Ask Udder Smith: Why do Japanese people always want to know your blood type?
My new beaux, a Taurus, has been asking me my blood type. Since I am a Virgo, I am shy to reveal such information. Is he doubting I come from good stock? Why do blood types have special meaning in Japan?
Good Stock in Hokkaido
Dear Good Stock in Hokkaido:
Popular wisdom in Japan says blood type determines your personality, and therefore has a relation to your compatibility with others. Since you obviously put value on zodiac signs, think of blood type as a Japanese version. As long as your beaux does not take blood types too seriously, it can be a superficial way of getting to know someone.
For a run-down on personalities related to different blood types (and the history behind it), see this article at Japan Visitor.
Good luck with your beaux! And remember, no blood-letting…