This week: Lying about traveling, preferring our pets, and feeling guilty about being mean.

92 percent

Americans who prefer “a partner with a great personality over a great body,” according to Planet Fitness. They also value “a sense of humor” (76 percent) and “a positive attitude” (73 percent) more than a hot bod.

83 percent

U.S. adults who “admit they could have been more kind even to their significant other in the past month,” according to Dignity Health. In addition, 74 percent “feel that adults could learn a lot about kindness by watching how children interact with the world.”

42 percent

Millennial pet owners who are in relationships but “if given the choice, they would rather snuggle with their pet(s) than their romantic partner,” according to Zulily. Also, “71 percent of millennial pet owners would take a pay cut if it meant they could bring their pet(s) to work with them every day.”

31 percent

Business travelers who don’t tell “their spouses or significant others” when they do something fun on those business trips, according to National Car Rental. “One fourth even go so far as to avoid posting on social media about fun times had while on the road.”

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