Her: “We met on a dating app. When my friends got tired of me complaining about the dating scene, one of them helped me sign up to this Japanese dating app, which was different than Tinder. After a few messages, we went out for lunch on a Sunday. We only planned to have lunch but we ended up staying out all day, just walking around, getting coffee, and talking. He lied about his height, rounding it up. I initially didn’t want to go out with a guy who’s shorter than me because I was always really self-conscious about my height, being taller than average in Canada. And coming to Japan made it even worse, because I’m super tall here. Looking back, it’s kind of funny now. At first, dating someone shorter really bothered me. But I was able to get over my height insecurities and now I don’t care at all. We even got married this year. He asked me to marry him when we went home to visit my family at Christmas in Canada. The only thing I’m worried about is how his parents will react when they find out I have tattoos.”

Him: “I was a little nervous when we first met. But we hit it off right away and I knew she was the one for me. We’re just meant to be. We can talk all day and really connect. I feel like we get each other. So proposing to her came so natural to me. She just lights up my life.”

Somewhere in Azabujuban
  • This lovely couple explores different homes in and around the Tokyo area. Follow their adventures HERE

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