Matching apps gain popularity among Japanese -- Nov 20

One in four couples who got married in the past year in Japan met through matching apps, the same proportion as those who met at work, a recent survey conducted by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co. has found.

The online survey, conducted from October 12 to 16, received responses from a total of 1,620 married people ages 20 to 79 nationwide. The insurance company announced the results of the survey on Thursday.

Asked where the respondents met their spouse, 25 percent of the newlyweds answered through "matching apps" and the same proportion cited "colleagues, seniors or juniors at work," while 13.5 percent answered "introductions by friends or acquaintances," 9.4 percent said "school classmates, seniors or juniors," and 7.3 percent said "marriage hunting parties or events." ...continue reading