MANILA – For TV host Robi Domingo, it’s okay for girls to make the first move on their crush – as long as they don’t reach the point of showering them with gifts just to get their attention.
Domingo made the statement in response to the question of fellow host Bianca Gonzalez in her video blog, “Paano Na To.”
In the video, which was uploaded on YouTube early this week, Gonzalez asked Domingo: “What is too much for a girl to do just to get a guy’s attention?”
“Get him stuff,” he said. “Never do that. Parang nakaka-bad trip naman as a guy na, ‘Hmm, ito pala ‘yung tingin mo sa akin.’”
“Pero okay lang, depende sa regalo,” he added in jest.
Turning serious, Domingo continued: “Never do that. Ideally, just get good conversation going. Kasi ‘yung kagandahan [at regalo] can only do so much. What we guys look for is, siyempre, ‘yung understanding… ‘Yung usap namin dapat masarap.”
Here are other tips from Domingo, host of the digital travel series “Lakwatsero,” on how a woman can get her crush to notice her:
1. Make a way to talk to him.
2. “Stalk,” but not in the literal way. Ask common friends and check his social media accounts.
3. Get engaged in the conversation. If you really like him, try your best to laugh at his jokes – even if they are not funny.
“But kahit magsabi ako ng sobrang daming advice, hindi pa rin matatawaran ‘yung fact na at the end of the day, ‘yung personality mo talaga [ang magdadala]. If it’s meant to be, it should be,” he said.
When asked by Gonzalez if it is generally okay with men if women get their mobile number, Domingo replied: “It depends on how you would ask. Hindi naman ‘yung, ‘Uy, katawa ka! Number mo?’”
“Huwag namang ganoon. ‘Pabigs’ agad eh. Huwag kang pabigay,” he continued. “Gamitin mo muna ‘yung, ‘Are you into art? Sports? Is it okay if I get your number?’”
Domingo was previously in a relationship with fellow TV host and former volleyball star Gretchen Ho.
Watch his video with Gonzalez below: