According to Tapple Inc., the online love life and marriage activity matching service market is expected to grow 23% year on year to 76.8 billion yen in 2021, and expand to 165.7 billion yen by 2026, about 2.2 times the 2021 level.
Looking around, it is true that people who use matching apps are no longer a rarity. In such a situation.
I’ve heard that everyone has found a partner and gotten married on matching apps, but I’ve always been hesitant to use them.
Mr. Yamanishi (pseudonym), a 30-year-old local civil servant working at a government office in the Kanto region, said, “I’ve always been hesitant to use marriage activity apps.
According to Mr. Yamanishi, there is a major structural problem with dating apps.
It’s identity theft.
In order to find a romantic partner on a dating app, you basically need to upload a photo of yourself. Deep down, Ms. Yamanishi says she hates it when people at work, family, and friends find out that she is looking for a romantic partner or marriage partner.
She had even tried modifying her photo so that people would not recognize her, but “I was still worried about when they would find out.
However, a turning point came to Mr. Yamanishi.
One of my Chinese fishing buddies told me about Tantan, a Chinese dating app.
Tantan is a dating app from China that claims to be the best in Asia. The Japanese version of the official website says, “With over 300 million registered users and more than 10 million daily users, Tantan has become a place for new encounters between like-minded young people with one billion dating opportunities and 10 million matches every day.
It’s not well known in Japan, but it’s a well-known app among Chinese people living in Japan.
Most of the users are Chinese, so I don’t think I have to worry about my identity being exposed. Basically, there is no way that Chinese people living in Japan dislike Japanese people. And very few Japanese people know about Tantan. As I was fishing, I shouted from the bottom of my heart, “Only I can win this app.
Tantan also has a number of registered “cherry pickers” who seem to be vendors who want to sell you some product or make you send them money. There was some resistance to providing personal information. However, Ms. Yamanishi’s swirling feelings of “I want to meet people, but I don’t want to be exposed” overcame her resistance. Mr. Yamanishi devoted himself to this app day and night, sparing no time to sleep and taking time off from work.
However, he could not get anyone to take him seriously. No wonder, Mr. Yamanishi could not speak Chinese. There are very few Chinese-based Tantan users who can speak Japanese. He worked hard for a month, making full use of Google Translate.
Then, I got a partner. She was a woman in her late twenties living in Tokorozawa.
She said, “Generally, when you imagine a Chinese person who wants to fall in love with a Japanese person, you tend to think of someone who wants a visa or nationality, or someone who is poor, but I realized that China has become really wealthy. But I realized that China has become really wealthy, because my ‘girlfriend’ doesn’t come to me asking for such things.
Mr. Yamanishi, a local civil servant with an annual income of 4.7 million yen, is a profligate spender. Mr. Yamanishi, a local civil servant with an annual income of 4.7 million yen, is a spendthrift. “Civil servants are senior citizens with no worries about the future,” he says. I buy expensive things with revolving payments.
For me, she is like a goddess.
She pays for everything from food, karaoke, amusement parks, and even love hotels on behalf of Mr. Yamanishi, who has no money, and even pays for his transportation when they part.
When I asked the happy-looking Mr. Yamanishi if he was going to marry her, his expression turned gloomy, “Well.
Actually, she’s married to a Chinese businessman. Actually, she’s married to a Chinese businessman, and he goes back to Shanghai every month or so, so I’m kind of keeping her company while he’s away.
The ITOMOS Research Institute conducted a comparison by age group of when Japanese people feel enriched in terms of “hobbies,” “work,” and “contribution to others and society” based on the “Public Opinion Survey on Household Financial Behavior [Single-Person Household Survey]” (2030) conducted by the Central Committee for Financial Services Information’s “Knowledge Port.
Not only Ms. Yamanishi, but also the younger generation markedly felt spiritual fulfillment in the fulfillment of their hobbies, and as they got older, they also felt significance in their contributions to people and society.
I protested to her once that I was married. I protested to her once that I was married, and she said she had told me in the beginning. Google Translate doesn’t always do a good job of translating long sentences or spoken words, and since I wanted to make a partner, I often skipped over …….
But I want a girlfriend, and I don’t have any money. She has a lot of money, but she is lonely without her husband. I feel like our relationship is like Tetris, we complement each other.”
Yamanishi’s romantic relationship with her was terminated immediately when her husband returned to Japan. Even so, he retains his time with her as a “happy memory,” so who am I to argue with him? No, he can’t.
Reporting and writing： Kenichi Ogura
Director, ITOMOS Research Institute