Image is everything!
Image is everything!
Hello everyone, this is Chris here with another dating tip! Recently I have been doing lots of running in Japan.
I don't think anyone has picked up the long distance running fad quite like the Japanese have, and there are plenty of running groups in Japan if you are interested in that kind of thing. If nothing else, it is a good way to meet people of all ages.
Here's a good site if you are interested in running around the Tokyo area: http://running-club.meetup.com/cities/jp/tokyo/
Who knows, you might just meet the girl of your dreams... you'll just have to catch her. So anyway, you are probably wondering what this week's tip is. It's really simple. It all has to do with image. Image is everything here! Now a lot of people say that all you have to do to get a Japanese girl is to be a foreigner. In fact, that was the rumor going around before I got to Japan. And sadly... for some guys this is true. One of my friends is a six foot three, blond haired blue-eyed fellow who looks like Thor's skinny cousin. But while some guys can use their foreigner appeal, not all guys fit a Japanese girl's image of "foreigner". And say you are a person who fits this image – is that really how you win this game? If you have got it, use it... but maybe you want a woman with more... discriminating tastes. But what do I know.
All I am saying is to not rely on your image as a foreigner. I say put some effort into it! In particular, put some effort into the clothes and accessories you wear. Look around at the Japanese people you see on the street. Guys here put a lot of effort into how they dress. I am not saying that you need to wear the ridiculous outfits that Japanese guys can sometimes wear, but dress cleanly, dress neatly and wear something that at least looks like you care about your appearance. Don't think that the fact that you are not Japanese is going to immediately win you a lasting relationship, because it wonW't.
However, if you buy some nice clothes, sport a nice watch and keep yourself looking nice, you might just catch the eye of a girl with some real taste.