Dec 19 2012
“In the game, you’re the lone woman, and the attention of all the guys is on you,” said “han-kura,” a 37-year-old office worker who uses that alias on a blog dedicated to these games. The role-playing games are based on characters typical of Japanese manga comics, with all the men slender and elegant. The player becomes the heroine and chooses an ideal mate from several “knight in shining armour” characters, developing a relationship through the choices they make in the storyline. The games, which can be played on smart phones, are especially popular with working single women in their 30s who feel they don’t have the time or energy for a real relationship due to their demanding work schedule, said Kana Shimada, a novelist who writes about modern women and relationships.
Well, if I’m a single Japanese man in my 30s I’m close to panic time. Suddenly, instead of going out on a date with me or even having a couple drinks and doing the damn thing women are picking a video game. Welp – if that doesn’t speak volumes for Japanese men I don’t know what does. Pretty soon single guys over 30 around the world will never get laid again.
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