But Russian women don’t only pay attention to what you do for them. Offer your seat in transport to elderly people and save a kitten from stray dogs.
Finding love in the modern age is a tricky business for us ladies; there’s attractive profiles to create, emoticons to choose and the general deciphering of Tinder captions – ‘I feel how pizza tastes’… Throw in some culture shock, the language barrier and a completely different set of rules and you have something like dating in Japan.
In the name of research, Gaijin Pot got together three different women (UK, USA and Italy) to share their experiences of dating in Japan. Chiara: I thought that they didn’t find me attractive so I wasn’t really interested in Japanese guys, even though I was attracted to them.
“When we started dating, I was challenged with the wall of ice between us, as if she didn’t want to open up or let me closer.
Slowly, step by step, I discover that underneath this ice there was the most loving and caring person in the world.” For many Russian women cooking is a way to show their love, so be prepared for food experiments. Why is she putting cabbage in pies (and everywhere else)? Fermented rye bread drink…well, that one is surprisingly decent!
Rebecca: I wasn’t so attracted to Japanese men but now after living here for three years I would say I definitely am. Christa: I’ve always been attracted to Japanese men, even when I was young, so I did some research before I came here and I saw that generally they are interested but they’re very shy about approaching women so you may need to approach them.