Indeed, the pursuit of that ideal lady to be my life partner here in Japan has been something of an ongoing struggle throughout the 10 years since I first moved to Tokyo.
This might go back to scams that happened in the 90s.
For example, I have found that, in my experience, particularly on first dates, things tend to go much more smoothly when you make a firm plan and you, the man, take care of the arrangements.
This may sound chauvinistic and perhaps in some other cultures it would be considered so.
So, instead, today I hope to impart a few simple pearls of wisdom garnered from almost a decade of dating in Japan.
I’ve had some great experiences, and I’ve had some truly excruciating ones, but overall it’s been a fun and informative adventure thus far.