A group of gals got together to discuss the highs and lows of the Japanese dating scene. Throw in some culture shock, the language barrier and a completely different set of rules and you have something like dating in Japan. The results were pretty interesting…. Christa: I was with a girlfriend in Shibuya and two men approached us on the street and we went out for drinks. I had heard that Japanese guys tend to be intimidated by foreign women. When I first came, I felt no guys found me attractive since they never looked my way. Christa: I actually approached someone on the train recently and he was totally ok with it but yeah it was kind of up to me to make a move.
What were your ideas about Japanese men when you came here?
What's it like to be a foreign woman dating in Japan? This is a topic that isn't often spoken of, and can cover a wide range of experiences both positive and negative. Here are some real life stories that will make you laugh and cry. Being a foreign woman and trying to date in Japan comes with its own benefits and problems, all of which can deeply impact your emotional well-being — even down to how long you will stay in the country. I grew my hair out, changed my wardrobe completely, tried to be more delicate in my mannerisms — but all that did for me was empty my wallet and leave me doubting my own self-worth. So, I reached out by email to 40 different women of various ethnicities ranging in age from , that were raised in the U. That being said, I can remember feeling like I was always having to be a model woman — like if I had to blow my nose I was just gross or wrong. With my guy, there was a huge language gap. We met through Tinder, and he could write pretty well in English, but when we actually met in person, not so much.
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