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

6. Suggesting that you call her by her familiar name when you’re not that close.

Japanese people often address each other by their last name with the honorific title “-san” when they’re not close. When you address a Japanese woman by her first name by itself, she may think that you’re forcing the two of you to get close. “It’s too soon, too fast,” explained a Japanese teen. If you want to express that you feel close to her as a friend, you can ask if you may call her by her nickname.