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.

http://www.uscis.gov/files/article/MobRept_AppendixA.pdf (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.