My Challenge for January was to go speed Tinder dating, which essentially meant that I would be having a lot of dates back to back. Did I accomplish this? Well, I by no means attained Tinder Queen status, but for a first-timer, it could have been worse, 😉.
Looking back, though, I actually didn’t date many people, I had more re-dates than anything else. And with school, and friend-hanging out commitments still going on as usual… TBH, it felt like more, haha.
I stopped my Tinder dating close to the end of the month and these were my bachelors:
- The Future Billionaire (1)
- The Emo (3)
- The Gentlemanly Bore (2)
- Mr Casual (3
- Rich Smart Guy (1)
So, in all, I actually went on only 10 dates in January (it felt like 20!). It probably doesn’t sound like much to you, but considering I basically only started the challenge in the middle of the January…
The order of the guys is the order I met them in, and you can see my first date was with The Future Billionaire. I was SO nervous. I was like in the train on the way to the meeting spot whispering “it’s going to be chill, it’s going to be great”, like a freaking mantra, so I wouldn’t panic, xD.
We met in a bar in Shinjuku and the reason I call him Future Billionaire is because he said he wanted to start some kind of internet banking company that deals with Bitcoin.
I was like…
I could already predict his future richness, xD.
The date itself wasn’t even half bad. Out of all of them, he actually turned out to be my worst, so it only went uphill from there.
Guy two, was the Emo. I call him this because he had dyed chestnut hair, a liking for Gothic jewellery and philosophical questions. I actually had quite a few dates with this guy and will be talking about my time with him more in other posts, 😉.
Guy three was the Gentlemanly Bore. I was dating this guy in between the dates with The Emo. He assured me from the start over Tinder that he’d be nothing but a gentleman, and that he was. Maybe too much so…
But I did actually do some cool stuff with him, so not too shabby. When he asked for a third date though (did he think we clicked?!), I had to call it off. Third dates in Japan mean you’re already getting serious, xD.
Then came Mr Casual! I saw him in between The Emo and Rich Smart Guy. I liked him best out of all the dates in the first 15mins, and as you may have deduced with this:
He’s now my boyfriend! And YES on the third date (this is the Japanese way).
I didn’t go into the challenge looking for a BF, but I sure as hell came out with one! I’ll be talking more about him in coming posts but it was really because of him that my dating towards the end of the month slowed down.
He’s “Mr Casual” because his vibe on meeting him was super chill and authentic, and he seemed to be someone who was up for a good time and open-minded. I couldn’t really say that for some of the other guys, LOL. Some of them seemed a bit frigid.
Over text, he was also really casual, maybe even too casual. As I started liking him it was giving me some heartache, xD.
I think I only had the will to stick it out because I knew he wasn’t native.
Maybe he didn’t know that you only text like this to people you obviously only want to be friends with, haha… #killme
I did, though, have a one-off dinner date the Rich Smart Guy before I became official with Mr Casual. He looked like the Asian version of a preppy university student and he actually went to UTokyo (Japan’s top uni), so I did end up getting a date with one of its students. #icandiehappynow
Our date was actually on a serious snow day as well, one of the biggest snow days Tokyo has had in years. It was also on one of the days I dressed least prepared for the cold *sigh*.
We had dinner at an Italian restaurant, and let me tell you, that was a tall bill, but he paid it no problems. Heading home, we found out that we actually live like 600m away from each other, LOL. The walk through the snow-packed streets home was super fun. I was celebrating the snow as a true Australian should!
IN CONCLUSION, that was the rundown of my Tinder Bachelors.
I was expecting some real strange guys and at least one really awkward date and I was honestly surprised with how normal Tinder dating was, and how normal the guys were too.
If you ever live in Japan, I seriously suggest trying Tinder to at least meet some new people and try some new things.
Until next time,