Jappanese dating customs
Having a suitable date then can be like shopping for a bag or shoes in a customers' book. During the old times the parents of the girl go with her and the gentleman would have his parents to back him up.
The parents of the lady or the man hire a match maker.
Ladies and gentlemen in Tokyo are far less conservative.
They decide who to meet and have relationship with or without consent from their parents. They still have that inkling to consult their parents if they like the one they are going on a date with.
Some romantic Japanese guys take efforts and special gestures and preparations to make a date really special.
Some girls too, do this, especially when they are looking to impress the guy.