Dating through language barrier

I never found it easy to ‘get’ a Japanese woman, then again, my fiancé and I met on a Japanese TV show for the express purpose of finding someone to marry.

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After seeing my profile, several women came to meet me.It definitely made things easier knowing they were interested in me, yet there were distractions as well.” However, he also states that it’s far less intimidating to approach a Japanese woman than a non-Asian woman: “There’s no real penalty for screwing up.I’ve never had a Japanese woman snap at me for trying to approach her, but I have in America!I’ve previously written about dating in Japan and interviewed a few of my female fellow bloggers about dating Japanese men.

After publishing it, a lot of men asked questions about dating Japanese women.In August 2013 Ben participated in the popular Japanese TV show Motemote 99 where he met a wonderful Japanese women. In Japan, women and men tend to socialize separately, so unless you find someone at work (which has its own issues), you’re limited in the ways you might meet a potential date.One good option is joining a community club or activity, though then there’s no telling if they’ll fit your age range.For my part, living on a small island just made things more difficult.It takes a certain amount of commitment to start dating when everyone will know about it in a few days.In my experience, most Japanese men would label the challenges caused by having a NJ wife ‘mendokusai’ (*a pain in the rear).” “In the end, Japanese women are just women as well. Usually there’s no initiative to approach men, like for example in Germany. Starting with a completely different meaning of ‘love’ in Japan, followed by the concept of ‘honne’ (本音: real feelings) and “tatemae” (建前: what she’ll tell you) to name just a few. Be prepared for a lot of disappointment.” “A lot of Japanese dudes are thinking that gaijin women are just too strong for them and that these women wouldn’t fit into the typical role of a woman in a typical Japanese marriage.