Forget American Guys, Here's Why You Should Date a Foreigner August 31, Shares Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. I'm an all-American girl. In fact, my mom and aunt were both born on the Fourth of July, and I own practically everything you can with an American flag on it. Yet somehow I ended up married to a man with a US Green Card and a foreign passport. Luckily, that comes with perks.
Over the past six years together, I've become well-versed in the benefits of dating someone who was born and raised in a different country and speaks English as a second language. Here are the top benefits of dating a foreigner, based on my experience dating — and then marrying — a Frenchman. If you have your own international love, I hope you can relate! Philippine women are among the prettiest faces that you can find around the globe.
In fact, Filipinas are strong bets in every beauty pageants. The country has already gained every crown of the Big Four International Beauty Pageants , which only proves that they are beauty and brains. However, aside from their physical attributes and intelligence, these women have a distinct attitude that makes them more appealing to Westerners.
Filipina women are raised in a traditional culture that views love and marriage as something unbreakable. There is no divorce in the country and couples stick together whether money is abundant or scarce. Men usually labor for their family while women do the household chores and look after their children. Young Filipino women are raised in this family setting. They see how their mom handles the household, submit to their father and manage their finances.
These girls grow up like their moms the reason they are good with household chores too. Meanwhile, some thought that Filipina women are gold diggers and that they only marry a foreigner to milk him. Although there are some stories like these, most Filipinas are not really this type. While most girls from the Philippines are raised with their dads working for the household, when these girls reach the ripe age of 18, they take any jobs to help their family.
They are aware of the needs of their family and they always have the heart to help. They want to provide for their family and she will do much more for her own family. A number of Westerners envy their friends who are married to a Filipina women because they have cute and adorable children, and have a happy relationship. Due to this, many western men also wish to find a Filipina wife. In fact, in this post, one American expressed his interest in finding a Filipina woman for his wife.
Here is also an agency with well-established American men looking for Filipino women. This only shows that the hype of white men looking for a Filipina bride is true. We are not exaggerating things. It is a fact, that a number of men worldwide want to marry a woman from the Philippines. Far away from family. One of us is always living far, far, far away from family and friends. There will never be a time when we are close to his family as well as mine.
Loss of holiday traditions. My husband especially feels this when Christmastime rolls around: There is nothing even close to a Weihnachtsmarkt here in Seattle and where is the smell of roasting nuts filling the air? When I lived in Germany, Thanksgiving came and went without even the sighting of a turkey, let alone family getting together to celebrate. Things just feel a little less warm and comforting when our holiday traditions disappear. However, there are times when our cultural differences rub one another the wrong way.
What if we divorce? Being that one can never know where life will lead us, if my husband and I were to divorce God forbid , I have no idea how difficult things could get. What if he wanted to move back to Germany? Where would the kids live? Would they live with me or him or travel between us both? All in all, international couples who divorce tend to have more difficult decisions to make when compared to those who live in the same country.
My husband is completely fluent in English yet he can still feel out of place when he hangs out with a bunch of Americans using slang and subtle cultural references. It takes a lot of work. Marriage in general can be a lot of work. However, international marriages take just that little bit more. My husband had to listen to my complaints for a long time about how different life was in Germany. Then I had to listen to the same from him when we moved to the States.
Aside from getting used to living with one another, we had overarching cultural differences to deal with which could really wear us down and test our marriage. Even today we hit cultural nuances that test our boundaries. Never completely at home. Not only do others treat him as a foreigner, no matter how hard he tries, this country will just never hold the same degree of comfort as his country of origin.