trying to win her heart the traditional Filipino way. Traditional Filipinas are told to be “mahinhin” (shy) and “pakipot” (hard to get) they are not allowed to show their feelings for the guy until it’s the right time.
Courting or “panliligaw” happens in several stages and it takes a longer time than what most Westerners are used to.
Second Stage: Tactful Dating That is the second stage of Filipino courtship whereby the courting couple would go out together without the company of their friends. Filipino women do not like the courtship process to be fast.
Filipino girls are expected to play hard to get because their culture deemed it as an appropriate behavior when they are being courted.
When it comes to courting in Filipino culture, you have to be more indirect than in Western societies.