relationships

Seven reasons why an otaku should date another otaku (and one reason maybe not to)

Anime fan’s list has one big demerit, but maybe there’s a way to turn it around.

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Living next door to a stalker: Our Japanese reporter recounts the time her neighbour stalked her

Firsthand account is a cautionary tale for women living alone in Japan.

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Tired of looking for The One? Try Japan’s new DNA matchmaking service and maybe you’ll find them

Use your DNA to find your perfect match!

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Condomania Japan condoms bring the beauty of Japanese ukiyoe to your nether regions

When traditional Japan is a huge turn-on

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Why some otaku look at women’s breasts, according to Japanese Twitter

The reason may not be as perverted as we all think. 

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40 things our loveless reporter felt using Tinder in Japan

Online dating sure can be frustrating.

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Six-year-old Japanese farm boy goes viral for doling out comments on dating like an old grandpa

The proud self-professed farmer speaks and acts like an old man trapped in a young boy’s body.

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Renting a Girlfriend in Japan: Relationship goals or just plain awkward? 【Video】

Japanese rental girlfriend spills all the details on what it’s like to date a complete stranger.

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Japanese women’s magazine’s list of traits for an ideal man is both understandable and baffling

Do you have a part-time job at a cafe but are somehow also rich? Then you just might be the perfect guy.

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Good Couples Day gets our Japanese writer thinking about international marriage differences

What makes for a good couple? Our Japanese-language writer muses on her own marriage to a French husband and its notable quirks.

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Celebrate your wedding with Hello Kitty at Japan’s Sanrio Puroland amusement park

When a church is just not romantic enough, have your wedding in the world of Hello Kitty!

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Tokyo hair salon offers free cuts to anime fans whose 2-D crush fell in love with someone else

Start the next chapter of your love life, real-world or otherwise, with a new hairdo from the Heartbreak Salon.

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The top 10 famous men that Japanese women wish would make love to them【Survey】

Manga-adaptation actors and musicians abound in the list of desired fandom consummations.

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Our lovestruck reporter tries to make a batch of cookies for his girlfriend for Japan’s White Day

After getting love-dovey Valentine’s Day chocolate for the first time in his life, Seiji steps into the SoraKitchen to make cookies that require no butter or liquid.

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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 man’s job is too busy for strawberry-picking date, super-sweet girlfriend saves the day

Boyfriend cancels date when he can’t get time off from work, but his awesome girlfriend figures out how to bring the strawberry patch to him.

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Japanese cheating survey finds high infidelity rate in Kyoto and one of Tokyo’s neighbors

The least-faithful prefecture in the survey is often laughed at for being uncool, but responding residents seem to be plenty popular.

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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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Anti-Valentine’s Day protest march held in Tokyo by Revolutionary Alliance of Unpopular Men【Vid】

Shibuya demonstration also attracts one woman in call to “Crush romantic capitalism!”

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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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