And, of course, in the interest of equality, secrets women are keeping from their Japanese boyfriends. This was the topic of a recent goo Ranking survey, for both men’s secrets and women’s secrets.

Demographics

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!

Ranking result

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

5 Comments

Mike · March 2, 2009 at 00:43

Nice summary! I did get a bit lost on how you drew the conclusion that people were ‘cheating’ though… It didn’t mention affairs…

companylist · March 4, 2009 at 15:33

the No.1 “what’s stored on my computer” are same to them. is it true?

Firma Haberleri · March 16, 2011 at 02:02

the No.1 “what’s stored on my computer” are same to them. is it true?

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