The company behind a site called 81 just announced that its total of registered users has exceeded 10,000, this just two months after release.
My-Qpit lets users search for partners by age, occupation, and even by hobbies.
But thanks to the rise of social networks, especially Facebook, more people feel safe about meeting someone new online.
Here are just a few social online dating services that leverage Facebook, in no particular order.
Before we start talking about “Dating in Japan” one thing should be crystal clear: If you’ve ever been to Japan you might have noticed that there’s a tremendous number of (often not so handsome) foreign guys walking hand-in-hand with Japanese women.
Nowadays, however, an increasing number of young people seem to be comfortable looking for a partner online.If we think for a moment about the changes that have happened in society over the years, this makes perfect sense: more and more people move to larger cities for their job hunt, losing their social connections in the process.Long gone are the days in which your elementary school friend or your grandma would hook you up with that cute girl or guy they think is perfect for you.For some reason (maybe through the consumption of too many Hollywood movies) Japanese women think that foreign men are like that!They’re not afraid of showing their feelings in public or telling their girls flat out how they feel about them. The extreme version of this is known as “gaijin hunter” and some will do everything for the sake of having one of those adorable “half”-kids (half Western, half Japanese) just to toss their foreign guy later on.After a particularly gloomy weekend, I decided that some no strings attached action sounded a lot better than no action at all.I joined Japan Cupid, a dating website and started combing through profiles of creeps, charisma men and thankfully, potentially interesting Japanese guys.For foreign women it’s a completely different story.Japanese men seem to expect certain things from a woman.Things that they fear a foreign woman would not agree to do (e.g.stay home, take care of the kids, always pour new alcohol into his empty glass etc.).