Tuesday, April 6, 2010

google's suggested search is revealing

Just now, while searching for work info, I couldn't help but notice Google's suggested search terms for the word "does":
does he like me
does ups deliver on saturday
does p90x work
doesn't mean anything lyrics
does extenze work
does he love me quiz
does fedex deliver on saturday
does he love me
does the wii play dvds
does rogaine work

Check this out. Out of these 10 suggested search terms, 1/3 wonder "does he like me?" or "does he love me?"

Pretty funny to see what people wonder about.


JR Moreau said...

When I get frustrated thinking about love, I default to sex and hair, but I do think about love! hahah

deva said...

I think men don't ask that question because women are easier to read. It's pretty obvious if we like a guy.


geekhiker said...

Men don't ask Google because we're not supposed to share our feelings, remember? Even with inanimate servers...

M. said...

I wonder about love, I just wonder about sex much more frequently.

I.M. Gn said...

By "Love" do you mean "relationships?" That's what I think women worry about more. Men, on the other hand, wouldn't care about hair or boners if we didn't have to impress/attract women. So perhaps by men searching for sexual enhancement they are actually asking "does she like me?" Perhaps men and women look for the same things, but go about it differently and emphasize different parts of the same picture.

S. said...

I saw something, I can't remember where (xkcd?), where someone compared the top ten Google suggestions for "how do I get him to" and "how do I get her to". The "him" results were mostly things like "propose", "give me gifts", and "say he loves me", while the "her" results were "have sex", "give me a bj", and so forth. It was kind of sad both to realize that so many members of my own gender were so materialistic, and so many members of the opposite gender just seemed to be interested in sex.

But then I remembered that I don't like people very much, and I felt better.

MW said...

I wonder what those results would look like if you filtered out the 14-25 year olds.

P said...

This made me laugh. It reminds me of the site autocompleteme!

Dani said...

I think we are neglecting the other important trend...that everyone wants to know if they can get packages delivered on Saturday.

(which you can but it's an extra fee)

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