If a foreigner guy’s language doesn’t progress with the relationship, he’ll have to rely on her progressively for understanding all sorts of issues: visas, taxes, healthcare, education, your haircut, ordering your food, her holding his hand to cross the street… Of Japanese women who get married, 1.3% marry a foreigner (source).
Instead, I have to take a chance with some of these entirely useless tidbits of advice they gave me, which I generously offer up to you, our female readers, so that you too can attempt to woo your intended – your dignity intact or your money back. You’re playing on Japanese soil now, so why not take your cues from the locals and get involved the Japanese way?You’re either going to get proposed to, or you’re going to get dumped (they call it ‘the Disneyland jinx’). Japanese boys are finnicky about cleanliness, and if you’ve got piles of undies strewn across the floor and weird stains on your futon, you’ll be saying goodbye before saying, ‘oh, hell‘ Don’t… It’s alright for a laugh, and when you’re comfortable with each other, but you really can tell a lot about a person by what kind of theme room they pick. He got embarrassed by the looks you got when you walked downtown together, and his parents probably already advised him against dating a foreign woman anyway.Either way, don’t you think you’re a little old for cartoons now? You might find it hil acceptable if your apartment is dirty, however. understand that your partner has probably not even told his parents he’s dating a foreigner. expect to meet them for at least a year if he told them. break-up with him; don’t allow vice-versa to happen. You should be grateful you’re single – I sure as hell am.Just pick out the fun boys from the pant-wetters, and at least you’ve got a whole new bunch of drinking and karaoke buddies. Picking up while your friend is getting married () is a national sport. He’s going to face-plant on his mad dash for the door. This may sound ridiculous, but it makes perfect sense as you don’t actually have to speak to your date.Even deliberately avoiding eye-contact is advisable. A girlfriend of mine made the fatal mistake of looking a little too much at a gentleman friend, and he started pencilling in a date for the wedding. Maybe your best bet is to wear a surgical mask so he’ll have a hard time trying to decide what signals you’re giving out – you’ll be mysterious and aloof (and quite possibly contageous). Who wants to bother thinking of impressive things to say to someone you’ve only just met?