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