The system today's young men and women have inherited for finding and marrying a future spouse leaves a lot to be desired.
We often hear complaints from readers about the confusion, hurt and sexual sin they've encountered despite their best intentions.
In contrast, potential lovebirds in China often take a more traditional route and use a matchmaker.
While rooted in tradition, the roles and techniques of these matchmakers have changed considerably over time.
This sounds a bit creepy but it’s not so much telling someone you love them but rather the Japanese way of letting them know you like them and asking them out.
You can move in with someone and share different aspects of your life to test out what marriage would be like with that person. There are different legal aspects of marriage (such as bank accounts, taxes, will’s, etc.) that you can’t experience while dating.
This can be good or bad—it depends on your specific situation.
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.