Looking for someone to date this 2017? You might find the one you’re looking for right here, on this very page. Be as brave as these cool peeps and don’t think twice about saying hi and going on a semi-blind date with them. Or, if you’re that awkward, ask them to hang out with you and your friends.
We love to play matchmaker, and maybe help others rid themselves of the daunting state of singlehood because, truth be told, we’re all just hopeless romantics wishing (and waiting) for that Koreanovela love story to happen.
Occupation: Working at our family business and taking up my master’s degree
School: Ateneo Graduate School of Business
Hobbies: I like to listen to music, play games on my PS3, read books, watch series, spend time with friends and play with my dog.
I am passionate about… helping people and traveling. I feel super happy every time I help people. Every Christmas time I, along with my friends, would go visit a place full of special children and just spend time with them.
I want to meet… someone who’s funny and adventurous, but can have some days when we can be tamad.
Ideal first date: Anywhere, as long as I’m not awkward around you.
I hate… people who are judgmental.
I love… discovering new things.
Being awkward sucks.
Enzo Serafica, 23
Occupation: I just graduated last October!
School: De La Salle University-Manila
Hobbies: Cooking (and eating), driving around, playing football
I am passionate about… traveling. I love immersing myself to different places, people and cultures.
I want to meet… someone who can be both spontaneous and adventurous, and, at the same time, docile and lax as me. I love listening to people more than I do talking.
Ideal first date: A fun conversation over wine (or beer).
I hate… hypocrites and people who can’t follow the rules.
I love… (you, jk) anime, spending time with family and friends, and the krrrr of the ATM machine when someone withdraws.
Hershey Neri, 20
School: University of the Philippines Manila
Hobbies: Reading nonfic books and shampoo labels
I am passionate about… finding the best four-cheese pizza in town.
I want to meet… someone who’d take my photos against pretty walls.
Ideal first date: At the park. With a ukulele in one hand, and a picnic basket in the other.
I hate… crocs.
I love… the smell of new books.
Slow internet sucks.
Kimmy Roguis, 21
Occupation: Executive Assistant
School: University of Santo Tomas
Hobbies: Binge-watching TV series and movies, watercolor painting, graphic design
I am passionate about… discovering myself and the wonders of this indifferent universe. Animals too! Let’s not forget that.
I want to meet… someone who’s free-spirited, someone who would be down for anything spontaneous.
Ideal first date: On a road trip where we can talk for hours and eat out on restaurants we’ve never heard of.
I hate… inconsistency, misogyny and carrots.
I love… cats, rainy weather, good music and interesting documentaries.
Racism and discrimination suck.
Dexter Cabalza, 22
Occupation: Newspaper reporter
School: University of the Philippines Diliman
Hobbies: Playing retro games by tinkering emulators (Mugen, ePSX), watching cartoons (mostly of Japanese origin)
I am passionate about… volunteering to teach kids or students from my previous elementary and high schools. Although they mostly tap me to teach journalism. (I used to be a math and science whiz.)
I want to meet… someone who I can easily have a conversation with—a balance of ridiculous gags and intellectual opinion. Also, someone who doesn’t use straws, shares extra rice and chicken skin.
Ideal first date: Nothing in particular, we could actually do whatever you like. But it would be nice if my date would pay for once.
I hate… drugs.
I love… Edgar Samar’s literary works, watching animated films, series (I always look forward to Ghibli, Makoto Shinkai or those produced by Ufotable studio) and cartoons. I just think I had not had enough of my childhood. I also love the ’90s and 2000s era and get heavily nostalgic about it. Ask me anything that happened between those years—from serious to jeje—I may know something about it. It’s been a dream to make a thesis or in-depth profile of the Sexbomb (as in the dance group in Eat Bulaga).