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How to Level Up from Semi-Gwapo to Tunay na Gwapo

by Style Team
31 Jul 2017 | 2:10 PM

The Average Joe. The Regular Juan. The dude who's not traditionally good-looking, but not without his charm either. The sawi might call it the "gandang-lalaking-pang-just-friends-lang." We prefer to call it semi-gwapo.
 
For all the trouble it's worth, being a semi-gwapo has its perks: You're less likely to be accused of being a "chickboy," so the ladies quickly feel at ease around you. In turn, you become used to being around hot women all the time, so they don't intimidate you anymore. Most important of all, if you're a semi-gwapo, then there's certainly room for you to develop your max gwapo potential.
 
Gwapo is a State of Mind
Physically speaking, you may be no James Reid, but that doesn't mean you don't have what it takes to channel his appeal. It's the little things that can make or break your game.
 
First and foremost, a dash of confidence makes everything better, but be sure not to overdo it. The last thing you want to do is come across as being GGSS or Gwapong-Gwapo Sa Sarili.
 
Trust that you've got a lot to offer to the lucky girl who would take the time to get to know you. As a semi-gwapo, you're used to making extra efforts to prove yourself anyway, so all she really has to do is give you an opening and you'll take care of the rest.
 
Rejection doesn't faze you anymore either, and in case things don't work out, you can just write it off as another life lesson to learn from. The maturity you exude when you're that self-assured can actually score you a few hundred pogi points on another woman's radar.


 
Find Your Edge
Excelling at one thing or another is a surefire way to help you get into the right state of mind and elevate your status to tunay na gwapo levels. So know your strengths and play to them.
 
Engage people with your wit, entertain them with your humor, move them with your swag, or wow them with your culinary talent. Mastery of any skill takes time, discipline, and determination-things that are not easy to come by. If you show people that you've got them in spades, then you'll be raising your attractiveness factor in a heartbeat.
 
Onwards and Upwards
Lastly, the only real way you can unleash your inner tunay na gwapo is by never tiring of pushing yourself to do better. Keep challenging yourself to pick up a new badass talent or hobby. Experiment a little by updating your wardrobe and getting a fresh new cut (or even hair color at that!). Consider upgrading your personal hygiene and grooming habits, be it through incorporating that refreshing cleanser in your regimen so you don't look like an oil slick when you make porma to your crush or making sure that your -the ideas are endless! There's always room for improvement, and the pay-off for all that hard work is sure to be a handsome one!