53% of Japanese women surveyed reveal once again they have no confidence that they could win their boyfriend back from the non-existent clutches of a 2D girl.
When asked whether they thought they could win against a 2D game character their boyfriend was besotted with, 53% thought they had “no chance” whist 47% had confidence they could defeat the pixelised challenger.
Placed in such a situation, 20% “wouldn’t really mind,” 45% “would like him to stop” and 28% would just like him not to do it in front of them. Only 7% would respond by dumping the offending male.
The threat from Nene appears great indeed, to these women at least.
Defeated women report their feelings of inadequacy:
“There’s no way I can beat that level of cuteness.”
“Their personalities are nice and they have no flaws. Complete perfection.”
“They’re made to be the ideal girlfriend after all.”
“Because he has a manual any man can enjoy a game as much as he likes.”
Some women are irrationally optimistic all the same:
“A game can only play out as it is programmed to.”
“The girl in a game can’t offer the human warmth a real woman can.”
“The unpredictability of reality is a charm unto itself.”
“There’s no way a mere game could win against a real woman like me!”