When one wishes one was single again in Japan

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goo Ranking also recently looked at the moments when people wish they were single again, for both women and men.

Demographics

Over the 5th and 6th of October 2012 1,064 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 58.2% of the sample were female, 10.5% in their teens, 13.7% in their twenties, 26.6% in their thirties, 27.6% in their forties, 11.7% in their fifties, and 9.9% 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.

For me, it’s not getting time to myself, or more precisely, realising that I’ve spent most of the weekend or the evening watching nonsense on the telly just to keep my wife company on the sofa. Second, it’s not having the freedom to spend money on even just cheap PC upgrades, or to get a tablet computer, etc.

Ranking result

Q: What moments make you wish you were single again? (Sample size=619, female)

Rank   Score
1 When I realise I’m spending every day on housework 100
2 When I cannot easily go out drinking with friends 94.9
3 When I cannot get any time for myself 81.0
4 When I make a plan to go out but have to get permission from my husband 78.5
5 When I realise I haven’t been on a trip with my friends for a while 74.7
6 When I cannot buy the things I want 64.6
7 When I have a row with my husband but there’s nowhere to go 54.4
8 When I have to go to a family gathering 50.6
9 When it becomes a bother to meet relatives for New Year, summer, etc 43.7
10= When I see my friends splashing out money 41.8
10= When I cannot get on with my parents-in-laws 41.8
12 When my pocket money decreases 37.3
13 When I see my husband lazing around in the house 32.3
14 When it is decided I have to move in with the parents-in-laws 29.7
15 When I learn about my friends getting lost in their hobbies 29.1
16 When my husband is opposed to something I want 27.8
17 When I have to worry about the last train home when out drinking 26.6
18 When a friend finds a new partner 20.3
19 When all my good friends are all still single 18.4
20 When I realise that I haven’t been out with just my husband for a while 17.1
21 When I see photos of my friends having fun on Facebook, etc 15.8
22 When I cannot get along with my brothers-, sisters-in-law 15.2
23 When I find out a friend is attracting people of the opposite sex 11.4
24 When a friend comes for a consultation on love matters 8.9
25 When I cannot get along with my children’s parents 6.3

Q: What moments make you wish you were single again? (Sample size=445, male)

Rank   Score
1 When my pocket money decreases 100
2 When I make a plan to go out but have to get permission from my wife 93.4
3 When I cannot get any time for myself 77.0
4 When I have a row with my wife but there’s nowhere to go 73.8
5= When I cannot easily go out drinking with friends 68.9
5= When I cannot buy the things I want 68.9
7 When I have to worry about the last train home when out drinking 49.2
8 When my wife is opposed to something I want 47.5
9 When I see my friends splashing out money 42.6
10 When I realise I haven’t been on a trip with my friends for a while 41.0
11 When a friend finds a new partner 37.7
12 When I find out a friend is attracting people of the opposite sex 34.4
13= When I realise that I haven’t been out with just my wife for a while 32.8
13= When it becomes a bother to meet relatives for New Year, summer, etc 32.8
15 When I cannot get on with my parents-in-laws 29.5
16= When I realise I’m spending every day on housework 26.2
16= When I learn about my friends getting lost in their hobbies 26.2
18 When I have to go to a family gathering 24.6
19 When I see my wife lazing around in the house 21.3
20 When a friend comes for a consultation on love matters 14.8
21 When it is decided I have to move in with the parents-in-laws 9.8
22= When all my good friends are all still single 6.6
22= When I see photos of my friends having fun on Facebook, etc 6.6
24 When I cannot get along with my children’s parents 3.3
25 When I cannot get along with my brothers-, sisters-in-law 1.6
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