A new study has found that online dating is now the dominant way heterosexual people find romantic partners. What else can we learn? Life has been disrupted by technology, and so has dating. What else can we learn about how romance has changed? I have been a little bit surprised at how much the internet has displaced friends.
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As many as a million young people in Japan are thought to remain holed up in their homes - sometimes for decades at a time. The pressure started to build up," he says. And then I couldn't get out of my house. Gradually, Hide relinquished all communication with friends and eventually, his parents.
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I've lived in Japan for a long time. When I first came here, I liked living here. Now, I don't.
Japanese government votes to amend laws, bringing down age of legal adulthood but raising marrying age for women and gender reassignment surgery. The legislation was initially introduced in March , with the amendments to the civil code being formally ratified on June The revision is the first change to the age of legal adulthood in over a century. The previous law , established during the Meiji period which ran from to set the start of legal adulthood at 20, but the new law will knock that down two years, to A primary impetus for the change is that while legal adulthood currently begins at 20, many people in Japan join the workforce at 18, immediately after graduating from high school.