Japanese men and dating
You heard them, foreign women in Japan, men need your help to become better world citizens, so how about helping them out a little bit?
The term also has close ties in meaning to "ohitorisama" which roughly translates to the act of living alone and performing tasks independently of other people.
The philosopher Masahiro Morioka defines herbivore men as "kind and gentle men who, without being bound by manliness, do not pursue romantic relationships voraciously and have no aptitude for being hurt or hurting others." Various social and economic factors are cited as playing a role in this trend.
In Japan, the decline of the Japanese economy is often said to contribute to the rise of herbivore men, the theory being that economic disillusionment from the bubble burst of the early 1990s, has caused Japanese men to turn their backs on typical "masculine" and corporate roles.
The decision that many herbivore men make to stop working, because work and marriage in Japan are so inter-related, may have made it more difficult for these Japanese men to find marriage.
That is a far, lonely cry from the over 12 times a month the average Greek has sex.
As economic downturn showed the fragility of salarymen, permanent employment became less appealing, with over 2,500,000 freeters—young people working only part-time—and between 650,000 and 850,000 NEETs—young people who are "not in education, employment, or training"—between the ages of 19 and 35, living in Japan.
Japanese women might be further discouraging men from entering into romantic relationships.
Prior to this time of peace, many Japanese felt that becoming a soldier was the only approach to becoming manly.
This social norm has slowly disappeared during the following period of post-war peace.