dating

Rich and bald or handsome and poor? Survey asks Japanese women who’d they’d rather marry

Does a thick wad of bills make up for a thin head of hair?

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Japanese middle school teacher kisses her student at Tokyo Disneyland during date, gets fired

A real-world ending follows their Magic Kingdom kiss.

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Robot matchmaking party in Japan has couples sit silently, techno cupids make small talk for them

Surreal videos show event that led to the creation of four new couples, and might be a surprisingly good fit for Japanese society.

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Japanese company will ask your crush out on a date for you if you’re too shy to do it yourself

Deluxe plan costs over 140,000 yen (US$1,260).

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How women can shoot down dessert dates before they’re even invited, according to Japanese Twitter

It’s all in how you answer “What kind of sweets do you like?”

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We hung out at one of Tokyo’s most popular pickup spots, drank our hearts out and met many men

It was an exciting night for our female Japanese-language reporter, but how did it turn out exactly?

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Japanese Twitter user extols benefits of marrying someone you follow on Twitter

Could Twitter be the place to prove your romantic compatibility? One user shares his story.

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Educator offers advice for Japanese schoolgirls who get asked out by their teachers

”Trash” is the lesson’s keyword.

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Japanese company sells love potion, recommends secretly mixing it into your target’s food

Lingerie company’s attempt at coy sexiness backfires with public backlash and “date rape drug” accusations.

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Female otaku has perfectly sensible answer for when people ask why she doesn’t get a boyfriend

Dark magic and a price too great to pay are great reasons for remaining single.

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Want to be popular with the ladies/men? Be good at making takoyaki, study says

It seems that there’s a connection between “being good at cooking takoyaki” and “getting lots of love confessions”.

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“He wore Uniqlo to meet me!” Japanese woman shares petty bad date story, Internet bites back

What was your worst first date experience? Presumably it was worth grumbling about more than this picky lady’s anecdote.

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Kyoto Aquarium advises teen boy who can’t find a date to become a girl (because of ichthyology)

16-year-old who attends all-boys high school was feeling lovelorn, so the aquarium offered an unorthodox solution.

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Otaku dating service’s secret to success: Courting guys who’re accepting of boys love

Tora no Ana’s matchmaking parties see an attendance spike as they respond to women who want a boyfriend who’ll leave them alone and let them fangirl out.

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How do Japanese women feel about going Dutch on a date? Survey investigates, finds gap

Surprising amount say they’re OK with splitting the bill, but numbers might not tell the whole story.

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Virgin majority for surveyed Japanese college students, and 30 percent have never gone on a date

Survey shows continuing decline for physical shows of affection.

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Following the Find Seiji a Girlfriend Project, our reporter now has to meet his girlfriend’s mom

Seiji’s greatest fear: Having his girlfriend’s mom ask “What do you do for a living?” when the answer is “I work for SoraNews24.”

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The reason why the best spouse for an otaku might not be another otaku

It might sound like a match made in heaven (or at least a lovey-dovey romance anime), but two otaku don’t always make the right combination.

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King of Japan’s bar hosts shares idea for a sure-fire romantic date

Roland’s plan turns his fans’ knees to jelly, but some say it’s a selfish waste of money.

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A large number of men prefer women who are attracted to other women, study says

Apparently, men in China and the U.K. like women who tend to bat for both teams

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