If the couple has decided to come out in the open about their romance, they will tell their family and friends as well. Love or, I suppose, marriage in the myth is the discovery of our other half. We go through life looking for our other half, that which would complete us. Life is a quest for completion by way of finding the Man or Woman who is our lost other half.
In the Philippines, if a man wants to be taken seriously by a woman, he has to visit the latter's family and introduce himself formally to the parents of the girl. , an old fine Tagalog word that indicates a man's declaration of his love by overt action, verbal or otherwise.
It is also a way of 'testing the waters' so to speak.
If the boy realizes that the girl does not have feelings for him, he will then not push through with the courtship, thus saving face.
Thereafter, going out on several dates is like reaching the second and third bases. Softness wins out in Pinoy loving: it's only in yielding the self that one becomes complete.
A 'home-run' is one where the girl formally accepts the man's love, and they become (serenade) the women at night and sing songs of love and affection. The man is usually accompanied by his close friends who provide moral support for the guy, apart from singing with him.
A man who is interested in courting a woman has to be discreet and friendly at first, in order not to be seen as too (aggressive or too presumptuous).
Filipino ladies are usually very honest in what they do and say so the feelings they may develop to you will be all true.
For some women, it is hard to choose between their job and family life.
Friendly dates are often the starting point, often with a group of other friends.
Later, couples may go out on their own, but this is still to be done discreetly. If we don't then we go through another cycle of life, another cycle of searching.