Look at this guy. With his mestizo good looks, razor sharp jawline, and golden boy swagger, he looks like he could sweep any poor, unsuspecting female off her feet. But you'd be surprised to know that beneath his strong, alpha male appeal, Benedict Campos is actually a real sweetie.
This week, our August Online Hunk candidly talks about his past relationships (two to be exact, both long term and non-showbiz) and gives his two cents on falling in and out of love. From letting go and bouncing back from a breakup to relationship dealbreakers and misconceptions about men, he dishes sensible advice like a pro who's been to heartbreak hell and lived to tell the tale. Hot, wise, and sensitive? Now, that's sexy.
Read more from his interview below to see what this relationship guru has to say.
How do you know when you’re in love?
I really want her to go out with me. For me ganun lang ‘yun. Kasi I don’t really date around, so if we go out then I really like her.
How many times have you been in love?
I’ve been in love twice in my life.
Can you tell us more about that?
‘Yung isa back in high school to college pa. Pero ngayon wala na.
How long did these relationships last?
The first was more than five years. We were together high school to college so medyo matagal na rin. The second one was around two years. Nawala na 'yung connection [namin] sa isa’t-isa
What are some of your relationship dealbreakers?
Going out with another guy. If she cheats on me, wala nang second chance. Once you do it, puwede mo gawin ulit.
How do you know when it’s time to let go?
Wala na ‘yung spark or magic that made it happen. Corny answer, but it’s true na ganun; you just know it. Kailangan honest ka sa sarili mo at sa partner mo na wala na talaga ‘yung thing that made you fall in love.
What would you do to bounce back from a breakup?
[Be] with friends. Both times ‘yun ‘yung ginawa ko. I have this group of friends na talagang they know me as well as my family knows me. At ease ako sa kanila.
What do you think is women’s biggest misconception about men?
Sinasabi ng girls na ‘di kami sensitive enough. But I am and I’m sure a lot of guys are sensitive din.
Would you go out with a friend’s ex?
I actually did that. I went out with a friend’s ex. But my friend [knew] about it and I asked permission.
What love advice can you give?
Just be honest and truthful and loyal to your partner.
You usually play confident bad boy types on TV.
Not really bad boy naman [in Makapiling Kang Muli]. More like rebeldeng brother sa sister ko. Sa Together Forever more like a campus heartthrob na star athlete ang dating [ko]. Pero 'yung girlfriend ko kasi dun trophy girlfriend.
Why do you think girls tend to fall in love with bad boys?
I think ‘yung appeal. Mas marami talagang nice guys out there. Pero siguro ‘yung “bad guys” na sinasabi nila ay ‘yung mga confident na guy. Lumalabas ‘yung confidence ng guy na mas gusto ng mga girls.
Are you a good boy or a bad boy?
I’m a good boy.
Outfit: Shirt, model's own. Pants from Topman. Blazer from Folded and Hung.
Watch for next week's feature on Cosmo Online Hunk Benedict Campos on August 22, Wednesday!
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