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Unlike Japan, California is a true melting pot of cultures but since I had so little dating experience back home, I was nervous about getting into the dating scene in America.

Mostly because I had no idea how the American dating culture worked.

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.

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I did the online dating many years ago and a couple of men say that it was getting too expensive for them to ask women out because even if you meet them just for a coffee, it quickly adds up.

This isn’t a problem for Japanese men who usually will arrange a date at a very cheap cafe and still expect me to pay my share!

In English, the word "Love" is a big one, and some would say it should not be used so freely or haphazardly. If accepted, it marks the beginning of a "serious" boyfriend/girlfriend relationship. You may go out with the person a few times or go out on a group date, but your relationship hasn't technically started until this love confession, aka occurs.

It's possible to date and like somebody while not being in love with them, just as it is possible to be in love with someone you aren't dating. The prospect of entering into this kind of relationship is sometimes so overwhelming that people even "confess their love" before the first date, followed by a sheepish invitation to an event with just the two of you.

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.

Unfortunately it doesn’t always work out as the boy wasn’t interested in me.

If you confess and she/he says yes, you two could be considered a couple.

I believe that she thought so because she misunderstood the differences in the initial stages of dating between the two cultures.

Speaking of misunderstanding foreigners often say that they don't understand what Japanese girls or boys are thinking because when they go out on dates they aren't even allowed to touch their hands. in that case they may be waiting for your The love confession is like a switch.

One of them warned me that I should be aware of their cheating.

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