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2 out of 4 people prefer boring friends who always treat

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Sep. 22, 19 | 4:14 pm

Do you have people in your circle whose personalities you want to change?

Maybe you have some friends who annoy you because all they want is what’s inside your wallet. Or maybe you know people who don’t mind spending money whenever you guys hang out. You might also have some friends who light up the room with their personality, and those who make everything seem only serene and quiet.

Sometimes, when it comes to friends, you just can’t have it all.

The Filipino Times, through its poll segment “Tanong ng Bayan”, tried to find out what kind of friends they are willing to hang out with—the boring one who always treats you in dinners and adventures, or the fun one that always asks for you to pay for everything.

Around 50% of the respondents chose the boring friend.

These respondents would rather have someone dull than having their hard-earned money stripped off by the fun friend.

One of the netizens, Emely Pambid, said “[I choose] galante [na friend] pero boring. Allergic ako sa puro na lang palibre.”

Netizen April Divinagracia, added that fun friends mean nothing if they are always asking you to treat them. “Mahalaga na kapag lumalabas, may pera. Kahit gaano pa siya ka-funny at wild, kung walang pera, pangit din. So I prefer ‘yong galante kahit boring,” she said.

Some respondents even said they don’t need a fun friend because they can be the fun ones.

“Doon ako sa boring friend, dahil ako naman ang magiging kwela sa kanya,” said netizen Pindodido Hernandez.

However, around 33% of the respondents chose the fun friend who always asks to be treated on hangouts. Netizen Liza Cabal Elizarde said she wants to be happy even if she’s the one spending for it.

“I choose the kwelang kaibigan. Hindi na bale kung ilibre ko siya at least masaya kami sa day off namin. Mababawasan ang lungkot,” she said.

Mini Mari, one of the netizens, said she doesn’t mind treating the fun friend once in a while, as long as the friend makes her happy.

“Napakalungkot na nga ng buhay. Kapag ang kaibigan ko ay kwela, may makikinig sa akin at magpasaya kahit paano,” she said.

A few respondents, meanwhile, answered that there should be a give-and-take process between friends.

“Wala akong pipiliin, dapat ang totoong kaibigan matuto ng give-and-take para masaya,” said netizen Maria Jocelyn Torreno.

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