Between the 22nd and 26th of January 2009 1,071 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private online questionnaire. 51.8% of the sample were male, 6.9% in their teens, 14.3% in their twenties, 28.9% in their thirties, 27.8% in their forties, 11.3% in their fifties, and 10.8% 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.
Looking at the answers, one can assume that it is mostly the single people who are answering, but even still it does paint a picture of rather casual relationships with cheating being an activity that many people are participating in.
For me personally, number three is pretty close, but in a good way. Before I met my wife my ideal was based on relatively low expectations, I suppose, but she is so completely different to the sort of person I thought I could ever hope to meet. Ahh, I could go on and on about her, but then we’d get into number six territory!
Q: What thing do you think it would be a bummer if your girlfriend were to find out? (Sample size=555, men)
Rank Score 1 What’s stored on my computer 100 2 How much I have in the bank 41.1 3 My real ideal woman type 38.3 4 I’m still in contact with my ex 29.9 5 My room’s a mess 28.0 6 My blog, SNS activities 28.0 7 I’m peeking at her mobile phone 22.4 8= My extravagant spending habits 20.6 8= My weight 20.6 10= How many games, manga comics I have 18.7 10= I call my parents Papa and Mama 18.7 10= I have more than one mobile phone 18.7 13 My snoring, teeth-grinding 15.0 14 There’s someone else who fancies me 14.0 15= I’ve been asked out by and gone drinking with a woman 13.1 15= I go to pop idol concerts 13.1 17= I toss and turn in my sleep 11.2 17= My obsession with a celebrity 11.2 19 I’m scared of stuff 8.4 20 I’ve got photos I’ve taken of myself on my mobile phone 6.5
Q: What thing do you think it would be a bummer if your boyfriend were to find out? (Sample size=516, women)
Rank Score 1 What’s stored on my computer 100 2 My weight 85.9 3 How much I have in the bank 82.1 4 I’m peeking at his mobile phone 69.2 5 My room’s a mess 67.9 6 My blog, SNS activities 64.1 7 I’m still in contact with my ex 47.4 8 My real ideal man type 41.0 9 My snoring, teeth-grinding 38.5 10 My extravagant spending habits 33.3 11= I have more than one mobile phone 29.5 11= How many games, manga comics I have 29.5 13 I’ve got photos I’ve taken of myself on my mobile phone 28.2 14= There’s someone else who fancies me 26.9 14= I’ve been asked out by and gone drinking with a man 26.9 16= My obsession with a celebrity 25.6 16= I can’t cook 25.6 18 I go to pop idol concerts 23.1 19 I toss and turn in my sleep 21.8 20 I call my parents Papa and Mama 19.2