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

9. Asking her if she’s available: “Do you have a boyfriend?”

Japanese women will think they’re being hit on if you ask about their relationship status. “I lie and say that I have a boyfriend when someone I’m not interested in asks the question,” confessed a woman in her 20s. Even if you’re just curious, keep in mind that this is a risky question.