Filipino couples lead Asia in relationship satisfaction

Jessica Fenol, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 10 2017 11:55 AM

MANILA - Filipino couples are among the most satisfied in their relationships in Asia, next only to Cambodia, according to a study by pre-need provider Pru Life UK.

Based on the 2017 Pru Life Relationship Index, which polled respondents in 10 countries, 79 percent of Filipino couples are satisfied with their relationships, 7 points behind Cambodia.

Vietnam placed third, followed by Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and China.

“Research shows that better relationships directly translate to a greater sense of well-being and significant improvement in health and longevity,” Pru Life UK Chief Marketing Officer Allan Tumbaga said.

Filipinos are also the most expressive, with 86 percent saying they express their affection to their partner verbally. Another 80 percent said they were honest with their partners, according to the study.

Asked to look ahead to 2050, 80 percent said divorce will be social norm and same-sex unions will be legalized by that time, according to the study.

Filipino couples also expect their partners to be more responsible, more attentive and more communicative, it said.