When casual words from friends hurt

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goo Ranking published quite an entertaining pair of surveys, looking at what casual words from female friends hurt men and what casual words from male friends hurt women.

Demographics

Over the 4th and 5th of April 2013 1,101 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 50.6% of the sample were male, 23.3% in their teens, 25.2% in their twenties, 25.5% in their thirties, and 26.1% in their forties; there was no-one older than 49 in this sample. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

Number 3 I get quite a bit, but I put it down to either my bad Japanese or funny accent… To be honest, I’ve probably heard most of the list at one time or another…

Ranking results

Q1: What casual words from female friends hurt? (Sample size=557, male)

Rank Score
1=Eh? You were there?100
1=Sorry, but just be quiet for a bit100
3I don’t know what you’re saying85.5
4And yet you seem attractive to women, right?74.2
5By the way, you understand the meaning of what was said?71.0
6=I see… and the punchline is?66.1
6=Your salary’s unexpectedly low!66.1
6=You’re diligent indeed.66.1
9Even though you’re a guy you do that?62.9
9=Don’t they say you’re different?62.9
11=You never learn!59.7
11=That stuff you talked about, I’d heard it before59.7
11=What if you were a bit more masculine?59.7
14=It would be better if you knew more about the world53.2
14=And you’re not married?53.2
14=You look older than your age53.2
17You’re cute!51.6
18It’s OK, I wasn’t expecting you to achieve that anyway45.2
19Talking with you feels like when I’m talking with my girl friends33.9
20=Your name and your face don’t match32.3
20=When people get to know you well they’ll realise you’re a good person32.3
20=You’re cool in your old photos32.3
23=Your clothes were all the rage last year, right?27.4
23=You can cook?27.4
25You fair put the food away25.8

Q2: What casual words from male friends hurt? (Sample size=544, female)

Rank Score
1Sorry, but just be quiet for a bit100
2You understand the meaning of what was said?97.1
3I don’t know what you’re saying95.7
4That stuff you talked about, I’d heard it before91.4
5Eh? You were there?82.9
6It would be better if you knew more about the world78.6
7You never learn!75.7
8=It’s OK, I wasn’t expecting you to achieve that anyway70.0
8=Don’t they say you’re different?70.0
10You can cook?68.6
11You’re diligent indeed.65.7
12I see… and the punchline is?61.4
13And you’re not married?57.1
14What if you were a bit more feminine?55.7
15And yet you seem attractive to men, right?54.3
16Even though you’re a girl you do that?44.3
17You look more mature than your age42.9
18You fair put the food away41.4
19You’re cute in this Print Club photo40.0
20=You usually don’t bother being elegent38.6
20=You’re cute in your old photos38.6
22Talking with you feels like when I’m talking with my guy friends30.0
23Your clothes were all the rage last year, right?27.1
24When people get to know you well they’ll realise you’re a good person24,3
25Your name and your face don’t match21.4
26Today’s a no make up day, right!20.0
27You’re carrying on like a guy18.6
28That’s quite a boyish name17.1
29Your salary’s unexpectedly low!14.3
30You’re cool!10.0
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  1. Daniel said,
    May 20, 2013 @ 13:40

    Okay then, I’ve got the cute one & the “You can cook?” one but I can’t remember if I got any of the others. Good thing I only seem to talk to girls online & normally not for very long.

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