What does dating mean in japan

If the other returns those feelings, then they become boyfriend and girlfriend.

The relationship then proceeds as relationships between boyfriends and girlfriends do. At the point of kokuhaku is where we consider two people to begin dating.

This isn’t a hard and fast rule, but more of a rule of thumb.

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I can best describe it as courting with initial ambiguity.

Things also move much more slowly than in the west.

This article is mostly for the benefit of Western readers.

However, I feel it can also help Japanese readers who would like to better understand the Western perspective of Japanese dating.

Westerners try not to say those words until they are sure of that feeling. But even telling someone “I like you” can be tricky.

Saying those words makes the thing real and in the open.

Love is a very powerful word and concept in English.

Telling someone “I love you” in such a manner as kokuhaku is consequently very serious.

I would love more input from the experiences of others.

I would especially love to hear back from my Japanese friends with their thoughts and perspectives on the topic. Any more I can learn will only serve myself and others better. Japan, and as I understand it most of Asia, has a very different dating culture than that of the West.

Everything before that is considered getting to know each other in a friendly manner.

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