A middle aged or older foreign man is probably already divorced, widowed, or coming away from a bad relationship.
He has matured and no longer seeks to play the field.
All babies are loved in Philippines but a baby from the coupling of a Philippine woman and her foreign husband is put high on a pedestal and will get royal treatment.
Philippine woman are among the most romantic in the world.
This is a society that values marriage and land so a man needs to propose marriage and purchase a house and lot. A foreign man who finds such a love is lucky indeed.
The prevailing assumption in some cultures is that Filipinas must only be interested in money because the men they choose are old and ugly. The foreign men that Philippine women date may be old or young, rich or poor, fat or thin, but never ugly. The reason foreign men are considered rich relates to the income levels of an average Philippine family. There are financial reasons why a Filipina will date a foreign man but they include helping her family, taking care of herself, raising children, and tending to the needs of her future husband.
US a day is a good wage in Philippines so if you earn ten time that or more then you are considered rich. There are financial hopes and dreams that encourage a Filipina to date a rich man. She may want to start a business and need a rich husband to support her.
There will be poor relations who will ask for a loan or handout when their kids are hungry or in need of medicine.
There will be better off relatives seeking a little help to establish a business or go to school or travel to a job abroad.