lifestyle

Japanese ladies list top 5 companies whose employees they’d most/least like to date

9 Comments
By Evie Lund, RocketNews24

"Gokon" parties, or single mixers, are a common feature of dating in Japan. Generally a pair of male and female acquaintances will be the hosts, each inviting a number of single friends of the opposite sex for a sit-down, get-to-know-you dinner, during which plenty of seat-switching, awkward self-introductions and even some contact-detail swapping will usually occur. While the majority of "gokon" end in apathy, some people actually do meet their spouses during this practice. But what kind of fellas would Japanese ladies most like to encounter at a "gokon?"

That’s the question posed in a survey by Japanese recruitment services company Globalway. The survey polled 371 women to find out which were the most and least desirable companies for a potential husband to work at. (Quick reminder here that Japan is still a patriarchal country where the majority of women quit work after marriage, so a hubby with a good job is a must for most Japanese ladies.)

The top five WORST companies to a potential hubby to work for were:

  1. Dentsu Inc.
  2. Watami
  3. Hikari
  4. Cyberagent
  5. Fuji TV

So, what did the ladies have against these companies? According to the surveyees, Dentsu (an advertising and PR) company men have an image of being workaholics without sufficient time to devote to family, as well as potentially being playboys due to the perceived popularity of their company name. Watami, which runs a nationwide chain of izakaya pubs, was perceived to have employees who’d have to work late hours, which would leave little time for family. Finally, Hikari (an Internet provider company) workers were perceived to lack basic cooking and housework skills. Sounds like some ladies in Japan would like hubbies who work hard and bring home all the dough while also having time to do the housework, cook dinner and play with the kids. So, where might these magical unicorns work?

The top five BEST companies to work for included:

  1. All Nippon Airways
  2. Google Japan
  3. Dentsu (huh? again?)
  4. Toyota
  5. Cyberagent (yep, again!)

ANA company men were considered to be “reliable and interesting, jetting off to various countries all the time”, and Google fellows were considered “intelligent, with more time for family since Google is an overseas company, where they place more importance on work-life balance”. In third place, the polarizing Dentsu men were said to be “dynamic, with interesting careers and plenty to talk about”.

So, there you have it! Lucky guys who work for either Dentsu or Cyberagent have a guaranteed 50/50 chance of success…

Reference: PR Times

Read more stories from RocketNews24. -- What do Japanese kids want to be when they grow up? Businesspeople -- 10 things Japan does better than anywhere else, according to the international community -- This new convenience store isn’t so convenient for the blind…

© Japan Today

©2021 GPlusMedia Inc.


9 Comments
Login to comment

It looks like they were given a list to pick from actually.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

I don't know this research is correct or not and agreeable or not for almost every ladies but I can say they (almost ladies) like famous company. They also prefer a big company even if it is not known for everybody cuz of stable work in future maybe. If they said cyberagent or small company, ladies will consider dating and check the website whether it is stable or not. Recent days, stable working is preferable. We men must keep working and doing housework also.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Lucky guys who work for either Dentsu or Cyberagent have a guaranteed 50/50 chance of success…

I am a lucky guy too because I don't need to be embroiled in meeting purile shallow criteria of purile shallow people as described in the article nor in the employment of companies mentioned. Lucky because I am outside of all that.

I am also a lucky guy because my wife is not a commodity and neither am I.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

I wonder where "English teacher at GABA" would rank in that list

9 ( +10 / -1 )

About 137th I believe ...

4 ( +4 / -0 )

"Finally, Hikari (an Internet provider company) workers were perceived to lack basic cooking and housework skills. Sounds like some ladies in Japan would like hubbies who work hard and bring home all the dough while also having time to do the housework, cook dinner and play with the kids."

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, have your cake and eat it too, ladies, ha ha ha, lol

0 ( +1 / -1 )

I agree - it's more important to choose a life partner based on unimportant and trivial data than on the actual person himself. Works at a respected company? Tall? Okay! Is also a wife-abuser and rude to everyone? Who cares!

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Having Dentsu and CyberAgent on both lists only proves how wrong these women are in their assumptions are and how foolish the survey was..

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Finally these ladies may settle with Aeon, Uniqlo, Daiso...!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites