Trivial reasons to rule guys out


goo Ranking recently asked some women for what trivial reasons would they rule a man out for.


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. This survey was for the women only.

For number one, quite a lot of men do this, and the reason is apparently to enable them to dig earwax out of their ears more easily.

I can’t say I’ve seen number ten but it sounds impressive. On the other hand, I’ve seen far too many men slurp pasta like it was ramen!

Sort-of connected to number five, on Friday at a work booze-up my colleagues informed me that my “hai!” (Yes!) intonation is on a rising tone, thus extremely effeminate-sounding…

Ranking result

Q: For what trivial reason would you rule a man out? (Sample size=646, female)

Rank Score
1He has grown the nails on his pinkies only100
2Spittle flies when he talks99.2
3When he opens his mouth to put food in, his tongue comes out88.2
4He sighs a lot69.2
5His use of word endings is feminine63.0
6=He tells me his opinions on women’s body shapes62.7
6=When scared, his scream of “eek!” is high-pitched62.7
8When thinking his eyeballs go all white59.4
9When eating noodles (ramen, undo, soba, etc) he wraps the noodles around his chopsticks to eat56.6
10He’s got lots of likes and dislikes in food51.8
11He sticks out his pinkie when drinking49.0
12He leaves food on the plate48.5
13He gives his opinion on women’s fashion sense45.1
14His jokes are old chestnuts40.6
15Black suits with white socks39.5
16He wears sandels even in winter36.7
17He has a loud voice36.4
18=His style is old-fashioned34.2
18=He wipes his face with his towel at restaurants34.2
20He wants to mix in English in his conversations28.9
21He often makes mistakes with words20.7
22His email always has the same subject line20.2
23He doesn’t like animals19.9
24=He whistles when he’s in a good mood17.4
24=He often drops thinks17.4
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  1. Paul said,
    April 3, 2012 @ 06:43

    Could you explain #24 ‘drops thinks’?

  2. Steven said,
    April 3, 2012 @ 08:35

    I think #24 is supposed to be “He drops things”

  3. Paul said,
    April 3, 2012 @ 08:51

    Yes, now it’s obvious — I’m an idiot (and a hot towel in the winter, cold towel in the summer restaurant face washer)!

  4. bingobangoboy said,
    April 15, 2012 @ 03:01

    #1: Gross! I assumed they were just cocaine users.

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