Then a few months later, I met a Japanese girl in a club in Roppongi.She was short and cute, and as the night progressed we ended up outside, walking down the street.
This seems to elicit very different results than speaking in English.
What I see often seems unlike the Japan depicted in books and on the net, and sometimes I wonder, What country are these people talking about? Because actually no matter what you say or do, a certain number of them will pretend to like you. Western women will generally let you know up front that they’re not interested in you, while Japanese women will act cute and ooh-and-ahh over you while secretly thinking you’re an idiot. As a man, you’re setting yourself up to be the breadwinner in a society where you’re a perpetual outsider with minimal advancement opportunities.
The humble eggplant (aubergine) snuck in at 21% and we hope to hell this isn’t for innuendo reasons.
Interestingly, the worst food to mention is yams, which give a -70% decrease in inbound messages.
They found that mentioning guacamole when you’re online dating will massively improve the number of inbound messages you receive.
Other notable mentions were bananas (with a 66% increase in inbound messages), ice cream (62%) and fries (61%). I first came to Japan in 2003, and started studying Japanese shortly thereafter.I spend a tremendous amount of time asking Japanese people, in Japanese, what they think about Japan, love, sex, foreigners, language, and everything else under the sun.Anyway, it’s not easy for foreign men; we just have ridiculously low standards. Like I was on a date with this Japanese girl – this was a couple of years ago – and we went to a Mexican restaurant. And we were hitting it off, drinking Coronas and laughing and making flirty eyes and then out of nowhere, and bear in mind this was our first date, she asks, Things kind of degraded from there, and we never went out again.Which is a shame, because I was kind of into that whole witch thing.Thankfully, these days online daters are more open-minded, with messages that mention being vegetarian getting 3% more replies than your average.