Confident, beautiful and whip-smart–these ladies have it all and so much more. Get to know this year’s batch of Cebu’s most eligible women as they get together for happy hour and dish on their signature moves and their thoughts on relationships.
SHAIRA KAYE BERAME
Writer at ZeroThreeTwo
Intelligence is really attractive because even if he looks like Chris Evans but he doesn’t know anything about the current events, how would he be with you? It is important to know something about the world.
On no-labels relationships?
“I think right from the very start you should be clear on your goals, personal goals, and where do you see yourself because that’ll be the hindrance with the progress of the relationship. It’s not like I’m demanding to be in a relationship by next week, but it’s good to know where I stand.”
Law student and theater arts performer
Even if the world has turned around and men and women are equal, we still want to have the best of both worlds. We still want to be pampered and at the same time, focus on our careers.
On juggling relationships and careers?
“Girls will always find and have time for both relationships and careers because we are multitaskers. There is no problem for girls to actually be in relationships and at the same time, progress in their careers and be successful.”
Social media manager at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
I don’t believe in age. I can date a 20-year-old or someone 20 years older than me as long as there is chemistry.
The one who likes you, or the one you like?
“I want reciprocation. I cannot want someone who doesn’t want me back. Reciprocity is the key”
PIA DANICA TENCHAVEZ
Executive assistant to the regional vice-president at Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Region VII
Dear guys who are planning on dating women, especially women who have work: Please don’t date her if you don’t have money in your pockets! If you can’t provide for us then just don’t.
Is it important to care less?
“In love, you shouldn’t settle, there should be no rules. It really doesn’t matter who cares less or more.”
What they think about:
The man bun?
I think it is really, really hot especially on Kit Harington!” – Pia
Guys who wear BB cream?
As long as he takes it off before going to bed with me, I think that’s fine.” – Yumny
Guys who carry girls’ purses?
If it’s heavy, yes, please carry it but if it just a tiny purse, no!” – Christina
Guys who wear pink?
Real men wear pink.” – Shaira
Dating someone really hot?
One word: mine.” – Yumny
Dating someone younger than you?
I wouldn’t date someone ten years younger than I am. What, I’m going to pay for his baon?” – Pia
An ideal first date?
Breakfast. If it turns out well, we could go on to having coffee, then lunch, then merienda and then dinner. If it turns out bad then just go home, sleep and forget about it.” – Christina
Performance definitely matters the most, but when choosing between Incredible Hulk and Ant-Man, would you choose Ant-Man?” – Shaira
Read more on Zee Lifestyle’s July 2016 Men’s Issue. For back issues, subscribe via Magzter.
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