SWS: 50% of Filipinos ‘very happy’ with their love life

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 12) — A survey by the Social Weather Stations revealed that 50% of adult Filipinos said they are very happy with their love life, the lowest since the 49% recorded in 2014.

The poll conducted from November 21 to 25 also reported that 31% of the respondents said their romantic relationship could be happier, while 18% said they do not have one, which is a new-all time high, beating 14% recorded in 2016, 2017, and 2019.

Some 39% of those surveyed said they would celebrate Valentine’s Day, 31% undecided, and 27% will not celebrate.

The likelihood to celebrate on Feb. 14 is high among those with very happy love life at 50%, while 36% of those who think they could be happier said they would. Even though single, 13% of those who have no love life said they would still celebrate it.

Moreover, almost half of those who said they will observe Valentine’ Day, or 45%, would go to church or attend religious services, 27% would give gifts to their spouse or loved ones, 25% would make special home-cooked meals, and 11% would send greetings online or through text.

Meanwhile, the survey also said that 50% among men and women are very happy with their love life.

Married men are the happiest with 64%, followed by those with a live-in partner (53%), and single men (22%). For women, those who are happy in their relationship are also highest among those married at 63%, then by those with live-in partner (57%), and single women (18%).

For those with live-in partners, 46% of men who have one said they could be happier, followed by those married (33%) and those single (18%). Among women, the same is also observed with those with live-in partners at 42%, married women at 35%, and single women at 16%.

By age, 35% of those in the age group 18–24-year-old said they have very happy love life. This further increases among 25–34-year-olds and 35–44-year-olds at 54% and 58%, respectively. Percentage of those who share the same sentiment declines to 51% among 45–54-year-olds, and 49% among 55-year-olds and above.

Happiness with love life among men is highest among 35-44-year-olds at 57%, while women in age group 25-34 years old are the happiest with 63%.

There is also no connection between the celebration of Valentine’s Day and the happiness in love life with fear of COVID-19 and their outlook on the pandemic.

The survey was done through face-to-face interviews that involved 1,500 adults across the country.