Most were also pretty international, could speak English and were looking for a chance to meet non-Japanese people.
I did end up meeting three of my boyfriends online and about half of my friends also met their other halves the same way.
But let’s be honest here, if you are looking for more than the occasional tryst in Kabukicho, online dating will often frustrate you.
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.
Two of my single western guy friends suggested online dating – as long as I wasn’t looking for anything serious.
For one, it takes time to find quality matches, especially on Tinder.