The latest official statistics to highlight just how lonely the Japanese race has become of late show some 60% of young men apparently have neither girlfriend nor female friends, with women scarcely being any better off…
The Japanese government’s latest white paper on the vexing issue of how the younger generations can be squeezed to pay for the pensions of their elders if they insist on not breeding reveals just how few Japanese now enjoy the company of the opposite sex.
Their findings suggest some 60% of young men now find themselves without the benefit of female friendship or lovers (non-breeding homosexuals evidently being of limited interest).
Even women exhibit a similar trend, with 50% or so having no male friends or lovers.
Despite all this nearly 90% of unmarried 18-39-year-olds still harbour aspirations of marriage.
The government’s rather generous conclusions are that “the number of young people with partners who are marriage candidates is thus limited” and “the difficulty of finding the ‘ideal partner’ is also a factor” – but the reaction online is much more candid:
“You can only despair at findings like these.”
“What happens to that extra 10%…”
“Just go to a soapland every month, who needs a girlfriend.”
“I may be handsome, but 2D is good enough for me!”
“Japan has perfected a society in which you can easily live alone. It’s even cheaper to buy your food in single portions and eat alone.”
“Expectations have gotten too high… you can only expect good things from 2D in the city now.”
“The graphs really tend to suggest women are the main impetus behind this trend.”
“With money and a car you can get a girlfriend! And with a stable job you can get married! The dilemma is that if you have those things you’ll not have any time left to enjoy yourself.”
“They are crazy to expect people to keep breeding in the midst of some radioactive wasteland.”
“Polygamy is the only way to accommodate the uneven distribution of hotness amongst guys.”
“Be warned. Women just demand more money from you once you marry them.”