This behavior serves as a tool in measuring the admirer's sincerity and seriousness.The woman can also have as many suitors, from which she could choose the man that she finally would want to date.

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.

In the province of Bulacan in Central Luzon, the BulaqueƱos have a kind of courtship known as the naninilong (from the Tagalog word silong or "basement").

At midnight, the suitor goes beneath the nipa hut, a house that is elevated by bamboo poles, then prickles the admired woman by using a pointed object.

This serenading practice was an influence adopted by the Filipinos from the Spaniards.

During the courtship process, a traditional Filipina is expected to play "hard to get", to act as if not interested, to be not flirty, and show utmost restraint, modesty, shyness, good upbringing, be well-mannered, demure, and reserved despite having great feelings for her admirer; a behavior culturally considered appropriate while being courted.

It is within this stage where the couple engages in a series of group dates, chaperoned dates, The couple later on decides to come out into the open and reveals the status of their relationship to family members, relatives, and friends.

The serious suitor or boyfriend visits the family of the woman he admires/courts or girlfriend in order to formally introduce himself, particularly to the lady's parents.

Dating couples are expected to be conservative and not perform public displays of affection for each other.

Traditionally, some courtship may last a number of years before the Filipino woman accepts her suitor as a boyfriend.

In the island of Luzon, the Ilocanos also perform serenading, known to them as tapat Rooster courtship is also another form of courting in Luzon.