Here’s one of these silly surveys, from goo Ranking of course, that is either interesting or incomprehensible, or both… The subject was in what situations were people just putting on an act, for both men and women.

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.

I’m useless at acting, so I’ve got into trouble for at least the first three for men, and as for pretending to be drunk, it’s far easier to just be drunk.

Does anyone understand what saying one’s full up on a first date really means? I could understand for men if it was just to get out of having to order and pay for another course, but it’s higher ranked for women.

Ranking result

Q: In what situations were you just putting on an act? (Sample size=555, men)

Rank   Score
1 My reaction on getting an inappropriate present 100
2 Saying home-cooked food was delicious 91.2
3 The tone of my “uh-huh”s when listening to moans 78.9
4 Pretending to listen to my boss 71.9
5 Looking for my wallet when settling the bill (in the hope the other will pay) 67.5
6 Pretending to be drunk at the office party 62.3
7 Tone of voice after having a skive off work the day before 51.8
8 Saying “I’m OK with that” after she dumped me 40.4
9= Congratulating my colleague on getting promotion before me 39.5
9= My reaction on someone I don’t like professing their love for me 39.5
11 Saying “I know just what you mean!” to my friend’s talk 37.7
12 Congratulating my friend on finding a girlfriend (before me) 34.2
13= Pretending to have a full schedule at Christmas, other events 25.4
13= Daring to talk about something that women might enjoy when someone I fancy gets close 25.4
15= Saying “That suits you!” about a friend’s haircut 19.3
15= Saying “I’ve no money” when it’s time to pay the bill 19.3
17 Spontaneous conversation at a dating party 18.4
18 Saying “I’m full up!” on a first date 17.5
19 Pretending to empathise about a film we saw together 15.8
20 Tears on graduation day 12.3

Q: In what situations were you just putting on an act? (Sample size=516, women)

Rank   Score
1 My reaction on getting an inappropriate present 100
2 The tone of my “uh-huh”s when listening to moans 56.7
3 Saying home-cooked food was delicious 49.1
4 Looking for my wallet when settling the bill (in the hope the other will pay) 42.4
5 Pretending to listen to my boss 36.2
6 Saying “I know just what you mean!” to my friend’s talk 32.1
7 Tone of voice after having a skive off work the day before 29.9
8 Saying “I’m full up!” on a first date 27.2
9 Daring to talk about something that men might enjoy when someone I fancy gets close 25.4
10 Pretending to be drunk at the office party 25.4
11 Congratulating my friend on finding a boyfriend (before me) 24.1
12= Saying “That suits you!” about a friend’s haircut 20.5
12= Congratulating my colleague on getting promotion before me 20.5
14 Saying “I’m OK with that” after he dumped me 18.8
15 My reaction on someone I don’t like professing their love for me 15.2
16 Pretending to empathise about a film we saw together 13.8
17 Tears on graduation day 12.1
18 Spontaneous conversation at a dating party 7.6
19 Making it look like my bags were heavy when walking with a guy 7.1
20 My reaction when getting New Year pocket money from relatives 6.7

1 Comment

Japan: “It is all an act!” | Cartoon Leap Anime Blog · March 16, 2009 at 09:26

[…] poll from “What Japan thinks” really made me laugh that I just couldnt resist to post it. For this survey, japanese people gave an answer to this […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: