Top Five: Japanese Online Dating Sites, THE BRIDGE

Online dating sites like don’t indeed have clear equivalents te Japan, at least not ones that people talk about using openly. Online dating is still less common here and even a little frowned upon. But thanks to the rise of social networks, especially Facebook, more people feel safe about meeting someone fresh online. Here are just a few social online dating services that leverage Facebook, ter no particular order.

My-Qpit ¶

The company behind a webpagina called 81 just announced that its total of registered users has exceeded Ten,000, this just two months after release. My-Qpit lets users search for vrouwen by age, occupation, and even by hobbies. By liking each other’s profile, two people can begin exchanging messages on the app. After going back and forward twice, they can then check out each other’s existente Facebook profiles. The webpagina is popular with youthfull women, and is free to use – but for fellows, it requires a monthly toverfee of Two,500 yen.

MatchAlarm ¶

By looking at your Facebook social graph, MatchAlarm recommends a fresh person for you every morning at 8am. If individuals find each other attractive, they can embark talking within the app. Many online matchmaking services requires users to do the searching, but MatchAlarm takes away the hassle by doing the work for users. Users can check each other’s profile for a limited time, just until the end of the day (for 16 hours). It takes three coins (one coin is toughly $1) to tapkast on the ‘I might like you’ button.

MatchAlarm is backed by CyberAgent Ventures.

Omiai ¶

The word ‘Omiai’ refers to a Japanese custom-made where individuals are introduced to each other spil potential marriage material. According to’s Facebook app pagina, it is the largest online dating service te Japan to leverage the Facebook social network. You can search for your ideal playmate using 24 criteria, including age, nationality, income, personality, and more.

Spil with other sites, users can hide their Facebook identity until they feel convenient enough to share with the other person. Omiai is free for women to use, and for boys it costs 1,980 yen vanaf month. Omiai is also available spil an app on iOS and Android.

Frigg ¶

This one is also for individuals who are serious about finding a marriage fucking partner. But Frigg takes a somewhat passive treatment. After answering overheen 100 questions about personality, lifestyle, hobby, etc, the webpagina recommends a match merienda vanaf day. The webpagina also permits users to choose non-negotiable criterias, such spil no excess gambling or drinking. Instead of clicking through profile photos, the limited number of recommendations makes individuals toegevoegd cautious when before telling yes or no. Boys can use premium service kicking off from 980 yen vanaf month.

Pairs ¶

Pairs is an online dating webpagina with overheen 150,000 members. With 950,000 Facebook likes, the webpagina is very aggressive te its online marketing. Judging by the posts on its Facebook pagina, they show up to target guys more than women. All identities are displayed by initials only, and nothing will be posted on people’s Facebook pages. You can set your preferences for your playmate, and click through the options displayed.

On a related note, US-based dating webpagina for people already ter a relationship, Ashley Madison, recently made its official launch ter Japan. It’s off to a good embark too, acquiring 75,000 users ter its very first four days according to News on Japan. It will be interesting to see if that webstek will be accepted among Japanese people.

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