Couples to avoid this Christmas


With tonight being the traditional night for couples in Japan, goo Ranking conducted a survey into what kinds of couples ruin the Christmas mood.


Between the 5th and 7th of November 2012 1,049 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 58.8% of the sample were female, 10.2% in their teens, 14.6% in their twenties, 27.5% in their thirties, 25.1% in their forties, 11.0% in their fifties, and 11.7% 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.

As you can see from the list below, inappropriate snogging seems to be quite a turn-off for those around them. Here’s a couple who better not get any closer and risk number 14…

Christmas Couple

Ranking result

Q: What kind of couples does seeing them ruin the Christmas mood? (Sample size=1,049)

Rank   Score
1 She begging him to buy an expensive present 100
2 Them making fun of people spending Christmas alone 94.6
3 Them whispering and flirting in the cinema 91.1
4 Them sitting together closer than necessary on the train 74.0
5 Them dressed up as Santa, etc getting their photos taken at a photo booth 73.3
6 Them hugging in front of the train station reluctant to let each other go 72.1
7 Them having a barney in front of the station 62.0
8 Them, a long-distance couple, having a snog as they wait on the bullet train platform 58.1
9 Him excessively guarding her on the train 55.4
10 Them feeding each other cake 52.3
11 Them sharing a drink with two straws 51.9
12 Them soon uploading to Facebook a self-taken photo of themselves snogging 45.0
13 Them snogging in the train 43.4
14 Them in a never-ending snog under the Christmas illuminations 42.6
15 Them at a theme park both wearing Mickey Mouse ears, etc 38.8

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