The Philippines are perhaps the most popular destination for Western guys who are looking for a serious international relationship. At first glance you might expect that this is because of the high level of English proficiency in the country, the visa free travel requirements, or the lower cost of living.
While those factors no doubt help maintain the country's popularity as a travel and dating destination, I think a lot of the attention comes because of the Filipino women themselves.
While writing this article I realized that most people I know either know someone who is married to a Filipina or know someone who knows someone married to a Filipina. For me personally, every story I hear about Fil-Am couples is a good one. Filipino women have a reputation for being feminine, family oriented, caring, affectionate, and perhaps most importantly...faithful.
But if you're searching for Filipino dating sites you probably already knew that!
In this post we look at our top 5 picks for sites you can use to date in the Philippines.
Date responsibly in the Philippines
While Filipinas hold an appealing reputation for any man interested in a serious relationship, there's another side to the coin as well.
Datings scams are a reality in the Philippines, whether you're dating online or in person. It's important to recognize this reality.
If you use your head while following your heart, dating scams are actually pretty easy to identify and avoid. If you need or want more info on how to identify and avoid scams check out our scam school articles.
Now with the disclaimers and introductions out of the way, lets get into the meat of this article: our recommended dating sites!
Our top 5 picks for Filipino dating sites
1) Christian Filipina
Premium memberships start at $97/month
Manually reviews all profiles, some of the toughest security of any dating site
Profiles are active and real, many genuinely Christian ladies
I've looked at a lot of dating sites since starting Foreign Wife Happy Life. To my knowledge Christian Filipina is the only one created to specifically connect Christian men with Christian women in the Philippines.
Christian Filipina has over 1,000,000 active users, of which more than 50% are women. Bob V, a regular contributor here at Foreign Wife Happy Life, actually met his wife on the the site. You can find out more about their story here or check out the box below.
A Closer look
Real Life Story of a Man Meeting His Wife on Christian Filipna
The site has some of the toughest security of any international dating site we've seen. Every profile undergoes a manual review process. The site also uses an automated system for detecting suspicious activity, as well as a user reporting feature (these are par for any honest dating site).
Christian Filipina also has a dedicated customer service team, which is always available to answer any questions or concerns you might have while using the site. In fact most site users have a lot of positive things to say about the personal customer service used at CF.
The price tag for Christian Filipina as a bit higher than some other international dating sites, but due to the quality of the site's security and attention to customer service, we aren't complaining.
2) Filipino Cupid
Subscriptions start at $11.67/month
Automated system to detect suspicious activity, also user reporting
Most profiles are active and real
Christian Filipina makes for a great online dating experience, but not everyone is going to need or want the religious slant taken by the site. For the rest of us, Filipino Cupid might be the next best option.
With well over three million users around the world, Filipino Cupid is the largest and most popular international dating site in the Philippines. The site is owned and operated by an Australian based company called Cupid Media, which has been running various niche dating sites all the way back since 2000.
A Closer look
Real Married Couple Who Met on Filipino Cupid
Filipino Cupid has a ton of active users. As a result you're liable to find members who are looking for something serious, those who are more casual or simply curious, and everything in between.
Many users share their intentions on their profiles, while others don't. It's best to send a few messages and gauge for yourself whether a user shares your romantic intentions.
Security wise the site is good but not great. Like many other dating sites, you will run into fake profiles and would-be scammers on the site. Filipino does use some automated systems to catch suspicious activity on the site and users can report bad behavior.
Still, a few spammers and scammers slip through the cracks. Just exercise common sense, follow our four commandments of international dating, and you should have no problem safely using the site.
All in all, if you're looking for the site with the largest variety of users, Filipino Cupid may be the dating site for you.
Single month subscription is $24.95
Not as high as other sites
Genuine profiles, but also bar girls and working girls
Pina Love is a simple and straight forward dating site. It's sparse design makes it easy for users to connect with one another without any of the costly bells and whistles so common on other sites.
Pina Love is designed for a more casual dating experience. While there are some users looking for something serious on the site, many more will be there for fun, curiosity, or simply to try something different.
The downside of this is that you are liable to run into the occasional bar girl or working girl on the site. By and large though, the user base is genuine and if you use your head you should have no problem using the site safely.
While this site might not be the go to dating site for finding something serious, it is a great option for anyone looking for some adventure or fun during their time in the Philippines.
4) Asian Dating
Subscriptions start at $10/month
Automated system to detect suspicious profile activity
Profiles are active and real. Occasional spammers
Asian Dating is one of the largest dating sites connecting men in the West with women in the East. Asian Dating is also a sister site of Filipino Cupid, and is also owned by the same company Cupid Media.
This isn't exclusively a filipino dating site, but Filipinas make up the largest portion of the site. You will also see a fair amount of profiles from Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and even China.
On Asian Dating you're liable to find users who aren't on Filipino Cupid, but you will also find that some upload a profile on both sites.
With monthly subscriptions as low as $10 a month, Asian Dating is one of the most affordable online dating options on this list.
Asian Dating doesn't boast the three million plus users that Filipino Cupid does. However the site still has a large user base (think hundreds of thousands) and depending on the time of day you can expect to see thousands online at any given point.
If you're interested in connecting with someone in the Philippines, or in another nearby country, Asian Dating is definitely worth looking at.
5. Pinay Romances
Subscriptions start at $6.33/month
Not as high as other sites
Profiles are active and real
Pinay Romances is probably the simplest and most basic site on this list (other than maybe Pina Love). The site is one of the few paid dating sites that allows you to send and receive messages for free with a basic free account.
There is a slight catch though, the site will filter out messages if you have a free account so that you can only read certain ones (usually the most basic messages). Thus it's free to start a conversation on the site, but if you want to keep things going you'll have to opt for a premium membership.
Compared to the other more popular sites on this list Pinay Romances has a relatively small user base. This could be good or bad depending on how you look at it. On one hand it's a bit of a con as there is less selection between members.
On the other hand the smaller member base could mean that users are more likely genuine and sincere (though it's not a guarantee).
One unique feature of of the site is that they give a small percentage of each paid membership to local charity to help feed Filipino children.
Whether you are dating for religious reasons, looking for a serious relationship, or simply want to test the waters and try something casual, there is no shortage of online options for dating in the Philippines.
All of the sites mentioned on this list offer some sort of free membership, which allows you to check out the site and browse the profiles of other members. It's best to try out these free membership and see which site is right for you.