Of course, for someone who considers herself old-fashioned and a true-blue romantic, for me, love had to come with all the fancy trimmings -- magic in the air and the unexplainable rush of emotions running riot in the heart, sending the senses reeling.I guess, for me, love has to be an important ingredient in a relationship because I had never been the kind who would get into a relationship all for the sake of having one. More often than not, things just have a way of showing up in your life when you least expect them and the next thing you know, WHAM! Which was exactly what happened to me a few years ago. Friends thought I was too serious with life and was "all work and no play".Thus formed the basis for long-standing jokes about what to look for in a future partner: someone who has the "4 M factors" or Matandang Mayaman, Madaling Mamatay (Old, Rich, and Soon to die). Of course, love didn't happen right then and there but the "connection" was instant. That I was so desperate for a man I had resorted to acquiring one through the internet?If not that, then someone who has "CAR-acter & PESO-nality". I had only met him and yet it felt as though I'd known him all my life. Then came the nagging thought of what people would say about "my destiny". That I was no different from those who went for relationships or marriages of convenience?Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world.Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment. A common statement by Filipino men said to Filipinas: Gusto kitang ligawan. If she says anything that is not a no, you have the go-ahead to try your hand at winning her affection. You have to visit her at home in the evening and talk to her in the sala (living room) with her parents watching nearby. Don’t dare draw close to her or they will think you are manyakis (a sex maniac). If she says no, then she is definitely not interested.
Your goal here is to endear yourself to the chaperone so that she’ll allow you some time alone with the woman of your dreams.I just never entertained the possibility of getting involved with a foreigner -- much less envisioned it would happen to me. For the simple reason that I wasn't in the market for a man.I wasn't even looking, believing love would come at the right time and not something that is actively sought after or relentlessly pursued.Then maybe you could sneak a kiss on her cheek or she’ll let you hold her hand. Maybe you could talk about your plans to elope and escape her strict parents. There'd be no point in getting involved with someone or even marrying if not for love. I hadn't really sworn off men then but I didn't exactly relish the thought of finding one via an online "friend-finder" club. So, after all of their efforts were met by my usual "WHEN-I'M-GOOD-AND-READY-I'LL-ASK-YOU-TO-FIND-ME-A-MAN" retort for several torturing months, I finally surrendered in exasperation just so they'd stop pestering me about it.