Not to be confused with OkCupid, JapanCupid is a part of the Cupid Media Group. This has made it a less popular platform for people in Japan, as Japanese people looking for serious relationships will be focusing on long-term options. Still, JapanCupid is popular with those who are not staying in the country for long. People use it to look for partners who want to marry into the culture.
It’s unfortunate that, in 2022, not much seems to have changed. Another friend of mine logged in for the first time and was inundated with a number of obviously fake profiles. They soon deleted their account in response. “It’s always weird when someone claims to be a Korean pop star that is actually old Japanese. man.”
MatchAlarm was a matching website that suggested a new person to you every morning at 8 a.m. based on the social information it acquired from your Facebook profile and your behavior. You had 16 hours to respond to an alarm after which it would disappear, and would require three coins (a part of the in-app payment system) in order to tap the “Might Like You” button. Unfortunately, MatchAlarm is no more and cannot be accessed anymore.
The largest dating site in Japan that is based on your social media information, this quick and easy way to find your perfect match. This is another konkatsu (matchmaking) service, so if you’re looking for a serious relationship then this could be a good option, but if you’re trying to keep things casual, Omiai might not be the site for you. The site allows you to filter search results by nationality and income level and some users said this made the site seem more for rich people or people who are looking for someone to spoil them, than a serious dating website.Read More