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Conservativeness, together with repressing emotions and affection, was inherited by the Filipino woman from the colonial period under the Spaniards, a characteristic referred to as the Maria Clara attitude.After the girlfriend-boyfriend stage, engagement, and marriage follows.

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Through this "human-bridge", the bachelor can also ask permission to visit the woman at home from the bachelorette's father.

As a norm, the couple will not be left alone with each other during this first home visit, because formal introductions to family members are done, which may be performed by the "tulay". During this preliminary evaluation period, the Filipino woman will either deny her feelings (or the absence of feelings for the suitor) and avoids her admirer, or does not become angry because of the teasing and encourages the suitor instead.

The house for the Filipino males is called the Ato, while the house for Filipino females is known as the olog or agamang.

The males visit the females in the olog – the "bethrotal house" – to sing romantic songs.

The teasing practice assists in discerning the actual feelings of the male and the female involved.

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