Filipina's make great wives...sometimes. As with all things, your mileage may vary. I lived in the PH for over 6 years so I know a thing or two about the place. Meet them on the Internet if you want, but 90% of the girls you meet that way are scammers out to take your money
. Anytime a girl you talk to on the Internet asks for money, she's scamming you. Run away. These girls are pro's, they know every trick in the book, so never send them money.
Filipina's do make great wives, but the odds of you meeting one on an Internet dating site are very, very low. If you seek a near perfect wife, there is no substitute for boots on the ground. Yeah, yeah, yeah, you gotta work
, etc. but if you're serious, go there, rent an apartment for six months. You will be well on your way.
Here is what worked very well for me: After multiple failed attempts to find a nice girl I ended up on Mindanao in a college town. I rented a house ($150 a month), hired a local woman to cook and clean ($70 a month) and just was friendly with everyone I met. After buying
at the local public market for a couple of months, the lady who sold me the fish
several times a week asked me one day if I'd like to meet a pretty single
Filipina girl. Now that was an easy question to answer! And meet her I did the very next day and I met her cousin too who was our chaperone on our first date. Every time we met, a relative of one kind or another tagged along as our Chaperone. This went on for nearly three months before I was considered fully trustworthy by the family
and allowed to "go it alone" so to speak. So, yes they are there, but the way to meet them does not include the Internet. You also need a lot of patience. Remember, you are being evaluated always. Good families are very protective of their girls and really don't want them to be seen with a fly by night foreigner.
So, it took a while, but it was worth the wait. She's been my wife for almost 4 years now and she's hands down the best I could ever hope for.
An unrelated word of caution. If you are in a bar and a very attractive girl approaches you be cautious because "she" may have a bigger package than you do! They are called "Ladyboys" and often times they won't tell you until beforehand. Also, don't carry much cash on you, avoid dark streets after dark, and always be polite. Filipinos are very sensitive and are easy to have their feelings hurt.
The best site for info on the Philippines is: livingincebuforums.com Go there, read the commentary and learn. There are some very good people on the site, some jerks too, so go slow.