Despite the hangovers and regrets of the next morning, for many couples it can be the start of something beautiful!
Hidden dangers: pressure and harassment However, can sometimes get out of hand, as with the incident this year with a tennis circle at Meiji University where several girls ended up in alcoholic comas on the streets of Shinjuku.
During the dating portion of the evening, a predetermined group of individuals will stay seated at the same tables throughout the night, while the rest of the participants will move from table to table.
When the allotted time is up, the host will ring a buzzer or bell signifying that it is time to move to the next date.
The final mail from organizers to all its secret participants said something like this (not the same words)– “Guys, I am sorry to pull out of the event and I promise I will never try to organize something like this.
The reason is not registration for the event but unnecessary high expectation of ladies attending the program.
The practice continues in the working world where, with Japan’s rigorous work culture, time to meet potential dates is limited."I mean, I don't blame them, but it's not like I had a choice," I continued thinking to myself while mindlessly nodding along to what my fifth date was saying. Once everyone had registered, our organizer separated us into our respective groups. Whereas I tried to look as though I had just gotten off my fancy job as a writer, a majority of the men looked as though they had just left their shift at Aeropostale. Why were they dressed like that dude from high school who always tries to sell you knives when you run into him every trip back home?"The online 'bottoms' sign-up sheet was all filled up! If I wanted to sail with the boys on this gay Noah's ark, I had to maybe fib to myself a little." And look where that got me. If you learn anything from me at all, it's that you should always dress how you want to feel, not how you actually feel.Typically a single guy and girl who know each other will invite their coworkers as well as friends from other companies so that the end result is that most people at the don’t know each other, and the rest stagger home alone.The men and women sit opposite each other, and once the drink is flowing the conversation gets rowdier, until the end of the night when those who want to pair off do so.