The site is popular with young women, and is free to use — but for men, it requires a monthly fee of 2,500 yen.By looking at your Facebook social graph, Match Alarm recommends a new person for you every morning at 8am.
My-Qpit lets users search for partners by age, occupation, and even by hobbies.
Manipulating cutlery, juggling food and glasses, all whilst trying to converse and impress someone I was meeting for the first time just didn’t make sense to me.
A meal could potentially last hours, and it could prove difficult to extricate myself gracefully if the going got tough – I liked to be secure in the knowledge that a quick coffee or drink could be brought to a swift conclusion should the date prove to be less than ideal.
To sum up: if you’re nervous, get there slightly earlier.
If you are running late, that’s fine, but always make sure you let your date know when you’ll be there; no-one likes to be sitting alone in a restaurant for long when they’re expecting someone.