Making a move, Japanese style

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Here’s this week’s Silly Sunday survey. This time it was goo Ranking looking at aspects of expressing interest, or detecting if interest was being expressed. There was what men think is the most effective way to go for the kill and what women think is the most effective way to go for the kill; then what women’s actions men think indicates they may have a chance and what men’s actions women think indicates they may have a chance. I hope you get the idea, but if not, just read on and all may become clearer! The surveys were conducted between the 25th and 27th of September 2007.

Ranking results

Q1: What do you think is an effective action for going for the kill with a woman you’re interested in?

RankActionScore
1Plan a time to meet her next100
2Reply to her emails quickly98.3
3Invite her to a private, non-work matter85.9
4Praise her80.8
5Get her phone number or email address72.3
6Give her a birthday present68.4
7Ask how she’s feeling58.2
8Frequently email her49.7
9Take along presents received from her when meeting48.6
10Follow her with eyes, meet her gaze frequently42.9
11Ask what she’s doing at the weekend39.0
12Often laugh at her jokes37.3
13Act cool around her33.9
14Be sure to sit beside her in the pub32.8
15Invite her to your house31.6
16Ask what sort of clothes, appearance, character, etc she likes31.6
17Lightly touch her face, shoulders, etc30.5
18Call her often29.4
19Call her by her first name28.8
20If eyes meet, gaze into her eyes27.1

Q2: What do you think is an effective action for going for the kill with a man you’re interested in?

RankActionScore
1Reply to his emails quickly100
2Often laugh at his jokes91.1
3Praise him81.1
4Plan a time to meet him next73.3
5Ask how he’s feeling72.8
6Take along presents received from him when meeting72.2
7Invite him to a private, non-work matter61.1
8Get his phone number or email address60.6
9Lightly touch his face, shoulders, etc60.0
10Frequently email him57.2
11Give him a birthday present57.2
12Follow him with eyes, meet her gaze frequently56.7
13Act cool around him46.7
14Be sure to sit beside him in the pub40.6
15Ask what sort of clothes, appearance, character, etc he likes40.0
16Don’t appear nervous with him33.3
17Incite him by sending a mobile phone email with just “?”31.7
18Emphasize I don’t have a boyfriend29.4
19Send mobile phone email with lots of emoji27.8
20If eyes meet, gaze into his eyes26.1

Q3: What woman’s actions make you think you may be in with a chance?

RankActionScore
1She invites me to her house100
2She asks when to meet next92.6
3She invites me to a private, non-work matter85.3
4She soon replies to my emails76.0
5Our gazes often meet72.4
6She doesn’t seem to mind me lightly touching her68.7
7She comes to sit beside me in the pub, etc66.4
8She often lightly touches my face, shoulders, etc64.1
9She frequently sends me mail64.1
10She gives me a birthday present59.4
11She calls frequently59.0
12She asks what I’m doing at the weekend56.2
13She asks for my telephone number, email address47.0
14She wears stuff I gave her45.6
15She calls me by my first name41.0
16She asks how I’m feeling37.3
17She often laughs at my jokes36.4
18She emphasizes that she doesn’t have a boyfriend35.9
19She asks what type of woman I like34.1
20She praises me32.7

Q4: What man’s actions make you think you may be in with a chance?

RankActionScore
1He invites me to a private, non-work matter100
2He asks when to meet next86.5
3He frequently sends me mail85.8
4He soon replies to my emails81.2
5Our gazes often meet75.4
6He calls frequently73.1
7He comes to sit beside me in the pub, etc70.8
8He asks for my telephone number, email address63.1
9He gives me a birthday present62.3
10He asks what I’m doing at the weekend61.2
11He often lightly touches my face, shoulders, etc52.3
12He invites me to her house51.9
13He praises me50.4
14He asks how I’m feeling43.5
15He wears stuff I gave him41.9
16He calls me by my first name39.6
17He often laughs at my jokes35.0
18He doesn’t seem to mind me lightly touching him34.6
19He asks what type of man I like32.3
20He emphasizes that he doesn’t have a girlfriend31.2
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