The other day, I went to a speeding dating event in Roppongi. I’d always been curious about speed dating, but I’d never gotten around to it.
It was an ‘international’ speed dating event, meaning that there would be a lot of white men and Japanese women. At those events, we Japanese men are a minority and so are western women and other Asian men and women.
At the event, we talked to one person at a time for four minutes. After four minutes, we moved on to the next person and another four-minute chat began. It was almost painful for me to talk to so many random people in a row. I am quite introverted after all.
Nonetheless, I had some interesting conversations: Japanese marriage party, Haruki Murakami, Argentina, etc.