A recent Asian relationship survey has found that more Thais prefer playing with their smartphones over sex, Filipinos are the most affectionate lovers, and the Vietnamese are the most content with their relationships.
Prudential conducted a study exploring the state of relationships in the region based on 10 surveyed countries. Respondents lived in Asia-Pacific countries such as Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.
In the very revealing study, 5,000 people aged 25-55 from the region were interviewed. The index ranked each country based on its relationship score.
According to the index, the average relationship score for the region is 68/100, which means their desired relationship needs were only fulfilled 68% of the time.
In the region, couples in Vietnam were found to be the most satisfied with their relationships, with a top score of 83%. Only 8% of Vietnamese ever considered leaving their partners. On the other hand, the Chinese were the least satisfied, ranking 10th in the group with only a 54% satisfaction score.
The survey also revealed that the most affectionate country in the region is the Philippines, with 87% of the respondents saying “I love you” to their partners every week. About 68% even do so every day. The average number of people in the region saying “I love you” at least once a week is 57%.
Hong Kong ranked the least affectionate with only 39% of adults doing so each week. An even lower number, 29%, considered it an important expression of love.
Interestingly, 51% of Thais admitted that their partners preferred playing with their smartphones than having sex with them. Understandably, 28% said they consider leaving their partners every single day.
Overall, many in the region felt that technology is disrupting their relationships at home. To spend more time with the ones they love, 96% of Filipino and Indonesian respondents consider having technology-free days.
The rest of the findings from the index released earlier this month can be found here.