Mysteries of the Japanese woman


goo Ranking reported on a survey that looked at actions by females that leave males asking “Why?”. I have reported on the same question four years ago, if you wish to cross-reference.


Between the 17th and 18th of January 2012 1,048 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 61.6% of the sample were female, 12.3% in their teens, 15.6% in their twenties, 27.9% in their thirties, 25.8% in their forties, 9.5% in their fifties, and 8.9% in their sixties. 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 for the males only.

I think everything on this list confuses me…

Ranking result

Q: What actions by females leave you asking “Why?”? (Sample size=402, male)

Rank Score
1Why do they diet more than they need to?100
2=Why when one says “That’s cute!” do they all join in with squeals of “That’s cute!”?62.5
2=Why do they say “I’ll leave it to you” but are dissatisfied with our choice?60.5
4Why do they spend so long shopping?58.9
5Why do they shave their eyebrows just to draw them back in again?36.8
6Why do they all go to the toilet together?36.3
7Why are they into fortune telling?30.5
8Why do they wear skimpy clothes even on cold days?30.0
9Why do they fall for bad boys?26.8
10Why do they go mad for bargains25.8
11Why do they wear make-up every day?24.2
12Why when they chat with other women does the conversation bounce around from one topic to another?22.1
13Why do they get obsessed with trendy television dramas?21.6
14=Why do they always have room for cake?20.5
14=Why do they grow their nails? Why do they use nail polish?20.5
16Why do they never clearly state what they think?18.9
17Why do they never make a clean break from their ex’s18.4
18Why even then they are hungry they don’t eat a lot?17.9
19=Why do they get their partner to confirm that they love them?17.4
19=Why don’t they wear clothes they buy?17.4
21Why do they hold hands with their female friends and their mothers?16.3
22=Why do they have big handbags?15.8
22=Why do they spend so long in the toilet?15.8
24=Why do they want you to listen to them?15.3
24=Why don’t they go to restaurants by themselves?15.3
26Why do they keep on about something until they understand?14.7
27Why when reading a map do they spin it around so their direction of travel is uppermost?12.1
28Why do they ask for a kiss when others are around?11.6
29Why do they want us to have pair items?10.5
30Why do they like advertising leaflets and catalogues?10.5
31Why do they want to introduce us to their friends, parents soon after we start going out?7.9
32=Why do they love free samples?6.3
32=Why do they love drug stores?6.3
34=Why do they use a small bag for carrying their purse only when going for lunch, etc?5.8
34=Why do they want to do up their partner’s flat’s interior to their own tastes?5.8
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