Looking for Love in Japan: Top Online Dating Apps in Japan

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You've been living in Japan for a few months now and you feel you want to take a dive into the dating life but you're tired of going to meet ups and you don't really have the courage to go out and meet people face to face. It's all good! Thanks to modern day technology you can find someone without all the social awkwardness and nervousness of doing it face to face. As technology advances so do conveniences in every day life which extends to socializing as well. There are quite a few dating applications you can download if you're looking for that special someone without having to leave your bedroom. Ok Romeo, Let's check out a few popular ones in Japan.

Tinder

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Tinder has taken over the world! Tinder can be found everywhere globally so you'll never have to worry about having swipe withdrawals. But hold your horses everyone because tinder doesn't quite work the same in Japan as it does in other countries. Although the app is the same, the culture isn't. Tinder in Japan is for meeting friends, language exchange and dating mostly. Tinder is a fun and interesting way to meet new people and hopefully some sparks fly. Or something like that.

Pairs

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If your Japanese langauge abilities are up to par you will likely want to use Pairs as a source of dating. The application is entirely in Japanese so you'll definitely need to be up to speed on your Japanese. Pairs is one of the most popular dating app in Japan. You've probably seen it at some point because of their rigorous online marketing flooding your news feed. Pairs is a safe, worry free app that will really help you connect with someone and does a relatively good job of filering out the creepers. But because it is free to use, you'll probably still find a few.

Omiai

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Omiai is for serious users exclusively. Firstly for men it's not free and requires about a 1980 per month subscription. For women though it's entirely free. This site is geared towards serious users mostly. There are a variety of filters you can use to help you find the ideal partner that may suit what you're looking for. If you're just here for fun this site probably isn't for you. This site is also entirely in Japanese so you need to come ready to speak Japanese.

Okcupid

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Okcupid is also an American dating app that has found it's way to Japan. Unlike Tinder, OK Cupid is more personal with the use of profiles and survey you take when creating the app to help you better match up with people who are similar to you. It's also very popular for it's compatibility measuring feature that gives you a percentage of how compatible you are with the other person. Also it's various features such as letting you know who is viewing your profile or who likes you makes OK Cupid a fun and convenient dating app.

Happn

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OK, happn is definelty one of the more creative and fun dating apps you can download. The concept is definelty an original one and is what makes happn a fun dating app to use. By use of your location services, happn will find users within a few meters of you who have "crossed your path" for a potential match. Find someone you like, press the heart icon and hopefully you'll get a match in return. You can also "charm" your crush by use of coins but you only have a few. After you've used them up you'll have to use real money to purchase more coins. There are other features that can be used such as making yourself available for dinner or drinks but it will cost a coin to contact that person. Use your coins wisely and have fun with this app!

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