Negatives: A bit expensive, a few unsavoury gentlemen.
Once you hit your 30s, dating goes in a totally different direction.
In a way, being from different cultural backgrounds made it easier to find things to talk about.
I never had to make the first move back home, but I quickly understood that if I wanted anything to happen on the first date, I would have to put on my big girl pants.
taking you on a casual stroll through Dogenzaka, also known as Love Hotel Hill in Shibuya.
One thing that surprised me the most was that online dating was not only for casual hook-ups and one night stands. Some guys were genuinely looking for a relationship, but found it difficult to meet people the traditional way, especially if they were interested in foreign girls.
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.