taking you on a casual stroll through Dogenzaka, also known as Love Hotel Hill in Shibuya.
One thing that surprised me the most was that online dating was not only for casual hook-ups and one night stands. Some guys were genuinely looking for a relationship, but found it difficult to meet people the traditional way, especially if they were interested in foreign girls.
Most first dates were a bit nerve-wracking, as you are after all meeting a complete stranger or potential psychopath, but getting to know each other was quite easy.
If conversation topics ran out, we could always talk about life in Japan or abroad, or worse case scenario, how good I was at using chopsticks.
I did find Japanese guys very attractive, but they would never approach me, being notoriously shy around foreign women.
Most western men I met were either gay, in a relationship or only interested in Japanese women.But it also wants them to have more babies to reverse a long-running decline in the birth rate, one of the lowest in the world.That's led to taxpayer-financed dating services in places like Ishioka, a town about an hour outside Tokyo.but sometimes, you will also meet a great guy that will make it all worthwhile.Popular dating apps and websites in Japan Positives: free, fun, endless matches, swipe right to say yes and left to say no, match first then message, great to keep the creeps away.