Checking out your Japanese girlfriend’s room

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goo Ranking recently took a look at what people would want to check out the first time they visited their partner’s room, for both women checking out their boyfriends and men checking out their girlfriends.

Demographics

Between the 20th and 22nd of August 2009 1,077 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private online questionnaire. 51.1% of the sample were male, 8.4% in their teens, 14.2% in their twenties, 26.7% in their thirties, 28.2% in their forties, 11.1% in their fifties, and 11.2% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

It is interesting to note that many of the answers seem to centre around checking out that your partner is not already attached – I don’t really know what the motivation for that is.

I also haven’t a clue what’s behind sniffing your partner’s pillow, and I don’t really think I want to know!

As a cross-reference, perhaps, last year I looked at scary home life of friends of the opposite sex.

Ranking result

Q: What would you want to check the first time you visit your boyfriend’s room? (Sample size=527, women)

Rank Score
1Overall atmosphere of the room100
2How tidy the room is59.4
3His behaviour53.1
4Whether the toilet’s been cleaned48.4
5That there’s no female make-up, accessories lying around41.4
6Whether there is moe figurines (NSFW link!) lying around39.1
7How tidy the kitchen is26.6
8His old photos21.1
9The number of toothbrushes20.3
10=How many comic books he has17.2
10=That there’s no female shoes in the shoes box17.2
12Kinds of DVDs he has15.6
13The kinds of mugs he has14.8
14Pillow smell12.5
15=That there’s no washing piled up11.7
15=The insides of his fridge11.7
15=The insides of his rubbish bins11.7
18=Whether the bathroom’s been cleaned10.9
18=That there’s nothing hidden under the bed10.9
20How many mobile phones, mobile phone chargers he has8.6

Q: What would you want to check the first time you visit your girlfriend’s room? (Sample size=550, men)

Rank Score
1Overall atmosphere of the room100
2How tidy the room is78.8
3How tidy the kitchen is72.1
4Her behaviour60.6
5Whether the toilet’s been cleaned57.7
6Whether there’s an ashtray39.4
7That there’s no washing piled up30.8
8Whether the bathroom’s been cleaned28.8
9Her old photos26.0
10The number of toothbrushes23.1
11That there’s no male toiletries, accessories lying around21.2
12=How many comic books she has18.3
12=The insides of her fridge18.3
14That there’s no male shoes in the shoes box17.3
15Kinds of DVDs she has16.3
16=Pillow smell13.5
16=How many mobile phones, mobile phone chargers she has13.5
18=The insides of her rubbish bins12.5
18=That there’s nothing hidden under the bed12.5
20The type of computer she has10.6
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3 comments »

  1. Roaf said,
    September 28, 2009 @ 12:49

    That’s interesting because a girl came to my flat recently and criticized the smell of my pillows. She said they smelled like a homeless person!
    (Fortunately, by that time the deed had already been done!)
    But pillow smell is not something I’ve ever given much thought to.
    In future I’ll go crazy with the fabric softener.

  2. iluvcoco said,
    October 1, 2009 @ 22:41

    O-O indeed!
    pillows smell!
    WTF!
    Thank God I don’t even have a pillow, I sleep on a hammock and it surelly smells like farts 😛

  3. iluvcoco said,
    October 1, 2009 @ 22:41

    ^-^

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