" From internet cafes all over west African countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal etc scammers are zeroing in on their prey - singles looking for love online. The Nigerians call them 'maghas' which is slang for gullible white people.

The scammers spend their day trolling the dating sites and chat rooms for contact emails, and then send off thousands of fraudulent letters and emails awaiting the victim's replies.

You have to make, “small talk” with them for the first several sentences until they are comfortable enough to become a bit more personal.

They are receptive to the argument they are not really simple if you couch it in compliments.

They love compliments, especially about their manners, their intelligence, their loveliness and their kindness.

But, never joke sexually with them when you are just getting to know them, never discuss other women with them and try to minimized your constructive criticism of them or their culture (especially in public).

Serious Another concept the Filipina loves to use at the beginning of your relationship is the word, “serious.” It is a buzz word used by almost every Filipina who wants to marry. We've noticed that your profile is marked as hidden.

Their definition of “serious” means they expect the man to respect them religiously, be on a lifelong relationship with them and only date one woman at a time. Only the members who you have added to your saved profile list can see your profile.

And no matter what, the most important thing is treating your girlfriend or spouse herself well.

Simple Most Filipinas describe themselves in one word, “simple.” In some cases, they mean that they are comfortable without wealth, living a basic life in a small house.

They find it is easier to get by when they live close to their relatives.