A guide for being single in Mimasaka, Okayama Prefecture

Written by Kinue Saito-Thompson

Continued from page 1

“Reiko and I met a few times,” says Shiraishi, 61. “I had a lot of inhibitions, and she coached me on meeting people and introducing myself. She even went into a large Tokyo-based dating service I had been using without success, and re-did my profile and pictures with me, which really helped.”

A lot of Mimasaka singles run intorepparttar same problems, Ando said.

“Most ofrepparttar 150365 people I work with are divorced and inrepparttar 150366 rural area with no idea what to do,” Ando explains. “They need to figure out what their interests are outside ofrepparttar 150367 couple — many might not even be used to buying their own clothes.

“We tell themrepparttar 150368 dos and don’ts of dating — yes, we’re here to introduce our clients to people, but we’re also here to work on whatever’s holding them back. We’re a support system.”

A support system, it should be noted, with a hefty price tag — fees for The Fantasy Cupid Dater’s customized matchmaking can run anywhere from $1000 to $10,000. The company’s speed-dating events cost about $300 each.

Yet for those who’d rather shop from home,repparttar 150369 Internet offers a bevy of convenient dating services that allow you to browse other users’ profiles while posting your own pictures and personal information. While there are thousands of services to choose from, one company stands head and shoulders aboverepparttar 150370 competition where Mimasaka is concerned.

At one of major Internet provider’s Personals section, a single click brings profiles from literally hundreds of singles in Mimasaka, withrepparttar 150371 inclusion of nearby cities increasingrepparttar 150372 selection exponentially.

More importantly, all ages and lifestyles are represented en masse — whether you’re straight or gay, 18 or 80, there’s undoubtedly an Mimasaka resident worth checking out on Yahoo! Personals. Though creating a profile and browsing others is free, e-mailing and instant messaging said singles costs anywhere from 3,000 yen a month to 10,000 yen a year.

A word of warning, however: while most online dating services are a pay-to-play venture, there are also free alternatives that offer almost identical opportunities, sometimes with even greater results.

For instance, there is a completely free networking service that allows individuals to post profiles with pictures, bios, Web blogs and more, andrepparttar 150373 service’s “browse” feature allows members to search profiles by age, location, keywords — and relationship status.

When this type of networking service search for Mimasaka-area singles interested in dating returns over 250 hits for free, it’s hard to imagine paying for a service. Forrepparttar 150374 slightly more adventurous, free classified-ad sites may boast indescribably huge readerships inrepparttar 150375 Mimasaka area, as well as ad forums ranging from “strictly platonic” torepparttar 150376 risqué “casual encounters.”

Inrepparttar 150377 end, Matsuda and Mizushima are probably right — a town like Mimasaka will never haverepparttar 150378 same singles scene as a city like Okayama City. But maybe that’s not so bad. The big cities keep their cover charges and two-drink minimums, their greasy karaoke bars and snobby brushoffs.

Mimasaka residents got other options.

Kinue Saito-Thompson is an author for Teanobi.com. All articles may be used and reprinted as long as they have an active link at the bottom pointing to http://www.teanobi.com with the anchored text: Teanobi - Green Tea

The Attack On The Mail Order Brides Industry (Part Three)

Written by Jamie Morrow

Continued from page 1

So you must feel only men should have to vie for a woman's attention. This is typical leftist feminist thinking. They want everything balanced amongrepparttar sexes even if it goes against nature unlessrepparttar 150321 "equality" is not in their favor. Hey wait a minute, this is getting to look even more like a reality t.v. show every minute!

No Amy, reality followsrepparttar 150322 laws of nature you are trying to fictionalize a bad ending that is void of reality. So you perpetuate more negativity towards yourself and your service.

Now this is a far leap women vying for a man's attention perpetuates more negativity towards me and my services. Amy you have yet to validate one negativity let alone "more." You view ofrepparttar 150323 world is tainted by your own cynical outlook. I feel positive about what I do andrepparttar 150324 women and men we introduce that get engaged feel positive aboutrepparttar 150325 method of their introductions andrepparttar 150326 outcome. But we should stoprepparttar 150327 picture and listen to your shouts of negativity. Does it occur to you that you should be outrepparttar 150328 picture? Mail order bride jokes are almost as prevalent as lawyer jokes. Come on guy, you know that!

I have never heard of one mail order bride joke. But I have heard many dumb blonde jokes and that has never stopped any guy I know from chasing a blond or discourage any woman from dyeing her hair blond. So what does mail order bride jokes have to do about anything? What aspect of life is not joked about? Are you saying one shouldn't be a lawyer because many people make lawyer jokes? Is this your logic? Viewing your website and others like it does not leave me with a positive impression about your business. I don't have a positive impression ofrepparttar 150329 other mail order brides websites either, but it is very lacking for you not to be able to distinguishrepparttar 150330 difference in mine. The next time I am with friends and we see a repugnant obnoxious male with a wedding band, would it be insensitive to crack a male order bride joke? Insensitive to laugh at one? Perhaps. Again what does this have to do with anything? It appears you arerepparttar 150331 one "stereotyping" men that marry foreign women. But seeing your website has understandably not made me feel sympathetic towards your cause. Amy I am not asking for your sympathy or support just your non interference; and it is not I withrepparttar 150332 "cause." I am simply for men and women freely selecting who they will marry. You arerepparttar 150333 one that appears to haverepparttar 150334 "cause" against matrimonial freedom for adults. Instead of trying to increase understanding about your service, you seem to want to alienate American women. I suppose you would, seeing as how women do not use your service.

Amy I don't need non-interested parties to understand my services. I run an introduction marriage agency not a public service outlet. The men and women that use our introduction service "understand." Your objections have allowed others to understandrepparttar 150335 mindset and true intentions of those that share your frightening, interfering, and freedom restrictive opinion. You hide your true intentions, which is to limit men from marrying foreign women who want to marry them. You attack without cause or facts. You belittle men and women from choosing how they should meet and who they can marry. You prevented a fair exchange and defined understanding by disregarding every question I asked of you, which makes it impossible for me to continue with your one way discussion void of evidence, reason and courtesy.

Jamie Engagerepparttar 150336 Exotic – Mail Order Brides http://International-Introductions.com

Jamie Morrow is the owner of International Introductions http://International-Introductins.com a marriage agency specializing in Latin women. His expertise is in the mail order brides industry which has come under attack with pending legislation. He can be reached at: Jamie@Latin-Wife.com

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