A Filipino Valentines Special: Does not Having a Love Life Frustrating At All?

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Valentine’s day is approaching and every single people are anticipating something for this special event but there’s something interesting about this year. Surprisingly, to the most recent survey by private pollster Social Weather Stations, the number of Filipinos who claimed that they had no love life reached an all-time high.

In its November 2020 survey, the SWS discovered that 18% of adult Filipinos do not have a love life, the highest since 2016, 2017 and 2019, when 14% of adult Filipinos announced that they did not have a love life. Half of Filipino adults shared they had a very happylove life, the lowest since 2014, when just 49 percent said they had a very happy love life.

Along with this, the remaining 31% said that their love life might be happier. The SWS highlighted that among married men and women, satisfaction with love life is greater, while among those with live-in partners, those who said their love life could be happier are greater.

In the meantime, the survey also found that only 39% of adult Filipinos said they would celebrate Valentine’s Day, while 31% were unsure and 27% said they wouldn’t celebrate it. 45 percent would go to church or attend religious services for those celebrating Valentine’s Day, 27 percent would give gifts to their spouse or loved ones, 25 percent would cook special food for their spouse or loved ones at home, and 11 percent would send Valentine’s greetings.

From November 21 to 25, 2020, the SWS survey was carried out using face-to-face interviews with 1,500 adults nationwide, with 600 coming from Balance Luzon and 300 coming from Metro Manila, Visayas and Mindanao.

But despite these survey and numbers, here’s something also interesting. Some happy singles found joy in their isolation, fortified by procuring fun experiences that can be had outside of a relationship, such as traveling or discovering new hobbies. They used their time alone to replenish themseleves  and be motivated by concentrating on themselves in these moments

This might also be reminder that the number of people increasinh this year doesn’t assure that people are always lonely. May filipinos find something good in their singlehood.

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