In rural China, they're somewhat more approachable than Taiwanese women on average, but Filipina and Indonesian women are far, far more approachable by a very long shot.
In Islamic Southeast Asia, polygamy is now much rarer and is not a norm, though it still happens.
Apparently, there are a lot more benefits, freedoms and conveniences in the Philippines when you get married under MUSLIM law than under Christian/Catholic law. It's quick and easy, and will give you a permanent resident visa in the Philippines as well.
Mention "Mindanao" to anyone in Luzon, and chances are, right away they'll rant about Abu Sayyaf.
That's the equivalent of having Americans given you paranoid remarks about Osama bin Laden when you simply mention the Middle East. So is it true that in a Muslim country, a guy can have multiple wives?
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"It takes far less effort to find and move to the society that has what you want than it does to try to reconstruct an existing society to match your standards." - Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World Why would they be hated? Aren't there entire regions of the Philippines that are Muslim?
The process for getting married (or divorced) under Islam is *much* simpler and *cheaper* and *faster*, and yet it is *just* as legal.
For men, it brings other benefits too such as being able to marry under 18s (so long as they have had their first period! In my case, no (as in ZERO) documents needed to be produced, and we converted to Islam and got married immediately (i.e. Two days later we had our conversion-to-Islam certificates and official Civil Registrar marriage certificate; next week we should get our NSO marriage certificate.
Technically you can make it happen if you're determined, but you'll get a lot of flak for that, thanks to the many progressive groups that oppose it now.
Also, just like Filipinas, Muslim Indonesian women can get insanely jealous if you're being a playboy!
So you would not have to let everyone know that you married under Muslim laws. What you do is you say the shahada (Islamic creed) in a mosque in front of the imam, and then register your marriage with the religious affairs bureau.
Many Indonesians are quite relaxed about observing traditional Islamic customs, whereas Malaysia, like Pakistan, is much more strict about them.
But this Christian government respects (or is afraid of) Islam.