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Top 5 Dating Apps in Japan

Top 5 Dating Apps in Japan
Hello Smillers . It seems that the current situation is still difficult to return to the homeland. It must be lonely, the singles and workers because they miss their family and loved ones. Well, Smiles has a solution, let’s just make new relationships in Japan with local people and other foreigners. Especially soon Valentine’s Day is full of love.

We are so lucky that we currently live in an era where we can find anything online, even a soul mate. There are dozens of online dating apps or “Deaikei”(出会い系) available, but how do you know which one is the best and will help you find who or what you’re looking for? Here, Smiles will recommend the most popular and best online dating apps in Japan. 

5 Popular Online Dating Apps in Japan.

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1. Tinder


Probably one of the most famous online dating apps. Even though most people on Tinder are “just looking around”, if you try actively, you might be able to meet not only your dates but also new friends, drinking buddies, workmates, and hobbyists. Tinder also offers its global passport free to all users. It allows users to connect and communicate better.

Cost: Free, but paid for additional features

2. Bumble


Bumble markets itself as an online dating app where women come first. If the woman doesn’t message, the match will disappear after 24 hours. This app is growing in popularity because of the “women can choose” option.

One woman (who found her Japanese boyfriend from Bumble) who took part in the survey said: “There are a lot of men there, and most of them don’t use other apps. Well you Smiles won’t find as many fake profiles on Bumble as you find on other apps.”

This app is not only used for dating, but also for business opportunities and making friends. One of the features of this app is that it can switch from one feature to another, which makes it very versatile for the global community, and also a great way to stay in touch and build a social circle from a safe distance.

Cost: Free, but paid for additional features

3. Omiai


Japan’s largest online dating site and app that relies on a Facebook profile (or Apple ID and phone number) to find the ideal partner. But if you’re not looking for a serious relationship, Omiai might not be the right app. There are 24 points you can use to filter your results, including nationality and income level, which some users say makes the site seem more for a sugar daddy than a couple. But overall, no one has any serious complaints about this site.

Omiai has rebranded its label to be more of a fashion Tinder/Instagram friendly, and is strictly focused on being a relationship app or focused on marriage. If you really want to meet a partner to marry, Omiai might be the best choice.

Cost: Free for women, 1,950 per month (12 months plan) for men

4. Tapple


Tapple is an online dating app where instead of filling out your own profile and looking for people, you have to fill in what kind of guy you’re interested in, and then join groups based on hobbies. Then, will be shown a number of men who have the same interests and meet the criteria.

Thanks to many updates, services like Tinder, plus online TV and advertising, Tapple has become a very competitive app, favored by those in their 20s and looking for a relationship that can lead to something more. Plus, the number of people who want to start slowly and online here makes it ideal for those who want a relationship but don’t want to go outside just yet.

Cost: Free for women, monthly subscription fee for men

5. Pairs

This site and its associated applications use a Facebook profile, but allow users to hide their full names and use initials. Their target audience tends to be younger Japanese men.

“There are a lot of guys to choose from, but very few are interested in being in a serious relationship with a stranger, at least in my experience,” according to one user. “I still use it, and can sometimes find someone good. It’s more successful than some of the other apps out there.”

Cost: Free for women, monthly subscription fee for men

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