‘Since I wasn’t judged by my appearance, I think I was able to be more outgoing with women,’ said Yasumasu Kishi, 28.
Chiharu Tsukahara, 28, added: ‘I think I was able to find out more about their inner selves and not just judge them by their looks. I quite liked that.’ The people behind Def Anniversary say that the idea of the whole surgical mask thing is to work towards marriage, rather than casual dating.
What if the secret to mastering dating and forming relationships has been under our noses this whole time? What if the key to romantic success is just covering up the area below and around our noses? Def Anniversary is now making its clients wear surgical masks while they’re speed-dating – not just to ward off infectious diseases, but because wearing the masks increases confidence, reduces self-consciousness, and makes sure the daters are focusing on each others’ personalities rather than their appearance.* *The bottom half of their face.
It might be a little confusing when your date’s trying to work out if you’re the same person as the one in your profile pic.Today, we’re taking a peek at Madame Riri’s latest batch of bullet-pointed suggestions, which focuses on her top four tips for Japanese women looking for a successful relationship with a man from overseas. Communicate as much as possible Due to the popularity of her website, Madame Riri says she gets emails daily from women with international romance concerns. “Honestly, there’s no way for me to answer that question.Rather than asking me, someone who’s never met your boyfriend, why not ask him?‘In order to achieve marriage, it is important to provide chances to know a partner’s personality and values in the early stages,’ says Kei Mastumura, the head of the agency.
‘We chose surgical masks as an essential tool for that.’ Which sounds like a nice idea in theory, encouraging people to forget about their date’s appearance and stop worrying about their own, and just be able to chat.
Still, there’s a reason why so many Japanese women turn to the Internet for help with this subject.