I can barely take care of myself, so I’ve made it a point, that this year, if I’m going to date, it’s really just to get to know people—get to know what I like, what I don’t like. I don’t want to invest in a relationship yet, because this year, I really want to invest with myself. I want to set myself up. It’s practical and logical: you set yourself up this year so next year, everything is in place. All you have to do is focus on your work. You don’t have to scrounge around, begging, looking for work. I’m so close to be able to buy my family a house, buying them a car, so I wanna keep my eyes on the price and stay on my lane this year.
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For the sake of discussion, I’ll be completely honest: I am not boyfriend material. If you wanna date me, you just got to have a lot of patience, kasi malambing naman ako. But sometimes I’m just super grumpy and you have to ask me, ’Have you eaten na ba?" You have to feed me. Always have candy, mga ganon na bagay. I would need someone with a lot of patience and proper communication. I also like somebody who is obviously close to their family, as I am with mine. I’ll take whatever beliefs or religion they have, as long as they respect mine. And for them to love me unconditionally.
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My ideal woman has gotta have a bit of Asian in her. I like Asian looking women or at least half Asian would be okay with me. I’m also kinda scared of aggressive girls. When I go out to a club, and there are girls who’re trying to go after me—it’s not a turn off but I’m a little bit hesitant with aggressive girls. It’s attractive for me to see a very girly girl: very put together.
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But, you know what, everything I’m saying is BS. To be honest, we think we have our type but we never fall in love with our type. It’s so true. As long as you fall in love with someone who shares the same values as you, I think, at the end of the day, that’s who you go for, you know what I mean?
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