Thanks to social media, the Internet and various dating apps, the love life of Filipino singles remains a lively but complex landscape filled with possibilities, dashed hopes, terrible dates and illicit relationships, as well as a constant search for committed relationships.Inquirer’s series of interviews with singles revealed that because of hectic work schedules, young singles turn to Tinder, Happn, Grindr, Bumble, OKCupid, Filipino Cupid, Badoo and other dating apps, which also allow them to get into several relationships at the same time.I won’t just sit here and wait for Prince Charming to get me.” He thinks the same way, said 33-year-old Merlion, an IT employee in Singapore, who usually meets women at social events and through dating apps.
Just to make sure one pans out, one single explained.
In these more enlightened times, single men think nothing of aggressively trawling the net for female partners, while transgenders are as bold about putting themselves out there, the Inquirer found out. “The smarter the woman gets, the more difficult it is to find the perfect man,” rued one single in her 30s.
Maybe he thought he was such a good catch he didn’t need to try to impress me.
So wrong.” Casual sex Trans Jans, a 26-year-old transgender, has her own set of challenges.
But on the second date, he borrowed money from me because he said he ran out of cash for gas, parking, etc.
I was caught off-guard and was a bit embarrassed for him.
With her male friends either married, engaged or gay, she has braced herself to settling for whatever comes, said Min, a 34-year-old from Taguig who works as an administrator.
“In these times, it’s hard to be choosy,” she said.
I said I wasn’t, primarily because it was sweltering, but he insisted. Or maybe I’m just stupid.” Sab, 28, an ER nurse from Quezon City, doesn’t believe in using apps but relies on Facebook messages and friends to meet potential dates.