relationships

Women in Japan reveal their worst dating experiences

From love hotels to 7-Eleven carparks, some of these first-date experiences are truly mind-boggling.

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The proper response when your wife says “I can’t make dinner tonight?” Japanese Twitter debates

Exasperated wife says “OK. Should I pick something up for us instead?” is the wrong answer.

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The upside of dating a man whose hobby is joso, or cross-dressing as a woman【Interview】

Tokyo makeup artist tells us why having a joso-loving lover makes the relationship “twice as fun.”

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When do Japanese women have their first kiss? Survey finds gap between different parts of Japan

One rural prefecture starts kissing long before any of its neighbors.

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Twitter manga diagrams difference between Japanese and foreign men, captivates and confuses

Illustrator says one group loves Uniqlo, asks women to split the bill on dates.

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Girlfriend creates Splatoon-themed surprise meal for fanboy boyfriend that is too cute to eat

This girlfriend went all out to give her Splatoon-loving-boyfriend the birthday meal of a lifetime!

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Breakup story has perfect response to Japanese women who treat their boyfriend like an ATM

Love is complicated. Math is simple.

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Is it a crime to ditch a bad date and leave them with the bill? Japanese man finds out

After fleeing a restaurant when a women he met online wasn’t who he thought she was, one man was surprised to get a call from the police.

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One in four young Japanese adults say love is a pain in the butt【Survey】

Is love dead?

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The top 10 romantic anime to watch with your boyfriend or girlfriend, according to fans

10 picks for when it’s just the two of you…but Your Name isn’t number one on the list.

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Survey suggests Tokyo women expect men to spend big on Valentine’s Day return gifts

Participants say that even if a guy were to spend three times as much on a thank-you present, it still wouldn’t be enough.

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Japanese guy’s ex makes him Valentine’s Day chocolate with anime girls flipping him off

Apparently the breakup wasn’t as mutual as he thought, man discovers when getting home-made Pop Team Epic chocolate.

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Survey reveals Japanese men really want home-made chocolate, but are women willing to make it?

In Japan, women give chocolate to men on Valentine’s Day, but are guys going to get what they really want?

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Japanese man’s “scary” story of woman he met in a bar who asked him to spend the night together

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, but this tale of deception has a double-twist ending.

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Man selling ring intended for girlfriend who dumped him gets no sympathy from potential buyer

Japanese man dumped just before Christmas hopes for a sympathetic ear, gets emotionally punched twice more in the gut instead.

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30-minute protest march held in downtown Tokyo by dateless men opposing Christmas Eve dates

“Destroy Christmas!” chants Revolutionary Alliance of Unpopular Men as it takes to the streets in annual demonstration.

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Tokyo restaurant explicitly bans couples from dining on Christmas Eve

On Japan’s most romantic date night, reservations are usually recommended, but not here.

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Japanese women tell how they like to be hugged in survey of girls’ manga readers

Survey showcases squeeze strategies and scenarios.

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Japanese high school volleyball player beaten by coach, teammates for violating no-dating rule

Coach retains job, school says it does not think attacks by other students constituted bullying.

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