What would a heartthrob like Joshua Garcia do on a first date gone wrong?
No matter how much you prepare for that special first date with your crush, there are many embarrassing moments that can make it go from amazing to awkward.
Joshua shares with PEP.ph how he would tackle these awkward situations that could happen during a first date:
No money, no honey?
THE SITUATION: You realize during dinner that you forgot your wallet at home. Worse, the bill is already in front of you. What will you tell your date?
JOSHUA SAYS: "Siguro it's either 'Ikaw na muna magbayad ng bill. Babayaran na lang kita,' or 'Okay lang ba maghintay? Papakuha ko yung wallet ko sa bahay.'"
THE SITUATION: You don't have much in common, and it's getting difficult to carry a conversation with the girl. Laughter seems to be the best solution. How are you going to make her laugh?
JOSHUA SAYS: "Actually, ako kasi yung tipong lalaki na tahimik. Kailangan yung kasama ko madaldal.
"Paano ko papatawanin? Kikilitiin ko. I'm sure naman madami kaming mapag-uusapan kasi it's our first date. Basta importante na 'wag kabahan."
The ex factor
THE SITUATION: The date is going well when your ex walks into the restaurant and sees you with someone else. What are you going to do?
JOSHUA SAYS: "I'm sure kilala na niya yung ex ko. Kasi sasabihin ko sa kanya kung sino na yung mga ex ko para alam niya yung background, tapos sasabihin ko na lang sa kanya na 'wag na niya pansinin 'yon kasi better siya dun."
Gone to the dogs
THE SITUATION: You tell her how much you hate, say, dogs, only to find out that she's an animal lover. Paano ka babawi?
JOSHUA SAYS: "May nangyari na sa akin one time, nagkukwentuhan kami. Sabi ko kumakain ako ng kalderetang aso, tapos siya, hindi naman niya love yung aso, pero nandiri lang talaga siya.
"Kung mangyari yun sa akin ulit? ‘Di ko alam kung ano gagawin ko. Siguro magso-sorry na lang ako kasi 'di ko naman alam. E, mahal niya naman pala, so baka maging mahal ko na rin."
Too much too soon
THE SITUATION: At the end of your third date, she says, "I love you," but you think it's too soon for that. How will you respond?
JOSHUA SAYS: "Too soon? Siguro sasabihin ko, 'Ligawan mo muna ako.' (laughs) Or kung mahal ko na rin, 'I love you, too.' 'Pag mahal mo na, mahal mo na, e."
Joshua shows that some first-date problems don't need complicated solutions. Confidence and honesty can do the trick.
Like #CornettoBoyJoshua, do sweet and simple gestures for your date. Make her feel #KiligToTheCone by giving her the new Cornetto Rocky Road.
If she turns out to be the one, Joshua offers this last piece of advice: "Kailangan mo lang iparamdam sa kanya na siya ang pinakamaganda para sa 'yo.
"Bigyan mo siya ng time. Mag-effort ka. Importante kasi sa babae yung time, e. 'Pag binigay mo nang binigay 'yon tapos biglang mawawala ka nang saglit, magpapa-miss ka muna, hahanapin ka na nun.
"Kapag tinanong ka niya, 'Bakit 'di ka na nagpaparamdam?' Ayun. Time and effort lang!"