For every girl who tries to force you into her frame or extort money out of you, there are three more who will treat you like a king.There’s no reason to put up with shit from one girl where there are so many more willing to sleep with you.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.

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.

I politely told her no, then blocked her number from my phone.

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”).

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.

Not only does this indicate that she has a low resilience for pain and struggle, it’s only a matter of time before she starts hitting you up for money.

Honest Filipinas deal with their struggles with dignity and are too proud to ask for handouts from foreigners; I once tried to give my current girlfriend money for a taxi and she flatly refused.

I’m both enormously sick and hard at work trying to pull myself out of the huge pile of work I’m buried in, so here are some thoughts I’ve picked up on dating and smashing Filipino girls for the past month. Yes, in a good number of cases, all you need to do is show up and not be a weirdo to get the pussy.

But Filipinas are far from stupid; they’re cunning and have their own share of stupid head games they play.

This is probably less true in the more liberal parts of the country, though.