Okay, ladies, admission time. We guys know that you are already aware of the maddening effect you have on us, so please don’t even try to deny it. We love you gals, and that’s a fact. But why is this so? Well, Candy asked the same question, and went straight to the source—guys—to pry out the answers. Get the knowledge, enhance yourself, and make yourself even more irresistible to us poor saps!
10. The looks.
Let’s start off with the most basic reason for us to go gaga over you—how you look. Sure, some of you are probably crying foul already, but it’s a fact. Have you ever seen a not-so-good-looking crush ng bayan? But rest assured, this is only the tip of the iceberg, in the same way that you ladies notice a boy’s looks first before finding out everything about him.
Top tip: Alternate between looking girly and looking like “one of the guys”—we’ll love that you look ready for any gimmick.
9. The brains.
We’ll let you in on a secret—we already know a lot of you are smarter than us. Yes, we admit it, and what’s more, we love it. The stereotypical valley-girl bubblehead is fun for a while, but in the long run, we want to be with you brainy babes. And while it seems like we’re intimidated at times, we really do love hanging out with a smart girl.
Top tip: Do the right thing and read up in school—it gets you in good with your folks, and us boys will always need a tutor!
8. The empathy.
When a guy goes to guy friends with a problem, he leaves with the sound of laughter ringing in his ears. But when he opens up to girls, the soothing sounds of empathy and understanding are all that he hears. You have a way of listening that makes us feel you care, and it’s great to know that we can make sumbong to you about anything.
Top tip: Guys talk to girls when they need sympathy, OR maybe want to get their foot in the doorway. Be guided accordingly.
7. The love of sappy movies
Why anyone would want to pay over P150 for the chance to cry at some sappy movie remains a huge mystery to us. But in spite of our mockery, we secretly love that you shed tears for Bea and Kim. We find it incredibly endearing that you feel so deeply for characters in romantic situations that are often too wild to be true. And so while we may joke about your watching the latest tearjerker, we never really discourage you from doing so.
Top tip: The next time you’re gearing up to watch whatever love story happens to be playing at the moment, invite a guy friend. He’ll put up a fight, but eventually give in.
6. The shopping.
You have to admit, you girls spend a lot of time in malls. We usually end up waiting forlornly on a bench, or lugging around your shopping bags. But while we may not look happy, we’re really very amused. Waiting on you while making snide comments, carrying your stuff—it all makes us feel like such manly men. And if we can get a free lunch and/or some fashion tips out of the trip, so much the better!
Top tip: A spontaneous meeting at the mall can be a great thing. If he volunteers to help you with your shopping on a whim, he just might be into you.