Dating a Filipina would equal communicating with her a lot. Filipinos as a people generally text so much! I know someone whose network service company actually contacted them to STOP TEXTING. You wonder how Filipinos could truly text so much (think: 100 texts a day is nothing), and here is how it is done. A person would “buy” or have enough credits on his cell phone to get a service that allows him or her to text UNLIMITED number of texts in 24 hours. Or in 48 hours. This is fairly cheap, something like 50 cents USD when converted. And those people can text all day, all night, to everyone he or she likes.
Now you might wonder, what the heck would a person text 20 people to, all day? It would be “forwarded” quotes, jokes, and stories, whatever you can think of. You’d get a text, and it would be a joke, one-liners, or a full story, it doesn’t matter! And this person would pass it on it to all of the people in his phonebook, which is basically most of the people he knows. That’s how Filipinos get to be one of the top people in the world for the amount of texts that they send out in the day. Of course, it goes to show that if your Filipina is encircled by people all texting and clamoring for texts, she would be too. If you’re in the US, and your service carrier allows texts from abroad, you’d be sure that your Filipina girlfriend would be texting you every now and then to say hi, hello, and to tell you what she’s doing at the minute. And since you’re dating a Filipina, you’re expected to text back. Or else she’d think you’re ignoring her. Sometimes it makes men think that Filipinas could be clingy. Could be true, but also because well — we just love to text. Regularly.
Now you might ask, “Why don’t you get emails on your phone instead?” Well because, we can’t. Very few people get their emails on their phone because there would be very few people who has phones that allows that kind of feature (those would be high end phones, and on another topic, how pricey cell phones are over here). And those that have those phones might not know how to work out getting their emails on the phones directly. So we text and text. But mostly, people over here have phones that are just used for texting, and not going online on your mobile. Just a fact. For example, I just barely got a phone a week ago that allows me to check my emails using Wi-Fi. I used to have a Nokia phone that just allows GPRS. So text your Filipina girlfriend, or better yet, don’t forget to call her, even just to say you’re thinking about her but can’t really talk at the moment. It’ll take a minute.