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 bit 100
3 I don’t know what you’re saying 85.5
4 And yet you seem attractive to women, right? 74.2
5 By 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
9 Even 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 before 59.7
11= What if you were a bit more masculine? 59.7
14= It would be better if you knew more about the world 53.2
14= And you’re not married? 53.2
14= You look older than your age 53.2
17 You’re cute! 51.6
18 It’s OK, I wasn’t expecting you to achieve that anyway 45.2
19 Talking with you feels like when I’m talking with my girl friends 33.9
20= Your name and your face don’t match 32.3
20= When people get to know you well they’ll realise you’re a good person 32.3
20= You’re cool in your old photos 32.3
23= Your clothes were all the rage last year, right? 27.4
23= You can cook? 27.4
25 You fair put the food away 25.8

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

Rank   Score
1 Sorry, but just be quiet for a bit 100
2 You understand the meaning of what was said? 97.1
3 I don’t know what you’re saying 95.7
4 That stuff you talked about, I’d heard it before 91.4
5 Eh? You were there? 82.9
6 It would be better if you knew more about the world 78.6
7 You never learn! 75.7
8= It’s OK, I wasn’t expecting you to achieve that anyway 70.0
8= Don’t they say you’re different? 70.0
10 You can cook? 68.6
11 You’re diligent indeed. 65.7
12 I see… and the punchline is? 61.4
13 And you’re not married? 57.1
14 What if you were a bit more feminine? 55.7
15 And yet you seem attractive to men, right? 54.3
16 Even though you’re a girl you do that? 44.3
17 You look more mature than your age 42.9
18 You fair put the food away 41.4
19 You’re cute in this Print Club photo 40.0
20= You usually don’t bother being elegent 38.6
20= You’re cute in your old photos 38.6
22 Talking with you feels like when I’m talking with my guy friends 30.0
23 Your clothes were all the rage last year, right? 27.1
24 When people get to know you well they’ll realise you’re a good person 24,3
25 Your name and your face don’t match 21.4
26 Today’s a no make up day, right! 20.0
27 You’re carrying on like a guy 18.6
28 That’s quite a boyish name 17.1
29 Your salary’s unexpectedly low! 14.3
30 You’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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