Would you like to know some Japanese dating customs?
Surely, you must understand their dating customs and traditions before going on a date with a Japanese.
The long-term sluggishness of Japan's economy has made cheap dates, emphasizing fun and togetherness over glamor and extravagance, quite common, even popular.
A picnic in the park is considered quite romantic, especially in spring. Beyond displaying your vocal talent (or lack of), the willingness to stand center-stage (in a private karaoke box) and possibly make a fool of yourself proves you are not too proud, a trait respected in Japanese society.
How can you tell if a girl/guy likes you in a country where ‘yes’ can mean ‘no’?
Or read peoples’ emotions where pretty much no-one wears their heart on their sleeve?
If you are looking for something casual, keep it casual and avoid meeting friends and family. What happens when your study abroad, volunteer, or internship experience is over?
If you are planning on continuing the relationship, you might need to set boundaries and long term goals for the relationship.
Intercultural relationships often have difficulties when it comes to communication.
And how do you interact with a nation of shy people who always seem to have their head down and nose buried in a book/iphone game?
Fear not, scratch your head in bewilderment no longer – as myself, Grace (famous for her “My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy” story) and Martin of Asian Dating Monthly have put our heads together and distilled our combined two decades of Japanese dating experience to bring you these top tips, which will help you navigate the seas of romance in Japan.
The dating customs are among those that managed to survive through the years, making the tradition of courting come alive even in today's modern world.
Before, Japanese dating customs can be very conservative compared to the Americans'.
Remember, proper dating etiquette is going to depend a lot on the age, gender and cultural awareness of your date.