romance

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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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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Alone on Valentine’s Day? Thai photographer shows how to make it look like you have a date 【Pics】

“Hey cutie, you have a little smidge on your cheek. Here, I’ll get it for me.”

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Japanese women pick which anime characters they’d want as their girlfriends

Lesbian anime fans make their picks for animated romantic companions.

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Female anime fans reveal the Studio Ghibli character they most want to date in real life

Surprisingly, the male stars of Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away don’t top the list, according to this survey.

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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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New colored contact lenses will help near-sighted Japanese women land a husband, maker claims

Different designs recommended depending on wearer’s taste in men.

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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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5 romantic scenarios from Japanese media that are maybe kinda gross

You’ve heard of the kabe-don “wall-pound”, but what are some less palatable romantic tropes you’ll encounter in Japanese media like manga and anime?

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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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More Japanese are marrying friends and acquaintances because they don’t want to bother with dating

Japan’s latest buzzword, “Marriage sans dating,” sheds some light on new Japanese romantic customs.

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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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Young Japanese singles list the organizations they’d most like a potential date to work for

Workers at airlines, plus one video game company, are in high demand in the dating pool.

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Anime Your Name brings couples together at Japanese group dating event

The search for a partner in Tokyo or Osaka is made all the more magical with this special anime-themed matchmaking party.

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Delve into Japanese lesbian manga with new book “The Introduction to the World of Yuri”

New book introduces 140 titles from the yuri genre that explore the topic of lesbian love.

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Japan’s love-granting witchcraft apples on sale again just in time for Halloween

Limited quantities, premium pricing, and purportedly magical results.

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