8. “Do you have a boyfriend?”
“What if I don’t…? Then what? It makes my heart race just thinking about it,” blushes one Japanese woman in her 20s. Don’t beat around the bush. Ask her a straightforward question and indicate that you’re ready to step up to the role of being her boyfriend, if she’d let you. Even when you hear on the grapevine that she’s single, the effect of being direct is pretty awesome, so you should try it.