goo Ranking recently asked what aspects of the opposite sex that others might find a little odd did people find alluring, for both men looking at women and women looking at men.


Between the 17th and 18th of January 2012 1,048 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 61.6% of the sample were female, 12.3% in their teens, 15.6% in their twenties, 27.9% in their thirties, 25.8% in their forties, 9.5% in their fifties, and 8.9% in their sixties. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

At JR Osaka station there is a woman announcer voice that describes in English where to stand, and the “two” in “Please form two lines” is strangely alluring to me. The accent is mostly Japanese with very little US or UK English influence, but the “two” comes out in an accent that sounds very much like from my home area, a cute “tchew”. I also used to work with a Japanese woman who pronunced the Japanese “fu” sound rather sweetly.

Ranking result

Q: What aspects of men do you find alluring that others might find a little odd to be attracted to? (Sample size=646, female)

Rank   Score
1= He is a nerd in a particular field 100
1= He hasn’t got rid of his regional accent 100
3 He is tall 83.3
4 He eats a lot 73.8
5 I don’t know what he is thinking about 72.2
6 He is scatterbrained 53.2
7 He is asexual 50.0
8 He doesn’t care about what he wears 39.7
9 He is narcissistic 35.7
10= He has strong body odour 32.5
10= He is an excessively sore loser 35.7
12= He is fat 30.2
12= He gets embarrassed exceptionally easily 30.2
12= His jokes often fall flat 30.2
15 He has thick body hair 27.8
16 He is cold towards me 27.0
17 He has terrible fashion sense 25.4
18 He is skinny 19.8
19= He sweats like a pig 19.0
19= He is short 19.0

Q: What aspects of women do you find alluring that others might find a little odd to be attracted to? (Sample size=402, male)

Rank   Score
1 She is scatterbrained 100
2 She hasn’t got rid of her regional accent 71.6
3 She’s a nerd in a particular field 51.7
4= She gets embarrassed exceptionally easily 49.1
4= I don’t know what she is thinking about 49.1
6 She is short 39.7
7 She eats a lot 37.1
8 She gets drunk easily 36.2
9 She is an excessively sore loser 34.5
10 She has strong body odour 28.4
11 She is asexual 27.6
12 She is fat 25.9
13 She is tall 24.1
14 She doesn’t care about what she wears 20.7
15 She sweats like a pig 19.8
16 She is skinny 18.1
17 She has thick body hair 16.4
18 She has terrible fashion sense 15.5
19 She is cold towards me 14.7
20 She is narcissistic 13.8

1 Comment

me · March 28, 2012 at 18:21

中性的 doesn’t mean asexual, it means androgynous.

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