They wanted to meet them and learn more about them, rather than “I’m going out with so and so.” And questions most parents ask, “Where did you meet him? Melissa Garcia, a graduate from the University of California, Riverside states, “I think my parents main concern is that I date someone that can support me, but as a 2012 Latina, that is not needed anymore.
There are common stereotypes that Mexican families have strong conservative traditions when it comes to dating.
One common stereotype is dating within one’s culture.
This serenading practice was an influence adopted by the Filipinos from the Spaniards.
During the courtship process, a traditional Filipina is expected to play "hard to get", to act as if not interested, to be not flirty, and show utmost restraint, modesty, shyness, good upbringing, be well-mannered, demure, and reserved despite having great feelings for her admirer; a behavior culturally considered appropriate while being courted.
But how couples get to the point of marrying is a whole different story.
In some places, you might not meet your future husband until just before the wedding.On the other hand, the Filipino man fears rejection by a woman and would like to avoid losing face and embarrassment.This teasing phase actually helps in circumventing such an embarrassing predicament because formal courtship has not yet officially started.It may have been like this a long time ago specifically for our grandparents and great-grandparents during a time where things were more traditional, and the world wasn’t so modern.As a 22 year-old Latina I can say first hand that things have changed tremendously, at least for my family.Times have changed and my parents have coped with things they were not used to when they were my age.