Courtship and dating so what39s the difference
Among Japanese teenagers the most basic way of starting to date someone is by giving them a “kokuhaku” or love confession.
This sounds a bit creepy but it’s not so much telling someone you love them but rather the Japanese way of letting them know you like them and asking them out.
(Of course, I go back a long way, to a time when there were streetcars going up and down Broadway.
I could buy a milkshake for a All the telephones were black.) It was common, around that time, for men and women to meet at parties or at dances.
I was young and naïve so it was a little scary in the beginning and I soon discovered the dating process in America is quite different from the one in Japan.
In this article, I want to talk about a few major differences I saw between Japanese and American dating cultures.
When I first moved America to attend college, I was nervous about starting a life in a new country because I wasn’t sure how quickly I would be able to adapt to the new culture.
I have to confess that I had a crush on a boy in junior high and my friends forced me to do the kokuhaku ritual.
In America, it really depends on the person but I have never experienced this type of initiation.
I find that dating is more casual and at times it’s hard to understand if we are dating or just hanging out.
During that particular time, after college, men and women sometimes found it difficult to find each other.
The same was true for those who did not go to college in the first place.