While some people will undoubtedly use it for casual dating, the app was created with long-term relationships in mind.To add to that, a 2014 survey by the Japan Family Planning Association found that 49% of all respondents had not had sex in the past month, and 18% of men said they had no interest in sex at all.But peculiar profile pictures aren't the only reason online dating is floundering in Japan.
Nowadays, however, an increasing number of young people seem to be comfortable looking for a partner online.
First of all, no need to sign up for yet another account, as you use Facebook to access it (no, your friends won't know). Third, given the real profiles, it's a favorite among people looking for "real dates" and possible long term commitments, up to marriage.
Fourth, the style and imagery of the website mostly caters to women looking to date online—something not so common among Japanese apps.
Now you've got to be proactive and hunt on your own!
If you're convinced and you want to give it a try, read below for a selection of the hottest apps of the moment!