70% of Japanese Men Have No Girlfriends


New data suggests 70% of unmarried Japaneses men in their twenties and thirties have no girlfriend, with an alarming jump of 20% in just three years for men in their twenties.

A similar figure holds true for women, with some 64% of women in the same age groups single.

The data comes from a survey asking unmarried Japanese aged 20 to 40 whether they were dating anyone, with data extending back over a decade:


Economic conditions may be one reason for the sudden increase in singles, particularly where younger, more financially vulnerable men are concerned – with dismal earnings prospects amidst a stagnant Japanese economy, such men know they have no chance of securing a wife or family, and may not even be able to afford the expense of a girlfriend.

However, this does not effectively explain the long term nature of the increase over more than a decade; it seems likely more profound social and economic factors may be at play, with many surveys citing an increase in the expectations of women with regard to their partner’s earnings as a key factor…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:18 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I lived in Japan for a couple of years in my military days. Big city girls are prettier, but they are gold diggers and picky as hell

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:44 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I lived in Japan for a couple of years in my military days. Big city girls are prettier, but they are gold diggers and picky as hell. My first time in Tokyo I walked around with a hard-on for a couple of days. Good thing my base was in the country side. Country girls are so much more down to earth it was ridiculous. All they want is a good man and it matters a lot less what race and nation you are from. When you meet the parents they seem not to care. I even went out drinking with few dads. Though I didn't a lot of friends married Japanese girls and bought them home, some decided to stay in Japan. And no the wife did not control the money. These surveys are done in big cities if you stick to the country you see Japan is can be whole lot different.

    Sorry had browser problems this my complete statement.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:34 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who cares about girlfriends anyway? Research shows that evolution is transforming women into short, fat, baby machines so in the future I imagine even fewer guys will want anything to do with one:


    Comment by Anonymous
    01:12 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    woot, I learned something decent in Sankaku. Impossible.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:27 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    stop banning eroge and you see some increase in economy. Ban equality now and you will see massive increase every guy will have a girlfriend.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:40 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Someone save the pandas...er...japanese before they become extinct!!

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    Comment by ドラゴン
    04:59 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm depressed. I wanted to be an otaku for my whole life. But with japan disappearing, thats not gonna happen. When the multimedia capital of the world falls the world will cry :'(

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    Comment by maga
    05:09 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do 2D girlfriends count?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:12 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was feeling pretty depressed but now knowing that i'm part of a larger group, ive excepted my loneliness....lol

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    Comment by RanmaSyaoran
    05:43 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I blame Westernisation!

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    Comment by Unellmay
    Comment by Anonymous
    17:05 04/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I blame Canada.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:02 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Manaka kawai
    I love 2D...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:55 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe they are just gay?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:25 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh my this is serious! D:

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:58 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    stupid japs are ganna stay gf less unless they stop with the damn cartoons

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    Comment by Unellmay
    10:30 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where did you come from?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:59 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    his mom's vagina.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:45 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LIEK NO WAI!! HE DID?!?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:23 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This fool called Anime, Cartoon's.. WT!!!!!........

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:19 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the Japanese die out, what would happen to all the mecha, the moe, the fanservice, and everything else that America/China/Korea desperately tries so hard to copy? >.<

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    Comment by Miroku74
    19:58 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    True. All we'd have left is that crappy Disney furry pr0n. Bondage-and-Domination Bambi, Alice in Whoreland, and Donald Does it Both Ways just doesn't have that same 'zing' to it.

    At which point, self-cremation will seem like a lovely option....

    Comment by j
    10:21 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now that's just sad

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    Comment by CJLopez
    08:36 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    gentleman, lets start to swim, we gotta solve this crisis in japan!!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:43 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No wonder the birth rates are NEGATIVE and death rates are high.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:52 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't really think birthrates can go negative - that would require people to be unborn and crawl back into their mothers wombs. However, your population growth can go negative in certain cases:

    gross population growth = (births + immigrants) - (deaths + emigrants)

    So, if you have fewer people coming into your nation (through either being born or from immigration) than you have leaving it (either through dying or moving away) then you can have negative population growth - which is something we are seeing in an increasing number of developed countries.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:11 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What happened after 2006?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:27 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Lucky Star anime came out in 2007. Is this a coincidence? I think not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:45 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait what, did I read the survey article correctly? "有効回答数は900人。" "900 people responded to our survey." That's one SMALL sample size right there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:28 07/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ohoho, the truth comes out!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:02 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Looks to me like some 3% of japanese women are double dating or more. How shameful and immoral.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:07 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    well in my case xD i always try to get a GF but in the end i always get rejected xD soooo at least i try xD ( yes yes im Fugly xD )

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    Comment by EyE
    03:03 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everybody is fucking lazy now days. If you want something just grab it. I for one have my standard on not dating fat chicks. But if you don't like something about somebody then why don't you just change that. And one friking easy way to do this is to get them laid. Swear to god all the girls I know are uncertain about their relationship until they did it. Now the girls can't get enough and their personality starts to become more and more like their other half. I'm not even being dramatic here. One girl used to like jpop and then afterward she listen to nowadays trash rap. And for people who disagree with this is because they are girls who thinks they are in true love.
    Just like in Manswers, once you start paying shit for your girlfriend, they will only see you as a cash source. Bottom line is don't do it until you get her laid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:42 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i think ill stick to my 2d women for now

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:41 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    02:22 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    On the course to Technology Supremacy and Capitalism.

    Humanity is going wrong.




    Comment by Anonymous
    02:25 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, yes, clearly technology and capitalism are what's wrong with the world. We'd be much better off living in some sort of pre-capitalist feudal society without modern technology. You know, like they did in the dark ages. Now THAT was a great time to be alive!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:30 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    dark ages a great time? Holy FUCK NO!!!

    You're just fucking crazy!!

    Dark ages = worst than living HELL !

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:46 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Tell me, dear: Did mommy ever tell you about a tiny little thing called sarcasm?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:57 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What, you don't agree? But capitalism and technology are ruining society!!!! The anon at 2:22 even said so!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:26 07/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can go to the Dark Ages. I'm going to Sengoku Jidai. ^_^

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:27 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    A TENGA, lolis and 2D, is all we need!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:08 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Have you seen some of the eroge that's been releasing lately? Who the fuck needs women?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:25 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The guys are too busy with their PS/pee-pee interface to notice 3D women.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:42 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's time to stop blaming guys.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:35 21/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "It's time to stop blaming guys."

    You can't expect that to happen. The only way women have to solve their problems is to 1) Blame those problems on men, 2) Bitch at men about how men are responsible for their problems, 3) Keep harping away at the men until the men break down and solve the woman's problems for her just to get her to shut up. If women stopped blaming men for the problems in their lives, then they'd have to own up to responsibility for solving their own problems themselves. Surely you can see how unpleasant that would be.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:30 07/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Somebody sounds bitter!

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    Comment by Unellmay
    04:23 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    YAY MORE FOR ME!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:38 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i don't got a girlfriend either

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:51 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well with Japanese women being so parasitic for money, that's not surprising.. Unless you won a large jackpot, are from a wealthy family, or a corporate executive... a guy in their twenties is likely not making the big bucks..

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    Comment by minakichan
    04:01 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not that there's anything wrong with it =/

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