But it draws parallels with Japan's now mostly defunct omiai arranged-marriage tradition, in which parents suggested partners for their adult children.
When a video of a woman who walked the streets of New York City and encountered 10 hours of sexual harassment and catcalling went viral, the only thing more disturbing than the video were the comments that came after.
Some said she was "asking for it" and others thought she should feel lucky.
One Japanese aggregator website has since been awash with stories of how people have simply married lifelong friends.
The country has one of the lowest birth rates in the world, with just 8.4 children being born per 1,000 inhabitants over the past five years.
Easy might include filling out your height, while hard might include coming up with a good dating profile headline. If you can be funny, it’s universally acknowledged as a good idea. Looks like women should use words like sweet, optimistic, and thoughtful, while men should use words like passionate, spontaneous, and perceptive.