Basta Blogger, Sweet Lover =D

In my life as a perpetual commuter, I have seen the slogan “Basta Driver, Sweet Lover” in many a jeepney bumper sticker. I often chuckle inwardly when I see it. But I do admit that for some people, drivers do have a certain appeal. I asked myself, what appeals to me, if not the sweet drivers? πŸ˜›

After a few days of ruminating while in transit, I realized that it is not just drivers who can be sweet lovers. Bloggers make sweet lovers too, in their own way. And I am not just saying that because I am a blogger, although we are all inclined to be subjective in our opinions on things. πŸ™‚

There are ten things I have noticed that makes a blogger an authentic sweet lover (not to mention hot date, for that matter). And here are they:

10.Β Once you pique a blogger’s curiosity, you can count on and relish his or her attention to details and the little things.

Contrary to popular belief, it is the little things and tiny details that make a romance sizzling hot. Sure, we admire the blatantly flashy shows of affection, but there is an innate charm that hides beneath the LOL’s in chat windows, smileys, and subtle innuendos that pepper one’s conversation. A well-stimulated blogger notices cute details that ordinary people will not otherwise notice, like your favorite expression and whatnots. And these details make a lot of difference.

9.Β Google loves the blogger and gives you enough background to know him/her well.

Aside from getting access to the blogger’s social networking accounts and possibly seeing your boylet’s/girlette’s name in a long list of uploaded professional licensure exam results, a blogger has a lot of substantial information online that Google can unveil for you.

You will know that he or she is allergic to certain types of food and is inclined to listen to certain types of music. And yes, you already eliminate the risk of dating a psycho because you will already have a psychological profile of the person after you read his or her entire blog. You can easily know where he/she is coming from, where he/she is now and what he/she wants in the future.

8.Β With a blogger, you never run out of things to do and talk about.

Since bloggers are often up to date with the latest trends in the online and offline world, there is always an adventure waiting for you when you date a blogger. There is never a dull moment. πŸ˜€

7.Β A healthy catharsis and a good support system help keep the blogger in his/her element.

Since a blogger releases all his thoughts and spends a great deal of time constructing his or her working autobiography or legacy through his or her blog, he/she is well able to process negative emotions and will not vent it on his/her love life or offline loved ones. He/she will also have a support system of like-minded people who enjoy his/her content, and will most likely prefer to be productive than toxic. And nothing is sexier than a person who is able to bounce back from setbacks quickly.


6.Β A blogger is most inclined to be open-minded and flexible to change.

Frequent interaction with different types of people inclines a blogger to be open-minded and flexible. He/she will be open to new ideas and can most easily adapt. You can introduce him/her to your entire clan and your set of friends easily. Plus, you can pitch in your ideas, even the crazy ones, without fear of being judged.


5. Reading between the lines is a blogger’s trademark line of expertise.

I don’t know why, but probably the exposure to volumes of text enables a blogger to read between lines really well. What I genuinely enjoy when talking with bloggers is their ability to read between the lines. In romance, there are things which are much sweeter when done implicitly and left for the other to decode. There are shallow exchanges on the surface but run with deeper meanings.


4. A blogger is generous in every aspect.

And with this, I do not mean just being generous with his/her Adsense earnings. A blogger is a sharer and helper, by nature. He/she will not be a blogger otherwise. He/she shares his/her thoughts openly and often, in this journey or opening one’s self, run the risk of being hurt and vulnerable to toxic people who may gain access to what he/she writes.

Love is better expressed when there are two people willing to give themselves fully and freely. And a blogger innately has this generosity in him/her.

3. The blogger knows his or her personal voice, and respects yours.

A constant writer, the blogger is fully aware of his or her personal boundaries and personal voice. He/she has well-developed constructs or sets of opinions. And he/she will not lose his/her identity that easily when in a relationship because all that writing and recording of experiences online allows him/her to solidify as an individual.

2. You can get a daily dose of witticisms, out-of-the-box ideas and resourcefulness from a blogger. (self-explanatory already ;-))

1. Beyond the actual fun and experience, a blogger can immortalize your romance with a blog post.

Words and pictures are love for the blogger. It may or may not work out in the long run (because there are really no guarantees in this life), but nothing beats the prose of a blogger when sparks are flying and a possibility of romance is in the horizon. If it does not work out later on, you have an archive full of colorful and happy memories to look back Β to. If it does work out, you already have something to show your kids and grandchildren later on.


So there’s my list, and I am pretty sure you have your own stashed away somewhere in your mind, if not splayed in cyberspace.

I write this post to those who are open to the idea that it does not hurt to have freshly picked flowers beside your keyboard while you are blog-hopping or writing your new post, go offline for some hours to go on a date, and write a post about how well it went afterwards.

So, for those who are still single, consider. Try dating a blogger.

Basta blogger, sweet lover. πŸ˜€



47 thoughts on “Basta Blogger, Sweet Lover =D

  1. I really agree, “Basta Blogger, sweet lover!”… Parang sarap gawing sticker! hehehe! Tama lalo na yung number 9, Google loves the blogger, which is totoo, dahil most of the info about a person nowadays, could now be searched on-line! =)

      1. Sige, pauso natin yan! Parang sila Jehz nun, merong silang “Patay Gutom”… hehehe! Para kasing astig pakinggan eh, pwede rin siguro gawing print sa tshirt, “BASTA BLOGGER, SWEET LOVER!” Di ba astig?! Hehehe! =)

  2. WOW! I am very impressed. Ang galeng! This what makes writing so beautiful. Beautiful post, no, beautiful piece. hehe:-)

    All you said here are all very true, as in lahat. hehe. naku sinu kaya ang i-ddate kong blogger? Aw non-bloggers n lang ang mag d-date s ating mga sweet lovers. hehe. Patay aku. Toinks! πŸ™‚

  3. Natawa aku sa number 9. hahaha. siguradung safe ang date kasi walang loko lokong blogger. kung merun man, indi mababasa blogs nila. Toinks! O etu n namn yung nasa number 10, favorite expressions and whatnots. Toinks! hehe πŸ™‚

    Favorite ko yung number 1. Whether the blog doesn’t sustain, ang sarap basahin yung mga isinulat natin pag dating ng panahon at ipa mana s ating mga anak at apo. Toinks:-)

    my other favorites are 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2. hahaha!! πŸ™‚

  4. i agree with this line “with the latest trends in the online and offline world, there is always an adventure waiting for you when you date a blogger. There is never a dull moment”

    i had dated a blogger and we were exchanging thoughts about the cyberspace. it seems that we knew already for long time as we are updated to each other’s another thing, if somebody posted an open letter for you to express his feelings, well it is sooo sweeet.

    this is nice post of yours helen, a great writer indeed!

    1. so nag-post ng open letter yung date mo dati che? huwaw, haba ng hair, from singapore to philippines o. nakikita ko na yata yung dulo dito sa window ko hahahaha. πŸ˜›

      tekaaa, past tense. DATED. so, what happened? πŸ˜› naku naman, hahalukayin ko pa yata sa blog mo yung nangyari hahahaha. πŸ˜›

  5. hey yes, dated. singapore to singapore ito hehehe. i have no post about him. he was the one who posted an open letter.

    kulitin mo ko, ibibigay ko link. hahahaha

        1. omg ang cheesy nito che! hahahahahahaha!

          favorite ko:
          “Okay din siguro na tumakbo nalang tayo. Tingnan natin kung matatapos mo yung 5K. bonding na din yon di ba? Tapos pag di mo na kaya, edi bubuhatin nalang kita. Ang sweet kaya non. Nilalagam na nga ako ngayon sa pwesto ko habang sinusulat ko to. Sorry, Adik lang.”

          gusto ko lang iedit yung typo. hahaha. πŸ˜› inemail kaya kita kagabi!!!

  6. Hmmmm… why do i have a feeling that you wrote this post because you’re inspired? teehee <3 I can picture two people upon reading this post πŸ˜›

    1. hi mica! hala. hahahaha. we do derive some things from an abundant supply of inspirations but i believe the principles i outlined here applies to all bloggers, not just to two people. πŸ˜›

  7. I’ve read this na eh and I thought I already left a comment. Waah.

    Anyway, another post of yours that I love! I agree with everything, most especially #2 and #3 πŸ™‚

  8. Totally agree. Dapat talaga gawan ng official banner and group yan tapos yung single male members will got a chance to date other female members. Cool
    Anyway, this is a nice post — very unique.
    I’ll be back for more.

      1. @Helen… sya nga pala ang ganda ng site mo πŸ™‚ hehehe tagal ko na dapat nai-comment ito pero di ko lam kung saang post mo… kaya nagtake-advantage na me here hehehe.. God Bless You always..

    1. Hi Pepper! πŸ˜€ I just saw the influential blogger 2011 results. I am so happy for you! πŸ˜€ Anyway, hail the blogger sweet lovers in us! πŸ˜‰

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