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Otaku dating service advises singles to have interests other than anime

Tough love from Akihabara-based matchmaking service reflects the changing nature of anime fandom.

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5 weird and wonderful Tokyo cafés worth a visit, perfect for breaking the ice on first dates

Go fishing, do some handicrafts, or just enjoy a nice cuppa with hedgehogs at these delightfully odd cafés.

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34 things that happen when just guys drink together in Japan, according to our eternal bachelor

Pointless competitiveness, unbridled perversion, and mysterious sadness are all on the menu, says our experienced expert.

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Is it OK to take your girlfriend to Yoshinoya on a date?

Japanese Internet users discuss the possibility of love amongst the beef bowls.

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Looking for love in Japan? Come to the Aiseki Beach House this summer!

Meet singles and eat and drink as much as you like in a prime location right next to the Pacific. And all for free (if you’re a girl).

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Eight reasons otaku men are unpopular with women, according to Japanese Twitter list

Looks only cited as one of many problems.

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Men’s nipple covers may just be the dating solution Japan is looking for【Video】

Looking nipple-less may just be the next fashion trend.

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Japanese women reveal their ideal kiss scenarios【Survey】

According to the questionnaire, men and women have differing opinions about the ideal kiss.

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Japanese women sound off on the line separating a male friend and a boyfriend

Physical and emotional criteria make the list of top survey responses.

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Japanese men list seven traits that would make it impossible for them to date a woman

They say you’ve got to take the good with the bad in a relationship, but in these cases, they’d rather pass on the whole thing.

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Poll asks Japanese gamers if they’d break up with a lover who deleted their Pokémon save

Would having to say goodbye to your Pokémon stable have you ready to say goodbye to your boyfriend or girlfriend too?

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One year after start of his girlfriend recruitment project, our reporter finally goes on a date

And no, Seiji didn’t rent his companion for his anime movie date.

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Japanese women list the top 10 romantic scenarios by which they’d like to meet a new boyfriend

From bookstores to barbecues to balance-loss, these Japanese women would love to meet the love of their life in these unexpected ways.

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Japanese college women pick between men who’re short and handsome or tall and plain in survey

When they can’t have it all, where do their priorities lie?

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Japanese company promises women the man of their (financial) dreams!

Japanese company aims to provide women with a “high-spec” man of their dreams thanks to their rigorous testing and exacting standards (no mention of looks or personality).

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New matchmaking service promises to weed out fake otaku with pre-registration diagnostic test

Company plans singles parties for fans of specific areas of otaku interest.

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Matchmaking party in Tokyo is a literal blind date, everyone must wear blindfolds

Having trouble looking for the perfect romantic partner? Maybe that’s your problem…the “looking” part I mean.

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The 10 most attractive Japanese women’s names, as chosen by dating app users

Some ask what’s in a name, but women with these monikers proved to be more popular than any others on one well-known dating app.

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Japanese Twitter user’s description of the ideal boyfriend is refreshingly reasonable

Maybe a little too reasonable, even.

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40 percent of Japanese women in survey say they’d be OK with a “Christmas Eve-only” boyfriend

’Tis the season for potentially very short romantic relationships.

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