Dating norms in other countries
Many young singles in Japan are turning to a classic tradition called omiai.
This is a dating style where a professional matchmaker assists the suitor by looking into the background of potential matches and assisting with dating arrangements.
Often I would have men telling me this after I had already quickly slept with several normal, local women, with normal dating histories (not wild party girls, sluts, or 'exceptions to the rule').
I never want to rub it in a guy's face, so usually I will just say "Well, the girls here seem pretty normal and not too uptight to me." I am not the only guy this happens to.
Dating is a more casual affair in the land down under and long-term relationships are often formed from friendships.
Of course, matchmakers have been around since time immemorial and these type of arranged matches were often used for political alliances between countries and royal families.The process of omiai has been updated for modern purposes and huge Japanese companies such as Mitsubishi even use matchmakers to set up coworkers on dates.You know what they say, some things never go out of style.I could spend 10 posts unpacking the differences between the 'girls here are hard to get' guys and the 'girls here are Chase woke up one day in 2004 tired of being alone.So, he set to work and read every book he could find, studied every teacher he could meet, and talked to every girl he could talk to to figure out dating.