As the times change and society evolves, so has love and dating. Gone are the days when a boy would serenade a girl outside her window. Instead, there is social media and all sorts of dating apps who can play the role matchmaker. Meeting the parents is no longer a requirement before courting someone. In fact, meeting any family member is seen as a big commitment that some couples are not ready for. One example of a modern-day couple is Macopa (Heaven Peralejo) and Apol (Kid Yambao) from Pamilya Ko!
Wireless earbuds are becoming more and more popular which is why you should never expect that another person can hear you. Most people have figured out a different way of calling out a person’s attention, but apparently Luz (Sylvia Sanchez) and Fernan (Joey Marquez) did not get the memo. When the Mabunga parents first met Macopa, she was wearing wireless earbuds and did not hear a single word that was said in the conversation.
Sneaking around is more common than you think. Back then, a man had to ask permission from the father before courting a woman. Nowadays, there are times when the parents are last to know about the relationship. So, teens have gotten clever at finding ways to sneak off, especially when the family is against dating.
While the youth tends to shy away from introducing each other to the parents, couples can be more mature early on. This could be because of how easy it is to share a personal experience on social media. You can learn from one another just by reading their story on the internet. At the end of the day, this makes them more determined to fight for love.
Young couples are also more comfortable with physical displays of affection. While there are ways to have safe sex, most are not educated enough on the subject. In the case of this Pamilya Ko couple, it is a good thing that Apol is willing to take responsibility and help Macopa as much as he can now that she is pregnant. But the two have no idea what they are getting themselves into.