Japanese women dating culture
Often, she would say something she didn’t mean, and Andre took her literally. Some of the women who frequent them are looking specifically for western men and not all of them are looking for a long-term (or honest) relationship.
In Japan, people tend to rely on non-verbal cues more than the literal meaning of messages. There’s nothing wrong with short-term dating and hook-ups.
Relationships like these rarely last long, and are usually short lived.
And we don’t mean typing messages in Google Translator, we mean actual relaying of feelings and concepts. So let’s say you’ve already given up learning Japanese and will only settle for an English-speaking partner. With the above list in mind it may appear daunting to find your English-speaking Japanese partner, however you should turn your frown upside down, because since the advent of the Internet you can search out actual groups in cities (again, it must be a large city) that exist solely for the purpose of meeting foreigners. A quick search on Google or Facebook of ‘tokyo foreigner meetup’ will reveal several groups.
Therefore, for all foreigners, men and women, who seek to find love (and by that we don’t mean one night stands, as you don’t need vocular skills in order to pull off that achievement) you will either have to learn Japanese or you’ll have to find a partner who is capable of speaking good English, and those are few and far between. You can also search for ‘language exchange’ or ‘conversation exchange’ to find groups of foreigners and Japanese who meet together to chat and work on their language skills. Now you’ve not only selected out people who probably speak some level of English, but people who also are interested in foreigners!
I can best describe it as courting with initial ambiguity.
Things also move much more slowly than in the west.