In which we ask three men to get candid.
Kelvin Ho, 22
“Personally, I feel that every guy ultimately wants a serious relationship. When I met my current girlfriend, she came off as someone who’s very capable and decisive. She also isn’t afraid to speak her mind or disagree with things that she doesn’t like. And whenever I do something that doesn’t sit well with her, she tells it like it is – without any passive- aggressiveness. I soon came to realise that I have a lot of respect for her, and I care about what she has to say. That’s when I knew she’s the one.”
Carter Huff, 25
“When it comes to relationships, the end goal is that you either get married, or break up. And I’m not at the stage of my life where I’m thinking about marriage. That might change for me somewhere down the road, but the way I see it, there’s no guaranteed way to tell if someone is meant to be your life partner. Until I meet that person who will make me consider taking the next big step, I don’t think I would want to be in a serious relationship. That’s just doing right by myself, and her as well.”
Shaun Tupaz, 31
“The upgrade from a friendship to a relationship is a beautiful and scary thing. I knew I wanted a serious relationship when I walked into her house and my phone connected to the Wi-Fi automatically. Another key thing is I want her to be involved in my life. I value her input and what she says actually makes a difference in my life. Another good indicator’s when I found myself wanting to change for her. They say a friend is like a book – you don’t needto read all of them, you just have to pick the ones you like. But a serious relationship is like a tattoo – it sticks with you forever, so you have to choose wisely!”