Hobbies your partner cannot understand

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goo Ranking recently published a survey looking at what hobbies that one’s partner is into that people just cannot understand, for both men looking at women and women looking at men.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 18th and 20th of August 2014 500 members of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was split 50:50 male and female, but no further demographics were given.

Fortunately, I suppose, I only have one hobby, online games, that appears on the male list, and I don’t think my wife has any on the female list, although she used to be into Boys Love comics. Even I, as a male, find many of the male list hard to understand…

Poem blogs are a new thing to me – here is the top-ranked one, according to the first hit from searching on Google.
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What men think women should have less of

A fun survey today from goo Ranking, a look at what men think women should be able to cope with decreasing. There was no female equivalent, but I’ll try to bring it to you if I see it.

Demographics

The survey was conducted from the 27th to 30th of January 2014, and 1,141 people completed a private web-based questionnaire. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample. This question was obviously for the men only.

Here’s some random out-of-focus women shopping:

I cannot really find much to disagree with in this survey! Fortunately my wife doesn’t wear eyelashes and is not a slave to brand goods, but otherwise I think I have to agree with almost all the others, although for 19 the last time we had an overnight stay I actually ended up with more luggage than her!

My own personal answer would be the number of times she asks me to pull out white hairs!
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Why Japanese singles cannot find partners

Here’s an interesting survey from goo Research that I wish had been around a month ago, as the topic was quite hot then. Regardless, I present it anyway, a look at why Japanese are unable to find a partner for many a year, for both women and men.

Demographics

The survey was conducted between the 4th and 8th of October 2013 where 1,074 people completed a private web-based questionnaire. However, goo Ranking have recently revamped their ranking page and have dropped the link to their demographics. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

The reason I say it was a hot topic was because there was a rash of “sexless youth” stories based on a poorly-translated or misconstrued survey into young people and relationships.
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The kinds of people who cannot get married

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.

Demographics

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:

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I’m not sure if it has anything to do with the survey, but I needed a photo to brighten up the page!
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Surprising date spots

For a change, a relatively postive and normal survey from goo Ranking, looking at surprising places people have been taken to on dates, for bother guys being taken along by girls and girls been taken along by guys.

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.

Here’s a date, it appears, at a game arcade (or game centre, as they are called in Japan):

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I went to them quite a bit while dating, in particular to play the crane games for cuddly toys!

I also don’t find the herb garden too surprising myself – I in fact proposed at one! I’m trying to work out, though, why people would take someone on a date to their school – I think the wording implies after graduation; I suppose if it was a university there may be something interesting to see on campus, but just a plain school..?
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When Japanese feel marriage has passed them by

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I really should find more cheery topics for Sundays, but perhaps more cheery might imply less interesting? Today’s blues from goo Ranking was the moments that people think “My marriageable age has passed!”, for both women and men.

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.

Looking at the male list as one who got married a bit later in life (aged 36), I can certainly identify with number one and the second number five.

Searching flickr for an appropriate photo produced the photo above, the best of a rather eclectic selection!
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What women declare about themselves that turn men right off

goo Ranking had a pair of surveys looking at what declarations by men about themselves make women lose all romantic interest in them, and vice-versa.

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.

This seems to be quite an odd list, and I don’t think I’ve ever been in a situation where someone has said something that has put me right off them! I’m also not really sure why either having bought a flat or having money in the stock market is a problem.
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When casual words from friends hurt

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…
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What guys can’t understand about girl friends, and vice versa

goo Ranking took a look at what guys can’t understand about female friendships and what girls can’t understand about male friendships.

Demographics

Over the 6th and 7th of March 2013 1,083 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 56.7% of the sample were female, 11.6% in their teens, 15.0% in their twenties, 24.9% in their thirties, 24.7% in their forties, 12.7% in their fifties, and 11.1% 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.

My wife does most of the things in Q1, and I don’t understand them at all either, so I’m glad to see it’s not just a cultural gap that I’m experiencing!
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Flirting at the office night out

goo Ranking often looks at what behaviours people hate, but this time for a change they look at what behaviour when going out drinking in mixed company (particularly office parties) by members of the opposite sex would they find unavoidably attractive, for both men looking at women and women looking at men.

Demographics

Over the 6th and 7th of February 2013 1,122 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 60.1% of the sample were female, 10.2% in their teens, 16.6% in their twenties, 26.5% in their thirties, 25.0% in their forties, 11.1% in their fifties, and 10.6% 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.
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