In Japan, in common with many other countries in the world, I suppose, women tend to prefer men a few years older than them. However, this survey from goo Ranking looked at what are the good things about having a younger boyfriend.
Over the 19th and 20th of April 2012 1,092 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 60.5% of the sample were female, 11.3% in their teens, 17.0% in their twenties, 28.4% in their thirties, 25.5% in their forties, 10.2% in their fifties, and 7.7% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.
Q: What are the good things about having a younger boyfriend? (Sample size=661, female)
Rank Score 1 He makes me feel young too 100 2 He’s cute 97.5 3 He’s surprisingly reliable 76.2 4 He expresses his feelings upfront 74.2 5 His innocent smile is healing 64.8 6 He’s surprisingly thoughtful 51.6 7= He wants to be spoiled 51.2 7= Because he’s so lively it’s fun to be together 51.2 7= He sometimes shows me his grown-up side 51.2 10 He tries with all his might to please me 49.2 11 I become upfront too 42.2 12 His passionate behaviour is easy to understand 36.1 13 I don’t need to aim too high 34.8 14 He obediently takes in people’s advice 29.5 15= I can enjoy teaching him various things 28.3 15= He listens to me with loving care 28.3 17 His elegance 27.5 18 It’s easy to mold him into the kind of guy I like 25.4 19 He doesn’t really get angry when slighted 24.2 20 He accepts my selfishness 23.8