Respondents also discuss whether it’s cheating on your boyfriend if you hug or hold hands with someone else.
Last week, we looked at the results of a survey showing that more than a quarter of Japanese people are willing to kiss on the first date. Today’s topic is quite a bit less romantic, though.
Online manga service Mecha Comic recently polled its users about their experiences cheating on, as well as being cheated on by, their romantic partners. 1,737 responses were collected from female participants.
Starting with the victims’ voices, 38 percent of the women said a boyfriend or husband has cheated on them. Curiously, only 35 percent said they’ve caught a partner cheating, so an unsolicited confession, reliable third-person testimony, or confidence in women’s intuition must account for the three-percent gap.
She just knows, apparently.
The survey also asked women what they felt constitutes cheating. Working our way up the intimacy scale, the responses were:
● Going out to eat or do something when it’s just the two of us: 9 percent
● Holding hands: 19 percent
● Hugging: 14 percent
● Kissing: 27 percent
● Having sex: 29 percent
● Other: 3 percent
It’s worth noting that in Japan, hugging to say hello or goodbye to a platonic friend of the opposite sex is relatively rare. Unfortunately, the three percent who chose “other” didn’t elaborate on what sort of ritualistic mating dances or baroque courtship cues they see as the deciding factor between fidelity and infidelity.
Source: Mecha Comic via @Press
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