I recently discovered your site and first of all want to say – where have you been my entire (romantic) life?? Because it seems to me that many of the behaviours that signal a person is romantically interested could be fairly interchangeable with someone with whom you get on really well as a friend (e.g., teasing, Duchenne smiles, remembering small details from previous conversations).Reading through your archive has already given me insights into the mechanics of flirting and bonding rituals that have mystified me for years – and I was pleased to see that my instincts must be getting better, as I’ve somehow managed to land on some of the aspects of flirting you’ve laid out with my Prospective Companion. And logically, that makes sense, since flirting and friendship are ultimately about producing/reinforcing some sort of emotional bond.As you’d expect from a second-world country, the Philippines lacks many of the labor protections that Americans take for granted.
This kind of game is an obvious power play: if you accede to her demands and change up your plans on her whim, she will be dictating the frame of the relationship.I’m both enormously sick and hard at work trying to pull myself out of the huge pile of work I’m buried in, so here are some thoughts I’ve picked up on dating and smashing Filipino girls for the past month. Yes, in a good number of cases, all you need to do is show up and not be a weirdo to get the pussy.But Filipinas are far from stupid; they’re cunning and have their own share of stupid head games they play.When a girl wants to bring her friend along on a date, it’s a form of bragging: Having that friend along will make it way easier to seal the deal with your girl, because like all girls, Filipinas’ opinions are in part dictated by their social group.Make a good impression on the friend, you make an even impression on your girl.