Ok, Cupid, a Word please! Or: Online Dating in Tokyo

Dear Cupid, You came into my life about 6 months ago and it started out pretty exciting. Having moved to the ’most populous metropolitan area in the world’, aka Greater Tokyo, where everyone’s lives seem to be centered around work, work, and nothing but work, finally wore down my (apparently) old-fashioned, romantic ideas of meeting … More Ok, Cupid, a Word please! Or: Online Dating in Tokyo

Single Party in Tokyo Take 3, Or: How I became a ’Japan Baby’

Last year I wrote about the first time I went to a Meetup that had the word “single“ in it, and how nervous I was back then about going to such an event in scary big Tokyo all by myself. Recently I went there for the third time and guess what, nothing about it scared … More Single Party in Tokyo Take 3, Or: How I became a ’Japan Baby’

A few thoughts on the ‘Plenty of Fish in the Sea’

For some years now, I’d been living under a rock when it came to dating. Recently, I shyly crawled out from under that rock, out into the daylight of today’s dating world. Let me tell you something about this daylight. It’s bright and irritating, and it hurts my eyes and beliefs. I’m not here to … More A few thoughts on the ‘Plenty of Fish in the Sea’

The day I went to a Single Party by myself and left with a new friend

Last Friday night I went to a “Single Party“ in Shibuya to meet up with a group of people I didn’t know, in a location I had never been to. Sounds sort of scary, doesn’t it? I don’t mean scary in a “I’m afraid I’ll end up murdered in a dark alleyway“ but in a … More The day I went to a Single Party by myself and left with a new friend