The site is popular with young women, and is free to use — but for men, it requires a monthly fee of 2,500 yen.
By looking at your Facebook social graph, Match Alarm recommends a new person for you every morning at 8am.
You must be at least 18 years of age and NOT MARRIED to use this service.
Men of any nationality may join TMA, but experience indicates that, for economic and cultural reasons, Japanese women are most interested in men from economically advanced Western countries like the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Online dating sites like don’t really have clear equivalents in Japan, at least not ones that people talk about using openly.
Online dating is still less common here and even a little frowned upon.
We distribute your profile discreetly by postal mail and by email (as a PDF file) so it's not necessary for your profile to appear on the TMA website.
Fear not, scratch your head in bewilderment no longer – as myself, Grace (famous for her “My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy” story) and Martin of Asian Dating Monthly have put our heads together and distilled our combined two decades of Japanese dating experience to bring you these top tips, which will help you navigate the seas of romance in Japan.
Men from other countries may of course join, but they should be aware that their chances of success may be lower.
TMA welcomes men of all races and nationalities, and has succeeded in finding matches for large numbers of them over the years. Just follow the simple steps summarized on the Registration Checklist.
As soon as your payment is confirmed, TMA will make your profile and send you a letter explaining in greater detail how to use our system, as well as any Free Bonus Offers you requested.
Then, we'll begin distributing your profile to our women clients, and you'll begin receiving a new set of women's profiles every month.