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.
"The Japanese are legitimately worried about running out of Japanese people," comedian Aziz Ansari writes in his new book, "Modern Romance," co-authored by sociologist 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.
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When I moved to Japan about five years ago, I quickly realized that finding love in this country was not going to be an easy task.
Most western men I met were either gay, in a relationship or only interested in Japanese women.
Despite what I said in the paragraph above, Japan does have a couple of online dating sites that are worthwhile and have a decent number of members.
If you are determined to find a Japanese sweetheart, you definitely can succeed.
He also cites a problem with profile photos: "In Japan, posting any pictures of yourself, especially selfie-style photos, comes off as really douchey." 29-year-old Japanese woman named Kana told the comedian-turned-author.
So instead, they use photos with two or more people, or no people at all.
After a particularly gloomy weekend, I decided that some no strings attached action sounded a lot better than no action at all.