What Is The Most Popular Japanese Dating Site?

You know, there is a great number of Japanese men and women who are still single. Therefore, the opportunity of finding someone to date is really high. Nowadays, with the increasing popularity of social networks, dating online has also become more common and more people feel safe about meeting someone new online. If you are now living in Japan and feel a little bit lonely, why not give a Japanese dating site a try. This location guide will provide you with the most detailed list of dating sites so that you can choose the one that you like. Now, let’s check it out!

Most Popular Japanese Dating Sites

1. Tinder

Tinder is one of the most popular Japanese dating apps that you cannot miss trying. This app helps you find not only people to date but also new friends, soul mates, drinking buddies and so on.

Using Tinder is very simple. After you sign in Tinder, a list of photos of other members will appear on your phone’s screen. If you “like” the member, you swipe right and if you don’t like, just swipe left to “pass”. If both members swipe right, a match is created and you can start to communicate with each other.

Tinder doesn’t require a good understanding of Japanese. Thus, if you only know English, you can still use this app easily to have real dates.

Japanese dating site

Just swipe right or left and then you may find your perfect date at Tinder

2. Pairs

Pairs is a Japanese dating site recommended by plenty of Japanese singles. Because it doesn’t have an English version, it is the most suitable for those who are fluent in Japanese and want serious or long-term relationships.

It is free for women to create profiles, upload photos and send messages on the site. However, men have to pay a fee monthly to “like” profiles and send messages.

Pairs is the most suitable for those who are looking for serious or long-term relationships

3. Japan Cupid

Japan Cupid is the leading site for dating with 700,000 members. It is popular not only in Japan but also all around the world. The main market of Japan Cupid is dating between white men and Japanese women, so if a Japanese woman only wants to date a man from the same country she will not join the site. With more than 280 success stories, Japan Cupid proves that it did help a great number of white men date and even marry Japanese women.

Japan Cupid doesn’t charge you when you create a profile, upload photos and use the detailed search functions to browse profiles that meet your criteria. However, you must pay to send messages. Free members can only reply to messages sent by paid ones.

Japan Cupid is mainly for dating between white men and Japanese women


4. OkCupid Japan

OkCupid is a free dating site popular with lots of Japanese singles. It not only has an attractive design but it’s also very easy to use. On the site, you can create a profile, view photos and exchange messages. If you want to do more than those things, you can pay for a membership. There are two kinds of membership for you to choose: A-List Basic and A-List Premium.

On OkCupid, it is advisable that you should not leave most of your profile empty because you can end up being unnoticed.

Japanese dating site

OkCupid is a free dating site popular with lots of Japanese singles

5. Bumble

Bumble is a Japanese dating site where women make the first move. This means men cannot send the first message, but women can. When you get the message, you know she’s interested.

Using Bumble is similar to Tinder. Just swipe right to “like” and swipe left to “pass”, and then if a match is formed by both users swiping right, they can send messages to each other.

However, unlike Tinder, the match is only valid within one day. If the woman doesn’t send you a message or if you don’t reply to that message within 24 hours, the match will disappear. There will be no more time limits on messages when you have both sent a message.

Bumble is a Japanese dating site where women make the first move

6. Omiai

Omiai is also one of the most popular Japanese dating sites and apps. Like Pairs, it’s most suitable for those who are seeking real dates which may evolve into serious relationships.

Omiai requires you to use your Facebook account to log in the site so that the authenticity can be improved. Besides, you can filter your search results by 24 different criteria, including income, age, and location.

Women can use Omiai for free, but men have to pay.

Omiai is for those who are seeking real dates which may evolve into serious relationships

7. MatchAlarm

MatchAlarm is a dating app that recommends a new person to you at 8 a.m every morning based on your Facebook information. If you find the others attractive, you should start to chat with them within 16 hours. Otherwise, the alarm will disappear. The app requires you to pay three coins so as to tap “Might Like You” button.

MatchAlarm is Japanese only, but if you are serious about dating and relationships, this app is worth trying.

One interesting feature of MatchAlarm is that it recommends a new person to you at 8 a.m every morning

8. My-Qpit

My-Qpit is another dating app in which you can search for partners by age, job and even hobby. Two users can exchange messages after they like each other’s profile. Then, they can also see each other’s real profiles on Facebook.

The app is popular among young women as it’s free for them to use, but it requires men to pay a monthly fee of ¥2500.

My-Qpit is a very popular app with young women

9. DateinAsia Japan

DateinAsia is totally a free dating site for both men and women. It has attracted a good number of Japanese singles from popular cities including Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Okinawa, Chiba, Nagoya, Sendai, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Yokosuka, Sapporo, Kobe, Kawasaki, Gifu, Saitama, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Yokohama.

If you want to meet Japanese men and women on a 100% free site, why not use DateinAsia?

DateinAsia is totally a free dating site for both men and women

10. MeetMe

If you live in Japan, MeetMe is a perfect app for you to meet and date Japanese women. The app allows you to search partners by interests and video chat with them.

With MeetMe, you can video chat with your partners

11. East Meet East

East Meet East is extremely popular with Asian singles who want to meet each other in the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK.

Founded by some Japanese people, the site also has a lot of Japanese members. Therefore, if you are an Asian and would like to date a Japanese man or woman in big cities such as New York, East Meet East should be your choice.

Since the site is completely free for women, it has attracted many Japanese ladies from large metropolitan areas.

Japanese dating site

East Meet East is extremely popular with Asian singles who want to meet each other in the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK

12. jp.match.com

Being the Japanese branch of the global dating site match.com, jp.match.com is well-known in Japan with lots of Japanese singles as members.

This site is highly recommended for you if you are in Japan and want to date local Japanese men or women.

13. Tapple

Tapple is a dating app where you don’t have to fill out a profile and search for people. All you need to do are filling out the qualifiers of what type of man you’re keen on and joining groups based on your hobbies. The app will show you a list of men who share your interests and meet your criteria and you can like, super like or skip their profiles.

Tapple is free for women to use, but men have to pay a monthly subscription fee. It will be easy for you to use the app if you are fluent in Japanese. However, if you are serious about finding someone to date, Tapple is not a good choice.

14. POF Japan

POF Japan is a free Japanese dating site. It is especially popular in big cities like Tokyo and Osaka.

15. Hatch

Hatch is another dating app common in Japan. It works in the same way as Tinder, but only women can make the first move at Hatch.

A good feature of the app is that it allows users to filter by languages, so Hatch is perfect for English speakers to find their dates.

16. Badoo Japan

Badoo is a social dating app that is quite popular with a large number of Japanese singles.

On this app, you can find people who live near you or someone you meet by accident. You can also swipe right or left to show your interest in profiles.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What Dating Sites Do Japanese Use?

All of the dating sites and apps mentioned in this blog are used by Japanese people. There are a lot of them, so you can read our recommendations to find the one you like best.

2. What Is The Most Popular Dating App In Japan?

Tinder and Pairs are two most popular dating apps in Japan.

Tinder is free for both genders to use, but Pairs requires men to pay a monthly fee.

3. Is Japan Cupid Legit?

Founded by the Cupid Media Group which is a niche-based dating site group, Japan Cupid is completely legit. Although this site is somewhat less appealing to Japanese users, it’s popular with those who will not stay in Japan for a long period of time and with those who are looking for a marriage partner.

4. How Is Dating In Japan?

Actually, dating in Japan is not easy at all. What’s more, Japanese online dating is not really common, but it has gained in popularity over recent years thanks to the rise of social networks, especially Facebook. Nowadays, people feel safer to meet someone new online.


Hopefully, you have got an overview of the most popular Japanese dating sites. For real experiences, you had better give them a try. If you have ever used a dating site or app in Japan, feel free to share your feelings with Question Japan!

About Yuu Sato

Yuu Hiasa has been working in hospitality industry since 2003. In the past, he used to work as a tour guide and now he is running his business of supplying comfortable accommodations in Japan. Thanks to this experience and his passion for writing blog, the articles by him provides awesome tips and things to do when you are traveling in the country of cherry blossoms.