Meeting their friends and having the friends’ approval can be very important, but not always.
In the group, you focus almost solely on the one you are interested in. This allows each of you to gauge how you feel about being alone with the other.
In some cases, sexual favors can be exchanged for money.
These sexual acts are likely to happen at love hotels.
You will probably only bring friends of the same sex.
Bringing a friend of the opposite sex can often be misinterpreted.
These men are usually (older) businessmen and the young women can range from schoolgirls to housewives.
Many different types of people engage in this practice. official in 2015, approximately 13% of high school girls engage in enjo kosai, however when asked for source of statistics, the U. official was unable to provide sufficient evidence for this remark.
I can best describe it as courting with initial ambiguity.
Things also move much more slowly than in the west.
This article is mostly for the benefit of Western readers.
However, I feel it can also help Japanese readers who would like to better understand the Western perspective of Japanese dating.
Initial dating, or the lead up to dating, always begins in a group.