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Valentine’s 2024: Survey says more Filipinos want money over love

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Valentine’s 2024: Survey says more Filipinos want money over love

63 couples exchange vows at the Valentine's Day mass wedding ceremonies officiated by the San Juan local goverment on February 14, 2023.

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The same SWS survey says the number of people who have no love life has gradually increased through the years

MANILA, Philippines – Money is the top wish of Filipinos for Valentine’s Day in 2024, based on a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey conducted in December, and published on Sunday, February 11.

Out of the 1,200 respondents who took part in the survey, 16% answered money, followed only by love (11%), flowers (10%), and apparel (9%).

Graphic from SWS

More men wished for apparel, while more women wished for money.

Filipinos have been grappling with the rising prices of goods in recent years.

Only 1% of respondents wanted to have a child for Valentine’s day, while 0.3% of those surveyed wanted a wedding.

Around 58% of respondents also said they are very happy with their love life, 23% admitted they could be happier, while 19% have no love life.

SWS also noted that the percentage of people who are not in a romantic setup has gradually increased through the years, from 10% in 2002 to 19% in 2023. –

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  1. ET

    It is an excellent survey. Thanks to SWS. Money may not be the wish during Valentine’s but throughout the year. If ever it can be related to politics, it creates a conducive political environment for corruption.

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