▼”Let me get the doo–uhhh, yeah, you might have to deal with that yourself.” We can’t wondering if some of these women have ever gotten past the first few months of dating a foreign guy, though.
Now, you’re probably familiar with the stereotype of Western guys moving to Japan to meet women.
It’s a nasty stereotype…with a few grains of truth to it, we suppose.
But at least we can now rest easy knowing it’s a two-way street, because there are tons of Japanese girls who only date Western men.
If you happen to have a lot of Japanese friends, you may have met one or two women with a penchant for non-Japanese gentlemen.
While it’s not usually as bad as your one creepy guy friend–you know the one we’re talking about–have you ever wondered what’s going on with that? It seems that some Japanese women love it when guys are direct and shower them with declarations of love. ” You’ve probably heard this at least once or twice in your life.
Here’s a quick look at life on the other side of the looking glass, with nine reasons some Japanese women only date foreign guys. Well, this takes that bit of education and flips it on its ear! Though phrases like “” (“I love you”) are more likely to be heard on cheesy TV dramas then between real-life Japanese couples, apparently some folks don’t mind being told “I love you” once in a while. And while the people saying it may not be entirely wrong, you wouldn’t know it from talking to certain Japanese women.
Apparently, foreign guys have some appeal in Japan due to their willingness to put their partner first by opening doors, carrying heavy stuff, and paying for dinner.
We’re not sure it’s fair to suggest that some Japanese men aren’t equally considerate, but it is surprising how easy it is to be called a “gentleman” here in Japan simply by not knocking people down to get on the train first.
In the same way, traditional Japanese beauty standards–like narrow, almond-shaped eyes and long dark hair–aren’t the most popular anymore. On the other hand, a lot of foreign men seem to love it–and who doesn’t appreciate a bit of extra attention?? ” As one Japanese woman said, “To be honest, I am more popular when I go traveling abroad than when I’m in Japan.” And knowing others find you sexy sure does feel good, doesn’t it?
While public displays of affection aren’t exactly non-existent in Japan, they’re also not very common either.
And we imagine that most people are perfectly happy with that–but not everyone.