That’s the question posed by goo Ranking for this Sunday’s silly survey, a look at what Japanese men would want to do once if they were female. Actually, although the above survey title is a relatively literal translation, a better one would be something like what would men like to experience once as a woman.


Between the 24th and 26th of September 2008 1,044 members of the goo Research online monitor panel completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 50.8% of the sample were female, although in this case it was of course the other 49.4% males only who answered, 5.8% in their teens, 12.7% in their twenties, 32.3% in their thirties, 27.6% in their forties, 12.3% in their fifties, and 9.3% 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.

Answer 18 is a cracker! Here, foreigner most likely implies westerners, I strongly suspect.

I’m sure not being female doesn’t stop people doing 4, 5, 9, 14, and 15, of course. Interestingly, none of the men here seem to be wanting to seek the answers for mysterious female behaviour.

Sadly, the matching female question has not been posted yet, but I’ll be sure to publish it once it does.

Ranking result

Q: What would you want to do once if you were female? (Sample size=516)

Rank   Score
1 Get treated to a posh restaurant by a man 100
2 Have a baby 76.0
3 Get treated to a dating party 60.7
4 Wear a bra 59.3
5 Wear a skirt 55.3
6 Have my fill of full-body beauty treatment 54.7
7 Have long hair 53.3
8 Go for all the women-only special services 52.0
9 Wear make-up 51.3
10 Commute in the ladies-only carriage 40.0
11 Go to an all-you-can-eat dessert buffet 33.3
12= Declare my love on Valentine’s Day 32.0
12= Quit work on marriage 32.0
14 Wear high-heels 22.0
15 Wear stockings, tights 21.3
16 Go shopping with my mother/daughter 21.3
17 Fight over the bargains 20.0
18 Have foreigners drool over me 18.7
19 Get a manicure 16.7
20 Go to a boy band concert 11.3


mike · January 11, 2009 at 04:29

Having a baby would not be high on my list.

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