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Dating apps most popular way for Japanese newlyweds to meet: survey

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It's a global trend..

40 percent of marriages in the world happen thanks to apps and social networks..

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However, what is the divorce rate for this un natural way to meet your life's partner? Meeting someone naturally has a very low divorce rate. And, what do you tell your friends and family when you meeting someone online? How did you two meet? Online. ;-((

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@Micheal Machida, you’re misinformed if you think couples who meet offline have a lower divorce rate. Just ask my ex wife. And I’d say about 70% of my married friends met online. How do they tell their family and friends about how they met? They just say they met online. No shame in that. And I’m talking from experience. You have a better chance of your marriage lasting if you meet online versus marrying someone you randomly picked up at a bar or club.

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@Micheal Machida, you’re misinformed if you think couples who meet offline have a lower divorce rate. Just ask my ex wife.

You have a better chance of your marriage lasting if you meet online versus marrying someone you randomly picked up at a bar or club.

I strongly suspect there is a difference between a gaijin and a Japanese in this respect.

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However, what is the divorce rate for this un natural way to meet your life's partner? Meeting someone naturally has a very low divorce rate. And, what do you tell your friends and family when you meeting someone online? How did you two meet? Online. ;-((

I find it this initiative pretty good, anything to tackle the low infertility and decrease the number of disgruntled young men around. Besides, asian culture doesnt share the same romanticized view of partnership like us, the way how (many) people meet each other here is already unnatural. They are not attracted to each other. Just want to share a life with someone from the opposite sex so they're not left behind. They are shy of hugging, kissing, even saying I love you to each other.

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Call me old fashioned, but I nampa'd my Japanese wife.

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Its easy to understand why, there just arent enough opportunities for young people to meet other people outside their existing friendships groups (JHS,HS,College), and work (yuck).

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@Michael Machida with an take based entirely on his own personal bias:

However, what is the divorce rate for this un natural way to meet your life's partner? Meeting someone naturally has a very low divorce rate. And, what do you tell your friends and family when you meeting someone online? How did you two meet? Online. ;-((

Oh, if only there were professionals who studied such things! Oh, there are!?

Marriage breakups were reported in about 6 percent of the people who met online, compared with 7.6 percent of the people who met offline. Marriages for people who met online reported a mean score of 5.64 on a satisfaction survey, compared with a score of 5.48 for people who met offline.

Facts once again not caring about feelings.

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Scary part is that insurance companies are snooping on the private lives of citizens. Especially young people, who may be under 20.

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Anyway, adding up the percentages from above makes me a bit clueless. Where does the biggest part of about 40% meet then? Just so? On the street, in restaurants or on concerts, sports events? Any ideas, anyone?

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Dating apps are so weird in Japan. Most of the people straight up say "I want to get married soon". They don't really care about their partner, they just want to get married because of societal pressures. No wonder most marriages here are perfunctory and loveless. Back home, talking about marriage from the get-go would be seen as coming on too strong, and would scare most people away.

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Call me old fashioned, but I nampa'd my Japanese wife.

LOL. Join the club bro. Not an exclusive one though... And you're right that is definitely old fashioned. Can't even approach a member of the opposite sex anymore. You'll be thought as a creep. And forget trying to make eye contact without the other person as they will automatically shift their gaze. And chances are they have earplugs in so won't respond anyway. Sad times.

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LOL. Join the club bro. Not an exclusive one though... And you're right that is definitely old fashioned. Can't even approach a member of the opposite sex anymore. You'll be thought as a creep. And forget trying to make eye contact without the other person as they will automatically shift their gaze. And chances are they have earplugs in so won't respond anyway. Sad times.

No, you definitely don't come across as a creepy married guy.

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Most of the people straight up say "I want to get married soon".

Well, at least they have a plan. What would be a big turnoff for anyone with a brain is someone without a plan - you know - just using online dating apps for no purpose at all and wasting others' time. I want to get married doesn't neccesarily mean they'll get married with the first pervert swiping right on their picture. It simply means they have a pland an purpose and are working towards it. They're not wasting the time of "I just want to have sex" people or the "I have not idea what I want" people.

So I really respect those that "want to get married".

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Nice. Does this hold up for grindr weddings as well?

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The headline as written here, suggests that once you're married you may be having second thoughts, and start using a dating app... perhaps using "have met" rather than simply "meet", would have made more sense.

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Dating apps are also probably a very effective way to end your marriage.

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