February 14 could ever be lovelier art thou when spent well with a loved one, whether they’re families or literal lovers. Yesterday of being the day of love in capital letters prompted Social Weather Stations to tackle the question: What type of person Filipinos are more attracted to? Some might say Heterosexual, as is the most common attraction there is. Some might even say Homosexual as it is becoming more and more of cultural acceptance.
However, it happens to be that Filipinos are attracted to people’s brains.
Uh, not flesh-eating zombies, per se, but that the survey suggests that Filipinos are much more attracted to intelligence than the body, also known as sapiosexuality.
According to the polls released on Valentine’s Day, 81% of the 1,200 Filipino adults would rather have a partner with smarts than looks, while 18% said they are more attracted to a person’s brains than body.
“This is similar to December 2002, when 81% said they prefer brains over body and 18% said they prefer body over brains,” SWS noted.
It “hardly varies” among males by civil status, ranging between 77% and 79%, according to SWS.
Furthermore, the survey showed that 54% of the respondents stated their love life is “very happy”, whilst 32% percent said their love life “could be happier,” while 14% said they “do not have a love life.”
“The December 2019 survey found 60% of men saying they are very happy with their love life, higher than the 49% among women,” SWS noted.
The survey showed that married men (72%) have a happier love life compared with men with live-in partner (64%) and single men (26%).
It is quite the same with women, as those who are married (58%) said that they have a “very happy” love life, followed by live-in partner (51%) and then single women (26%).
Among those who answered most that their love life “could be happier” are men with live-in partner (36%) and women with live-in partner (48%).