SWS: 3 out of 5 Pinoys choose career over love


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MANILA, Philippines - A survey from the Social Weather Station (SWS) revealed that a majority of Filipinos prefer career over love.

3 out of 5 Pinoys choose career over love

The survey which was conducted on December 8-16, 2017 to 1,200 respondents nationwide, asked the question, “In case you have to choose between your love life and career, which of these two would you choose?”

3 out of 5 Filipinos choose career over love
3 out of 5 Filipinos choose career over love | Photo Courtesy: Social Weather Stations

A majority or 59% Filipinos chose career and 41% chose love life. That’s 3 out of 5 Filipinos choosing career over love.

From those who chose career, women scored a bit higher (60%) than men (57%).

Those who are single were also more likely to pick career compared to those with love life.

Filipinos who are in relationships seem to be satisfied as 57% described their love life as “very happy, 29% “it could be happier” while there were 14% who said they “don’t need to have a love life.”

But why choose?

The survey also revealed that Filipinos enjoy having the best of both worlds, balancing career and love.

Balancing love and career is possible
Balancing love and career is possible | Photo Courtesy: Social Weather Survey
Balancing love and career is possible
Balancing love and career is possible Photo Courtesy: Social Weather Survey

An outstanding majority of 84% believe that Filipinos can be successful at both career and love life. 66% even confirmed that they had experienced having a successful career and a happy love live at the same time.

Married people are happier with their love life

Married people are happiest about their love life
Married people are happiest about their love life | Photo Courtesy: Social Weather Stations

It also seems like marriage is a key to a happy love life. 71% of married men and 62% of married women were “very happy” with their love life, compared with 62% of men and 53% of women who are with a live-in partner.

Young and single men are happier

The survey also showed that young single men are actually happier than female single women.

Young single men are happier than young single women
Young single men are happier than young single women | Photo Courtesy: Social Weather Stations

45% of single men aged 18-34 years old said they were “very happy”, compared with only 28% single women.

Only 21% of men and 23% of women who are single, admitted that they are “very happy” with their love life.

Consistently happy

A previous SWS survey conducted back in 2016 also seemed to confirm several of the results.

Filipinos are consistently “very happy” with their relationships
Filipinos are consistently “very happy” with their relationships | Photo Courtesy: Social Weather Stations

Back in 2016, majority of Filipinos 57% were “very happy” with their love life while only 29% said “it could be happier.

Results of marriage and happy love life also remained consistent. Back then, a majority of 65% married Filipinos described their love life as “very happy,” compared to 56% of Filipinos with live-in partners.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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