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.
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.
Q: What would you want to check the first time you visit your boyfriend’s room? (Sample size=527, women)
Rank Score 1 Overall atmosphere of the room 100 2 How tidy the room is 59.4 3 His behaviour 53.1 4 Whether the toilet’s been cleaned 48.4 5 That there’s no female make-up, accessories lying around 41.4 6 Whether there is moe figurines (NSFW link!) lying around 39.1 7 How tidy the kitchen is 26.6 8 His old photos 21.1 9 The number of toothbrushes 20.3 10= How many comic books he has 17.2 10= That there’s no female shoes in the shoes box 17.2 12 Kinds of DVDs he has 15.6 13 The kinds of mugs he has 14.8 14 Pillow smell 12.5 15= That there’s no washing piled up 11.7 15= The insides of his fridge 11.7 15= The insides of his rubbish bins 11.7 18= Whether the bathroom’s been cleaned 10.9 18= That there’s nothing hidden under the bed 10.9 20 How many mobile phones, mobile phone chargers he has 8.6
Q: What would you want to check the first time you visit your girlfriend’s room? (Sample size=550, men)
Rank Score 1 Overall atmosphere of the room 100 2 How tidy the room is 78.8 3 How tidy the kitchen is 72.1 4 Her behaviour 60.6 5 Whether the toilet’s been cleaned 57.7 6 Whether there’s an ashtray 39.4 7 That there’s no washing piled up 30.8 8 Whether the bathroom’s been cleaned 28.8 9 Her old photos 26.0 10 The number of toothbrushes 23.1 11 That there’s no male toiletries, accessories lying around 21.2 12= How many comic books she has 18.3 12= The insides of her fridge 18.3 14 That there’s no male shoes in the shoes box 17.3 15 Kinds of DVDs she has 16.3 16= Pillow smell 13.5 16= How many mobile phones, mobile phone chargers she has 13.5 18= The insides of her rubbish bins 12.5 18= That there’s nothing hidden under the bed 12.5 20 The type of computer she has 10.6