The Love Doctor: Dino Imperial

by Marla Miniano   |  Apr 16, 2010
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Love Dilemma:  I just went through a really bad breakup. How do I get over my ex?
The Doc says:
Don't mope around and listen to sad songs that remind you of him. You can cry buckets during the first few days, but after that, you should go out and have good, clean fun. Hang out with your friends, ‘cause you were probably neglecting them a bit when you were still in a relationship. Girlfriends and boyfriends come and go, but friends will always be there for you-so stick with them during this tough time.
Spill! What's the worst break-up you've ever experienced?
I broke up with one of my exes at a party. Apparently, some guy told her that I cheated on her-but I didn't. She went out and I followed her. It was raining, I was on my knees begging her not to leave me, and she was crying and shouting, "No, get away from me!" Parang Usher's "Confessions."

Love Dilemma:  I've had my heart broken so many times, and now I'm afraid to take risks and get hurt. How do I learn to trust again?
The Doc says:
I feel ya! It's hard when you've just broken up with someone and you feel like you don't want to experience that pain ever again. You probably think all men are jerks right now, but look at your close guy friends-they're not that bad, are they? Give yourself time and enjoy the single life. Don't rush into another relationship, but don't give up on dating, either. You'll find someone eventually. If you don't, you can always come to me! Haha!
Spill! How do you deal with heartbreak?
I hang out with my friends. I talk to my parents and let it all out. They comfort me and tell me, "There are really some girls who can boss you around and be so demanding, but if a girl really likes you, she won't ask all these things from you. She'll respect you for who you are."


Love Dilemma: My parents don't like my boyfriend! How do I get them to open up to him and give him a chance?
The Doc says:
I know you hate it when your parents tell you that your boyfriend is not good for you, and I hate to break this to you, but they're usually right. They're just looking out for you; parents know these things. Talk to them and ask them what they don't like about him or what they think is wrong with him. If you still feel that your guy is worthy after that, then get him to spend time with your parents so they can get to know him better.
Spill! Have you had any disastrous Meet the Parents encounters?
My parents didn't like my ex. I didn't listen to them, and I learned the hard way. After we broke up, they told me that they just wanted me to come to my own decision and learn from my own mistakes.

Love Dilemma: I like this guy but he doesn't know I exist! How do I get him to notice me?
The Doc says:
Find out what he likes so you can have common ground. For example, you can say, "Hey, do you like Fall Out Boy? I love them! Do you already have tickets for their concert this month?" But don't try too hard, because if the guy really likes you, he'll make the first move.
Spill! What's the sweetest thing a girl has done for you?
I didn't have a date for my junior prom, ‘cause my girlfriend then was in the States. I was so lonely! The following year, I came home to find rose petals leading to my room. I also saw the suit I wore to my prom, and attached to it was a note that said, "Please wear this time-traveling outfit to go back to the past." When I finally entered my room, there was a sign that said, "Junior Prom 2004"-and my girlfriend was standing there in her prom dress! We had a romantic candlelit dinner and danced the night away.

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Five things you'd be surprised to know about Dino:

  1. "I can actually be deep sometimes. People think I'm always clowning around, and I get annoyed when they don't take me seriously."
  2. "I'm not an airhead. I actually work hard in school. I need a good education because showbiz won't always be part of my life."
  3. "I'm not a slob! I'm actually very OC. In my condo, I vacuum, clean the bathroom, and sweep and scrub the floor. During shoots, I fold my own clothes. I even want to learn how to cook!"
  4. "I've never played a girl; I'm very loyal. When I'm with someone, I'm completely focused on her."
  5. "I'm not THAT conceited. Haha! My friends and I are really maloko, but people take it as being mayabang. That's just our way of having fun."
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Marla Miniano
Former Editor in Chief, Cosmopolitan
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