Are Filipinas Open to Divorced Men?


The answer is yes.

I’ve met more than one divorced man who is now married to a Filipina.  These guys often tell me they really appreciate the more traditional/conservative outlook of women in the Philippines.

Just remember there is no divorce in the Philippines, and marriage is taken very seriously here.  You’ll need to be 100% honest and explain exactly why your first marriage didn’t work out.  Filipinas tend to be very understanding, but please be honest.

What if she is separated?  I’ve addressed this in a previous post:

Should I get involved with a Filipina who is Separated? 

Why Marry a Filipina? High Marital Success Rate

Here’s some pretty fascinating information about marriages between Filipinas and Westerners.


“According to data supplied by the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 2,395,000 marriages in the U.S. in the 12 months ending June, 1997 (and 1,154,000 divorces in the same period). The 4,000 to 6,000 marriages involving international services represent, then, a tiny portion (.021 percent) of the women who marry U.S. men.

It is interesting to note that, based largely on data provided by the agencies themselves (along with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas report cited above), marriages arranged through these services would appear to have a much lower divorce rate than the nation as a whole, fully 80 percent of these marriages having lasted over the years for which reports are available.

Source: (emphasis mine)

I know statistics can be interpreted different ways, but this is pretty impressive–80% success rate.  Compare this with the usual divorce rate (it’s around 40-50% in the US) and you’ll see why so many Western men think about marrying Filipinas.