Poll: The Worst Things Boyfriends Can Collect

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A Japanese website reports that in a recent poll, 231 women revealed the things they would hate their boyfriends to collect.

The poll appeared on My Navi Woman, a version of the popular My Navi website geared towards Japanese women. Be aware that this poll does not reflect the opinion of the entire country, but just the individuals who replied. Also, it doesn't appear to reflect the opinions of those identifying themselves as gay or bisexual.

Let's have a look at the top ten results. Below each is a quote from those who voted.


9. Things related to anime: 3 votes

"(I hate this) because it's otaku-like," said a 24 year-old IT worker.

9. Otaku-related goods: 3 votes

"Because I put importance on a home's interior, it would be unbearable and unpleasant when we got married for those kind of things to end up in my own home," said a 27 year-old company employee.

8. Adult videos or sexy DVDs: 6 votes

"It seems totally lewd," says a 28 year-old pharmaceutical professional.

7. Bugs/insects: 10 votes

"I hate bugs, and it seems dirty. Gross," said a 27 year-old IT engineer.

6. Women's underwear: 13 votes.

"Because it's erotic," says a 25 year-old office worker.

Wait, what? No, that's what it says: 第6位 女性下着 or "6. Women's underwear." Okay, then.


5. Idol goods: 15 votes

"I'd feel like it's supporting those idols," said a 23 year-old electrical engineer.


4. Idol picture books/posters: 17 votes

"I'd feel like it really doesn't matter if I'm here or not," said a 22 year-old public servant.


3. Anime figures: 23 votes

"I don't get what's good about them at all," said a 22 year-old IT engineer.

2. Bishoujo or moe figures: 29 votes

"I'd dislike them because he'd stare at them and get a lewd look on his face," said a 26 year-old in the educational field.


1. Figures: 40 votes

"I don't see the necessity of them," said a 28 year-old health care professional.


Oh come on, polled people. "Figures" in general? Just... figures? Really? That's worse than collecting porno videos or ladies' underpants? What the heck am I supposed to put on my desk as I work?

Granted, not everyone has the same likes and dislikes. If somebody dislikes something you are into, well, fine. Likewise, if somebody is into a hobby you aren't, then that's their thing. It doesn't matter how you identify yourself, surely there's someone out there with similar interests. JUST AS LONG AS THEY'RE SAFE AND LEGAL*.


彼氏がコレクションしていたら嫌だと思うもの「1位 フィギュア」 [My Navi Women]

Top photo: Michael Sherrin / Flickr

*Or relatively legal and kinda safe.

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If collecting figures is wrong, I don't wanna be right.

I don't really collect figures, though. I collect video games! And they're not on the list, so +1 for me I guess.