Top 5: Japanese Online Dating Sites

Online dating sites like Match.com don’t really have clear equivalents in Japan, at least not ones that people talk about using openly. Online dating is still less common here and even a little frowned upon. 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. My-Qpit ¶ 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. By liking each other’s profile, two people can start exchanging messages on the app. After going back and forth twice, they can then check out each other’s real Facebook profiles. The site is popular with young women, and is free to use — but for men, it requires a monthly fee of 2,500 yen. MatchAlarm ¶ By looking at your Facebook social graph, MatchAlarm recommends a new person for you every morning at 8am. If individuals find each other attractive, they can start chatting within the app. Many online matchmaking services … Continue reading Top 5: Japanese Online Dating Sites