Japanese men aren’t known for being the most romantically aggressive bunch. Many young Japanese women lament over having to take the lead just to get out of the dugout and onto first base.
If Japanese guys are so reluctant to get touchy-feely, you’ve got to wonder: at what age do Japanese people have their first kiss?
Japanese mobile company NTT Docomo conducted an online poll in September that asked respondents to divulge when they first closed their eyes and puckered up. The poll received 36,818 entries.
Before we looks at the results, it’s important to realize that dating and kissing as we know it in the Western world is still something relatively new to Japan, a country where arranged marriages still exist and, until recently, kissing was something traditionally reserved for the bedroom. While Japanese women may be ready to adopt the kiss as a form of showing affection, their male counterparts might just need some time to adjust.
That said, here are the juicy details you’ve been waiting for:
■ When did you have your first kiss? (36,818 votes total)
- High school (9,878 votes)
- Never kissed (6,119 votes)
- Middle school (6,021 votes)
- After entering workforce and before 31 (5,771 votes)
- College (4,262 votes)
- Preschool/Kindergarten (2,423 votes)
- Elementary school (2,029 votes)
- After 31 (331 votes)
Putting together high school, middle school, college, preschool/kindergarten and elementary school, a little over 60% of respondents had their first kiss by their early 20s.
On the other hand, some 6,000 respondents didn’t have their first kiss until after they entered the workforce, and another 6,000 or so have never kissed at all. Perhaps these people just place more value on their first kiss than others. But looking at the growing ranks of frustrated Japanese women, general apathy toward romantic relationships seems the more likely suspect.
Source: Goo Ranking© RocketNews24