In Japan, it is the Christmas tradition that if you have a family you eat Kentucky Fried Chicken, if you have a partner you spend the night at a posh hotel, but for singles, what? goo Ranking decided it would be trying to find a partner, so this recent survey looked at what unattached people would do to try to find someone by Christmas.

Demographics

Over the 21st and 22nd of September 2010 1,072 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 68.2% of the sample were female, 10.4% in their teens, 18.0% in their twenties, 29.8% in their thirties, 26.2% in their forties, 8.7% in their fifties, and 7.0% 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.

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Otaku Christmas

Ranking result

Q: What would you do to spur yourself on to find a partner by Christmas? (Sample size=1,072)

Rank   Score
1 Proactively attend gokon dating parties 100
2 Start dieting 91.5
3 Proactively send out signs to someone I have my eye on 85.7
4 Change my hairstyle 82.5
5 Buy some new clothes for Christmas 61.9
6 Hang out at a singles’ bar 47.6
7 Check magazines’ Christmas special editions 46.6
8 Practice cooking Christmas food 43.4
9 Think about a plan for Christmas day 38.6
10 Decorate my room in a Christmas theme 36.0
11 Buy candles 31.2
12 Order a Christmas cake 30.7
13 Do what my horoscope tells me to do 30.2
14 Practice baking a Christmas cake 27.5
15 Mention about being single and available on my blog, SNS 27.0
16 Look for somewhere with a lovely night view 26.5
17 Set up some illuminations 23.8
18 Book Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off work 21.2
19 Set up mood lighting in my room 17.5
20 Make up a Christmas mix tape 14.8

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