Top 10 Most Embarrassing Things Your Boyfriend Does


Japanese women asked to rate the most unseemly and embarrassing conduct they felt a boyfriend could get up to provide a list which might lend some insight into just how best to avoid looking an utter fool in the eyes of the fairer sex.

The ranking:

1. He has bad table manners.

2. He gets angry at shop assistants who make mistakes.

3. He pretends to know things he doesn’t.

4. He brags about past evil deeds.

5. He tries to get you to kiss him when other people are around.

6. He dashes for empty seats on trains or buses.

7. He speaks in an accent other than his own. [i.e. uses Kansai-ben despite not being from Kansai]

8. He asks things like “Do you love me?” when other people are around.

9. He asks how much you think his clothes cost.

10. He blows his hair about.

Narrowly missing the top 10 were “doing his hair using his reflection in a window” and “unconsciously using old-fashioned language.”

The list for embarrassing girlfriends.

Not unreasonably, it seems good manners and civil behaviour are considered crucial by both genders…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    22:43 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hi Sankaku Complex.
    Please write down the illustrators name when you use his illustration.
    Jonpeiさん(ジョン平) has put a lot of work into this piece.

    Here is the source of the image---> []


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    Comment by Artefact

    It's usually in the filename/image title. In this case the author has made the usual not entirely clear decision to have several pen/circle names and one with multiple readings so any confusion is probably understandable.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:27 15/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    “doing his hair using his reflection in a window”

    Aah, I really hate it when people do this. Honestly, I hate it even more when men do it, but it's just an annoying habit overall.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:26 15/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    these are the same things. what a bunch of cockadookie!

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    Comment by Castronaut
    18:44 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    “unconsciously using dead language.”

    Do Japanese men have a habit of unknowingly switching to Latin or Bo in the middle of a conversation?

    That would be pretty neat, actually.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:03 15/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is "dead language" not "a dead language" - reading comprehension fail by quite a few here.

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    Comment by Castronaut
    13:52 15/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe if this site was written in ancient Hebrew this wouldn't be a problem.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:56 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    But men are the fairer sex. Men are a lot prettier

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:37 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's all this stuff about dead languages? The article says“unconsciously using old-fashioned language.”

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:25 15/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    06:04 16/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Again with the evil deeds thing. If the person you're with likes to brag about past evil deeds then you don't need to be with them (unless you're trying to get on Cops).

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    Comment by Jürgen
    07:48 11/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Man, the type of guys that would be made from traits would be complete assholes, maybe worse than those idiots on Jersey Shore. ( Maybe ) The only thing I kinda disagree with is the Past Evil Deeds thing, as long as not constantly bragging I think it would be fine, it doesn't help that they ( the women ) always ask ( at least in my case ) to tell the story over and over, usually to people to people that haven't heard it already, it's like they are bragging for us or something !

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:59 26/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ok I admit I might do the window thing on occasion but that is when my hair is longer and easier to be a mess. when I get my hair buzzed then its not necessary.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:40 15/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    HAHAHA Number 8. Because girls don't fucking do that to guys all the time right?

    Being one of the worthless human beings that you assume I am, I can't have firsthand experience, as you know, however, a startling number of friend's girlfriends do that shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:47 15/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    what the point of this picture in this article anyway?

    i dont really like it at all.

    the reason is that those two try to torture a dead chicken.

    not so funny. so this article is stupid at all and also, not hilarious on picture.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:44 15/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    the picture is getting annoying at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:05 15/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "3. He pretends to know things he doesn’t."

    That's a fundamental rule of getting girls, bullshitting things to look better

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:20 15/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why Does this look so famillar?

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    Comment by purkin
    09:12 15/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    3 bugs me SO much. i wish guys wouldn't try so hard...and as for 9 and 10, that probably applies only to girls dating metrosexuals. xD

    Comment by H-Ero
    11:02 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "9. He asks how much you think his clothes cost."

    Wut? Is that like some type of guessing game or something? I've never heard a man ask something like that.

    “unconsciously using dead language.”

    I don't understand how someone can use a dead language unconsciously. It's not like people start to randomly speak latin or some other old language without realizing it.

    I'm surprised stuff like "farting in public" isn't on here.

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    Comment by CC
    21:42 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It says old-fashioned language, not dead.
    Thus thou art in error!

    Or I'm guessing it's just words of the previous generation you picked up from your parents that you really shouldn't be using yourself. "I'm having a jolly good time!" or something along those lines..

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:26 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    1 3 6 and 10 are facts, the other 6...u kiddin' me, right?

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    Comment by Dash
    10:46 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ok, why whenever there is a poll like this it seems they made a top 10 from a poll with only 14 options?
    Seriously, all polls are almost the same except for 2 or 4 options, and changing numbers

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    Comment by Ischemia
    10:30 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    3. He pretends to know things he doesn’t.

    This is what happens when people are introduced to people they have nothing in common with...
    Women do this too >_> Sadly women can mask it by talking crap about absolutely nothing relevant 26 hours a day, 20 days a week especially with other females.

    The proper formulation would be
    3. He pretends to know things he doesn't and fails to get away with it on a regular basis.

    Which truly is embarrassing plenty

    Also, where I'm from talking in a different dialect is actually used for comedic purposes? Is this somehow not applicable to the Japanese? Or do Japanese men tend to go overboard with this?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:51 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lots of anime have seiyuus doing kansai-ben. There are few who can do it well. The ones who fail just end up sounding silly.

    I guess the same applies to men who tries too hard to impress girls but fails. Just like some locals here who tries to mimic an Australian or American accent to sound cool after an overseas study trip.

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    Comment by CC
    21:34 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Depending on how long the trip takes it could simply by yourself unknowingly/unwillingly adapting. I for one usually spend most of the day quite far from where I live causing me to lose my normal accent.

    It's simply something that automatically happens.
    Same thing if you happen to talk a lot with someone that uses a certain phrase a lot.. before you know it you'll be using it yourself ;)

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    Comment by Ischemia
    11:00 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    'to sound cool' as a motive might more easily incite fail indeed... Rather than comedic purposes that is
    But for such a thing to make it into a top 10 of embarrassing things boyfriends do O_o

    Some kind of endemic? Or as stated below by Dash, a shortage of alternatives to vote on?

    Unless we're dealing with a major pain in the a in some countries, I fail to see why it should rank so high

    On a side note, it seems Dash believes (wo)men are worlds apart

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    Comment by Dash
    11:28 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I dont believe men and women must have different tastes for everything, but after seeing like 10 polls on this site that have almost exactly the same results for both.... kinda makes me wonder how they do these polls.

    Comment by H-Ero
    11:45 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Also, where I'm from talking in a different dialect is actually used for comedic purposes? Is this somehow not applicable to the Japanese? Or do Japanese men tend to go overboard with this?"

    I guess it means that they do it seriously, like how wiggers try to talk like they're from the ghetto even though they're from the suburbs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:56 15/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is a good explanation.

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    Comment by hALOTOO
    10:25 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now men and women think alike ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:32 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    the japanese are a genderless race.

    Comment by H-Ero
    11:05 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    In japan the gender roles are pretty much reversed. The women are men and the men are women.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:35 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is actually untrue, but it's funny to hear people say that.

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    Comment by Kortaku
    10:16 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    These seem to be truly more 'embarrassing' than the list for women. Those were more annoying and I find that couples that do most of these things in public are freaking annoying/embarrasing to bystanders...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:42 15/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ok since when talking old fashion is embarrassing ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:05 15/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Go to NYC and yell out "Dude, how's it hanging?!" to the first acquaintance you manage to see.

    He's going to shit himself from embarrassment. Especially if he's in an official meeting or something like that.

    Comment by Schrobby
    11:30 15/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Weird list. No farting, burping, nose picking and nut arranging? Do japanese girls like that? ^_^

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    Comment by Shanyy
    01:29 16/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, the japanese men aren't doing that.

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    Comment by Maikeru
    10:53 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It dawned on me a while ago that pretty much all of the '10 most something you boy/girlfriend can do' are all the same...

    Why cant you just do a '10 most embarassing things your partner can do' ? -_-"

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    Comment by CC
    21:30 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "9. He asks how much you think his clothes cost."

    They forgot to add this to the female list.

    They keep quiet about it since it's your money.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:00 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Alas, then I shan't deign to use dead language.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:39 15/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    #5 He asks things like “Do you love me?” when my other boyfriends are around.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    11:23 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "9. He asks how much you think his clothes cost."

    They forgot to add this to the female list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:55 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anon 15:08

    I wonder if by "unconsciously using dead language" they meant, "archaic terms", or "slang/memes which have been beaten into the ground" (i.e., "LOL")?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:38 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The polls go with ranking preselected items which explains their similarity

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:08 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unconsciously using dead language?

    So what... we can't complain or make a joke about something that's been done ad nauseum?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:40 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's usually because these lists are made for half trolling of the opposite gender and the list following that is just retaliation for the 1st list

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:41 14/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because eventually the issue of sex will be adressed which can invite the notion of dick girls and the like if specific genitals are mentioned.

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