Poll results show the majority of women are happy when men strike up conversations with them at Halloween.

In Japan, there are certain annual events that are perfect for sparking new romances. With Halloween now lurking on the horizon, online retail giant Rakuten decided to see how the fall holiday fared in terms of igniting the flame between strangers, and it turns out it’s one of the best times of the year for meeting a potential partner.

The survey asked 200 women in their 20s to answer a number of questions related to love and Halloween. To kick things off, respondents were asked: “At which annual event do you think you can meet new men?” According to the results, Halloween ranked highly, coming in at second place on the list.

  1. Summer Festivals/Firework Events (72.5 percent)
  2. Halloween (61.5 percent)
  3. Hanami Flower Viewing Picnics (58.5 percent)
  4. Christmas (45.5 percent)
  5. Valentine’s Day (19 percent)
  6. Golden Week (17.5 percent)
  7. Tanabata (12 percent)
  8. My birthday (9 percent)
  9. White Day (8 percent)

One of the reasons women feel they’re able to meet men during Halloween is because of the fun costumes, which prove to be the perfect ice breaker for strangers wanting to strike up conversations with people they’ve never met before. It’s not uncommon for men to approach women on Halloween either, with 58.5 percent of respondents saying they’ve had a male stranger call out to them while they’ve been in Halloween costume.

Delving further, the questionnaire asked women if they actually liked it when men called out to them while they were in costume on Halloween, and 63 percent of respondents said it made them happy. Not only does it make them happy, it’s something that more than half of the women surveyed said they were seeking out, as 55.5 percent revealed they were hoping to be popular with the opposite sex on the night, which is something they factored in when choosing what outfit to wear for Halloween.

The fun and carefree atmosphere of a Halloween celebration is a great way for people in Japan to let go of their normally reserved characters for a night. And while some groups of people get dressed up in costume to simply have a good time with friends, others might just be on the lookout for a life-changing encounter with the one they’re destined to be with. If that’s the case, then you might want to check out the Halloween costumes men most want to see on women, just to be sure you attract his attention.

Source: PR Times via Nikkan Gendai and My Game News Flash
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