When I moved to Japan about five years ago, I quickly realized that finding love in this country was not going to be an easy task.
Most were also pretty international, could speak English and were looking for a chance to meet non-Japanese people.
Overall, I’d say that they were also more gentlemanlike than their western counterparts and most didn’t make me feel like they were only looking for sex.
I did find Japanese guys very attractive, but they would never approach me, being notoriously shy around foreign women.
I could sometimes detect a flicker of interest, at most, before they ran away. From what I gathered from my Japanese girlfriends, it seemed to involve a lot of passiveness, indirect communication, text messaging, misunderstandings and patience.
I was new to the online dating scene and a little hesitant at first.
That was back in the days before Tinder became popular and online dating wasn’t as socially acceptable.