goo Ranking recently published an interesting look at what sorts of people cannot get married, for both men looking at women and women looking at men. Note that the implication here is mostly regarding people who are actively dating, not those who aren’t interested in marriage.
Between the 31st of May and 3rd of June 2013 1,069 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 50.1% of the sample were female, 24.8% in their teens, 24.9% in their twenties, 25.0% in their thirties, and 25.4% 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.
Here’s a bit of an odd couple:
I’m not sure if it has anything to do with the survey, but I needed a photo to brighten up the page!
Q1: What are the characteristics of women who cannot get married? (Sample size=533, men)
Rank Score 1 She has a history of being unfaithful 100 2 She cannot do housework 96.7 3 She is selfish and soon goes into a sulk if she doesn’t get her own way 87.3 4 She often tells lies and makes excuses 83.1 5 She can’t throw stuff away, so her room hardly has a place to put your foot down without treading on something 79.5 6 She has too much pride 74.6 7 She insults her family 74.3 8 She won’t wear anything but brand items 73.7 9 She thinks she can get away with anything by crying, so soon bursts into fake tears whenever anything happens 68.9 10 She keeps guys on a tight leash 68.0 11 She spends too much money on beauty treatment 67.1 12 She is interested only in her boyfriend’s salary and status 64.7 13 She can’t save money 64.0 14 She talks down to people 62.8 15 Her emotions swing wildly, and soon crys, gets angry, etc 61.6 16 She thinks men should be responsible for paying for dates 59.2 17 She doesn’t make an effort to get along with her boyfriend’s family 58.9 18 She cannot sense the mood 56.5 19 She publically declares she hates kids 53.8 20 She finds everything too much bother, so she is hesitant even for dates 53.2 21 Her ideal man, her personal ideals are set far too high 52.6 22= She is rated really badly by other women 50.2 22= She doesn’t put effort into daily meals 50.2 24 She always says too much and angers people around her 48.3 25 She usually thinks negatively about herself 44.4 26 She loves talking about past tragic love affairs 41.4 27 For her age she is far too ignorant of worldly matters 41.4 28 She doesn’t get excited about things, but instead is too indifferent 38.1 29= She loves her parents too much, and puts them before her boyfriend 37.5 29= She boasts about if she gets married, she will live a life of leisure as a housewife 37.5 31 She normally goes nude at home 32.6 32 On dates she is always checking her reflection in shop windows 27.5 33 She is always daydreaming of romantic things 16.9 34 She puts work before everything 16.3 35 She earns more than me 5.7
Q2: What are the characteristics of men who cannot get married? (Sample size=536, female)
Rank Score 1 He has a history of being unfaithful 100 2 He thinks housework is woman’s work, and men should do none of it 85.0 3 He often tells lies and makes excuses 83.3 4 He is selfish and soon goes into a sulk if he doesn’t get his own way 79.0 5 He has too much pride 78.7 6 He keeps girls on a tight leash 77.8 7 He says “I’ll definitely be big one day”, but doesn’t make any practical effort 74.6 8 He is rated really badly by other men 74.4 9 His emotions swing wildly, and soon crys, gets angry, etc 73.2 10 He insults his family 69.1 11 He talks down to people 68.8 12 He has no concept of saving money 68.6 13 He loves his parents too much, and puts them before his girlfriend 67.4 14 He doesn’t make an effort to get along with his girlfriend’s family 64.7 15 For his age he is far too ignorant of worldly matters 64.3 16 He usually thinks negatively about himself 62.8 17 He won’t wear anything but brand items 62.8 18 He can’t throw stuff away, so his room hardly has a place to put your foot down without treading on something 62.1 19 He finds everything too much bother, so he is hesitant even for dates 61.1 20 She cannot sense the mood 60.6 21 On dates he is always checking his reflection in shop windows 60.1 22 He always says too much and angers people around him 58.9 23 His ideal woman, his personal ideals are set far too high 58.9 24 He publically declares he hates kids 58.7 25 He uses almost all his salary on his hobbies 58.7 26 He splits everything down to the last yen on dates 45.7 27 He loves talking about past tragic love affairs 45.2 28 He normally goes nude at home 41.1 29 He doesn’t get excited about things, but instead is too indifferent 39.9 30 He is always daydreaming of romantic things 22.9