Filipinas are especially attracted to Caucasian features, so this average-looking guy would find he has suddenly been promoted to rock-star status as far as his dating options go.
Some may argue Asian women are only attracted to Western dollars, not men.
His options are much, much different in the Philippines.
It’s true that in past decades men would buy mailing addresses of women in catalogues. They were simply getting contact information and it was up to the woman to respond or ignore letters from long distance admirers. I first met my wife online and we met in person some time later.Most of the guys I’ve met with Filipina wives have very similar stories—none of them “bought” their wives. Some of my friends who found love in the Philippines married women 20 or more years their junior.His options in his home country may be limited to women who past their prime in terms of beauty and fertility even if he is successful and reasonably attractive.He won’t meet many women in their 20’s who are interested in romance with him unless he is rich and famous.
Not all Filipinas marry older men, of course, but they are much more open to it than Western women.
Let’s pretend a Western bachelor in his late 30’s or 40’s is thinking about settling down and getting married.