When he doesn’t know if he’s over his ex yet

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - Love, Lust & Other Stuff -

He’s sure that he likes you. What he isn’t sure about, though, is if he still likes his ex. If he’s fresh from a break-up, or he “ca­su­ally” name-drops her won­der­ful­ness while pulling moves on you, then put your force field up. This guy’s got some lin­ger­ing is­sues to work out, and you don’t want to be the one trapped in that sit­u­a­tion when it comes to the fore.

Af­ter all, men are hope­ful crea­tures, so he may lug around a cou­ple of em­bers from an old flame while try­ing to kin­dle a new one. In other words—and now we’re stretch­ing the metaphor a lit­tle—he’s play­ing with fire, and you should stay the hell away.

paasa style #2: Oh yeah. Are you ready for Fuck­boy Style?

He’s got it all (or so he thinks) but, un­for­tu­nately, enough girls have fallen for his shtick that he’s started to be­lieve his own mythol­ogy. You should be able to spot one by rep­u­ta­tion alone (that is, if his over­pow­er­ing cologne doesn’t give it away first).

For God’s very own gift to women, lik­ing one woman is just not enough. Two is the base­line. Three? Now you’re talk­ing. And he will

paasa style #3:

the

Be­cause he’s not too con­fi­dent in his own skills, the se­gurista likes you... but since he’s not sure if you like him back, he’s got a backup crush who’s slightly more reach­able. And just to be even more se­cure, he’s also got a third choice who, in his twisted, play-it-safe mind, is a lit­tle bit plainer than the other two, and there­fore more likely to re­cip­ro­cate his af­fec­tions.

This sort of rank­ing means he’s got to ad­just his li­gaw style a lit­tle, lav­ish­ing much of his at­ten­tion on Choice #1, but still leav­ing some bread­crumbs of af­fec­tion for Choice #3. And if Choice #3 re­cip­ro­cates, he’ll thank his lucky stars and earnestly love her back but, in the back of his mind, he knows she’ll al­ways be third choice.

paasa style #4:

the friendly

He’s not a flirt; he’s just re­ally friendly. He uses his just-friends charm to get close to a girl, and then uses it again as plau­si­ble de­ni­a­bil­ity. “I never had a crush on her!” he’d say. “I’m just a nice guy!” Sure, what­ever helps you sleep at night, dude.

You can spot his sticky charms very eas­ily. Kung walasiyangk­i­nakaibi­gan na­pan­git...‘yunna‘yon!

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