You might not notice it, but men do certain things to make you pay attention to them. They have go-to moves that'll make you fall head over heels for their smile or their kwento, and you won't even realize it until you're caught hook, line, and sinker. Take it from the guys themselves who reveal the subtle, or sometimes, not-so-subtle strategies they use to get the girl.
The gift that keeps on giving
Well, siguro yung pag may gusto siyang something, like a certain novel, or an author, bigla mo syang bibigyan ng book or novel out of the blue. I think that’s a pretty sincere and simple move to make a girl like me. –Roy, 28
Keeping it casual
I’ll always make sure that she gets home safely, I’ll offer a ride home or commute with her. If I really like the girl, kahit out of the way, I’ll pretend na meron ako pupuntahan (dinner with friends, visit the lola, etc.) sa may area niya para makasabay siya pauwi. Then, I'll text her after I drop her off and tell her I had fun talking to her and would love to do it again.
I’ll cook for her. Before I go to sleep, I just randomly text her that I’ll be cooking something special early morning tom. And that she has to try my super special pasta (brag about it, build it up, tell her its famous in some parts of the country, etc.) and that she doesn’t need to prepare baon na. Then I’ll bring the food to her before I go to work. Then I’ll text her late afternoon for a "review" of my super special pasta. Just make everything look casual. Even if the food is not that good, she will remember it and will tell her friends about it. –Manuel, 29
... or keeping it real
I think you just have to do your own thing, and not focus so much on trying to impress her. Instead, focus on your craft or your hobbies—sports, writing, traveling, music, whatever—and hopefully, she finds the things that you love to be attractive. –Gelo
No. 1 is, of course, make her laugh. Lalo na kung hindi ka naman ka-gwapuhan, that would greatly compensate. Second siguro is, more than trying to catch her attention and get her to notice me, I think mas effective ’yung I ignore her. Pa-suplado effect kumbaga –Paulo
The full gameplay
First, taunt and flirt with her until it starts to feel real. Second, introduce her to your world outside of the office and surprise her with what you can do. She’ll see you in a new light when she finds out that you’re good at basketball or playing music. Next, and for some reason, girls find taken guys more attractive. Find a girlfriend. (I’m kidding). And lastly, make every conversation with her count. Influence her in your own little way (your favorite book/movie or hangout place) and vice-versa. –Mikey, 27
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