It’s our favorite time of the year—that’s aside from Christmas and the FHM 100 Sexiest Victory Party; okay, it’s our THIRD favorite time of the year! But who’s counting, right? What’s more important is it’s now February. The love month. The okay-lang-magwaldas-para-sa-date month. The only month men are allowed to be ultra-cheesy.
But do you have any idea HOW to be cheesy? Are you and your lady constantly bickering about your lack of romance? Do you attribute your singlehood to your lack of wooing skills? Well, we’re going to solve these all for you! FHM will be dishing out daily how-to-be-a-Don-Romantiko tips the whole month of February!
This is for our bros invited to the yearly gathering of the unattached/officially-does-not-belong-to-anyone/ uncommitted individuals, whose singlehood is mocked by the yearly celebration of those “In a Relationship” and “Married.” While we sympathize with you and would gladly rip the 14th of February off the calendar, we also dare ask, lalaki sa lalaki, “Why the heck are you still single?”
Whether you’re single by choice or by circumstance, we’re certain the reasons are legitimate. Lucky for those who have it all figured out, they aren’t spending V-Day miserably downing X bottles of booze. They might even be out to celebrate their freedom or the fact that they aren’t spending on cheesy gifts for some occasion Hallmark invented.
But for those who fail to look inward and continue to dread this tormenting day: It's time to bring out the tequila, bros! Here are the reasons you’re single this Valentine’s Day!
1) You’re scared of commitment
Committing to a relationship entails investing in someone emotionally. Where emotions are involved, you’re most likely to be put in a vulnerable position and sometimes you’d rather not be in such state mainly out of fear of getting hurt, or worse, losing someone (yet again).
What to do: Grow up, will you? Man up and accept the fact that getting into a relationship is a risk. Taking risks means you either win or lose but what matters is you try. And anyway, when you do find the one, trust that it will be worth it.
2) You’re “choosy” (pero ‘di naman yummy)
What to do: Chill lang, bro! Everyone has their little quirks and we’re sure Angel Locsin has hers, too. We know we all have our “types,” but just because she has big ears or you don’t like her complexion don’t mean you should give up that easily. For all you know you might be missing out on her pretty smile and good heart.
3) You don’t put yourself out there as much as you should.
Your idea of a Friday night is playing NBA 2K15 or spending the whole weekend with your beloved Playstation 4.
What to do: We get that you’re a homebody and that’s okay. But meeting new people requires you to get out of your comfort zone. Yes, it takes a bit of effort to dress up presentably, put yourself out there, and strike up a conversation with people. You don’t have to turn into some party whore to do all that. Now, get off that freaking couch!
4) You’re A GGSS or “Guwapong Guwapo Sa Sarili”
If you haven’t heard of the term, it basically means you see yourself as good-looking as Channing Tatum, so you deserve a Mila Kunis at the very least. Ows?
What to do: No one likes people who think too highly of themselves. Try to keep it real. We aren’t saying you’re not good looking but we encourage you to put on humility from time to time. It might look good on you, too.
5) You have “different priorities” at the moment
Your pals usually have a hard time asking you out on a Saturday night because you have your hands tied to work. They almost always expect you to say, “Busy ako, eh!”
What to do: We get it. Finding a girlfriend at the moment is just “not your priority” and we respect that. Try to keep in mind, however, that you aren’t getting any younger and that you could be missing out on your youth. You don’t want to wake up one day and find that you wasted your time working late hours. And by that time, the right girl might have passed you by. Sayang!
6) You think you’re not good enough for anyone
What to do: Cut yourself some slack. Dude, everyone’s got their imperfections. It’s always just a matter of accepting them and keeping it real. It’s good that you have a grasp of your flaws because it pays to be modest. But you can’t be too modest; otherwise you’ll pass up on the opportunity to show your strengths. Chin up!
7) You’re still confused
Two words: Sexual orientation.
What to do: Maybe you prefer men? And there’s nothing wrong with that. It could, however, confuse you and end up hurting people if you don't have the courage to accept yourself. Should we start playing that Parokya Ni Edgar song?
8) You don’t know what you want
Your bros ask you, “Ano ba talaga gusto mo?” after you've dater their hottest officemates and the best thing you can say about her is “Wala, eh; hindi ko alam.” Bro, malabo yan!
What to do: It’s hard to find The One if you haven’t any idea about what or who you want. You don’t have to climb up some cold mountain like Mt. Pulag to find yourself. Seek out your interests and do what you’ve always wanted to do. It pays to know yourself first before knowing what you want in another person.
9) You’re intimidatingly drop dead gorgeous
Everybody just assumes that you’re taken because you’re just darn good-looking. It’s not your fault, and it isn't much a problem really!
What to do: You don’t have to put on affectations. Finding a common ground with girls, like with food or movies, usually work and can certainly help that huge iceberg between you.
10) Something’s off, like your humor
You easily put off the ladies with your seemingly uninteresting remarks. Corny ka raw?
What to do: Nothing. Sometimes it’s a matter of finding someone who laughs at the same things you find funny. As cliché as it sounds, you don’t have to change or try so hard (if you are already doing so, maybe that’s what’s wrong). The right person is usually the one who gets your humor. The worst you can do is pretend you’re someone you aren’t.
11) You’re too full of yourself
In general, no one likes a pompous ass, more so someone who talks about himself too much.
What to do: You probably aren’t aware of this because you’re too preoccupied yapping about work and what-have-you. Try listening and genuinely being interested in how other people's day went. Listening is key.
12) You meet your acquaintances online
Your idea of meeting girls is stalking them and sending them creepy messages asking them if you can take them out for coffee.
What to do: Try disconnecting and leaving your online persona to make genuine interactions with people instead of virtual ones. It’s more real that way. What have you or they got to hide anyway?
13) You haven’t moved on from your ex
You compare every girl you date to your ex-girlfriend and for some reason they can never amount to how beautiful or perfect she is.
What to do: You have some serious getting-over to do, bro! Try admitting to yourself that you haven’t moved on or that you’re still hoping you will get back with her. Acceptance is always the first step. It should take some time but YOU WILL GET OVER HER. You will.
14) You’re in a “bad disposition” at the moment
You feel like you’re just “not in the position” to be in a relationship.
What to do: Luma na yan, bro! It's lame disclaimer men use to imply they aren’t ready to take anyone seriously just yet. One girl at a time, bro, and maybe try being honest with your intentions.
15) Torpe ka
Uhm, do we really need to explain this one?
What to do: Man the eff up! Though we kind of understand how much your heart wants to burst every time you see her, just remember that no one can die from rejection—but it can make you sad, then depressed, then kind of dead. But, you know, don't think about it that much. What if she says yes?