In Japan, in common with many other countries in the world, I suppose, women tend to prefer men a few years older than them. However, this survey from goo Ranking looked at what are the good things about having a younger boyfriend.

Demographics

Over the 19th and 20th of April 2012 1,092 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 60.5% of the sample were female, 11.3% in their teens, 17.0% in their twenties, 28.4% in their thirties, 25.5% in their forties, 10.2% in their fifties, and 7.7% 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.

Ranking results

Q: What are the good things about having a younger boyfriend? (Sample size=661, female)

Rank   Score
1 He makes me feel young too 100
2 He’s cute 97.5
3 He’s surprisingly reliable 76.2
4 He expresses his feelings upfront 74.2
5 His innocent smile is healing 64.8
6 He’s surprisingly thoughtful 51.6
7= He wants to be spoiled 51.2
7= Because he’s so lively it’s fun to be together 51.2
7= He sometimes shows me his grown-up side 51.2
10 He tries with all his might to please me 49.2
11 I become upfront too 42.2
12 His passionate behaviour is easy to understand 36.1
13 I don’t need to aim too high 34.8
14 He obediently takes in people’s advice 29.5
15= I can enjoy teaching him various things 28.3
15= He listens to me with loving care 28.3
17 His elegance 27.5
18 It’s easy to mold him into the kind of guy I like 25.4
19 He doesn’t really get angry when slighted 24.2
20 He accepts my selfishness 23.8

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What’s so great about older Japanese women? | 世論 What Japan Thinks · June 4, 2012 at 01:04

[…] In Japan, in common with many other countries in the world, I suppose, men tend to prefer women a few years younger than themselves. However, this survey from goo Ranking looked at what are the good things about having an older girlfriend. You may remember that last week we looked at the charms of a toyboy. […]

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