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Karina Bautista shares her views on online dating: ‘I have nothing against it naman’

‘Love Bites’ actress Karina Bautista talks about her latest role in the latest eight-episode YouTube anthology series.

Karina Bautista shares her views on online dating: ‘I have nothing against it naman’-Rhea Manila Santos
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10/01/2022 09:00 AM
Karina Bautista shares her views on online dating: ‘I have nothing against it naman’
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After being paired with actor Gello Marquez in the Love Bites episode “One Post Away,” Karina Bautista said it was not hard to build chemistry with the former Idol Philippines finalist turned actor.

“Actually first time ko maka-work with Gello and ma-meet siya na parang outside ng ABS-CBN studio. So we didn’t know each other talaga so I was super scared na baka maging awkward, na baka hindi namin ma-play ng maganda yung mga materyal na ibinigay sa amin. But in fairness nag-click kami and we really had a good time and I think naging leeway pa ito sa aming friendship dahil nakapag-usap kami after the taping and we really enjoyed each other’s company. So I’m really looking forward to working with Gello even more,” she admitted. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In the Love Bites episode, Karina and Gello end up forming an unexpected connection online. In real life, Karina admitted she has yet to experience virtual dating.

“I haven’t tried using dating apps but I have nothing against it naman. And I think I found a lot of friends in social media because of these apps. Nag-gain ako ng sobrang daming connections from all over the world and actually pag nakaka-relate ako sa isang tao, mahilig naman ako mag-reply sa mga stories nila. And doon nagsisimula yung mga conversations naman. So it’s a really good conversation starter,” she said. 

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Whenever she meets new friends online, Karina said she wants to keep it casual and friendly so everyone is comfortable.

“Ang unang intention ko talaga is to be friends and to further know that person. So it started off kung ano yung dati nyang tweet and I would react or say something about it and I would make it very humorous lang para hindi naman siya masyadong nakakatakot at hindi aggressive yung dating. Para may sense of comfortability agad para mag-open up yung tao,” she explained. 

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As one of the busiest actresses in the industry this year, Karina admitted she is very grateful for all the projects being assigned to her.

“I think my career is doing very good and I’ve been reaching my dreams. I’ve been working really hard and I’m in a happy and calm state. Everything I’ve been manifesting has been given. I’m with the RCD Narratives team and I’m here and the story was great. Sobrang thankful ako na binigyan kami ng isang materyal na ganito, sobrang nakakakilig at madaming makaka-relate na tao. So I’m manifesting lang na sana madaming makapanuod nito, makakuha ng lessons, and of course sana ma-touch din natin yung puso ng mga viewers and mga PIlipino,” she added. 

Watch Gello Marquez and Karina Bautista in the Love Bites episode “One Post Away. Love Bites is composed of eight different stories of love featuring some of the brightest Kapamilya stars. This “Made For YouTube” offering will stream every Friday at 8 p.m.