Japanase dating culture
The long-term sluggishness of Japan's economy has made cheap dates, emphasizing fun and togetherness over glamor and extravagance, quite common, even popular.A picnic in the park is considered quite romantic, especially in spring. Beyond displaying your vocal talent (or lack of), the willingness to stand center-stage (in a private karaoke box) and possibly make a fool of yourself proves you are not too proud, a trait respected in Japanese society.Japan punts itself as being a very “homogenous” country.The vast majority (upwards of 90%, I’d say) hardly have the opportunity to interact with non-Japanese unless they travel overseas.If, for example, you meet a man or woman you are interested in and want to ask them for their phone number or to go on a date, do so in private.Drawing public attention to the object of your affection will result in acute embarrassment.At the same time, like folks in most other developed countries, Japanese people have been inundated with media from America and are avid travelers.They are equally interested in Europe, and other parts of Asia like Taiwan, Thailand and Korea.
Before, Japanese dating customs can be very conservative compared to the Americans'.
Remember, proper dating etiquette is going to depend a lot on the age, gender and cultural awareness of your date.
Avoid doing anything that draws public attention to your date: Japanese culture emphasizes modesty and blending in.
You don’t have to talk about all of these things with each dating partner, but you should definitely think about it especially with one that seems like it could evolve into a relationship. Are you looking for a casual hookup, a friend with benefits, a boyfriend/girlfriend, or a future marriage partner?
As mentioned before, you probably shouldn't actually discuss this, but early on in the dating process, you should figure out what you want from the relationship. If you are looking for a long-term relationship, set some long-term dates, like going to Sky Tree on Christmas or a romantic getaway to Okinawa during summer vacation.