Trivial reasons to rule guys out


goo Ranking recently asked some women for what trivial reasons would they rule a man out for.


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 survey was for the women only.

For number one, quite a lot of men do this, and the reason is apparently to enable them to dig earwax out of their ears more easily.

I can’t say I’ve seen number ten but it sounds impressive. On the other hand, I’ve seen far too many men slurp pasta like it was ramen!

Sort-of connected to number five, on Friday at a work booze-up my colleagues informed me that my “hai!” (Yes!) intonation is on a rising tone, thus extremely effeminate-sounding…

Ranking result

Q: For what trivial reason would you rule a man out? (Sample size=646, female)

Rank   Score
1 He has grown the nails on his pinkies only 100
2 Spittle flies when he talks 99.2
3 When he opens his mouth to put food in, his tongue comes out 88.2
4 He sighs a lot 69.2
5 His use of word endings is feminine 63.0
6= He tells me his opinions on women’s body shapes 62.7
6= When scared, his scream of “eek!” is high-pitched 62.7
8 When thinking his eyeballs go all white 59.4
9 When eating noodles (ramen, undo, soba, etc) he wraps the noodles around his chopsticks to eat 56.6
10 He’s got lots of likes and dislikes in food 51.8
11 He sticks out his pinkie when drinking 49.0
12 He leaves food on the plate 48.5
13 He gives his opinion on women’s fashion sense 45.1
14 His jokes are old chestnuts 40.6
15 Black suits with white socks 39.5
16 He wears sandels even in winter 36.7
17 He has a loud voice 36.4
18= His style is old-fashioned 34.2
18= He wipes his face with his towel at restaurants 34.2
20 He wants to mix in English in his conversations 28.9
21 He often makes mistakes with words 20.7
22 His email always has the same subject line 20.2
23 He doesn’t like animals 19.9
24= He whistles when he’s in a good mood 17.4
24= He often drops thinks 17.4
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  1. Paul said,
    April 3, 2012 @ 06:43

    Could you explain #24 ‘drops thinks’?

  2. Steven said,
    April 3, 2012 @ 08:35

    I think #24 is supposed to be “He drops things”

  3. Paul said,
    April 3, 2012 @ 08:51

    Yes, now it’s obvious — I’m an idiot (and a hot towel in the winter, cold towel in the summer restaurant face washer)!

  4. bingobangoboy said,
    April 15, 2012 @ 03:01

    #1: Gross! I assumed they were just cocaine users.

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