Japan Internet Poll Asks How Many Dates Before A Kiss

April 13, 2010

I guess the important thing to keep in mind is that this poll was completed on the internet by a company called COBS. COBS is a data collection agency with members who answer polls and post reviews in return for points. This also explains the number one answer… Here are the result of the poll in reverse order:

5. 6.2% of respondents (124 votes) kiss for the first time on the fifth date.
4. 10.2% (212 votes) kiss on the second date.
3. 16% (320 votes) kiss on the third date.

2. 19% (votes) kiss on the first date.

… and the surprise (?) answer…

… the #1 vote getting option…

1. 39.5% (790 votes) answered… “I have never been on a date.”

Thanks to all who participated in the study, now get out into the real world and get yourselves some dates! Almost a fifth of you stand a chance of getting a kiss on the first date, especially if you date each other!


1 Wouter April 13, 2010 at 10:52 am

Wow, that’s sad! 39.5%?? Well, then again, I know some Japanese people who are just way to busy working to go out on anything, let alone a date.

2 jay@newzjapan April 14, 2010 at 4:11 am

Thanks for the comment Wouter, I hope that the percentage would be somewhat lower among people who weren’t members of an internet poll taking and review site.

3 Wouter April 14, 2010 at 9:26 am

I think that’s a fair assumption.

4 jay@newzjapan April 14, 2010 at 10:31 am

That’s a good looking sento guide there by the way Wouter. Thanks for visiting.

5 Wouter April 14, 2010 at 10:56 am

Thanks Jay!

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