Filipino dating traditions
This is important because if you do not clear your intention immediately, you might end up being friendzoned by that woman.So ask her if it is okay for you to court her, normally if you have already created a good communication with her and she is single, she would say yes and you can go ahead and win her heart.It is also a way of 'testing the waters' so to speak.
The right to call her your girlfriend is earned when she said yes, in the Filipino culture it goes by the phrase “matamis na oo” which can be translated as the Filipino women saying yes sweetly to the guy as a way of accepting his love.
Filipino women are family oriented, so treat her family nicely and be kind to them. Filipino family does not only include immediate ones like her mother, father and siblings.
The family also includes grandmother, grandfather, cousins, aunts, uncles and sometimes even the family friends who are neighbors of their family.
If the denial is vehement and the girl starts avoiding the boy, then he gets the message that his desire to pursue her is hopeless.
The advantage of this is that he does not get embarrassed because he has not started courting the girl in earnest.