They take longer and longer to reply to text messages and emails. They stop “liking” all your status updates on Facebook. If you have been on three great dates but can't seem to land a fourth one because they are suddenly busy, wait a couple weeks and try again.
If a casual date starts pulling back, don't chase them.
• With strangers: Japan is a very homogenous society, so people will stare. However, it would be foolish to expect to be “treated Japanese.” Breakups in Japan are less like a breakup and more like a gradual fading away.
That is because rather than a singular decision, made over lunch, by text message, or in a nasty letter, breakups in Japan typically involve one party gradually pulling away. Foreign women seem to have the most problems with this method.
Then, two to three weeks later, try to contact them again.
There are certain women that only try to date black men and men that only try to date white women. • With family: If you get to the point where you meet their family, expect a bit of resistance.
If you keep an open mind and an adventuresome spirit, you could end up with some great dating stories, a fun love life, a solid relationship, or even an engagement ring after a couple of months living in Japan.
Fellas, if you're in your 50s, single and dating (and feeling like you're not getting anywhere), consider this a little friendly feedback from the ladies.
Another important thing to consider is the possibilities of accidental pregnancies which happen more than you would think.
This should always be a factor on your radar, but especially in a location like Japan where there is a lack of easily accessible birth control.