For a long time, Filipinos have put the ‘Maria Clara’ type of woman on a pedestal. Religious, virginal, loyal, patient, loving, and elegantly graceful in manner, she was the epitome of a Filipina in full bloom, according to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.
Over a century after Jose Rizal introduced her to the world through his masterpiece Noli Me Tangere, she remains the ideal lady in the eyes of traditional society. With evolving times, women have transcended this archaic idea of what they should be. More women have broken the glass ceiling, and are taking control of their lives.
A lot of women leaders across various industries have set the standards for what an effective leader should be. More women have taken charge and broken away from toxic relationships, be it familial, platonic, or professional. More women are setting their boundaries and accepting that it’s okay to say no, and they don’t have to live life according to anyone else’s standards.
As with everything else in society, there has been an evolution as to how women date. The fourth wave of feminism in the Philippines has enabled more women to embrace their sexuality. Not only have women become more confident in making the first move, but they’ve become more accepting of their truest selves. More women have become unafraid to come out of the closet, and proudly proclaim they’re part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
In this modern era, women are free to make their own choices, especially when it comes to their dating life. Whether they’re looking for a life partner or someone to just date, they get to choose what makes them happy. They get to choose what’s best for them, and society is accepting the fact that some women don’t need to be married to feel ‘complete.’
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With Bumble, the women-first dating and social networking app, women are empowered to make the first move. Founded in 2014, Bumble has redefined the world of online relationship-building, enabling millions of people around the world to make meaningful connections across dating, friendship (Bumble BFF), and professional networking (Bumble Bizz). Bumble is built on the importance of equitable relationships and how crucial they are to a healthy, and happy life. The app is built around kindness, respect, and equality – and everyone plays a part in that. There is no pressure to partake in anything you’re not comfortable with, and you can always say no to people you don’t feel a genuine connection with.
That’s why more and more modern Filipinas are embracing connection apps, especially a safe platform such as Bumble.
If you want to take control of your relationships and discover new connections, make the first move by downloading Bumble today. Find out why more women have cultivated successful relationships through the revolutionary platform. The Bumble app is free to download and available worldwide in the App Store and Google Play. You can also use Bumble on your browser at
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