Differences in courting and dating
Anyways, these are the things that I have learned from dating men in America and these are very uniquely different experiences. Quite frankly I don’t think either of them is very effective.
The thing that I like about typical Japanese dating custom is that “kokuhaku” (confession) makes the start of relationships more simplified.
This article is mostly for the benefit of Western readers.
However, I feel it can also help Japanese readers who would like to better understand the Western perspective of Japanese dating.
I was young and naïve so it was a little scary in the beginning and I soon discovered the dating process in America is quite different from the one in Japan.
In this article, I want to talk about a few major differences I saw between Japanese and American dating cultures.
I did the online dating many years ago and a couple of men say that it was getting too expensive for them to ask women out because even if you meet them just for a coffee, it quickly adds up.
Bringing a friend of the opposite sex can often be misinterpreted.
Initial dating, or the lead up to dating, always begins in a group.
You go out with mutual friends, or a group of your friends and a group of her friends together.
In America, it really depends on the person but I have never experienced this type of initiation.
I find that dating is more casual and at times it’s hard to understand if we are dating or just hanging out.
This was a little strange to me because I wasn’t sure what to do if I was really into someone.