Japanese girls are really cutie, unique and irresistible, dating a Japanese girl can be incredibly amazing. If you’ve ever been to travel to Japan you might have noticed that there’s a large number of foreign men walking hand-in-hand with Japanese girls. Actually a lot of Japanese women want to date a foreign guy, they love the feeling of being told how much you love her and many think that it is “cool” and “exotic“ to fall in love with a foreign guy. So, dating in Japan is usually quite easy for foreign men.
In spite of Japan’s adoption of and love for technology, not many Japanese find their love through online dating. Actually only a small proportion of the people are willing to try online dating sites. However, I think the situation will change with the times, more and more Japanese will embrace online dating.
Despite the disconnect of online dating in Japanese culture, Japan does have some online dating sites that really worth-seeing. Just be patient and keep searching, you will find a few gems out there and start a new exotic life.
I have looked into some foreigner-oriented Japanese dating sites and here is my pick of the top 5 Japanese dating sites for foreigners. Check my detailed reviews below find one that suits you best.
1. Japan Cupid
Japancupid.com is the best online dating site to find a Japanese girl. The site has more than 700,000 members, which is a very large number since online dating still haven’t gained its popularity in Japan. JapanCupid is the best dating site to use if you want to have a causal sex or a proper girlfriend in Japan.
It’s not easy to get dates in Japan without using JapanCupid because not many girls here speak English. You can rely on JapanCupid, which is designed for anyone especially foreigners who want get a date with English-speaking Japanese woman. Of course, some Japanese on the platform can not speak English, but do not worry, its platinum members can use a language translation service, which helps you to communicate with Japanese speaking singles.
It is free to sign up, you can create detailed profile including adding pictures and giving a nice description. You can search and send notification for free. However, full access to all of its functions requires a small monthly fee starting from $29.99/per moth, and $10/per month for one year package, no other cost after becoming a membership. A paid membership can enjoy many benefits including instant and video messaging, use chat rooms, and higher rankings in its search results.
After creating a profile on it, then you can browse photos of other members, or search for other members with a range of preferences and settings provided by its search engine.
One of the things I really like is that they will stop scammers and suspend fake profiles. However, you still need to keep an eye on those scammers who slide by the system. The site is available in several languages including Japanese, English, French, Spanish, Korean and other popular languages, so it provides an excellent platform for non-Japanese daters.
Overall, JapanCupid is one of the most popular and trusted Japanese dating sites. The site is free to register and simple to use, It takes only a few minutes to fill out the basic profile and you can start finding real dates immediately. Now its Android dating app is also available, you can download it from Google Play store and keep online anytime on your smart phone.
- Easy and free to register.
- Advanced search functions to help you find Japanese partners quickly.
- The site supports lots of languages.
- A free member can talk with a paid member freely.
- Live and video chat available.
- Android app is available.
- Some profiles are inactive
- No iOS dating app
Japan Match is Japanese version of the reputable serious dating site match.com.
In 2002 the leading dating companies like match.com have entered in Japan, which offers a more legitimate platform for daters. It is a high-quality Japanese dating site to meet a suitable person from Japan or with Japan background.
It is free and easy to register an account. You can search for matches, create a profile and add your photos, receive emails (You can not send message with free account) with a free member account. While a paid member allows you to enjoy full range of features such as instant messaging and live chat.
Match.com in Japan has only Japanese language available, so not a good option for foreigners who don’t know Japanese. However, you can choose its English or other language interface, you can still use it to search for single Japanese who can speak English.
- Various search and discovery opportunities to find your partners.
- A large number of global users around the world.
- Many ways to show interest for free, including winking, yes-rating and liking.
- Various off-line events to meet members.
- The cost is higher than average.
- Users need to pay to to read/send messages.
3. Ok Cupid
Okcupid Japan is an interactive and very entertaining dating app. It is available on both Android and iOS phones. Just like POF, Okcupid is go-to for young urban daters.
Okcupid is one of the biggest dating sites and apps in the world. It has a large member base, about 10 million registered users in total. The disadvantage is that its Japanese member pool is relatively small compared with other sites like JapanCupid. However, you have chances to find overseas Japanese date living in your regions and around the world.
OKCupid is overall a free site, members can browse others’ profiles directly, send and receive messages at no cost. Paid memberships can enjoy some advanced features such as invisible browsing, message storage, and more. The cost starts from $9.99 per month, and better price for multiple months plan.
No matter you’re looking for a casual affair or something serious, you can find all of the dates on OkCupid. It uses Facebook to verify profile, so you need to have an Facebook account when registering.
- It is free to browse, search for matches, or send message to other members
- Easy-to-navigate design to make you master the functions quickly
- Advanced search functions allow you to discover matches
- Available on both website and dating app
- The member base is relatively small compared with other Japanese dating site
- Some fake profiles since it is free to register
Omiai is a popular and one of the largest Japanese dating site and app, it is catered for serious relationship dating instead of occasional dating. This app is free for the ladies, but men will need to pay for it.
Like other Japanese dating apps, it allows you to register with your Facebook account, making it much safer and easier for you to have an account. If you are a foreigner with decent income, then you will have great chance to find the other half here.
You can search for other members with very detailed preferences such as nationality, education and income. You can log in on computer or via smart phone app with your Facebook account.
- Members on the site mainly look for a long-term, serious and stable relationship
- You can register the site with Facebook account, less scammers
- Detailed search functions to help you find partners
- Interface is in Japanese only.
Pairs is probably the most famous dating app in Japan. This site and app uses your Facebook profile, but you can use another account to sign up, so your friends won’t know you are looking for date online. This makes it become very popular in Japan.
Though this app was designed for long-term and serious relationships.While many people here use it for casual dating. Just like famous dating app Tinder, browsing a soulmate is easy here, just tap and swipe on a smartphone screen, you can look for numerous members.
It is free to sign up, but male members must pay a monthly fee if they want to send and receive unlimited messages.