Asking someone out on a date is not the same as confessing your romantic intentions.When you confess, it means you’re telling the person you want to date exclusively.At the same time, like folks in most other developed countries, Japanese people have been inundated with media from America and are avid travelers.They are equally interested in Europe, and other parts of Asia like Taiwan, Thailand and Korea.Some adults may even be upfront about the prospect of marriage in their While group dates are common among young people, the concept of being “friend-zoned” is not.
English speakers place a big distinction between “like” and “love”, and for any number of reasons there’s a stigma against confessing one’s love and being the first to say “I love you”.
Japan punts itself as being a very “homogenous” country.
The vast majority (upwards of 90%, I’d say) hardly have the opportunity to interact with non-Japanese unless they travel overseas.
A lot of importance is attached to what to some may seem like a casual date.
So, like with any relationship, it’s important to be clear about your feelings if it turns out you’re not interested after all.