relationships

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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Save your drowning lover or friend first? Japanese Twitter user’s reaction is darkly hilarious

When discussing the gut-wrenching question, Japanese man looks outside the box…and into the heart of darkness.

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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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Japanese “reverse engagement ring” helps women control their marital destiny

Company even offers a consolation gift if he says no.

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Ramen romance — Five things to remember if you don’t want to blow your noodle date

Avoid these faux pas and keep your date hot like ramen broth.

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Kyoto temple’s women-only mausoleum accepts women who don’t want to share their husband’s grave

Zuishinin Temple is there for women who say one lifetime together is enough.

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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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Free condoms to be distributed at Comiket anime fan event in Tokyo

Attendees at this month’s otaku gathering can get their hands on not just art books and posters, but limited-edition prophylactics too.

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Japanese Twitter drawing of perfect girlfriend prompts illustrated rebuttal featuring ideal man

”Perfect cooking” and “awesome cock” listed among the dueling criteria.

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What makes a Japanese woman think she and a guy have become lovers? Survey investigates

Physical and mental connections alike show up in the top responses.

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Japanese women in survey reveal surprisingly low hurdle men have to clear to get a Christmas date

Majority say a guy just has to do one thing, and no, it’s not “be handsome.”

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What is the hottest age group for women? Our Japanese writer investigates

RocketNews24’s P.K. Sanjun goes in search of the overall ages where women are at their hottest. His finds both surprised him and proved a little controversial.

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Bathroom in Japan has ladies vote for the boyfriend they prefer by the toilet paper roll they use

Why vote at the polls when you can vote with rolls… toilet paper rolls!

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Survey asks Japanese women if they could date a man who earns less money than they do

Money can’t buy love, but does that mean romance is free?

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Japanese men showing an increasing fondness for women they call “penguin girls”

Penguins are always popular at zoos and aquariums, and now the aquatic birds are serving as metaphors for some of Japan’s most eligible bachelorettes.

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Japanese idol singer reveals three simple phrases men need to use to be popular with women

Former AKB48 member also advises against telling a woman “You’ve sure gotten fat recently.”

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Survey asks Japanese women if they could marry a man who’s rich but ugly

Poll finds a huge gap in attitudes of women in different age groups.

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