Monday, 12 January 2015

If you were at a party a decade ago and you told someone

If you were at a party a decade ago and you told someone you had met your partner online, you would have got some very strange stares. And if you told them you are dating a Filipino girl 5000 miles away in Manilla you have not actually met face to face yet, then that person would look horrified as they slowly backed away from you.

In the late 1990's, dating online was something you kept secret for fear of ridicule. Fortunately, times have changed. Online dating has gotten over its difficult genesis and is now a widely accepted way of meeting your husband or wife. In fact, more than 30% of marriages for couples under the age of 35 started by meeting their partner online.

But there will always be some resistance to change, especially when dating people from another culture. If you are cemented in your negative beliefs about dating Filipino women, then lets see if we take take a few of the myths you are holding on to and bust them.

Myth: Dating Asian Women Online Is For Geeks

Fact: The term 'geek' use to apply to someone who was good with computers when they were just being introduced into society. When computers had 4K of memory and tape drives, you use to turn to your geek friends for help when it stopped working. Fast forward 25 years and computers are mainstream. You probably have more processing power in your phone today than a 1985 family computer did. And think about how much you use your computer. You use it at work to write reports and and send email. You send letters and photos to family and friends around the country. You book a flight, movie or hotel online. You twitter, blog and checkout Facebook. So why not meet someone online as well?

Myth: Dating a Filipino Girl Online Is Only For Desperate People

Fact: Have you pulled your head out of the sand lately and looked at the state of the economy? With so many job losses, a lot of people are working longer hours to protect their job. Meeting someone online is not desperate, it is time efficient. If you are a guy and go to a bar, then it might take 3 or 4 visits to your favorite spot to meet someone who gives you a real phone number and wants you to call. If you are there for 3 or 4 hours each time, that's 16 hours. If you are cramming out 2 or 3 hours of overtime each day, who has the energy or time for this lately? Joining a dating site, putting up a profile and contacting some interesting people will take about 30 minutes or so.

Myth: Dating An Asian Women Online Is Pointless - She Is Too Far Away

Fact: Surveys show that 2 out of every 5 single men online who are looking for a partner join an Asian dating site. Think about it, Asia is only a 12 hour flight from the US and Europe. Look around for specials and you can often get to Manila or Bangkok cheaper than spending a couple of days in New York or London. There is no real difference in dating a Filipino girl as a long distance relationship to someone on the other side of your own country.




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