Here are just a few social online dating services that leverage Facebook, in no particular order.

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It takes three coins (one coin is roughly $1) to tap on the ‘I might like you’ button. The word ‘Omiai’ refers to a Japanese custom where individuals are introduced to each other as potential marriage material.

According to Omiai-jp.com’s Facebook app page, it is the biggest online dating service in Japan to leverage the Facebook social network.

It’s off to a good start too, acquiring 75,000 users in its first four days according to News on Japan.

It will be interesting to see if that website will be accepted among Japanese people.

You can set your preferences for your partner, and click through the options displayed.

On a related note, US-based dating site for people already in a relationship, Ashley Madison, recently made its official launch in Japan.Even today, only a small fraction of the population has signed up to an online dating site as most Japanese believe it is more acceptable to meet potential mates via the traditional methods of mutual friends, organizations, work, school, etc.However, I do believe this will change and internet dating will become more mainstream with time.Online dating is still less common here and even a little frowned upon.But thanks to the rise of social networks, especially Facebook, more people feel safe about meeting someone new online.Pairs is an online dating site with over 150,000 members.