Anyone knows, how I can find a cute Japanese penpal-girlfriend? But please notice, that I dont know Japanese language, so she should be interested to write / read either in English or another European language. Any ideas?
Thx for help. I will do my best and of course, keep you informed, what will happen...Curious?
P.S. @thomas: Well, I find it strange too, that some girls are so focussed on foreigners and also see the cultural problems that occur through so-called "mixed couples" for both societies, but especially Asian societies. But, on the other hand, I find it also hard to believe, that this is just a result of the colonization (in other Asian countries), the American "rescue" or Hollywood productions, etc Dont you think, there are also other (inner-Asian?) reasons and factors speeding up this development? Thereby I explicit dont mean financial reasons, although especially in Southeast Asia this probably plays an relevant role. However, I think this topic is quite heavily loaded - so I recommend to open an own topic therefore anytime. Because I am sure, on this topic exist many different opinions...
it's good you mentioned only "some girls", as we should be careful not to generalize in regard to "gaijin attraction". I am not living in Japan, but from what I understand the majority of Japanese girls does not aim at living w/dating/marrying foreigners. The implications of chosing a foreign live mate aren't easy: pressure from all sides, family, friends, colleagues; depends of course if you live in urban centers or rural areas (hm, when I think of it: not so different from Europe in fact).
You know the German proverb "Gegensaetze ziehen sich an" ("opposites attract"). The so-called attraction seems to be a mixture of curiosity and escape from well-trodden paths or daily routine. And perhaps foreigners also tend to slightly misjudge their attraction.