Sorry folks, but Filipino women won’t date someone ten years younger than them.
That’s how it appears to be, based on pollster Social Weather Stations’ (SWS) survey, which was released last night.
The survey shows that 46 percent of female respondents said they were “definitely not willing” to date someone 10 years younger than them.
However, male respondents were more open-minded about being the older person in the relationship — 29 percent said they were “definitely willing” and 19 percent said they were “somewhat willing” to have a relationship with someone 10 years younger.
It also appears that men are open to the idea of being with someone older than them. 25 percent of the male respondents said they were “definitely willing” to have a relationship with someone 10 years older; 18 percent said they were “somewhat willing.”
But the female respondents appeared even more likely to date someone a decade older. 30 percent said they were “definitely willing” to be with someone 10 years older while 24 percent said they were “somewhat willing.”
When respondents were asked if a couple’s age gap matters in a relationship, the respondents were almost evenly split. 33 percent said it “definitely matters” and 17 percent said it “somewhat matters” but 28 percent of the people surveyed believe it “definitely does not matter” and 13 percent said it “somewhat does not matter.”
The survey also found that only about half of the respondents were happy with their love lives. 53 percent of the men and 50 percent of the women said they were “very happy” with their romantic lives.
Those who are happiest are married, with 64 percent married men saying they were extremely happy and 59 percent married women reporting feeling the same thing.
There are apparently also more single women than there are single men. 59 percent of the women surveyed said they were single while only 43 percent of the men said they were.
The results of SWS’ survey was based on face-to-face interviews with 1,440 adults based in Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. SWS conducted the survey on Dec. 16–19, 2018.