Japanese women dating service singles
As a recent Fast Company article points out, many Japanese still view online dating as a scam.
That perception dates back to the '90s, when pseudo dating sites required men to pay per message and had their employees pose as female subscribers. This past June, The Daily Mail reported that eight executives were arrested in Japan after allegedly fake dating sites they created in 2004 were exposed.
Pairs is an online dating site with over 150,000 members.
With 950,000 Facebook likes, the site is very aggressive in its online marketing.
To add to that, a 2014 survey by the Japan Family Planning Association found that 49% of all respondents had not had sex in the past month, and 18% of men said they had no interest in sex at all.
"The Japanese are legitimately worried about running out of Japanese people," comedian Aziz Ansari writes in his new book, "Modern Romance," co-authored by sociologist Ansari notes that Japanese culture and the fear of being perceived as "charai" (or "a sleazy player") may explain why online dating hasn't exploded in Japan.
My-Qpit lets users search for partners by age, occupation, and even by hobbies.
By liking each other’s profile, two people can start exchanging messages on the app.
All identities are displayed by initials only, and nothing will be posted on people’s Facebook pages.
He also cites a problem with profile photos: "In Japan, posting any pictures of yourself, especially selfie-style photos, comes off as really douchey." 29-year-old Japanese woman named Kana told the comedian-turned-author.