What Japanese women find cute in men


Me sleepingHere’s another fun survey from goo Ranking, this one looking at what male actions women just can’t help think they look cute doing.


Over the 6th and 7th of June 2011 1,148 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 50.6% of the sample were male, 12.1% in their teens, 16.9% in their twenties, 28.0% in their thirties, 25.4% in their forties, 9.7% in their fifties, and 7.9% 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. This question was obviously for the women only.

I was going to post a picture to illustrate one of these images, but I didn’t feel comfortable with it… UPDATE: I found my wife had taken one to illustrate number 4…

Note that there is only 19 answers; I’ve not missed one out!

Ranking result

Q: What male actions can you just not help yourself thinking they look cute doing? (Sample size=567)

Rank   Score
1 Blushing when being praised 100
2 Being overjoyed to find their favourite food in their lunch box, being served 97.6
3 Being engrossed eating their food 83.5
4 Their defenseless figure while in a deep sleep 80.3
5 Enjoying talking about their hobbies 79.9
6 Having a good time with his male buddies 63.1
7 Trying his hardest to make people laugh 51.8
8 Clumsily doing detailed handiwork 44.2
9 Playing sports with all his might 41.8
10 His serious face while cooking 40.2
11 Fighting with all his might against tiredness 38.2
12 Struggling with decomail 34.9
13 Getting excited watching sports 32.5
14 His look of disappointment on failure 24.1
15 Studying the menu but unable to decide 22.9
16 Sprinting when he thinks he’ll be late 22.1
17 Gulping down lots of water when thirsty 16.9
18 When talking to work on the phone 13.7
19 When pretending he knows something 5.2
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  1. Jessica said,
    August 1, 2011 @ 14:27

    Well, I think it’s cute. 🙂

  2. Mathy said,
    September 25, 2011 @ 09:19

    strange,i’m not a japanese but i have da same opinion as in the list. So cuuuute~

  3. chrissomerry said,
    January 23, 2012 @ 16:37

    From a male perspective, the top two feel arrogant/smug to me (I mean, I still do them a lot, but from the male perspective it’s a bit like “whoops, better kick myself there for being unreserved”), so this is a bit funny 😉 Oh well, it’s a win win situation – apparently they like seeing men blushing when praised and enjoying food, and men like being praised and eating food! 😀

  4. Ana said,
    March 14, 2012 @ 11:35

    I agree,I love the blushing and the sleeping-look!:D

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