Unlike Japan, California is a true melting pot of cultures but since I had so little dating experience back home, I was nervous about getting into the dating scene in America.
Mostly because I had no idea how the American dating culture worked.
Are you one of the 132 guys who sent me an email with the subject line Dating Japanese Girls?
Within the past two years I received exactly 132 emails from guys with questions, such as…Are Japanese girls easy?
Surely each individual is unique, and generalizations/stereotypes about an entire culture can’t be made based on a very little number of individuals.
Regardless if they still live with their parents or not, or if their parents are forcing them to work or not, most of them feel the need to be part of the labor force (wether arubaito, haken or freeter) in order for Japan, as a community itself, to grow collectively.
Apparently, foreign guys have some appeal in Japan due to their willingness to put their partner first by opening doors, carrying heavy stuff, and paying for dinner.
We’re not sure it’s fair to suggest that some Japanese men aren’t equally considerate, but it is surprising how easy it is to be called a “gentleman” here in Japan simply by not knocking people down to get on the train first.
While it’s not usually as bad as your one creepy guy friend–you know the one we’re talking about–have you ever wondered what’s going on with that? It seems that some Japanese women love it when guys are direct and shower them with declarations of love. ” You’ve probably heard this at least once or twice in your life.
Here’s a quick look at life on the other side of the looking glass, with nine reasons some Japanese women only date foreign guys. Well, this takes that bit of education and flips it on its ear! Though phrases like “” (“I love you”) are more likely to be heard on cheesy TV dramas then between real-life Japanese couples, apparently some folks don’t mind being told “I love you” once in a while. And while the people saying it may not be entirely wrong, you wouldn’t know it from talking to certain Japanese women.