Da-mens: loser guys
Posted February 19, 2009on:
Da-mens is a combination of two words “da-me” (not good) and men. Da-mens refers to uneligible, loser guys.
The word was first invented by comic book artist Mayumi Kurata in her work “ Damens Walker” (can’t help falling in love with losers) which was later developed into a TV show. Both the comic book and the TV show is about various hilarious relationship stories between a beautiful girl and loser guys: Maria (Norika Fujiwara) and Natsu (Yu Yamada) are both single, attractive, and beautiful women who work as a secretary for the top executives. Although they are more than qualified to seek for the best man in town, they always end up falling for the worst losers… who cheat, ask for money, lie, won’t work, etc.
Meny who are classified as “Da-mens” in Japanese society tend to…
- be mama’s boy (overinfluenced by their mother)
- be poor
- be abusive (domestic violence)