Unlike other online dating sites, we place a particular emphasis on getting to know your true personality, rather than focusing on more superficial things like your hobbies or your appearance.And that’s why it’s so refreshing to date with e Harmony: the pressure to create a witty profile, or to post your cutest pictures, doesn’t really exist.Over the last several decades, the American public has grown increasingly accepting of interracial dating and marriage.This shift in opinion has been driven both by attitude change among individuals generally and by the fact that over the period, successive generations have reached adulthood with more racially liberal views than earlier generations.(It helped that I attended an All Girls Catholic High School so there was very little temptation.) But when I finally started dating my non-Filipino boyfriend, there were a few things he needed to know:1. One cultural value that Filipinos pride themselves on is "close family ties." Filipino families — and generally speaking, most Asian families — are very close. So if you get invited to a party and everyone is drunk and singing, I'm sorry, but you cannot escape the mic. They think they can slowly pressure me and break me down, but Filipinas are raised to believe sex is for someone you intend to spend the rest of your lives with.Everyone pitches in to raise a child from grandparents to godparents to the next door neighbor. As soon as I became old enough to date, my mother told me, "We don’t care what ethnicity he is, as long as he’s Catholic." Because we're from a strict and conservative Roman Catholic country, most Filipinas you meet most likely observe Catholic holidays, are active in church, and wear religious paraphernalia; a cross necklace, for instance. (Our Catholic religion plays a part in that, too.) Of course, some Filipinas tend to be less sexually conservative than others, but even then, they probably prefer not to talk openly about their sexual experiences.Australia is a melting pot of different cultures, religions and ethnicities, and its people are proud of its thriving multiculturalism.
e Harmony has had enormous success building relationships and marriages in the US, Canada, Europe and around the world, and for our members in Australia – whether they’re Korean singles looking for long-term dating or Chinese singles seeking marriage – we understand how important it is that they be matched with other people who understand and share their unique cultural upbringing.
Since each community will often have particular traditions when it comes to dating, relationships and marriage, it’s unsurprising that many singles are looking to date people who share their cultural beliefs and values.
e Harmony understands how important your culture is to you, and we’re sensitive to the needs and wishes of our diverse online community.
In fact, historically, Filipino courtship involves the guy doing service for the girl’s family (fetching water, fixing a broken roof, etc.) as physical proof of your devotion to her and the family. At the same time, I know some Filipinas who don’t mind if their significant other is of another religion or don’t identify with a religion. When my cousins in interracial relationships bring their significant others to our home for the first time, they're always overwhelmed by the amount of food my mother manages to prepare in a two-day period (Yes, two.
Family is the most important thing to us — sometimes even more important to us than you. ) So, as the Spice Girls say: If you wanna be her lover, you gotta get with her friends ... But be warned that even if they don't care, their family might, so tread carefully.3. You're at her house for the first time for dinner and you're confused —about the mountain of food in front of you.