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05 Nov

To my surprise, I got a lot of attention, especially from the ever so shy and elusive Japanese guys.

Hidden behind their computer screens, they could now safely approach me.

For one, it takes time to find quality matches, especially on Tinder.

You will also probably have your share of disappointing dates…

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.

After a tough and manly karate coach turned into a pink shaking mess when I invited him back to my place, it became apparent that a subtle approach might work better.

Positives: free, lengthy profiles, search people based on compatibly or specific criteria. Positives: lots of choice if you are a paying member, non-paying members can contact paying members, lengthy profiles.

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 end up meeting three of my boyfriends online and about half of my friends also met their other halves the same way.

But let’s be honest here, if you are looking for more than the occasional tryst in Kabukicho, online dating will often frustrate you.