relationships

Could you marry an otaku? Japanese people rank the geek hobbies they’d let slide for love

Where do you sit on the otaku dating ladder?

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More young Japanese men romantically involved with older female coworkers than younger ones【Survey】

Love is sweeter with senpai than kohai for these young working men in Japan.

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Boyfriend’s “cute” way of telling his girlfriend how much he loves her turns off Japanese Twitter

“If someone did this to me I’d beat them to death!” says one Twitter user.

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Japanese dating site’s picture of ideally attractive woman: young, no sleeves, college education

Younger men don’t enjoy the same popularity, though.

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A case of culture shock: Japanese summer vacation isn’t much of a vacation at all

Our Japanese-language reporter had his world turned upside down when his German wife commented on his childhood memories.

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Japanese man asks for the password to women’s hearts, learns something he didn’t want to know

Female coworker tells him it isn’t what you say, but how you…

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Rumor that watching anime Your Name with date will lead to getting married proves true for fans

The most successful anime romance movie of all time ties together real-life couples, even if the path to true love isn’t always a direct one.

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Wondering if your boyfriend will be a good husband? Give him the tea test, Japanese Twitter says

Simple behavior has a deep meaning, according to believers.

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There’s a serious problem (or maybe an upside) with these Japanese dating app photos

Pictures suggest the app is maybe a little too good at helping guys find girls they like.

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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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