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What does your phone really say about you?

Should you really be canceled just for using Android?

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Years ago, you can tell a lot about a person based on the shoes they’re wearing. Nowadays, people judge you on the smartphone you’re using.

But can your smartphone really tell you who you are as a person? Earlier in August, Cosmopolitan published an article about Mike Johnson from The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise being bad news for owning and using an Android phone. In the United States, iPhone users — particularly women — believe it’s a dealbreaker for Johnson in becoming the next Bachelor.

There’s this “rule” between iPhone users that “green bubbles don’t get replies,” discriminating Android users for basically using Android. Samsung launched a response to defend its user but some people believe it’s the inferiority complex talking.

As an Android user myself, I couldn’t help but jump into the fray. I feel like it’s pathetic that people judge someone else based on the smartphones they use. To finally put this issue to rest, I scanned our comments section and studied how people bash other people for their smartphone preference. I listed down how people perceive you based on the brand of your smartphone, and what you really are.

Samsung

How people see you: People who don’t want to use iPhones even if they can afford it, simply because they believe Samsung is superior.
What you really are: A decent human being worthy of love and respect.

Huawei/Honor

How people see you: People who worship China and Chinese products, and love spying and being spied on.
What you really are: A decent human being worthy of love and respect.

Apple

How people see you: Social-climbing flocking dumdums who think they are elite and far superior to everyone else in the universe.
What you really are: A decent human being worthy of love and respect, except if you judge people based on their financial capabilities and smartphone preference.

OnePlus

How people see you: People who want to think they’re part of some exclusive community, just like iPhone users.
What you really are: A decent human being worthy of love and respect.

Xiaomi

How people see you: Poor people who can only afford cheap and budget smartphones.
What you really are: A decent human being worthy of love and respect.

OPPO

How people see you: Narcissists in love with glass skin and faking their beauty with AI beauty mode.
What you really are: A decent human being worthy of love and respect.

Vivo

How people see you: People who don’t know how to spend their money wisely by buying unreasonably priced smartphones.
What you really are: A decent human being worthy of love and respect.

Realme

How people see you: Mobile photography enthusiasts who think a camera is all you need.
What you really are: A decent human being worthy of love and respect.

Redmi

How people see you: People who think they’re cool for being able to buy a powerful smartphone on a budget.
What you really are: A decent human being worthy of love and respect.

ASUS

How people see you: Someone who takes low-quality photos and doesn’t care because the battery is more important than cameras.
What you really are: A decent human being worthy of love and respect.

Nokia

How people see you: Nostalgic people who still believe that their loyalty can help bring the brand back to its old glory.
What you really are: A decent human being worthy of love and respect.

Sony

How people see you: Loyalists in love with technology yet refuses to accept change in all forms.
What you really are: A decent human being worthy of love and respect.

LG

How people see you: Outdated audiophiles sticking around for the headphone jack when you can already buy dongles.
What you really are: A decent human being worthy of love and respect.

Other smartphone brands

How people see you: Who are you again?
What you really are: A decent human being worthy of love and respect.

By now, I think you’ve seen the pattern. No matter what smartphone you’re using, we are all worthy of love and respect. We deserve someone who isn’t shallow enough that they would base our worth through a smartphone, or a pair of shoes, or lipstick.

These people who judge you — no matter how hot they are — might be good for one night only, but to be brutally honest: I wouldn’t bother screwing someone with that kind of character. After all, there are a lot of beautiful and gorgeous people in the world who would love you for who you are. Don’t lower your standards.

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The future of shopping solves the most basic clothes-buying mistake

It’s like having your own stylist and personal shopper

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One of the most basic shopping mistakes we all make is buying clothes that don’t fit well and don’t look flattering on our bodies. This is nothing new, but it’s easier said than done.

When shopping, you should not just take into account sizing and fit, but also the fabric, cut, and style of a clothing item, as well as your own body type. All these factors affect how something looks like when worn. With the ThinQ Fit, LG hopes to solve these shopping woes, and more.

The ThinQ Fit Collection Zone allows visitors to virtually try clothes on, without having to step into a typical fitting room. It’s an evolution of LG’s original Smart Mirror concept, and uses 3D cameras to get your height, accurate measurements, as well as your body type. It will then suggest styles that would look best on you.

While virtually trying clothes on, you can check the fit map. It’s essentially a heat map that shows you which parts are too tight or too loose. This can also help you check if you should go a size up or down.

With the lookbook mode, you can get a virtual “feel” of the clothes to check the fit and texture. With taps and swipes you can see how a flowy blouse falls on your body. You can also see how an outfit would look like if you tucked it in or rolled its sleeves up.

With tailor mode, you can virtually hem your clothes. Jeans too long for your legs? Just swipe up to see how they look like when altered before even going to the tailor.

It also allows you to virtually style an outfit before buying. When you edit your avatar you can try on different accessories like shoes. This makes it easier to see if your outfit will work with existing items you already own.

The technology is far from final but the idea of having a tool that will help me in my journey of finding my personal style is exciting, to say the least. Seeing what’s flattering for my body type, as well as cuts and textures that look best on me without going to a physical store takes the joy out of retail therapy; but if the future of shopping means saving so much time and being wiser about my purchases, sign me up.

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How to make your crush view your Instagram Story

Three easy steps to get that validation

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Catching up with friends entails a discussion about your love life. Being single for a long time, a friend asked if I were dating someone new. I responded gleefully, “no, I’m not dating anyone but I have a new crush I met at an event.”

Giggly about my newfound love interest, my friend advised me how to tease my crush. However, it’ll only work if we’re following each other on Instagram. To see if my friend’s strategy works, we used our own accounts and to my surprise, we succeeded.

While it may yield different results, here are three easy steps you can do to make your crush view your Instagram story.

Step 1: Post a story you want your crush to see

Uploading a story feels like a small window to our lives. Make sure the photo you upload is something that you want your crush to see. It’s like making an impression, and you only have one shot if he/she ever sees your story. I posted my gym photos and pizza stories — something that both my crush and I enjoy.

Step 2: Edit your story settings

Here’s the not-so-tricky part! We’re calling it the hide-unhide strategy. When your story is uploaded, immediately adjust your story settings and hide your story from your crush. Save it, and then change the story settings again to unhide the story. This strategy beats Instagram’s algorithm and pushes your story to one of the first stories he/she can view.

Step 3: Enjoy the validation

As long as you and your crush follow each other on Instagram and regularly use the app, then it’s guaranteed that he/she will view your story. Enjoy the frickin’ validation. I’ve been doing it for almost a month now, and I always giggle whenever I see my crush’s name.

There are times that the strategy won’t push you to the first story he/she can view. For some reason, my friend tried hiding and unhiding her story to me, and she only ended up being second on the queue. Instagram still prioritizes the accounts you engage with the most through reacts and direct messages. However, being at the first five ensures you have a shot at making an impression that lasts.

Now, hurry and make your crush view your story. It won’t be long before Instagram’s algorithm changes again!

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6 shows on Netflix with hot sex scenes

Netflix keeps it wild and steamy

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The following is intended for readers 18+

Netflix has a variety of shows that you can enjoy: From romantic comedies that make you blush to thriller films that make your heart race. Common knowledge, but Netflix also has a lot of TV series with steamy sex scenes.

Below are six shows on Netflix with sexy scenes. If you’re looking for a show that’ll give you a wild, hookup idea or make you drool over someone, you’ve come (pun not intended) to the right place. And oh, there are spoilers ahead so read at your own risk.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Photo by GadgetMatch | Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 1, Episode 3 (06:20)

Marvel’s Jessica Jones has the thrill you’re looking for — crimes, investigation, murder, and wild sex scenes. Its season 3 may have a lot of sexy scenes, but nothing can beat the first episodes in its first season.

I mean, come on! Luke Cage and Jessica Jones — two powerful superhumans — thrusting while moaning hard, and breaking the bed? That’s WILD.

Riverdale

Photo by GadgetMatch | Riverdale Season 3, Episode 5 (15:00)

Sure, it’s all about murders in Riverdale town, but teens from Riverdale are so hormonal, they’re also obsessed with sex. Some of the hottest scenes are from Season 3, Episode 5 (15:00) where Veronica uses her connections to get to Archie — and have sex in the locker room.

Another is from Season 4, Episode 2 (04:00) when Betty and Jughead started making out in front of Archie and Veronica. At first, you’ll think it’s going to be a foursome, but the two had their one-on-one session in another room instead.

Elite

Photo by GadgetMatch | Elite Season 1, Episode 3 (48:58)

Another teen series starring some of the casts from the popular La Casa de Papel, Elite follows three teenagers who transferred to an elite school. If you think this is some high school drama, you’re kidding yourself. It has a lot of murder, alcohol, party, and of course, sex.

Starting with Season 1, Episode 1 (20:40, 41:43) where a shower and bed scene happened while the couples were being watched. Then, there’s Season 1, Episode 3 (47:41) where a threesome between two guys and a girl happened, and Season 2 Episode 2 (38:28) where two guys did the deed while someone beside them is sleeping.

Orange is the New Black

Photo by GadgetMatch | Orange is the New Black Season 3, Episode 2 (54:08)

Orange is the New Black has a lot of girl on girl scenes, obviously because the show took place in a women’s prison. The show follows Piper Kerman’s memoir when she was indicted for money-laundering and drug-trafficking.

One of the hottest scenes in the show was between Alex Vause and Piper Chapman. At Season 3, Episode 2 (54:08), Alex and Piper had a “fight” that led to pushing, grabbing, and a hair-pulling sex scene. There was a lot of strength and aggression.

Sense8

Photo by GadgetMatch | Sense8 Season 2, Episode 1 (53:12)

Sense8 might be a sci-fi drama revolving around the theme of “connection,” with lots of superhuman powers but its sex scenes are abundant. At the finale of Season 1 and during the first episode of Season 2, an orgy happened. Most of the scenes were shown in unrealistic places like inside a toilet cubicle.

Sense8 is filled with steamy sex scenes that might make you want to stay away from your favorite adult sites. Maybe you can just use this as a buffer for your date night. You can really get them in the mood with the show’s intriguing plot and steamy scenes.

Bodyguard

Photo by GadgetMatch | Bodyguard Episode 2 (57:08)

What’s hotter than having a relationship with someone you’re not supposed to be with? Say, someone older than you, your client, or probably your direct superior at work? At Bodyguard, fans reveled at the sexual tension between the hot bodyguard David Budd and hot politician Julia Montague.

In the second and third episodes, the sexual tension hit a fever pitch with fear and anger becoming one of the driving forces for both David and Julia to do the deed — even though it’s going to get things complicated. Also, nothing sounds sexier than hearing someone as hot as David being polite while humping you on a desk.

Bonus: The Witcher

Photo by GadgetMatch | The Witcher Season 1, Episode 3 (14:00)

The Witcher has been the talk of the town lately — from memes to incredible fight scenes, and its nudity. Almost every episode has it, but the scene between Istredd and Yennefer at Episode 3 is something to watch out for. *wink emoji*

Finding the right show to Netflix & Chill to

Identifying a scene as hot, wild, and steamy is purely subjective. Some shows might be hot for you, some might not. However, the key to enjoying these shows is to watch and dive into the story. Follow the plot and understand the dynamics between the characters.

The plot is integral since it builds sexual tension. And honestly, we’re always pumped in those moments where we can’t wait for the characters to “just do it.” 😏

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