dating

Do women who love manga have a harder time finding real-life romance?

Survey finds a big gap in the dating histories of women who enjoy Japanese girls’ comics and those who don’t.

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Japanese women reveal the worst ways they’ve been dumped by their partners

Surprisingly, discovering their partner in the arms of another lover is not at the number-one spot on this list.

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Japanese karaoke chain offers discounts for couples who kiss in front of the employees

Free drinks and desserts also part of unusual promotion.

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Eight Tales of the Unexpected (Japanese Twitter edition)

Introducing some of the strange situations that had Japanese Twitter users both amused, and bemused.

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Can a woman have a good time at a Japanese love hotel on her own? Our reporter investigates

A relaxing Zen-like experience or a lonely, tear-inducing night surrounded by sex toys?

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Otaku dating service advises singles to have interests other than anime

Tough love from Akihabara-based matchmaking service reflects the changing nature of anime fandom.

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5 weird and wonderful Tokyo cafés worth a visit, perfect for breaking the ice on first dates

Go fishing, do some handicrafts, or just enjoy a nice cuppa with hedgehogs at these delightfully odd cafés.

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34 things that happen when just guys drink together in Japan, according to our eternal bachelor

Pointless competitiveness, unbridled perversion, and mysterious sadness are all on the menu, says our experienced expert.

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Is it OK to take your girlfriend to Yoshinoya on a date?

Japanese Internet users discuss the possibility of love amongst the beef bowls.

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Looking for love in Japan? Come to the Aiseki Beach House this summer!

Meet singles and eat and drink as much as you like in a prime location right next to the Pacific. And all for free (if you’re a girl).

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Eight reasons otaku men are unpopular with women, according to Japanese Twitter list

Looks only cited as one of many problems.

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Men’s nipple covers may just be the dating solution Japan is looking for【Video】

Looking nipple-less may just be the next fashion trend.

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Japanese women reveal their ideal kiss scenarios【Survey】

According to the questionnaire, men and women have differing opinions about the ideal kiss.

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Japanese women sound off on the line separating a male friend and a boyfriend

Physical and emotional criteria make the list of top survey responses.

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Japanese men list seven traits that would make it impossible for them to date a woman

They say you’ve got to take the good with the bad in a relationship, but in these cases, they’d rather pass on the whole thing.

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Poll asks Japanese gamers if they’d break up with a lover who deleted their Pokémon save

Would having to say goodbye to your Pokémon stable have you ready to say goodbye to your boyfriend or girlfriend too?

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One year after start of his girlfriend recruitment project, our reporter finally goes on a date

And no, Seiji didn’t rent his companion for his anime movie date.

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Japanese women list the top 10 romantic scenarios by which they’d like to meet a new boyfriend

From bookstores to barbecues to balance-loss, these Japanese women would love to meet the love of their life in these unexpected ways.

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Japanese college women pick between men who’re short and handsome or tall and plain in survey

When they can’t have it all, where do their priorities lie?

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Japanese company promises women the man of their (financial) dreams!

Japanese company aims to provide women with a “high-spec” man of their dreams thanks to their rigorous testing and exacting standards (no mention of looks or personality).

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