I’m going to start out with a disclaimer: Every person- and consequently every situation- is different. I am going off of my experience and some discussions with my Japanese friends and friends who have lengthy experience with the culture.
I’m sure people can find exceptions to what I am putting forth as general rules. Additionally, I am a man, so all of my understanding comes from the perspective of a man.
I would love more input from the experiences of others.
I would especially love to hear back from my Japanese friends with their thoughts and perspectives on the topic. Any more I can learn will only serve myself and others better. Japan, and as I understand it most of Asia, has a very different dating culture than that of the West.
If you are thinking of dating someone from another culture, you should be sensitive to such cultural differences that might impact the behavior of your date.
However, at the end of the day, once you look beneath the surface, people are guided by their human commonalities and are likely looking for the same things in a date.
I've always had a severe case of wanderlust, longing to backpack across Europe, walk the beaches of Santorini or wander down the paths of Venice.
Of course, it's because I have the desire to travel.There are certain courtship overtures involved in a dating situation.And there are differences in how men and women, court their dates.You are forming a family by your own, and that is one of the grates and magical moment in the world when you see your son for the first time and you are so happy.But in every country is different this wonderful commitment, because of the cultures, the religion, etc.When you date someone who's from a different walk of life than you, you gain an entirely new view of the world.