After the courtship process, the Batangueños of Batangas has a peculiar tradition performed on the eve of the wedding.
In this type of courtship, the rooster is assigned that task of being a "middleman", a "negotiator", or a "go-between", wherein the male chicken is left to stay in the home of the courted to crow every single morning for the admired lady's family.
Although having a series of friendly dates is the normal starting point in the Filipino way of courting, this may also begin through the process of "teasing", a process of "pairing off" a potential teenage or adult couple.
The teasing is done by peers or friends of the couple being matched.
The suitor stops the courtship if he is quite sure that the woman does not reciprocate.
But once the female encourages the suitor to continue, the "teasing stage" comes to a close and a "serious stage" of Philippine courtship begins.
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.
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.
The females reply to these songs also through singing.
The ongoing courtship ritual is overseen by a married elder or a childless widow who keeps the parents of the participating males and females well informed of the progress of the courtship process.
The teasing practice assists in discerning the actual feelings of the male and the female involved.