romance

Moviegoer hears otaku boyfriend gush to girlfriend over sexy anime heroine, but there’s a twist

”Shitty and creepy” Fate fan turns out to be not such a bad guy after all.

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Halloween is the perfect time to pick up Japanese women, according to new survey

Poll results show the majority of women are happy when men strike up conversations with them at Halloween.

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Japanese women rank the otaku obsessions they can most forgive in a partner

From manga to figurines, this list shows how 14 otaku hobbies fare in the romantic world.

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Do women who love manga have a harder time finding real-life romance?

Survey finds a big gap in the dating histories of women who enjoy Japanese girls’ comics and those who don’t.

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Lists of what gives Japanese women a good or bad first impression of men are confusingly similar

Look but don’t stare, be relaxed but energetic, and other seemingly conflicting advice has bachelors wondering if it’s all just about looks in the end.

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Japanese women reveal the worst ways they’ve been dumped by their partners

Surprisingly, discovering their partner in the arms of another lover is not at the number-one spot on this list.

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Japanese karaoke chain offers discounts for couples who kiss in front of the employees

Free drinks and desserts also part of unusual promotion.

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Eight Tales of the Unexpected (Japanese Twitter edition)

Introducing some of the strange situations that had Japanese Twitter users both amused, and bemused.

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Would you pay to share a love doll with strangers?

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Can a woman have a good time at a Japanese love hotel on her own? Our reporter investigates

A relaxing Zen-like experience or a lonely, tear-inducing night surrounded by sex toys?

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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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Japanese woman punches boyfriend, charms Internet following his terrible restaurant manners

Just one more example of why you should always be nice to food service employees.

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“Nine grooming steps guys need to do to be popular with woman in Japan” sparks online debate

According to the list, the guy in the photo above already has two strikes against him.

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Game-loving couple rents out Tokyo arcade for their wedding ceremony, battles it out on Tekken

Surely these are relationship goals for gamers everywhere.

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Super Mario and Princess Peach wedding registration forms make matrimony super in Japan

The first couple of Nintendo grace the legally binding documents.

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Two new Sailor Moon wedding certificates ditch Tuxedo Mask, add more Sailor Senshi

Sailor Moon’s sisters-in-arms show up in two new designs perfect for anime fans who’re ready to tie the knot.

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Are separate shampoos key to a successful relationship in Japan? Some women think so

Equality for all! Except when it comes to the bathroom and its contents.

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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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Japanese employees show almost unanimous support for in-office romances in survey

Idea of finding love at the office receives especially strong support from older workers.

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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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