Contrary to popular belief, not all the shocking practices our ancestors used to do have been relegated to the dustbin of history. In fact, these practices—far from being consigned to the schoolbooks—are actually very much in vogue today some more than others. Gunnar Lamvik, the Norwegian researcher who made extensive research into this little-known practice, noted that aside from the carnal benefits, Filipino seamen also see it as a way of asserting their masculinity over their foreign competition as far as the labor market is concerned. In a time when the number of seafarers from other countries is growing, the practice gives the Filipino seamen a huge boost in confidence and allows them to stand out from the rest. During their period of seclusion, the girls are treated like royalty and are forbidden from working and being exposed to the sunlight.
Filipino Dating Culture: How Dating is Done in the Philippines
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Traditional marriage customs in the Philippines and Filipino wedding practices pertain to the characteristics of marriage and wedding traditions established and adhered by them Filipino men and women in the Philippines after a period of courtship and engagement. These traditions extend to other countries around the world where Filipino communities exist. Kasalan is the Filipino word for "wedding",  while its root word — kasal — means "marriage". A typical ancient traditional Filipino wedding, during pre-colonial times , is held for three days and was officiated by a babaylan , a tribal priest or priestess.
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Traditional courtship in the Philippines is described as a "far more subdued and indirect"  approach compared to Western or Westernized cultures. It involves "phases" or "stages" inherent to Philippine society and culture. The proper rules and standards in traditional Filipino courtship are set by Philippine society. Often, a Filipino male suitor expresses his interest to a woman in a discreet and friendly manner in order to avoid being perceived as very "presumptuous or aggressive" or arrogant.
Filipina women are sweet, courteous, hospitable and beautiful. More importantly, they know how to manage a home. Most of them are a good cook, are great at cleaning and washing, and a reliable spouse. They can almost do anything that come their way.