Congratulations! The fact that you’re reading this likely means that you have reason to believe that a woman from the Philippines is into you. It’s an amazing feeling for sure, but it’s completely natural to sense a bit of anxiety as well. How sure can you be that she’s flirting with you and not just being friendly? Well, you’re in the right place. Here are six clear signs that a Filipina likes you:
- She starts becoming protective of you
- She wants to introduce you to her family
- She is comfortable enough around you to laugh at your corniest jokes
- She’s overly sticky – even when you’re trying to keep your distance
- She asks you out (a bold move for a Filipina)
- You are the topic of her gossip
I’ll explain each of these 6 points in more detail in a moment, but first, here are my credentials for being able to write such a detailed guide:
- I dated a handful of Filipino women when I was younger and still single
- I still have Filipina friends today
- I have many Caucasian guy friends who are married to women from the Philippines
- I’ve traveled to the Philippines many times
- Filipino culture is very strong where I live here in California
I may be whiter than white bread, but I do know quite a bit about the psychology of Filipino women. I am quite familiar with the signs that a woman from the Philippines gives out to guys that she likes. From what I remember from my single days, these sings were somewhat tricky to decipher. Especially for a younger guy who doesn’t have much experience with dating. but I’m getting ahead of myself here.
All I’m going to say is this before proceeding. Knowing how to tell if a Chinese woman likes you is a LOT more difficult than trying to do the same with women from the Philippines.
6 very strong signs that a Filipina likes you
Filipino women are a bit different than most. Especially when it comes to love and relationships. Knowing how to tell if a Vietnamese woman likes you is nothing like knowing how to tell if a girl from the Philippines likes you.
Filipino culture is all about the expression of love and the importance of family. This is very much in contrast to western culture. Especially US culture, which is mostly about individualism in crushing everyone around you to get to the top.
Since being friendly is a core part of Filipino culture, it’s very important to know what the Filipino woman who is flirting with you is thinking. Is she just being nice? Or does she really like you? Here’s how to tell:
1. She starts becoming protective of you
This is by far and away one of the clearest signs that a Filipina likes you. If you notice that she starts becoming overly concerned for your health and well-being, it’s a very clear sign that she thinks very highly of you.
Remember: people from the Philippines put family first, and will drop everything going on in their lives to protect and help close family members. When she starts checking in on you to make sure you’re happy and healthy, she likes you. If she brings you food on a regular basis, she likes you. If she brings you gifts, she definitely likes you.
On a sidenote, it’s very important to reciprocate this. Ignoring her love and affection is very much going to turn her off, so don’t be an idiot. Be thankful (and grateful) that she thinks so highly of you.
2. She introduces you to her family
As I’ve mentioned several times already, family is everything in the Philippines. If a Filipino woman is eager to introduce you to her family, it’s highly likely that she’s trying to get the approval of her family to continue seeing you. In other words, this is a major sign that she really likes you. As a matter of fact, it’s something that you must expect when dating a Filipina – especially if she really likes you.
Of all the items on this list, this is without a doubt the most honorable. The fact that she considers you to be a good enough guy to seek the approval of her family means things are getting serious. And if you’ve ever had any doubt about whether or not that she liked you up until this point, this ought to seal the deal.
On a side note, just because the family unit is strong in Filipino families, it can be overbearing for some. As a matter of fact, it’s one of the reasons why Filipinas marry foreigners. Just keep that in mind…
3. She starts laughing at all your jokes
To be honest, a woman who laughs at your jokes (no matter where she came from) is pretty clear sign that she’s into you. However, it’s a little different with Filipinas. You have to remember that Filipino women are very traditional and not as outgoing compared to women from western cultures. More often than not, it will take them a little bit longer to open up and become comfortable with you.
If you ever notice her suddenly smiling a lot more and laughing at all your corny jokes (more than usual that is) it’s a pretty good sign that she really likes you.
4. She just won’t go away – no matter how bad you treat her
No, I am absolutely not saying that it’s OK to treat women badly. You’re not going to get very far in life if you do that. Also, it’s going to make you a very unattractive person in general. However, there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s that nobody is perfect and sometimes our actions (although unintended) can seem hurtful to others.
That being said, if you’re friends with a woman from the Philippines and you did something really bad (like forget her birthday or some other really important event), and she is forgives you for it almost immediately – she likes you. If you do this multiple times, and she still contacts you out of the blue to talk and hang out, she’s really into you.
Again, if you are the kind of guy who pushes women away and forgets really important dates, being with a woman from the Philippines isn’t the best idea. Instead of worrying about knowing all the signs that a Filipina likes you, you need to be honest with yourself and realize that your “wild and free personality” isn’t likely to drive with her anyway. Hey – I’m just trying to keep it real here.
5. She asks you out
If you ever find yourself in a situation where a Filipina asks you out to dinner (or out for a drink, for coffee, out to a movie, or whatever) it’s a very clear sign that she likes you. This is because of what I said earlier about women who are born and raised in the Philippines being more traditional and passive than western women.
In the Philippines, it’s usually the men to drive the beginning stages of a relationship.
If a Filipina has the courage to approach a man and ask him out, it’s a pretty big deal. Even if all she wants to do is hang out and get coffee. It goes against everything she was taught, and by doing so, it shows her drive and determination to get closer to you.
6. She talks about you to her friends
Gossip (with you being the primary subject of said gossip) is a very clear sign that a Filipina is interested in you. And chances are, it won’t take long to find out if it’s actually happening or not. Filipino women like to gossip, and if your circle of friends is close and tight enough, chances are pretty good that rumors of these discussions will come back to you in some shape or form.
I’ll never forget the time when I was still very young and single that I was chatting online with a Filipino girl named Min. She lived in the same city that I did, and we were starting to talk about meeting for ice cream soon. I’ve always been shy and timid, so I wasn’t as eager to do it as she was. The conversation ended without making any definite plans, and I thought that was that. Two days later, a Filipino woman that I worked with at the time took me aside and quietly asked me if I knew a girl named “Min”.
What the hell?? That was the moment that I realized that Filipino women are a tight knit group and it’s impossible to know who knows who. Long story short, she told me that Min really liked me and that she was frustrated that I didn’t want go out with her.
She then went on to tell me about how Filipino women chat and gossip about the guys they like. And when that happens…it’s serious.
Final thoughts about trying to figure out if a Filipina is interested in you
The most important take away from all this is that no matter what happens, you have to take advantage of any sign that you see. If you have any question in your mind whether or not that the cute Filipino girl (that you’re really into) likes you back, chances are really good that she does if she exhibits any of the signs that I listed above.
And who knows? Maybe if the two of you hit it off well enough, you can move on to more figuring and important things such as learning about what to expect when marrying a Filipina…