But peculiar profile pictures aren't the only reason online dating is floundering in Japan.As a recent Fast Company article points out, many Japanese still view online dating as a scam.How to Communicate with Other Members Messaging options as a Standard member are nothing to write home about.You can “send interest” and add to favorites, which is useful in opening the potential communication and getting your profile noticed.For a country that excels in technology, Japan hasn't mastered "swiping right." In the face of a serious population decline, the country hasn't got a clue when it comes to online dating.According to a 2012 report by Japan's National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, the number of Japanese people will fall from 127 million to around 87 million by 2060.
But even if more people are using online dating in Japan, they'll need to do better than a group photo or a picture of their cat to find love.This is particularly true in the major cities like Santo Domingo and Santiago and around the tourist zones of Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, and Sosua. I would put them in the same category as Brazilians or Colombians.You will definitely find stunningly attractive women and men.Ansari notes that Japanese culture and the fear of being perceived as "charai" (or "a sleazy player") may explain why online dating hasn't exploded in Japan.He also cites a problem with profile photos: "In Japan, posting any pictures of yourself, especially selfie-style photos, comes off as really douchey." "The Japanese feel like [selfies are] so narcissistic," a 29-year-old Japanese woman named Kana told the comedian-turned-author.To add to that, a 2014 survey by the Japan Family Planning Association found that 49% of all respondents had not had sex in the past month, and 18% of men said they had no interest in sex at all.