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'He wore Uniqlo to meet me!' Japanese woman shares petty bad date story

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By Katy Kelly, SoraNews24

The popular girls’ Internet forum, Girls Channel, is a place where many women congregate to chat about all kinds of topics: not only date talk, but pop culture, hobbies and health as well. It’s simple human nature to share your dating horror stories on a site like that, hence multiple contributions of dates where would-be romantic interests showed up in uncool cars or — gasp! — the nightmare of being taken to somewhere like Saizeriya for a romantic dinner for two.

One woman seeking validation for her bad date experiences took to Girls Channel to write out the sordid details.

“Title: Is it OK to wear cheap fashion on your first date, or no good?

I went on a first date with a guy yesterday. When we got inside the cafe, I sat on the sofa seat and he sat on one of the regular chairs facing it. He took off his coat and overshirt, and so I offered to take it so I could hang it on a hook on the wall. When I checked the tags, I saw his coat was H&M and the overshirt was from Uniqlo! I was kind of disappointed he wore such casual fashion even though it was our first date together… Oh, by the way, I couldn’t tell how much his shoes cost but they looked like cheap leather ones.

I know it was a hot topic here at Girls Channel recently about giving up the sofa seat to your partner, so I was happy he did that, but still… How would you feel going on a first date with someone who put together a whole outfit of cheap stuff? It’s no good, right?”

Girls Channel operates on an “upvote” system, so the most approved comments quickly rise to the top. At the time of writing, the top comment is a curt one: “I can’t stand people who only care about top brands.”

The other high-ranked comments are similarly damning, and definitely weren’t rushing to validate the woman’s hasty judgement about her date’s style choices.

“And who are you to judge, exactly?”

“If it suits them, I don’t really care at all.”

“I don’t like people who check other people’s brands that thoroughly.”

“I actually prefer people who aren’t concerned with fashion, haha. But guys who are obsessed with brands are kind of a turnoff.”

Perhaps the most cutting remark was “What, and you were dressed head-to-toe in Chanel?”which drives home the point perfectly. Most of the commenters seemed to agree that so long as their date was clean, dressed appropriately and an all-round nice person, they really couldn’t care less how they were dressed. As another commenter mentioned, “sounds like you care more about the way he’s dressed than the guy himself”.

The original poster didn’t seem to stick around to provide any more information about how the date progressed, other than this snap judgement, but it’s safe to assume that no kisses were exchanged.

Sources: Girls Channel, Livedoor News/Career Connection News via My Game News Flash

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Oddly, enough... some of the more wealthy people in my area, dress down in order to avoid drawing attention to themselves.

Yup, and people who look like they spend lots of money probably do! Equating "wealth" with "spending money" is a surefire way to never be wealthy, ha.

Someone who makes a point of checking clothing tags on a date just sounds kinda sneaky and petty.

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Just look at the guy's face. This is comedic effect, isn't it? Anyway, judging a date on type of clothes is dumb. that doesn't make the man or woman.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

I haven't gurned at a chick like that guy is in the accompanying photo since the 90s.

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The photo is funny!

"As long as it is vegan and made of sustainable materials, I don't care what the guy is wearing."

Har!

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I think it speaks volumes for the class of JT readers that not a single person so far has commented on the truly weird photograph accompanying this article - well, until now, that is.

We are used to such photos. Anyway, that type of pose is used often in Japanese "comedy"

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As long as it is vegan and made of sustainable materials, I don't care what the guy is wearing.

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How old a "Kid" are we talking about here ?

Firstly, Kudos to the chap, for not wasting money that he hasn't got, and if the Woman is simply focused how much he spends on clothing as an indication upon how much Money he's got, then he'd best be either looking elsewhere, or checking up on prenuptial agreements in order to limit his loss when she up's and goes for a more wealthy man! Such women are fickle and do not deserve to have Kids.

Oddly, enough... some of the more wealthy people in my area, dress down in order to avoid drawing attention to themselves. And definitely, going out on a first date with a bimbo wearing a Tux is not exactly the done thing.

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i know she was criticized by other women, but if there are many women like her, does this answer the question why young people are not getting married and having children?

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

'He wore Uniqlo to meet me!' 

Cool!

"WTF is wrong with Uniqlo? It's like 90% of my wardbrobe."

The other 10% is WalMart? Nyuk nyuk!

The couple in the photo crack me up. He is definitely not going to score today.

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The last thing I give a damn about is some materialistic bubblehead who probably wants a man to pay for all her presents and other 'necessities'. I wear Uniqlo and I've shopped at GU before. I ain't changing for anyone.

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Girls Channel, hmmm. At the risk of making an oxymoron, I can only imagine the depth of shallowness this forum must indulge in.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Probably a good thing, woman that are so in to material things don't need real people and need someone else fake like themselves.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

"Petty bad"???

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I,ve dated women who showed up to a date in a Benz and ones who caught public transport. Made zero difference to me. Some of the most funny, kind, enjoyable dates were the ones without the " brands". Dont care at all for the dolled up but stuck up princess types.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

If she has so much fashion sense then this guy could be a fun project. She should go in a shopping trip with him next.

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I actually feel kind of. As for this young lady. If this is her standard the there's a big chance she will end up complaining that her boyfriend/husband is sleeping with other women.

it will be hard for to find a relationship with substance.

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Only objection to Uniqlo is it can be a bit plain, but you can find really nice things there too.

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what about GU??

5 ( +5 / -0 )

BEWARE of those with non brand hand bags.

Just beware of all of them.

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yup, some of the yutorisedai simply have no idea of financial affairs at all, get their parents to pay their way through life.

some of the blokes are worse - in my wife's family there are a couple of still-live-at-home dudes working dead end jobs on 12-14man a month, but drive a bmw coupe that costs almost 10man a month for upkeep, but he also wears all the high-end sports brands, that i think he asks his parents to pay for. wonder how he affords dates, unless the dates are actually in the car.

of course the west is no shining example - living paycheck-to-paycheck and credit cards to pay off credit cards, but sporting the latest iphone, tablet, 60" plasma tv and whatnot...

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Tokyo women are like that. They pretty much lived like princesses since their parents got rich from the bubble times. Theh wont be satisfied unless you spend 100,000+ per date, and say things like “my dad would always bring me here, buy me that, etc.”

Seriously the worst.

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If she was in head to toe designer attire (Gucci, Prada, LV, YSL, Chanel) on the first date, it stands to reason she was probably wearing the same when they crossed paths for the very first time (intro, exchange info, etc - pre-first date), and so was he (Uniqlo, H&M). If that's the case, both he and she would have noticed the fashion discrepancy from first eye contact.

Barring her living in or around Ginza, then she sounds like the typical flousie who thinks H&M or Uniqlo is garbage simply because the price tag is low. New flash, all the women's stores you see at every mall in Japan - Earth Music Ecology, Fredy & Gloster, Niko And..., Beams, Azul, etc - they are equally low end clothes just with mid to higher end pricing.

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would love to see a theoretical post on the eqyuvalent 'boys channel' by the same guy:

we met up and it was all going good, i let her sit on the sofa seat so she feels comfortable and can peoplewatch around the restaurant.

she offered to take my coat and hang it on the rack behind her - i saw her eyeballing something on the coat, and from then on she seemed totally disinterested.

do I have bad BO and she caught a whiff, or was there dandruff on the around the shoulders? i thought it was dressed neatly and made myself look my best. so embarrassing, i dont think there'll be a next date.

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Simon BEWARE of those with non brand hand bags. It means they buy many of them because they aren't satisfied with what they have.

Are you basing this off experience? And how much experience - how many such women have you dated? I'm trying to find out if you are holding this opinion out of a bitterness against a single woman, which is too small a sample size, or if you've dated a number of these women. Or if you are just working off stereotypes.

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Simon BEWARE of those with non brand hand bags. It means they buy many of them because they aren't satisfied with what they have. This type of woman is very foolish with money. She will likely be very cheap in her treatment of you, but lavish herself with expensive luxury goods. The KEY is she wont buy what she wants if SHE has to pay for it.

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All I can say is how did I get so friggen lucky!

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I went on a date with a Japanese woman one time and was horrified to note that her handbag was not an overpriced brand name.  I was out of there in no time at all.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

I think it speaks volumes for the class of JT readers that not a single person so far has commented on the truly weird photograph accompanying this article - well, until now, that is.

That has to have been a blind date, surely?

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But she had to look at the tags to determine if he was stylish and classy.

Maybe she had already decided he wasn’t classy, but checked the tags to give him the benefit of the doubt. If his clothes were quality, but just bad choices, that would mean he may still have potential for her. But as his clothes were of the masses, it would confirm her suspicions.

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Just had a look at the site, it seems like a thought police site, dictating to girls what to do

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This foolish woman is complaining about something so trivial. Its like she would be upset if the guy she made a date with showed up in public transportation. Or if he decided to have coffee at Mr. Donut and not Starbucks. What is the point of trying to impress someone who might be a prostitute or a jerk.

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Or maybe she wants a guy who likes to take care of himself, dress stylishly, and look classy.

But she had to look at the tags to determine if he was stylish and classy. Seems to me she is just obsessed with the brands but has no fashion sense.

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This isn't about single guys. It is about the petty nastiness of Japanese females who expect being done to please them. Why should any Japanese boy dress up for a date with someone who isn't even sure if he likes??!!

If they are going to an event he should dress at the same level. But a first date?? It is stupid to try to impress other people with material things. (sigh) I guess some people have very narrow world views and don't care about equality or inclusiveness

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

This woman can’t be Japanese. Most Japanese men are slobs and wear jeans and t shire while the woman is wearing a yukata or kimono.

I guessing you may have not had a lot to do with dating Japanese women.  Never, ever known a woman to wear a Kimono on a date.  Strictly for formal occasions.  Yukata possibly, but in special circumstances like a fireworks show or similar.

13 ( +13 / -0 )

Coming to a date looking like you've just come from a job interview or a wedding isn't the brightest idea.

Maybe not for you, but if you think there aren't millions of guys who prefer that, you're fooling yourself.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

So basically she was after a sugar daddy, or at least someone who dresses as such.

Or maybe she wants a guy who likes to take care of himself, dress stylishly, and look classy.

Tough break princess, but there are hundreds of things more important to a relationship than the value of the guy's attire.

There are, but attire can be a good indication of these things. And why is such a girls's feelings on what she likes less important than what you think is important? Are you saying she should be dating people according to your priorities?

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So basically she was after a sugar daddy, or at least someone who dresses as such. Tough break princess, but there are hundreds of things more important to a relationship than the value of the guy's attire. Well, he got a lucky escape, and hopefully his next date will be with a much better match for him than some fashion-conscious little madam.

To put the shoe on the other foot, I'd definitely find a date progressing more smoothly with a girl dressed in "normal" clothing than in super expensive designer clothing and accessories. It'd get awkward, uncomfortable, and then would probably end poorly. Coming to a date looking like you've just come from a job interview or a wedding isn't the brightest idea.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

So an airhead princess looking for a guy dressed in Itallian / French high fashion. No doubt she still let the ' poor brand ' dude pay for her bill though.

If there was no second date the guy can call himself lucky.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Special girls want special guys.

By 'special', I mean outliers. Not the masses.

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There is nothing wrong with Uniqlo. It's decently made, somewhat stylish, and a reasonable price. However, it's also the clothes of the masses, so you will look like the masses.

Single Guys need to consider the type of woman they are trying to attract when deciding whether or not Uniqlo is appropriate. If they are looking for a woman who wants a stable guy, who is going to do the 'right' thing (ie. university, job, house, 2.3 kids), then wearing Uniqlo will not be a problem.

However, for guys who are looking for that extra hot girl, the one who stands out from the crowd, the one that wants something a man of a different caliber, then dressing as the masses dress is not going to be an effective clothing strategy. That's not a hard and fast rule, in that a guy could still wear Uniqlo and interest exceptional girls, but in such a case he's going to have to have a lot more going for him in other areas to balance his lack of differentiation in clothing. Special girls want special guys.

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This woman can’t be Japanese. Most Japanese men are slobs and wear jeans and t shire while the woman is wearing a yukata or kimono. The only item Japanese women care about is the shoes. The more expensive the better.

Anway has anyon every met a Japanese female that had something nice to say about a boy she is dating?

Your post is confusing. Do you not live in Japan? Or have you never dated any Japanese girls? Or are you maybe really old and out of touch?

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WTF is wrong with Uniqlo? It's like 90% of my wardrobe.

Nothing! As the saying goes--never judge a book by its cover. A Uniqlo wardrobe also shows you might be putting away a nest egg to purchase a condo or house. Smart I would say!

15 ( +16 / -1 )

WTF is wrong with Uniqlo? It's like 90% of my wardbrobe.

So, I guess I won't be successfully dating. Although, being old and married is probably my main reason for that.

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Well, to more or less quote from David Mitchell's number9dream, this girl seems to have a fashion sense where her brain ought to be.

Good to see so many other women disagreeing with her.

13 ( +13 / -0 )

This woman can’t be Japanese. Most Japanese men are slobs and wear jeans and t shire while the woman is wearing a yukata or kimono. The only item Japanese women care about is the shoes. The more expensive the better.

Anway has anyon every met a Japanese female that had something nice to say about a boy she is dating?

-20 ( +0 / -20 )

I wonder how could one to kiss a guy who is wearing Uniqlo at the first date. This is pretty disgusting.

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