Dating is like a game. You win, you lose, but you continue to keep on trying again.
Maybe we don’t refer to it as a “game,” better known as “the chase.” The chase where you do whatever it takes to get that special someone. No matter how long it takes, the distance, or whatever circumstance, it won’t stop you. Because in the long run, you will realize that the person was worth the wait. If you really like that person you will go above and beyond. Hoping and praying to get that win for their heart.
Dating shouldn’t be about playing with people’s feelings. That is not the game here. It is about building a foundation and relationship with someone special. It is about accepting the challenge of winning someone’s heart. You have to be real and truthful to your special someone. Someone who you may call your home one day. Who knows? But, even if there are times where we may lose, it brings us a step closer to our one true love. It just takes some hope, faith, patience, and time.
Growing up in the filipino culture, my mom always told me that it’s important for me to be “pakipot” when it comes to guys. Pakipot means in other words, I have to play hard to get. If a guy really likes me, he’ll do whatever it takes. It’s as simple and easy as that.
I’ve always had so much love for my culture. Most especially when it came to love. Filipinos have always believed in “ligawan” (courting) which is basically when a guy has to go above and beyond to win the heart of a girl. Not only that, but he has to make sure he’s winning the heart of the family as well. This courtship could go from months or even years. But, slowly but surely it will be worth the wait.
Times may have changed, but I hope and pray that there are still men out there who are willing to go above and beyond. Those who let their actions speak louder than their words. To my ladies, have hope, faith, and patience because the right guy will come. To my men, go out there, get her, and win her heart already!