1. We are not spoiled brats.
Many people think that being an only child means having all the things we want in the world and getting them in an instant. But in reality, that’s not always what happens. We're no different from other kids who were taught that there are limitations to wants, so you don’t have to worry about us throwing a fit in public just because you didn’t buy the lipstick we've been lusting after.
2. We’re sabik to have a big brother.
Aside from being our special someone, we'll probably think of you as the kuya we never had. But don't get creeped out! We just like the feeling of having a protective and thoughtful boyfriend who makes sure we're always safe.
3. We’re a bit more selosa than most girls…
Blame it on growing up in an environment where we had undivided attention. You can expect more frowning faces and rolling eyes from us than from other women when we see you chatting with a girl in school or at work.
4. But that doesn’t mean we’re selfish freaks.
We *may* give you the cold shoulder once in a while, but we also know when to stop. After all, at the end of the day, we know we're the ones who matter most to you.
5. We are more mature than you think.
Being an only child doesn’t mean we are automatically immature! In fact, you can count on us to handle tough situations, because we were trained to deal with them independently and without siblings to help us out.
6. We are expressive when it comes to our feelings.
Growing up, we didn’t have a hard time opening up to our parents or showing them how much we love them. So believe us when we say that we love you, because we really mean it.
7. Our parents are overprotective...
Being an unica hija can be difficult, because we get less freedom than most of our millennial counterparts. Our curfews are set and our whereabouts are strictly monitored, so expect a few hysterical phone calls if we stay out any time after 10 p.m.
8. But gaining their trust is not a hard thing.
Our parents might sound a little scary, but trust us, they have a soft spot, too! Just be yourself and earn their trust, and they’ll give their 100 per cent "yes" to you.