Dating in Japan is hard.
But you are not alone. Many people feel the same way – Thanks to the Japanese government saying all bars and restaurants should close by 8pm, most people stay at home and do not go out past 8pm. How can you meet someone… or anyone?!
Truthfully, there are still various ways to meet people in Tokyo…online! 🥰
#1. Go to TokyoTouchTime.com
If you are wondering whether you can find a place where Tokyo classified ads may lead to a date, TokyoTouchTime.com is the perfect website because it is exactly where you can discover a wide variety of Tokyo personal ads. It’s 100% free and there is no catch to this at all: people can safely post as many ads as they want on this platform. Better still, it’s streamlined interface makes everything straight to the point. Simply create an account with your email address, and you’ll be able to post ads and receive messages comfortably and privately.
#2. Download Tinder
If you prefer conveniently swiping left or right on the phone, Tinder is an ideal choice because everyone on this dating app already knows why everyone is using this app – you don’t need to explain yourself. 😉
#3. Join a dating website
In this day and age, there are many dating websites on the market where you can meet people in Tokyo. Although not all of them are user-friendly, you may still try several reputable dating sites, thereby maximizing your chance of meeting someone suitable!
#4. Be active on social media
If you use social media, chances are you already have existing friends who interact with you online. Remember: your friends know other people that could be introduced to you. This can be easily done via social media. For example, if both you and someone cute comment on a mutual friend’s Facebook post, why not send a message to that person?! You never know what will happen! 😊
#5. Build a local audience online.
This method might sound unusual, but please let me explain.
The pandemic has given you a gift: Now you have a lot of time at home, so you can leverage your time to build something on the Internet. For instance, if you like writing, you may start a blog and write about life in Tokyo – I’m sure many like-minded people in Tokyo will find your blog as long as you use tags such as ‘life in Tokyo’. In this way, people come to you automatically and… effortlessly!
(Jade Seashell is a columnist and relationship advisor.)