Good looking (at least my girlfriend tells me that) American guy who lives in Bangkok... coming to Philippines for the first time this week.
I'm youngish, but it doesn't matter what age you are - early 20s to mid 60s - let's grab a drink. I'm a Bangkok pro and Pattaya veteran as well. Been going to both for more than 10 years.
Right now trying to decide between Angeles and Subic and wondering whether I should spend any time in Manila itself at all.
PM me if you're free! I arrive late Friday night.
As has been offered or recommended many times, download the Line app on your phone, PM Raiders85 and he will add you to his group. You may only hang out with him for an hour, or more depending on you, but learning some of the basics WILL save you some money plus you MAY make a friend or two. Sammy(Raiders) has it set up at quite a few bars here like a rotation. Bar managers at those bars are well aware of this and can be more helpful to his group as the need arises. It's also worth mentioning that if a guy doesn't have fun with a particular girl that feedback from Sammy filters back to said bar managers and the matter is taken care of. One girl(Ayra) was a perfect example of this. The bar's name doesn't matter, but Sammy bringing the issue to the attention of the manager did.
Bkk7, utilize your resources which will save you money. Some cannot be objective and realize that everyone is not the same and some need more guidance than others. Nothing wrong with admitting and accepting that because if in so doing it adds confidence then it was worthwhile, correct? Heck, when I first visited Subic almost 20 yrs ago I eventually found someone to hang out with in the mornings and I learned a lot from him and he later became a very good friend and I'm not talking a fair weather friend either. You say that you have Thailand experience. I bet you have some friends there, right? Good, you should catch on fast. Good luck!