What Japanese women find cute in men


Me sleepingHere’s another fun survey from goo Ranking, this one looking at what male actions women just can’t help think they look cute doing.


Over the 6th and 7th of June 2011 1,148 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 50.6% of the sample were male, 12.1% in their teens, 16.9% in their twenties, 28.0% in their thirties, 25.4% in their forties, 9.7% in their fifties, and 7.9% 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. This question was obviously for the women only.

I was going to post a picture to illustrate one of these images, but I didn’t feel comfortable with it… UPDATE: I found my wife had taken one to illustrate number 4…

Note that there is only 19 answers; I’ve not missed one out!

Ranking result

Q: What male actions can you just not help yourself thinking they look cute doing? (Sample size=567)

Rank Score
1Blushing when being praised100
2Being overjoyed to find their favourite food in their lunch box, being served97.6
3Being engrossed eating their food83.5
4Their defenseless figure while in a deep sleep80.3
5Enjoying talking about their hobbies79.9
6Having a good time with his male buddies63.1
7Trying his hardest to make people laugh51.8
8Clumsily doing detailed handiwork44.2
9Playing sports with all his might41.8
10His serious face while cooking40.2
11Fighting with all his might against tiredness38.2
12Struggling with decomail34.9
13Getting excited watching sports32.5
14His look of disappointment on failure24.1
15Studying the menu but unable to decide22.9
16Sprinting when he thinks he’ll be late22.1
17Gulping down lots of water when thirsty16.9
18When talking to work on the phone13.7
19When pretending he knows something5.2
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  1. Jessica said,
    August 1, 2011 @ 14:27

    Well, I think it’s cute. 🙂

  2. Mathy said,
    September 25, 2011 @ 09:19

    strange,i’m not a japanese but i have da same opinion as in the list. So cuuuute~

  3. chrissomerry said,
    January 23, 2012 @ 16:37

    From a male perspective, the top two feel arrogant/smug to me (I mean, I still do them a lot, but from the male perspective it’s a bit like “whoops, better kick myself there for being unreserved”), so this is a bit funny 😉 Oh well, it’s a win win situation – apparently they like seeing men blushing when praised and enjoying food, and men like being praised and eating food! 😀

  4. Ana said,
    March 14, 2012 @ 11:35

    I agree,I love the blushing and the sleeping-look!:D

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