Love Is a Battlefield: How to deal with relationship discord (even if you hate Duterte and he doesn’t)

Valentine’s Day is here, but let’s take a quick pause from all the talk about romance for a moment. Relationships aren’t all roses and staycations — love is a battlefield. If we look beyond the lovey-dovey moments, there’s also plenty of quarreling and compromise involved in coupledom. Take 31-year-olds Benedict and Mylene Libunao, a happily married ...

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Survey shows many Filipino women won’t date someone much younger

Survey shows many Filipino women won’t date someone much younger

Sorry folks, but Filipino women won’t date someone ten years younger than them. That’s how it appears to be, based on pollster Social Weather Stations’ (SWS)...

Thank U, Next: The Dessert Museum is doing an anti-Valentine’s promo for people who block their exes on social media

Thank U, Next: The Dessert Museum is doing an anti-Valentine’s promo for people who block their exes on social media

Behold, an anti-Valentine’s Day promo just in time for heart’s day. The Dessert Museum is offering customers 50 percent off, but only if they block their exes on...

Breaking out the big guns, Valentine’s 2019: Hotel dining and staycation specials for the holiday

Breaking out the big guns, Valentine’s 2019: Hotel dining and staycation specials for the holiday

Filipinos are a romantic lot, so Valentine’s Day is a big deal around here. If you’re after an extra-special celebration — one of those fancy, big date night...

Great date spots in Antipolo City: Hip cafes, gorgeous galleries, romantic restaurants, and spas set in nature

Great date spots in Antipolo City: Hip cafes, gorgeous galleries, romantic restaurants, and spas set in nature

Antipolo City, just a two-hour drive away from Manila, sits in the Sierra Madres and consistently pulls in crowds of visiting Manileños, many of whom are attracted by...

Actress Anne Curtis asks lawmakers to support LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination bill

Actress Anne Curtis asks lawmakers to support LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination bill

BuyBust star Anne Curtis posted on Instagram Stories yesterday to encourage senators Vicente “Tito” Sotto, Manny Pacquiao, and Joel Villanueva to support the Sexual...

Manila’s ‘Golden Gays’ sing for their supper

Manila’s ‘Golden Gays’ sing for their supper

Al Enriquez sheds his threadbare street vendor clothes like dead skin and develops a voguish, winking air once he slips into a gauzy gown and wig of tight blond curls. He’s...

UPDATED: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ returns to Manila in screening with live orchestra 

UPDATED: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ returns to Manila in screening with live orchestra 

(UPDATED), 1st UPDATE. Music plays a huge role in Call Me by Your Name and in an upcoming Manila screening of the Oscar-winning film, it’ll play an even bigger one....

Pro basketball player defends LGBT+ community, says ‘labeling sexuality is a joke’

Pro basketball player defends LGBT+ community, says ‘labeling sexuality is a joke’

“Macho” Filipino men may be all about basketball but one of the Philippine Basketball Association’s players just schooled everyone that seeing beyond sexual...

Person pisses off gay nightclub for asking if they have HIV+ people in their establishment

Person pisses off gay nightclub for asking if they have HIV+ people in their establishment

Just when you think Philippine society has made progress, things like this happen. Yesterday, Nectar Nightclub, a gay nightclub located in Taguig City, posted a screenshot of what...


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Coconuts Manila Love & Dating

We’re not kidding when we say we talk about anything and everything. The Coconuts Manila team is here to shake up your comfort zones when it comes to dating. We report on things that you’re too shy to ask about, and we interview people you’re probably dying to talk to (we had a conversation with Manila’s rope queen!). BTW, we’re big fans of a good love story too. Some of our writers actually give good love advice. So don’t be surprised if you see pieces of cheese in here every once in a while.