Japanese guys and dating
Coming from America, that was so strange to me since we are always trying to stand out and be different and unique. It was so refreshing to get out of the terminal and see variety.Men and women had the freedom to dress as they please.The way to say foreigner in Korean is “,” and it is a word that I hear quite often here.
Japan had the feel of a much older city, and with that feeling, comes more individuality.
I could sometimes detect a flicker of interest, at most, before they ran away. From what I gathered from my Japanese girlfriends, it seemed to involve a lot of passiveness, indirect communication, text messaging, misunderstandings and patience.
After wasting months subtly pursuing a guy at work only to discover he had a girlfriend, I quit the Japanese way – and bento making, also described by my friends as a boyfriend magnet in Japan.
One of the things that you learn fairly quickly when you arrive in Korea is that, as a culture, they value unity.
They like to look like a group, instead of standing out.
Since living in Korea, I honest to God have forgotten that men exist.