I’m not sure when the professional curiosity ended and the personal investment began. Thank (or blame) a few naughty but well-meaning friends, but the morning after an intoxicating night out, I unwittingly found myself juggling a few “matches” I didn’t make on this dating service that I’d never even known about until I saw it on my phone.
At Stephanie Perkins’ press conference at National Book Store in SM Aura last Tuesday, the author expressed her love for her Filipino fans. “This is just magic. Thank you for being such amazing readers. In the United States, we are very, very, very aware of the excitement and energy and the friendliness of the Philippines. It’s a thrill to be here, to be hanging out with all of you in person.”
Notre Dame—“Don’t forget to make a wish at Point Zero while you’re there.”
THE HOARDER: It’s a numbers game, as a friend calls it. It’s all about collecting and selecting, as this increases your chances of landing a real potential match. There are some people who will instantly swipe right for just about every photo that comes out within their chosen radius. Some might initially strike a conversation with you and then stop; this most likely means they’ve gotten bored with you and moved on to the next prospect. Some won’t even chat with you at all, but they usually won’t “unmatch” you so as to maintain the number of matches they have and keep their egos happy.
Statistically, the achievements of playwright Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio are impressive, almost astounding.