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Humour trumps good looks in Philippines: poll

Published on Feb 13, 2014 12:12 PM
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Nine in 10 adult Filipinos told survey group Social Weather Stations they would pick "a man/woman who has a sense of humour". -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

MANILA (AFP) - Ugly people with a sense of humour appear to trump their good-looking but dull peers in the Philippines' dating game, according to a pre-Valentine's Day poll published Thursday.

Given a choice, nine in 10 adult Filipinos told survey group Social Weather Stations they would pick "a man/woman who has a sense of humour".

Ten per cent preferred "a man/woman who is good-looking but has no sense of humour."

"It's more interesting to be with someone who has a good personality because good looks will fade over time," said Josefina Natividad, director for the University of the Philippines Population Institute.

 
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