But singles who are looking to stay-in for apparent reasons need not despair.A fraction of the population has actually already been turning to an alternative that evades Metro Manila traffic, embarrassing menu choices, and awkward first meetings: online dating.“There is no divorce in the country, and women have not had an outlet when they have felt unsatisfied in their marriage, while Filipino men are generally known for being ‘Don Juans’," Kramer reasoned.These behaviors are also seen in places like India, where the divorce rate is extremely low and 85% of the population participate in arranged marriages.
“It’s most likely that it is during this stage that most users feel societal pressure to find a suitable partner or have a date for the big day,” Phua said.
MANILA, Philippines – Paired ones will likely flock to dating places such as restaurants, museums, hotels, cinemas, or some place else to celebrate Valentine’s Day for whatever reason.
The rest should know better than to hit congested roads and crowded malls on Saturday, February 14.
Those who worry they might end up being harmed than charmed should be aware that pre-existing dating sites and the likes of Facebook’s messaging app can also bring out the best and worst behaviors among their users.
“Essentially, all Tinder does is facilitate an introduction between two mutually interested people.