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    Posted on Dec 29, 2015

    Here's What Might Have Happened If José Rizal Had Tinder

    "I'm a lover. Of my country. Also of women."

    It's no secret that the Philippines' national hero was a little too popular with the girls wherever he went.

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    So if they had Tinder in his time, he'd probably download it immediately. And his profile would look something like this:

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    He'd swipe right to all the ~apples of his eyes~...

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    ...and he'd realize it's more convenient than writing letters.

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    At first he'd be awkward. As awkward as he felt whenever he's around his first love, Segunda Katigbak:

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    He'd make a few mistakes...

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    (Rizal sent love notes to Valenzuela using invisible ink using common table salt and water. These notes can be read by heating it over a candle or lamp.)

    ...but he'd soon be killin' it. As he does with everything else.

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    He'd match almost everyone, including Belgian girl Suzanne, who became *kinda* obsessed with him.

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    And Nellie Boustead, whom Antonio Luna was persuading but only had eyes for José.

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    And Adelina, Nellie's sister. This girl, he liked, but ~religious beliefs~ got in the way so...

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    Of course, he'd match with O Sei San, the girl who almost got him settled in Japan if not for his strong sense of patriotism.

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    His conversation with Consuelo, the ~Crush ng Bayan~ and the girl who dumped him for someone else, would probably look like this:

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    Which he probably deserved, given that he led on quite a number of women, including Gertrude Beckett:

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    Rizal was known to play pranks on his wife, Josephine Bracken. So instead of a flirtatious convo, theirs would probably look like this:

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    And his some of his humor would probably rub on her too, at some point.

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    Have a meaningful Rizal Day, Philippines!

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    And stay breezy like José. 😉

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