Japan and dating
The site is popular with young women, and is free to use — but for men, it requires a monthly fee of 2,500 yen.
In recent weeks, people have posted stories to the aggregator website Matome Naver, telling how in one case, a colleague married their friend of 10 years.
Online dating sites like don’t really have clear equivalents in Japan, at least not ones that people talk about using openly.
Online dating is still less common here and even a little frowned upon.
The vast majority (upwards of 90%, I’d say) hardly have the opportunity to interact with non-Japanese unless they travel overseas.
At the same time, like folks in most other developed countries, Japanese people have been inundated with media from America and are avid travelers.