How do you keep up with the modern woman, the ones that are brave, strong, intelligent, empowered, and oh so sexy all at the same time? Gentlemen, here's a list of myths and stereotypes that you should trash because, heck, these days if you want to attract a real woman, these are the things that you should be doing. Forget what you've been conditioned to believe. Women are more capable, evolved, and complex than most men give them credit for. So instead of conforming to what old-school notions have taught you, we found a study done by J. Walter Thompson about the modern-day Filipina that can help you in your pursuit of a woman of substance.
1) Myth: Women can’t do math or science
For sure, the IT team in your office is filled with boys. Like engineering and architecture, the information technology field is one that's commonly labelled as “for the boys only.” But that was before. According to a recent study by J. Walter Thomson, 85 percent of Filipinas believe technology empowers them and 89% believe it has given them a voice. And we’re not talking merely about social media. Now, we see women who code, develop apps, and manage numbers and cyphers like a pro.
FHM Techie Babe: LJ Reyes
LJ is the woman behind the Smart Mommy App or MApp. MApp is a mobile application and online community that pursues assistance to mothers in finding whatever they need.
How to attract her: Don’t underestimate her skills. She knows her DotA, knows the specs on her smartphone, and knows how to troubleshoot her busted laptop. Rather than offering to help her, try it the other way around and ask for her advice. Ask for an app recommendation or an interesting website she loves. She'll appreciate that you're acknowledging her skills. Pogi points—+10!
2) Myth: A women’s place is in the home
Women are slaying it in the workplace. With sky-high heels and ultra-red lips, these badass executives are dominating the boardroom. In fact, 58 percent of women surveyed would delay getting married and/or having children in order to focus on her career. These girl bosses are not just friendly competition, but also a reminder that women are more than capable of leading corporations to success.
FHM Girl Boss: Sam Pinto
Aside from having her own bikini line, Sirena Swimwear, the former Sexiest in the Land winner also has a new venture called L'Sirene: A Boutique Resort. Two businesses, one woman. Such success. Much wow.
How to attract her: Support her in all her endeavors. Encourage her, inspire her, and listen to her as she eagerly shares her concepts.
3) Myth: Women can’t be trusted with money
Like being terrible at math, women were also labelled as the gender that sucks when it comes to handling money. When it comes to the financial aspects of life, guys are always portrayed as being more superior (even if everyone knows this is far from the truth). The same survey shows that 80 percent answered that they are the main household purchaser, while 73 percent make the majority of financial decisions at home.
FHM Money Whiz: Solenn Heussaff
The two-time FHM cover girl is VMoney’s Chief Brand Officer. VMoney is a Philippine-based financial technology company that develops, operates, and markets leading payment processing solutions. The company provides a financial transaction platform that enables businesses and consumers to instantly access, send, or receive money easily, reliably, and securely.
How to attract her: She knows her expenses, so trust her. If she insists to foot the bill during your date, let her. During travels, let her do the budgeting. Or ask for her opinion if you should buy that Playstation 4 or not. Trust, she’ll appreciate that you trust her when it comes to money matters.
4) Myth: Women can’t lead
Some countries, unfortunately, still believe that the person who should lead them should be a man. They believe that testosterone-driven overlords should be the one holding the power. The woman? They’re just there to support. But that was years ago. Good thing, in the Philippines, we are slowly recognizing and appreciating female leaders. We had two women presidents, and currently, a woman vice-president. We have women senators, mayors, and even officers from various fields. Truly, we are not ashamed of giving females their much-deserved power. Thank the 96 per cent of Filipinas who believe that femininity is not a weakness, but a strength. But still, we've got a long way to go in terms of gender equality, fellas.
FHM Madame Leader: Andrea Del Rosario
The former Viva Hot Babe and FHM cover girl is currently Calatagan, Batangas’ vice-mayor. She had a landslide win against her opponent last 2016 elections.
How to attract her: This type of woman is not impressed with what you have; rather, they are more interested in what you believe in. Show her that you know your politics, your current events. You must be naturally interested in the country, and of course, have a genuine concern for its countrymen. Stand up for what you believe in, she’ll love you for that.
5) Myth: Women are not interested in sex
Despite what you may have been led to believe, the truth is that women and men just aren’t that different when it comes to basic sex drives. Just look at blockbuster hits Magic Mike and Fifty Shades of Grey, and the whopping number of women who watch porn in the country. Also, 63 percent consider sexual fulfillment important as a lifelong concept.
FHM Sex Vixen: Asia Agcaoili
There's no better candidate for this type of woman than FHM sex columnist Asia Agcaoili. She knows what she wants and how to get it. Plus, she isn't afraid of sharing her knowledge with the more curious set. Now, that’s sexy.
How to attract her: When it comes to attraction, confidence is everything. If you’re a man who goes after what he wants, this type of woman will surely find you attractive. Don’t be ashamed to express your sexual desire, but be sure that you’re on the same page.
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