Dating culture various from country to country, and as discovered by the (happily-married) Eat Your Kimchi duo this week, Japanese men have very specific things they look for when looking for a partner.
Simon and Martina stumbled upon an interesting survey that outlines the most undesirable dating traits that Japanese men look out for in women, and this immediately set off an interesting conversation between the couple on how dating works in Japan.
Without further ado, here are the 7 most undesirable dating traits for women in Japan:
7. She speaks in a masculine way
While this reason may seem a little weird, it actually has its roots with how the Japanese language works. Certain pronouns and phrases (such as "I" and things like "this is delicious" ) have male and female variants, and some Japanese men "have trouble coping" when females use the "male" phrases.
6. She complains about being unhappy
While Simon and Martina aren't a big fan of this reason do mention that there could be translation errors for this reason, the survey suggests that Japanese men aren't fans of those who outwardly complains about their problems too much.
5. She is only considerate to the person she has a crush on
Martina finds this trait very interesting due to the group mentality that's present in Japan, and things like a girl pouring drinks for only her crush and no one else is seen as rude. While Western culture things very little about things like this, Japanese culture places emphasis on being considerate to everyone and this trait is seen as undesirable.
And this leads onto the next trait...
4. She has a selfish princess-like mentality
3. She looks like she's having fun when she's talking badly about other people
Also understandable; bad-mouthing people is a trait no one should have!
2. She is wasteful and poor at managing finances
Simon finds this one incredibly interesting as all the Japanese couples he knows have the wife in charge of finances while the husband focuses on working, which puts this reason into a very reasonable context for Japanese men.
1. She has poor hygiene
Okay, this one is pretty shallow but again, understandable!
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