Minami Takahashi is a former member of AKB48, and was a part of the group’s signature lineup for singles and performances. She also decided to lend a helping hand to guys that are having a tough time talking to women.
Takahashi said there are three simple phrases that will help guys get popular, especially when a girl is talking about her problems.
“That sounds like a really difficult situation.”
“When a girl is talking about her problems, these three phrases are all you need.” Takahashi explained, “While it’s a good thing to have empathy for a girl, haven’t you noticed how guys say what their take on the situation, their conclusion is? Why do they do that? I think that’s why they’re not popular with girls.”
If this sounds a little odd or far-fetched, just know that science and sociology are on Takahashi’s side. In a poll of 1,000 women, 53% of them said “listening” was a desirable practice trait in men. Unfortunately, a separate poll revealed that 33% of women think pets make better listeners than men.