After going back and forth twice, they can then check out each other’s real Facebook profiles.
The site is popular with young women, and is free to use — but for men, it requires a monthly fee of 2,500 yen.
First of all, no need to sign up for yet another account, as you use Facebook to access it (no, your friends won't know). Third, given the real profiles, it's a favorite among people looking for "real dates" and possible long term commitments, up to marriage.
Online dating sites like don’t really have clear equivalents in Japan, at least not ones that people talk about using openly.
Online dating is still less common here and even a little frowned upon.
But thanks to the rise of social networks, especially Facebook, more people feel safe about meeting someone new online.
While lots of legit apps are on the market now, in 2015 eight executives of several popular Japanese dating websites have been arrested on similar allegations, as reported by The Daily Mail.
Nowadays, however, an increasing number of young people seem to be comfortable looking for a partner online.