Tinder , Grindr, Bumble, Hinge, Happn. I arrived in Japan last year well-versed in the world of dating apps — and was pretty much done with them. In fact, after checking out the apps of my social circle too, it seemed that the same kinds of profiles occur often enough to be able to be — yup — categorized. So here you have it: A selection of eight types of dating app profiles you might encounter in Japan.
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You have arrived in Tokyo, single and ready to mingle. You know the popular dating apps back at home, but what apps do the Japanese use? And which apps have users that can speak English? Well, Japan is no stranger to dating apps and services. However, when it comes to apps with an English interface and real Japanese users, only a few mobile apps are worth downloading.
There seems to be a certain stigma towards dating apps here in Japan. American magazine Fast Company claims that if asked, almost no one will confess using them. This might go back to scams that happened in the 90s. Websites would require men to pay fees to subscribe in order to call beautiful women. These "beautiful women" were regular company employees some of whom were not women at all running a catfish scam colloquially called sakura , collecting the subscription fees as long as they could.