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Conservativeness, together with repressing emotions and affection, was inherited by the Filipino woman from the colonial period under the Spaniards, a characteristic referred to as the Maria Clara attitude.After the girlfriend-boyfriend stage, engagement, and marriage follows.Once the prickling caught the attention of the sleeping lady, the couple would be conversing in whispers.The Ifugao of northern Luzon practices a courtship called ca-i-sing (this practice is known as the ebgan to the Kalinga tribes and as pangis to the Tingguian tribes), wherein males and females are separated into "houses".The suitor stops the courtship if he is quite sure that the woman does not reciprocate.But once the female encourages the suitor to continue, the "teasing stage" comes to a close and a "serious stage" of Philippine courtship begins.Although having a series of friendly dates is the normal starting point in the Filipino way of courting, this may also begin through the process of "teasing", a process of "pairing off" a potential teenage or adult couple.
As a norm, the couple will not be left alone with each other during this first home visit, because formal introductions to family members are done, which may be performed by the "tulay". During this preliminary evaluation period, the Filipino woman will either deny her feelings (or the absence of feelings for the suitor) and avoids her admirer, or does not become angry because of the teasing and encourages the suitor instead.
This behavior serves as a tool in measuring the admirer's sincerity and seriousness.
The woman can also have as many suitors, from which she could choose the man that she finally would want to date.
The teasing practice assists in discerning the actual feelings of the male and the female involved.
Traditionally, a Filipino woman is "shy and secretive" about her feelings for a suitor.