Customs in the philippines on dating
(teasing--and a girl's reaction to it) is a means for 'feeling out' a woman's attitude about an admirer or suitor.
(just teasing) is the usual term associated with pairing off potential couples in Filipino culture. It is a way of matching people who may have mutual admiration or affection for each other.
It may end up in a romance or avoidance of each other if the situation becomes embarrassing for both individuals.
Most especially with men, if the man is older than his girlfriend by 12 years he’s practically considered a deviant and the younger woman is considered a greedy ‘gold-digger’ or a naïve, foolish girl.
Such are the sort of preconceptions I’ve discovered as I brought up the subject of age difference as it relates to relationships here in the Philippines. As I mentioned before, there is a natural attraction between younger Filipina women seeking financial security or maturity from an older, foreign man.
Some people will even argue that such relationships just ‘cannot last’ because of several variables including changes in maturity over the years, different priorities and a lack of commonality in life experience. However, be prepared because here in the Philippines all those packaged preconceptions fall by the way-side and have resulted in many happy, sound and devoted long-term marriages between couples with as much as a 40-year age difference. Likewise, many retired foreign men are seeking a young, beautiful woman in their later years after either divorce or being widowed.