When I moved to Japan about five years ago, I quickly realized that finding love in this country was not going to be an easy task.Most western men I met were either gay, in a relationship or only interested in Japanese women.
And Japan is slowly falling in line with this trend, so don't be left behind. There seems to be a certain stigma towards dating apps here in Japan.
Read on to discover the hottest apps on the Japanese market! American magazine Fast Company claims that if asked, almost no one will confess using them.
After wasting months subtly pursuing a guy at work only to discover he had a girlfriend, I quit the Japanese way – and bento making, also described by my friends as a boyfriend magnet in Japan.
Two of my single western guy friends suggested online dating – as long as I wasn’t looking for anything serious.
Most first dates were a bit nerve-wracking, as you are after all meeting a complete stranger or potential psychopath, but getting to know each other was quite easy.
If conversation topics ran out, we could always talk about life in Japan or abroad, or worse case scenario, how good I was at using chopsticks.
I did end up meeting three of my boyfriends online and about half of my friends also met their other halves the same way.
But let’s be honest here, if you are looking for more than the occasional tryst in Kabukicho, online dating will often frustrate you.
Negatives: A bit expensive, a few unsavoury gentlemen.
Dating apps are used all over the world to meet new people, whether for a simple one-night date or for a longer term relationship.
For one, it takes time to find quality matches, especially on Tinder.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating