Japan Cupid is one of the most popular dating sites for white men to meet Japanese women.
After spending considerable time on researching the topic, we find several reasons why you may want to join the site, if you are a white man looking for a Japanese woman.
1. The site attracts lots of Japanese women. According to the website, JapanCupid is the "leading Japanese dating site with 1,000,000 members."
2. Even better, the Japanese women on the site are interested in dating white men. Because JapanCupid's main target market is dating between white men and Japanese women, a Japanese woman won't join JapanCupid if she only wants to date a Japanese man. So the site presents you a great list of self-selected women who think your fluent English and poor Japanese is an attraction, not a weakness.
3. The site has a time-tested system to match white men with Japanese women. The site was founded in 2005. Its current huge popularity is an evidence that the system works. Another evidence is 200+ success stories on the site. Our research also shows the site did help a good number of white men meet, date, and in some cases marry, Japanese women.
If you plan to Join JapanCupid, here are nine tips to maximize the chances you may meet or fall in love with the Japanese women on the site.
1. Spend some time completing your profile. On one hand, it gives your potential dates some information to know you better. On the other hand, it makes your profile look real and credible.
2. Upload several photos. You may want to wear clean clothes in the photos. You may smile in at least one of the photos.
3. If you are currently in Japan, you may want to point this out in your profile. If you are not in Japan, but you plan to visit Japan in the near future, like in one or two months, you may want to add this to your profile. Most Japanese women on the site are in Japan and they are only willing to meet you there, so this is quite important.
4. If you are presently not in Japan, but plan to visit Japan in a short period, you may need to select a city to visit. Tokyo seems to be most popular city on JapanCupid, and many Japanese women live in the metropolitan area. So if you choose Tokyo as the city to visit, you may have plenty of choices. However, if you choose a small city, you may be among a very small number of white men visiting the area, with far less competitors. Both strategies have pros and cons, though the majority of men still stick to major cities like Tokyo.
5. If you are new to online dating, please don't send money to anyone you meet on a dating site before you actually meet the woman in person.
6. JapanCupid has two types of memberships, free memberships and paid memberships. Free members can't contact other free members, but they can contact paid members. Paid members can contact anyone on the site. To get best result, you may consider becoming a paid member. The most important benefit of paid membership isn't to remove the restrictions of free memberships. The paid membership shows you have enough interest, determination, and financial resources to pay to meet the Japanese women you desire. This may greatly improve your response rate from Japanese women. Anyway, the monthly membership fee is only a small cost in your overall dating expense, including items like travelling, coffees, dinners, etc.
7. You may want to send a good number of messages to the Japanese women in your desired metropolitan area. Just think about it. If one man sends 5 messages in one month, and another sends 50 messages during the same period, the second may get more responses, if everything else is equal.
8. Please don't concentrate on hottest Japanese girls under age 25. At the end, you may find good characters and mutual interests matter a lot.
9. You may want to visit the site from time to time. It's possible the Japanese woman ideal for you isn't on the site during your first visit to JapanCupid.
Many previous members find true love and marriages through JapanCupid. Some others think dating experiences with Japanese women are fun and worthwhile. But we can only help you as much as the advices above. You are the person, with your own time, energy, and determination, to make this happen. So good luck on your Japanese dating experience at JapanCupid!
Meetup is a popular site and app to find local events. If you are in one of the large cities in Japan, you may find a list of local groups on the site, with lots of Japanese men and women, as well as foreigners, as members.
On one hand, Meetup Japan is not a purely dating site, as the local events and activities often attract a wide range of audiences, including those who are not interested in dating.
On the other hand, some members reported they found their best dates at Meetup events, such as language exchanges, book clubs, and outdoor activities. It’s understandable, since common interests and natural interactions often generate the most interesting, meaningful, and lasting relationships.
Tinder is a very popular dating app in Japan. So if you are in Japan, and want to find casual dates with local Japanese women, you may want to give it a try.
Tinder Japan works just like how it operates in every other countries: after you join Tinder, you’ll be presented with a list of photos of other members. If you like the member, you swipe right. Otherwise you swipe left. If both sides show interest, you can communicate with each other.
Some reviewers reported success on Tinder Japan, while others said it’s difficult to turn matches into real dates.
Unlike some other dating apps like Pairs, Tinder doesn’t require you to have good understanding of Japanese. Some members who only know English still do pretty well at Tinder Japan.
EME Hive is one of the most popular dating sites and apps for Asian singles to meet each other in the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK.
Some of the founders of the company are Japanese, so it’s no wonder you’ll find many Japanese men and women on the site. If you are an Asian, and want to date a Japanese woman or a Japanese man in major metropolitan areas such as New York, LA, Chicago, Houston, Boston, Toronto, or Melbourne, EME Hive can be a wonderful choice.
EME Hive is completely free for women, so it has attracted an extensive list of Japanese ladies in many large cities. The huge database of female members also benefits men, who need to upgrade to premium memberships to send messages.
Omiai is one of the most popular dating sites and apps in Japan. It’s highly recommended by many Japanese singles.
Omiai has an English version of user interface. After you sign up, you can switch your language setting to English.
Omiai uses your Facebook profile as a starting point for dating. This improves authenticity, because you can easily check each other’s Facebook pages. Omiai isn’t mainly used for casual dates. Instead, Japanese men and women use it to find “real dates” which may potentially develop into relationships.
OKCupid is a free dating site with lots of Japanese singles as members.
To find them, you can follow the link above. Then change the location to "Japan" and a Japanese city such as Tokyo. You may be amazed at the number of quality Japanese women and men you'll find on the site.
We find the site has an elegant design and it’s easy to use. If you are in Japan, OKCupid is among the best free dating sites and apps to find local attractive Japanese women or men.
Pairs is one of the leading dating sites and apps in Japan. It doesn’t have an English version, so your familiarity of Japanese should be high to efficiently use Pairs.
It’s very popular in Japan, and recommended by many Japanese singles. If you are fluent in Japanese, and want to find ideal dates which may evolve into long term relationships, you may take a close look at Pairs.
At the beginning, we hesitate to list Pairs since JapanDatingSites.com is mainly for English speakers. But we think Pairs is so popular in Japan and a small percentage of our readers may be bilingual with Japanese skills good enough to use Pairs. Therefore, we list Pairs with a rating of 2 stars. We think this is a fair rating of Pairs in terms of popularity for English speakers. Please keep in mind Pairs is certainly a 5 star dating app for Japanese speakers.
JP.Match.com is the Japanese branch of the global dating site, match.com.
If you are in Japan, and want to date local Japanese women and men, you may want to sign up at jp.match.com, not match.com. The signup process is in Japanese. However, after registration, if you want, you can change language setting to English.
JP.Match.com is well known in Japan, and has attracted many Japanese singles as members.
With over 44 million global users, eHarmony matches users based on an algorithm of 29 dimensions.
The site is popular in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia. If you are in large cities of these countries, and looking for local Japanese singles, you may take a look at eHarmoy. For instance, if you are in LA or Honolulu, and want to date a local Japanese American singles, eharmony may be a starting point.
Happn is a dating app with some members in Japan. At Happn, you can find the members you've crossed paths with, and the time and place of your last encounter. If you are interested, you can click the Heart button. A communication can be initiated if the interests are mutual.