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5) If dating leads to marriage, one must remember that marrying entails marrying into the spouse’s whole family as a clan.The majority of young men and women believe that love, physical attraction, similar religious beliefs, and trust are the basic essentials in creating and maintaining a stable relationship.During the author’s 1996 visit in the provinces of Cebu, Leyte, and metropolitan Manila, there was an estimated increase of half a percent and an estimated 340,000 couples in unmarried cohabitation.The majority of cohabiting couples in the provinces are separated from their legal spouses because divorce is illegal and they cannot be civilly or religiously married.
Divorce is illegal, but annulment is available for the dissolution of a marriage. Leyson wrote in the Encyclopedia of Sexuality: “The colonial view of the sacredness of marriage includes a strong social condemnation of cohabitation for unmarried couples.
The dowry, given by the bride’s parents to the groom, may be a large sum of money, property, or a sizable wedding present. Marriages have traditionally been monogamous although in some places, particularly Muslim and tribal areas, men have had more than one wife.
Virginity has traditionally been valued, particularly in the countryside.
Furthermore, the definition of unmarried used in compiling official statistics makes it difficult to estimate the popularity of this behavior in the sense it is understood in the Western Hemisphere.
Beginning in the late 1980s, the increased tolerance of non-marital cohabitation in the West began to influence the middle-aged and younger generations.
In rural areas, young men have traditionally serenaded women under their bedroom window. Tuksuhan lang (just teasing) is the usual term associated with pairing off potential couples in Filipino culture. It is a way of matching people who may have mutual admiration or affection for each other.