First dates are usually make-or-break, especially since you don’t want to leave a bad first impression.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) sat down with Robi Domingo, Bela Padilla, and JC Santos during Greenwich’s World Pizza Day celebration last Friday, February 9, at the Glorietta 4 park in Makati, and quizzed them about the do's and don’ts on a first date.
The chat quickly turned into Bela schooling Robi and JC about the best way to treat girls on the first date.
These were the three first-date lessons Bela taught Robi and JC:
Lesson #1: Don’t kiss the girl on the first date
For Robi, Bela, and JC, they agree that the best kind of first date is something unexpected and simple.
“For me, the simpler, the better!” Bela said.
But have you ever wondered about the best way to end a first date?
The Meet Me in St. Gallen female lead quickly answered, “Try not to kiss a girl on the first date."
The boys were also quick to react.
“Ay, hindi! Hindi!” JC insisted.
“Sa gums, puwede!” Robi quipped.
Bela threw in, “Honestly ah, nakaka-off.”
Robi then added, “Maybe on the cheek, peck on the cheek.
“So there’s something to look forward to.”
Lesson # 2: Let girls know you can’t wait for the next date
For Bela, one way to end a first date on a kilig note is to send a text message immediately after going separate ways.
She said, “Ako, I would get kilig kung kunwari hinatid ako sa house, pagbabang-baba, tinext na ako.
“Yung parang he can’t wait for the next one.”
Robi, for his part, won't wait after the date to let the girl know that he is interested to see her again.
He said, “Kunwari, you’re eating in a Japanese restaurant.
“After no'n tatanungin mo, ‘Have you tried that Indian cuisine over at… A, next time! Punta tayo dun!’”
Bela then cut in, “Yeah, make plans para the girl knows you’re interested. That’s perfect!”
As for JC, his style is more straightforward, “Ako lagi kong tinatanong after the date.
“Kung ayaw na niya e di ayaw.”
Lesson # 3: Never talk about an ex!
When PEP.ph asked what not to do on a date, JC answered, “Talk about yourself.
“Dapat tinatanong mo siya.”
Bela added, “Talk about your ex!”
Robi was the first to react to Bela’s answer, “No, really? Puwede naman.”
Bela turned to Robi, “Talk about your ex on the first date? It’s offensive.
“Sa babae, a, nakaka-offend.
“Like, ‘I’m here with you right now. I said yes to going on a date with you.’
“Talk about it on your fifth date or sixth date.
“Huwag naman first!
“Or just in general!
“Don’t talk about your ex on any date. Hindi kailangan unless tanungin ka.”
In clear disbelief, Robi retorted, "Talaga?"
Then Bela and Robi proceeded to have a small debate of their own after the chat.