The thing that I like about typical Japanese dating custom is that “kokuhaku” (confession) makes the start of relationships more simplified.

This sounds a bit creepy but it’s not so much telling someone you love them but rather the Japanese way of letting them know you like them and asking them out.

One thing that is very different in Japan is that it is not uncommon for a woman to ask a man out.

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When I first moved America to attend college, I was nervous about starting a life in a new country because I wasn’t sure how quickly I would be able to adapt to the new culture.

You will never, in France, find a guy you don’t know show any romantic interest in you if you have not been introduced by a mutual friend.

And when we do ask our love interest if he wants to have a relationship, it’s because we already kissed or at least gotten really close. There’s no such thing as DTR (Defining The Relationship) because exclusivity is implied.Mostly because I had no idea how the American dating culture worked.I was young and naïve so it was a little scary in the beginning and I soon discovered the dating process in America is quite different from the one in Japan.I have to confess that I had a crush on a boy in junior high and my friends forced me to do the kokuhaku ritual.Unfortunately it doesn’t always work out as the boy wasn’t interested in me.When I was visiting California this summer, a cashier from Brandy Melville asked me out on a date while I was buying a t-shirt.