The opposite of mahinhin is malandi (flirt), which is taboo in Filipino culture as far as courtship is concerned. And there’s a lot more to know about her than just what she is capable of. This supports the idea that a Filipino girl should be mahinhin (modest, shy, and well-mannered with good upbringing) and does not show her admirer that she is interested immediately. Common among teenagers and young adults, it usually has the woman “feel out” her attitude towards her admirer. Filipino women are traditionally expected to be pakipot (play hard to get) during the courtship ritual. Philippines dating culture is in some way similar to dating culture in another Asian countries, but in other way is also different. Traditional customs. To start off the discussion about this subject, it’s time to talk about dowry and marriage in the Philippines. Courtship thus begins with the tuksuhan, or the teasing among potential partners together with a group of other friends. After a long courtship, if the couple later decide to get married, there is the Filipino tradition of pamamanhikan (from panik , to go up the stairs of the house), where the man and his parents visit the woman's family and ask for her parents blessings to marry their daughter. Panliligaw. 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. But there’s more to a Filipina woman than her attractive physical features. Their dating culture is a complicated mix of their original beliefs, religious customs, influence of the elderly, historical rules, and of eastern and western influence itself. Filipino dating culture… Dating and courtship in the Philippines. And one of the most important topics about a Filipino woman is her marriage life. This ends either way in further courtship (should the woman accept the man’s advances), or avoidance.