Awkward Min, who caught her boyfriend cheating, had tried using Tinder to start dating anew, but found it awkward.“You see some of your friends or your officemates in it,” she said.And that’s why Dick Dickens, 24, a marketing associate from Manila, finds dating difficult.Describing himself as “shy and introverted,” he finds starting conversations “painfully awkward,” he said.“I’d like to date, but I think no one wants to,” said Maria Clara, a 30-something doctor from Manila who has never been in a relationship.
I was caught off-guard and was a bit embarrassed for him.One guy asked for a loan in the middle of their date, she recounted.“He seemed ideal—smart, well-educated, articulate, successful, driven and well-traveled.I said I wasn’t, primarily because it was sweltering, but he insisted. Or maybe I’m just stupid.” Sab, 28, an ER nurse from Quezon City, doesn’t believe in using apps but relies on Facebook messages and friends to meet potential dates.As I was about to leave, he commented that my clothes were a little loose and I should wear something tight-fitting next time. ‘With you, I’m sure my kids will be beautiful and smart,’ he explained. That has not spared her from her share of bad dates, though.
He said his ATM card got damaged and he had left his credit cards somewhere.