Negatives: A bit expensive, a few unsavoury gentlemen. Subscribe, choose the community that you most identify with or want to learn more about and we’ll send you the news that matters most once a week throughout Trump’s first 100 days in office.but sometimes, you will also meet a great guy that will make it all worthwhile.
In a way, being from different cultural backgrounds made it easier to find things to talk about.
If my dates were always very friendly, it was sometimes hard to tell if they were interested in me or not.
Most were also pretty international, could speak English and were looking for a chance to meet non-Japanese people.
Overall, I’d say that they were also more gentlemanlike than their western counterparts and most didn’t make me feel like they were only looking for sex.
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.
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.
After a particularly gloomy weekend, I decided that some no strings attached action sounded a lot better than no action at all.