romance

Over half of Japanese people in survey only dated three or fewer people before getting married

First boyfriend/girlfriend turned into spouse for roughly one in seven.

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Japanese girl says she won’t get married because she loves Frieza too much, mom has epic response

This mom knows what’s up.

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Japanese professor says women should NOT marry a guy who promises to help with the housework

Sure, it sounds nice, but critics say the deeper meaning behind his choice of words spells trouble ahead.

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Survey shows more Japanese married men, single Japanese women cheating on their romantic partners

Single men in their 30s least likely to be fooling around, but it’s a very different story for the older guys.

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Japan’s Best Slide Girls: Japanese poll ranks anime’s best lovelorn heroines, gives us hope too                

Just because they didn’t land the protagonist’s affections doesn’t mean they aren’t beloved by fans.

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35-year-old otaku throws US$17,700 wedding ceremony in Tokyo so he can marry his 2-D crush

Over three dozen guests attend ceremony and reception where groom and Hatsune Miku drink wedding toast, cut cake, and exchange rings.

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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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High school boy in Kobe shows his love for older woman by spreading his poo on her bicycle

An important reminder to always heed the old advice, “When you want to tell her how you really feel, don’t, for the love of God, tell her with poo.”

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Quick-thinking Tokyo Disney Sea staff helps boyfriend propose with assist from a surprising cupid

Quite possibly the last Disney character we’d expect to be a love guru has the perfect answer to one young man’s dilemma.

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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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Anime voice actress tells fan there’s not a woman in the world who’d be willing to marry him

Man asks for advice on how to marry a voice actress, gets told he could be a bachelor for life.

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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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Japanese love hotel worker injured after two men run off without paying exorbitant bill

The non-paying guests did a runner while the employee grabbed onto their car door.

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Want to gift someone shoes but don’t know their size? Japanese Twitter has the solution

Japanese Twitter has the answer to all of life’s problems.

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A ranking of Tokyo’s 10 best train and subway lines for spotting handsome men

Even when you’re underground, there’s still scenery to be checked out, list’s creators say.

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Japanese cheater learns why you should never try to lie to your train otaku girlfriend

Relationship is derailed as rail geek girl uses her amazing powers of deduction to catch her boyfriend in a lie.

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Gorgeous husky dog duo from Japan teaches us how to play cute, sleep cute, live cute

The Siberian husky couple Fils and Goo are a big hit online – they play rough with each other, but sleep in a cute cuddly heart!

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Solo-traveling Japanese woman gets romantic pep talk from Hawaii immigration officer

When the airport employee found out she was in the islands alone, he gave her a tongue-in-cheek romantic worksheet to finish before heading home.

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Tokyo Tower Records store helps avert a wedding proposal disaster when it finds a lost love note

Klutziness can’t foil cupid’s plan, which is saved by clever employees.

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