I'd like to endorse and recommend Larry Elterman's Ebook A Man's Guide to Life and Love in the Philippines.
It is very comprehensive, realistic, informative and no-nonsense. The Ebook is a must have for anyone wanting to live or date in the Philippines long term. Larry has lived in the Philippines for nine years and is an expert on expat living and dating there.
"A practical guide about life and love in the Philippines; a no holds barred, no subjects avoided, non sugar coated look at all aspects of Expat life, love and sex in the Philippines. Are you a middle aged man not ready to give up on fun? Are you divorced and alone? Do you crave a younger sexy woman but don’t have any hope in your own country? If so, this book can help you in two ways; it can help you to find a Filipina wife to bring back to your country or it can help you to start a new life and adventure in the Philippines! This book is chockfull of practical information such as: The best places for Expats to live; How to find women while in the Philippines; The culture and psychology of Filipina women; The legal system and it’s dangers; Prostitution, entertainers and massage; Buying property and building a house; Immigration/ Visa laws; How to handle your money; About medical facilities; Estimated living expenses; Culture and history; and much more!"
To order or read some sample chapters, click here.
Larry has also registered on this forum. So if you have any questions for him, feel free to post them in this thread.
He also does private one-on-one consultation. If interested, visit his ebook site at the link above and click the Consulting tab at the top.
I've also put the link to his Ebook in the right sidebar of the forum index page, so you can also get to it from there next time.
Thanks and hope you check it out.
A Man's Guide to Life and Love in the Philippines
Larry just did a great interview with Steve Hoca! It's very informative, helpful and balanced. Here is the link to listen to it: