When do you want someone by your side? (Sample size=554, women)
Rank Score 1 When I have a cold 100 2 When I’m invited to a party on my own 88.2 3 When I’m in hospital 71.4 4 When the streets are full of illuminations 62.6 5 When I’m feeling down because work isn’t going well 61.8 6 When I can’t sleep because of things going bump in the night 60.9 7 When looking at breathtaking scenery 55.5 8 When something I hate happens at work 54.6 9 When I’ve cooked something wonderful 50.8 10 When I’m having a hot-pot 42.0 11 When I bump into a friend with a partner in tow 36.1 12 When returning to my dark room in the evening 35.7 13 After spending a day off sitting around the house 34.9 14 When I hear a Christmas song 28.6 15 When friends talk about love 23.9 16 When I’m drinking 22.7 17 When watching a program about love 20.6 18 When watching comedy and my solo laughs echo around the room 15.1 19 When I realise I’ve stopped paying attention to clothes, make-up 14.3 20 When buying new clothes 13.9
Source: What Japan Thinks
The results are quite interesting. Being alone at the party is more troubling than feeling down. It seems that social pressure is quite strong.
6 thoughts on “When Do Japanese Women Need Someone?”
So I should pick up girls at the doctor’s office?
haha Well, I am not sure if probability of getting a girlfriend or getting a cold is higher there 😛
This survey just highlights importance of being close to people you care about in difficult times of their lives.
Egad, I so don’t want anyone around when I have a cold. I want to curl up in bed with a mug of tea and maybe my dogs to keep me company. Maybe I’m just a bit grumpy when I have a cold. 🙂
Now I wonder how the male corespondents answered…
Well, everyone is different and all people need their time alone sometime 🙂
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Yes, it would be interesting to know 🙂 When I am feeling down would be one of my top choice probably. When I talk to people I feel better usually 🙂