Are Women’s Standards Different from Men’s? 9 Conversation Topics That Japanese Women Interpret as Flirting

4. Encouraging her to take from your plate when you’re having a meal together: “Do you want to try this?”

Japanese women might suspect a hidden motive when you’re really just being nice in asking to share your food. “Sharing food is like kissing each other indirectly. I wonder if he doesn’t mind it,” said a woman in her 20s, sounding confused. You can ask other people to join in so everyone shares.