Dating shy males
Growing up in Japan my parents were really strict and so I didn’t get an opportunity to start going on dates until after I graduated from high school.
I did have a Japanese boyfriend but I ended things with him to go to school in California.
And even though it turned out that she was not the love of my life, she will always have a place in my heart.
It might sound weird, but I’m still friends with her…and at a run-down shop in the city center of Cebu.
This was a little strange to me because I wasn’t sure what to do if I was really into someone.
Another thing that I noticed was that American men tend to pay for dates but Japanese men usually don’t.
Even though it had been my dream to live in America, I was very excited but nervous at the same time.
Something fellow GP writer, Grace Buchele Mineta mentioned in her podcast interview.
In Japan, women can confess their love so it’s not strange if we ask a man out but in America, it seems that women tend to wait for men to ask them out.
I was young and naïve so it was a little scary in the beginning and I soon discovered the dating process in America is quite different from the one in Japan.
In this article, I want to talk about a few major differences I saw between Japanese and American dating cultures.