Romantic dating places in manila


Romantic dating places in manila

Manila Nightlife: Best Clubs and Bars in 2017

The current trendy club in Manila among expats and hip Filipinos. Music is anything but EDM. Lots of pretty girls but not so easy to chat with them.

Located in The Palace in Bonifacio Global City, it is huge and modern with a great party atmosphere. If you are new in Manila, Valkyrie is my first recommendation as you can meet girls easily. It is also connected to the Pool Club and Revel.

Chaos is located in the mall/casino City of Dreams. It looks neat with a perfect sound system and a high-end crowd. It is best enjoyed if you book at least a small table near the dancefloor.

This small underground nightclub is famous for staying open until late in the morning. It has also the best DJs playing techno, minimal and electro-tech. Many expats.

Located in Quezon City, about 30 minutes from Makati without traffic, Prime is worth a visit if you want to experience another side of Manila nightlife: Younger, cheaper and more relaxed.

Revel is crowded with 30+ years old executives and expats. It could be a fantastic club but there is almost no dancefloor so unless you book a sofa, you don't really feel comfortable. It is connected to Valkyrie and The Pool Club. Easy for meeting girls.

Pangaea is the sister nightclub of Chaos in City of Dreams. It is rather intimate with a low ceiling and a NY-underground vibe (though it is a luxury place). They play mostly Rn'B.

Maybe the most exclusive nightclub in Manila, it is located in the Fort in BGC. You have a good crowd of expats and rich Filipinos. Some celebrities as well. They have a popular retro night every Tuesday.

Located on the 71st floor of the Gramercy tower in Makati, you have an indoor and an outdoor area with a nice view over Manila.

This little club in Malate is packed every night of the week. Though targeting mostly Koreans, it is still one of my favorite places for party in Manila, especially on weekdays. You have a lot of pretty girls but 90% of them are freelance prostitutes.

URBN is more like a pub turned nightclub after midnight. Located next to the Fort Strip, it is considered to be a pick-up joint by many expats.

- P Burgos Street in Makati (mostly gogo bars, massage parlours and street prostitution) - Beware, there is also a Burgos street in Manila but it's not the right one.

- EDSA Entertainment Complex in Pasay: A similar, yet cheaper alternative to Burgos

- Malate/Ermita: A mix of everything from street prostitutes, Korean KTVs, spas and freelance bars

In terms of quality, massage parlours in Manila cannot compare with those in Bangkok or Jakarta. They are mostly disguised brothels without a real massage. You usually pay for the room a certain amount and then pay a tip to the girl depending on the service. It is rather pricey: The decent ones will cost you at least 50$.

Gogo bars in Manila are quite similar to those you can find in Bangkok in places like Soi Cowboy or Nana Plaza. The main difference is that prices are much higher, in particular for the bar fine which can reach between 50$-80$ in Burgos street. This does not include what you pay to the girl, usually another 50$. The best ones are Kojax, Ringside Bar (a kind of blowjob bar too which features Midget Boxing) and G-String (very friendly). More venues: Best Gogo Bars in Manila.

In terms of striptease, there is only one place that I could find with full nudity in Manila. It is called Universe and it is located in Pasay. Horizon Gentleman's VIP Club has real pole dancing shows, Las-Vegas style, but the girls don't strip naked.

Popular family karaokes in Manila include CenterStage (Pasay and Makati) or the chain Music 21 (several locations).

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I was there for a week in December. Loved it, I will go again tomorrow. I'd put it somewhere between Singapore and Jakarta. The developed places give you a nice break from the hectic parts that are less developed. it's clean and can walk to most places. Have not gone out much when I was there but this guide will certainly help me out this week to come. In contary to many people i very much like the local Food I.E Bulalo or Tocino. Don't get why people say it's shit.

is there any spa in manila have qualty like delta spa(jakarta) or maybe near to it?

you can check pegasus maybe. the quality is not as good as Delta though.

Awesome post. I am using this to plan my upcoming trip. Thanks!

Are any of the clubs/bars non-smoking? Are any quiet enough where you can have a chat with a girl? Angeles City was SO noisy [and smoke filled] it was near impossible to hear anything but the [not-very-good] music. Thanks all! :)

You should go to the Palace.. there are 3 nightclubs in 1 place: Revel, Valkyrie and Pool Club. when you are in Pool club you don't have any problem with the smoke and it is more quiet. if you need to meet someone, you can go to Revel or Valkyrie for a short while.

Hi, I think you can go to the Fort in BGC, it's not too far from Makati and you always have lively bars and clubs. Burgos in Makati is also busy but mostly with hostess bars.

Great article visiting over a weekend. would you recommend either the bars/clubs in malate or bgc for meeting non working girls? I'm a late 30s Aussie guy ok looking, game isn't great. Thanks!

I think BGC is better for non working girls, but if you don't have a great game don't expect to pick up girls by the dozen.

Great Article Pal, I wish to know which is a better place to stay Makati or malate if you are only looking for good looking girls to party with.

Thanks.. I stayed in Malate at first but I didn't like it. mostly Korean karaokes and massage parlours with prostitutes. then i stayed in Quezon City. I liked it as it is more authentic and you have fun local clubs . (but it's far from City Center). I didn't stay in Makati but I'm pretty sure it is better than staying in Malate in terms of crowd and atmosphere.

I intend to come in Asia for 5 night, to relax in a 5 star hotel and find girls for fun ( even escorts). Can you tell be the best cities for this ?

Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket (Patong), Jakarta, Manila, Bali, Angeles City, Koh Samui

Great information bro. Which clubs play hip hop music? Also do the women out there like black guys?

Great article. Wondering if you could recommend some bars/clubs in Manila that might draw a "older" crowd. Like around 35yo and up? Maybe with a dj or band.

Very Complete. My favs are also XX XX, Black market, Revel is also great for old school hip hop. Best bar is for me Cafe Curieux. And there are all beach festivals schedules on for the event updats. Cheers

I will go for first time in 15 of july

I live in Jakarta and enjoyed clubs in classic hotel (Terminal 1 & 2) which are very cheap and provide you all services in single amount including rooms. Is there something similar available in Manila??

Hey everyone! If y'all are planning to fly to Manila mid of this year, 2017, come check us out! I'm one of the senior hosts of Cove Manila - the new ultra-luxury nightclub and beach club here in Manila. We're located inside Okada Manila - the casino resort near the airport. For table reservations, guestlist, or any inquiry, email me at :)

is there any place in Manila that similar to The Pool ( Colosseum Club 1001 Hotel)

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6 red flags for online dating scams

Sh'reen Morrison had been on an online dating site for only a few weeks before she realized that something was seriously wrong with the man who had been actively pursuing her by text message and email. They'd hit it off right away, and he said he lived just outside of Phoenix, which seemed relatively proximate to a woman in remote Yuma, Ariz.

But meeting in person was always a problem. First, he was traveling through India with his daughter. Then the daughter became ill and had to be hospitalized.

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When Morrison suggested that her suitor put his daughter on a plane to get better medical attention at home -- and even offered to pick the girl up at the airport -- a new crisis struck. By then, Morrison knew she was dealing with a scammer.

"The story was getting more and more bizarre," she says. "But I hung on and kept communicating because I wanted to see the end of the movie."

The ending came as no surprise to experts on romance scams. Morrison's erstwhile Romeo claimed he needed her to "lend" him $18,000 to deal with one of the many crises he had fabricated. "He said he was going to pay me back double," she laughs.

Though the amounts and details of the scam vary from victim to victim, when it comes to romance scams, the con is almost always the same: The crook wants to get a besotted victim to wire money or provide access to a credit card.

If the victim doesn't figure out the con after the first request for cash, the crook will keep milking the relationship for as much as he or she can get. When the victim gets wise, the con artist gets scarce.

To be sure, these scams aren't new. But the increasing popularity of online dating gives them the perfect conditions to proliferate. There are no statistics saying just how common scammers are on dating sites. But individuals who frequent them say scams are pervasive.

Indeed, many sites warn their customers to beware., for instance, includes a disclaimer at the bottom of every onsite email between members, warning not to send money or provide credit card information to anyone you've met on the site.

"I probably hear from five scammers a night," says Marko Budgyk, a Los Angeles financier who has frequented several online dating sites over the past 10 years. "After a while, it becomes really easy to spot them."

Here are six red flags to help detect and sidestep romance scams.

Let's leave the site: Online dating sites have the ability to monitor and boot members who exhibit problematic behavior or are perpetrating scams, so con artists want to quickly move their victims elsewhere. Beth Kipps, who has experimented with several dating sites, says the men who have attempted to con her almost always have a reason why they shouldn't continue to communicate via or eHarmony. Most commonly, the excuse is "My membership on this site is almost up. How about if we text or communicate though our personal phone/email?"

Moving off-site before launching a scam reduces the chance that you'll report the crook to the relevant site. That's important to the con artist, who'll want to troll the site again for future victims when done with you. Do your fellow legitimate members a favor and be sure to report abusers.

May-December. Budgyk, 56, doesn't suffer for a lack of confidence, but he also knows something is amiss when a model half his age just can't get enough of him. "When some 25-year-old girl is telling you that she's in love with you, you have to wonder why," he says. "You see this communication and think, 'Oh my gosh, I must be more attractive than I thought!' No you're not. Be realistic. If a 25-year-old model is contacting a 50-year-old man, there's something wrong."

Scammers look for vulnerable populations -- women and men in their 50s and 60s who are divorced or widowed and may feel rejected or past their prime. They're also likely to target people with weight problems and those recovering from illnesses.

Why? Any of these issues might make you a bit more anxious about your ability to find love and potentially more receptive to the con. The crook will then lavish you with attention and flattery. The idea is to get you to suspend good sense and become enamored with someone you've known online for just a few weeks and have never met in person.

Trappings of wealth. Kipps has decided that another tip-off is photographs that show all the trappings of wealth -- exotic cars, mansions, pictures in romantic foreign settings. Of course, real people sometimes have nice things and go to great places, but these visual cues are key to scammers who want to get your guard down for their future bid for cash.

By fabricating an illusion of their own wealth, scammers may be able to convince you that you're simply "loaning" them money that, for some weird reason, they can't immediately access.

Where do the scammers get photos of themselves in these exotic locations and with these costly products? They don't. They troll other sites and steal other people's photos.

Budgyk knows this from experience: A Nigerian scammer lifted photos from Budgyk's profile. He found out when he discovered his photos were on a romance scam site warning about the same Nigerian crook who had stolen his photos.

Morrison says she realizes that photos posted by her one-time suitor were also fakes. She now examines photos of everyone who contacts her to see if she can match them in Google images to a real person. She's often surprised at what she finds. "One guy stole photos of a male model," she says.

Linguistic anomalies: Bad grammar, strange word choices and linguistic gymnastics are other signs of a foreign scammer, experts say. When reading an email, ask yourself whether the sentence structure strikes you as strange. If it does, ask lots of questions. Where are you from? Where were you educated?

If a profile indicates your match has a college degree, but he or she can't string a sentence together, you have reason to be suspicious.

Geographic challenge. It's rare for a scammer to meet you in person. The reasons are varied but practical. Many are operating out of foreign countries, despite profiles saying they live nearby. Their photographs are also likely of someone else, and that would be tough to explain in person.

Commonly, when the victim proposes an in-person meeting, they'll come up with some excuse for why it can't happen: They're traveling, stationed overseas or have some long-distance emergency.

Kipps says her worst experience was with a man who claimed to be a widower raising his five-year-old daughter. Just as they were about to meet, he had a sudden emergency and had to fly to the Philippines, where his daughter was supposedly staying with a relative.

Disaster strikes. Immediately after Kipps' date left for Manila, she started getting text messages about the emergency that sent him overseas. He was at the hospital. His daughter had been in an accident, he said. Distraught, he said he left his wallet in the cab. He needed money for a hotel. Could she help?

When she declined, the messages got more desperate. He sent heart-wrenching photos of a young girl, who appeared to be his daughter's age, hooked to a raft of medical monitors.

Uncertain of whether she should believe the man, Kipps Googled "photos of sick children." And of course, the photographs she'd been getting via text message were public images posted online. Says Kipps: "What kind of horrible person does something like that?"

Kathy Kristof, editor of, is an award-winning financial journalist and the author of Investing 101.

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