"My image is of someone who is down to earth, something like that." 'Burahara'Interest in blood type is widespread in Japan, particularly which combinations are best for romance.
Women's magazines run scores of articles on the subject, which has also inspired best-selling self-help books.
Stripped of its racial overtones, the idea emerged again in the 1970s.
Debunked Now, blood typecasting is as common as horoscopes in the West, with the whiff of science - although dubious - giving it added credibility.
It is Saturday night and a speed dating session is under way in a small building in the backstreets of Tokyo.
We can seriously butt heads, but I value our type a and b personality dating. But sometimes, when I want to take care of something two weeks in advance and he wants to put it off until the last minute, I get so stressed out that I lose sight of that.
And finally, the researchers point out that some people seem to have a biological predisposition toward a more careful personality. From Hermione Granger to Leslie Knope, type A personalities, while, yes, a little overeager, have proven to be fiercely loyal and forever lovable.
" "This particular thing about blood types is a clever way of telling people what you think about them, but indirectly," said Jeff Kingston, professor of Asian Studies at Temple University in Japan.
"Here people don't like to be upfront and open about their opinions.