A man stays single for a variety of reasons: maybe he just wants to focus on building a career for himself first, maybe he's still not ready to commit since he's having too much time playing the field or he got burned in his last relationship, or maybe he just hasn't found the girl who would make him want to give up his singlehood. Whatever his reasons, for your own sake, when a man tells you he's not yet ready to get into a relationship, you just got to believe him.
Our 20-year-old March Cosmo Online Hunk Marvin Kiefer is one single hottie. He gets real with Cosmo and tells us why he's still single (even if he's such a great catch!) and what would finally make him change his status. Read our third set of Cosmo questions for this GMA-7 stud, and click through our latest set of sizzling photos!
What’s your current relationship status?
Single. Very, very single (laughs).
Are you dating someone?
No, I’m not dating anybody.
But, are you looking for someone to date?
You know, right now, I’m trying to focus on work as much as possible, and my sports and such. But if there’s a girl that I meet along the way, [she's] interesting, then yeah.
How do you know that you’re in love?
I think everybody knows [when] they’re in love because it’s a great feeling from inside, aside from they say, butterflies in the stomach. It’s more of like, you think about the person, you actually care about what the person does. But I dunno, I have a very, I think, different sense of love compared to other people.
How do you know if the girl is “The One” for you?
Well, I dunno I can tell if the girl is The One. I think, you just feel it when it happens.
When was your first relationship?
My first relationship was when I was 15 years old.
Was it anything serious or just puppy love?
Well, at that time, I thought it was serious, that’s how all first relationships are. But now that I’ve had more experience, it was wala, it was just a short relationship, but you know, [it was the] greatest learning experience because it’s [the] first relationship.
How many girlfriends have you had?
I haven’t had many girlfriends, actually. A lot of people think I’m a playboy, chick boy, whatever. But actually, I've only had three girlfriends.
How do you feel about being called a playboy?
'Depends; sometimes I feel offended but sometimes I feel like “Hmm if they actually think I’m a playboy, then I should get my rep up” (laughs). But nah, in truth, I’m so busy with work and sports and stuff, so I actually don’t have time to date girls.
When do you see yourself getting into a relationship?
Right now, I don’t see myself getting into a relationship. But, you never know, because sometimes it happens abruptly in a day, in a month, like that--all of a sudden, you meet a girl, it happens all so quickly. But yeah, right now I’m focusing on my business, focusing on my work. I have a mixed martial arts training center. I part-own it along with my brother and a head coach. So we’re focusing on that, it was our one year anniversary last January and we’re opening a new branch in San Juan next month, in April.
When you do finally court a girl, how do you do it?
Well I’m a kinda offbeat kind of guy, generally in everything I do. So when it comes to every girl, I use a different approach, depends on the girl--how open she is and what she does, if she’s a sporty person or a person who likes to stay at home. So I use a different approach, but mostly I try to show them what I do, my sports and stuff. I try to bring them to a sport that they’re willing to do, that they can try. So they can see me in my natural habitat (laughs).
So if you were to take her out on date, would you make her try different sports?
'Depends. Maybe in the beginning I’d bring her to a dinner, or bring her to a nice spot. But as you get to know each other more, I want to show what I do, you know. And if she can handle it, if she’s comfortable with what I do... A lot of people get scared for my life when I do the sports that I do (laughs).
What would make you commit to a girl?
The girl has to have something special in her. Like I said, there are a lot of pretty girls, so there has to be something she’s interested in. Like, if I see something in her that’s different from the other girls. So yeah, I think the girl has to be fun, and the girl has to be passionate about something, she has to have a hobby of some sort that she’s really, really into. I don’t care what it is, even if it’s collecting stamps, I don’t care. I just need to see the girl, when she wants something, she goes after it. That’s how I see her.
What was the craziest thing you did for love?
I’ve done a lot of crazy things--walked over mountains, rivers…
Yeah, walk through the night to meet her by the day, by sunrise, and meet the girl. Many things--mostly travel to get to the girl.
Have you ever been rejected by a girl before? How do you handle rejection?
I think it’s a good learning experience when you actually experience rejection. It sucks in the beginning, but then after, you learn a lot, and why it happened. You know, like what you did wrong, and what she did wrong, what was wrong in the connection between you two.
How do you handle breakups?
I recover kind of fast from a breakup, because usually when it happens, I go alone. I don’t like talking--most people like talking to heal their wound, talk to their friends and brothers and parents. I like to be alone; go on a holiday, a break, maybe in a secluded area, just to be with myself, to think everything over because sometimes you over analyze, you say this and that's not actually the real thing that happened, you know? “Why did she do this? Why did I do that? I should have done this.” But then, when you’re alone, you finally get to see through your own… I can’t say it, it’s a bad word. It starts with "bull" (laughs).
What was a common reason for the breakup with your exes?
Different reasons. The first one was, I left Cagayan, I left my home town. The second one, it wasn’t working out (laughs). And the third one, I was too busy, I became too busy, so I had to let go of her although I didn’t want to, it’s just that my life was becoming too hectic.
So did she initiate the breakup?
No, I initiated it.
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