goo Ranking took a look at things men wish they hadn’t been told about women living alone, specifically what perhaps might be a guy’s ideal versus the reality of many a single woman’s solo life.
On television they occasionally show the home lives of both single female celebrities and ordinary people, and the situations that stand out in my memory are both dirty clothes and dirty dishes piled high.
Here’s a random (non-Japanese) sink full of random dishes:
Q: What things about the reality of women living alone do you wish you hadn’t learnt? (Sample size=250)
Rank Votes 1 She washes her clothes once a week 46 2 She leaves her futon out all day 44 3 Her sink is piled high with dirty dishes 38 4 The floor is covered in her own hair 36 5 She sleeps in just her pants 32 6 She never cooks 30 7= She only cooks for photos for Facebook 27 7= She doesn’t hide her (unused, I hope!) menstrual goods 27 9 She has a graveyard of used cosmetics 24 10 She eats straight out of the pan 23 11 She talks to her teddy bears when lonely 19 12 The sink and bath drains are blocked with her hair 18 13 She only communicates with her family via the internet 17 14 She owns no cute roomwear 15 15= She only cleans up just before visitors come 14 15= She has some adult toys hidden away 14 17= She has drying and dried clothes hung up all around her room 12 17= She goes nude at home 12 19 She spends the weekend asleep 11 20= She doesn’t wear a bra when visiting her parents 10 20= She enjoys following Twitter about the program she is watching on TV 10 20= She has some dirty manga comics hidden away 10 20= She doesn’t use small dustbins, but instead throws things directly into a large disposal bag 10 25 She has never washed her curtains 9 26= She cooks just a single plate dish 7 26= She lazes around her room with her facepack in place 7
goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 14th and 16th of June 2016 250 male members aged between 20 and 39 of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire.