I politely told her no, then blocked her number from my phone.(I also later found out that she had hid the fact that she was a single mother from me.) This game is probably the most insidious as the girl doesn’t start fucking with you until just before your date, but there are plenty of others you need to look out for as well.While most of the girls I’ve known send typo-filled English texts, I can understand them easily, and we can have conversations where I display my wit and wisdom. Attempting to woo them over a cup of coffee will be torturous because they won’t understand you say.In a country where English is so widely used and learning it is mandatory, what does that say about girls who can barely write in it? I made the mistake of trying to date one girl who could only send illiterate one-syllable word texts, and most of our “date” consisted of me pantomiming with my arms hoping and praying something would penetrate her thick skull.Not an hour before our date, after I’d already arrived at the mall where the shop was, I get a text from her asking if we can meet at this other mall that happens to be closer to her house…a mall that is on the outskirts of town and would take me at least an hour-and-a-half to get to accounting for traffic.This kind of game is an obvious power play: if you accede to her demands and change up your plans on her whim, she will be dictating the frame of the relationship.For example, the first time a girl tried this on me, we had agreed to meet at a coffeeshop that was just up the street from my house in downtown Davao.
This means you’ll only be able to see them a couple days a week at If you need companionship around the clock, you’ll have to make your peace with the idea of keeping multiple girls on rotation.Make a good impression on the friend, you make an even impression on your girl.As you’d expect from a second-world country, the Philippines lacks many of the labor protections that Americans take for granted.While few Filipinos are 100 percent fluent in English, you can hold conversations with them easily provided you tone down your use of slang and ten-dollar words.For example, as I found out the hard way, Filipinos don’t say “o” in place of “zero” in spoken English when it comes to long numbers (ex: if you read off “103” as “one oh three,” many Filipinos will have no clue what you’re talking about; you have to say “one three” or “one hundred and three”).If that makes you feel bad, just remind yourself that a good number of these girls are fucking around on despite their protestations of chastity and fidelity.