Now you've got to be proactive and hunt on your own!
If you're convinced and you want to give it a try, read below for a selection of the hottest apps of the moment!
i OS - Android Well known in the Western world, Tinder has made its way to Japan thanks to its intuitiveness.
Dating apps are used all over the world to meet new people, whether for a simple one-night date or for a longer term relationship.
And Japan is slowly falling in line with this trend, so don't be left behind. There seems to be a certain stigma towards dating apps here in Japan.
i OS - Android This app seems to be catered towards people wanting a serious relationship instead of just occasional dating.
Like many other Japanese dating apps, Omiai works with your Facebook account, making signing up safer and easier (and to reduce scamming).
Just a reminder: most of these apps are in Japanese, so you will need some knowledge of the language to navigate them and set up your profile.
Most people using them also speak only Japanese, so while you might come across the occasional proficient English speaker, they might be rare.
Read on to discover the hottest apps on the Japanese market! American magazine Fast Company claims that if asked, almost no one will confess using them.
This might go back to scams that happened in the 90s.
You can look for people who enjoy music, art, drinking, dining out and so forth.