Even Freud couldn’t figure it out! 😛

What can’t you get men to understand about women? (Sample size=526, women)

Rank Score
1= How long it takes us to go shopping 100
1= What’s fun about girls’ chat 100
3 The importance of listening to us woman 74.4
4 How much luggage we have 72.9
5 Our sensitivity to cold (cold feet and hands) 71.3
6 Our attachment to cute things 65.9
7 Discussions without conclusions 62.8
8 How many shoes, bags we have 57.4
9 The importance of anniversaries 50.4
10 The importance of make-up 47.3
11 Expressing empathy by saying “I understand!” to other people’s talk 45.7
12 How much money we invest in improving ourselves 45.0
13 How long we take in the toilet 39.5
14 How close we are to our mothers 36.4
15 How long we take in the bath 35.7
16 How we get wrapped up in dieting 33.3
17 Group activities at work, class 31.0
18 How we feel we want to rely on fortune telling 28.7
19 How discomforting silence is for us 27.1
20 Our high motivation for love 20.9

What do you find difficult to understand about women? (Sample size=550, men)

Rank Score
1 Discussions without conclusions 100
2 How many shoes, bags they have 96.3
3 How they feel they want to rely on fortune telling 93.8
4 What’s fun about girls’ chat 91.4
5 Group activities at work, class 85.2
6 How they get wrapped up in dieting 84.0
7 How small their lunch boxes are 82.7
8 How important it is for them to get into trends 75.3
9= How long it takes them to go shopping 72.8
9= The importance of anniversaries 72.8
11= How much luggage they have 65.4
11= Expressing empathy by saying “I understand!” to other people’s talk 65.4
13 The importance of make-up 59.3
14 Their attachment to cute things 55.6
15 How discomforting silence is for them 49.4
16 How long they take in the bath 48.1
17 How much money they invest in improving ourselves 45.7
18 How long they take in the toilet 42.0
19= Their sensitivity to cold (cold feet and hands) 39.5
19= Their high motivation for love 39.5

Source: What Japan Thinks

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5 thoughts on “What Men Don’t Understand About Japanese Women

  1. Some of the ones I do get:

    How long it takes us to go shopping
    – I get this, as a guy, I just don’t like malls and prefer boutiques (less crowds), but most girls I’m acquainted spend their time at the mall… endless number of possible things and combinations to play with.

    How important it is for them to get into trends
    What’s fun about girls’ chat
    – For guys, this is similar to competitive spirit, thrill of competitions.. I get it

    Discussions without conclusions
    – as a mathematician, physicist, or scientist, this makes perfect sense, since there are numerous unresolved problems it doesn’t mean its pointless to not attempt them (in other words, discussions with women aren’t pointless without conclusions… unless of course it’s a trivial discussion to begin with, which doesn’t require a female)

    Fun ^^

    1. How important it is for them to get into trends
      What’s fun about girls’ chat
      – For guys, this is similar to competitive spirit, thrill of competitions.. I get it

      That’s an interesting analogy 🙂

  2. I do like cute things, but mostly I fail at being a woman. Yuck, shopping (unless it’s books and video games?), yuck, bags and shoes, yuck, make-up.

    1. Oh no! You are not failing at being a woman! Don’t yield to the silly standards a society is pushing!

      I prefer women who don’t care about such superficial things as make-up, bags, shoes, and shopping 🙂 Books and cute things are good though 🙂

  3. Well nerd women tend not to be like this and tend to have more male like interests usually with the exception of sport and aggression.

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