While this makes it somewhat less appealing to users in Japan, JapanCupid is popular with those who will not be staying in Japan for the long term, and with those who are looking for someone to marry — though apparently there are far more Japanese women on this site than there are Japanese men.
Omiai especially is doing something weird -- after I started using it, I started seeing that friends had liked it, but if I asked them they said they never had or had never even heard of it. Most western men living here are either already in a relationship, gay or are interested in dating only Japanese women, and Japanese guys will often be too shy to come as close as ten meters near you. I definitely recommend this app if you already have a Facebook account. Probably because the profiles are based on our Facebook accounts. Arranged marriage Japanese culture Japanese family structure.