Routines are comforting and useful to all of us, especially when we’re very busy. But they also make your chances of meeting someone new more difficult. Even if you live in a big city and don’t drive, you might still catch the same bus every day, or walk to the same train stop and see the same people with little to no variation.
“The main problem everyone agrees on is that it’s really, really hard to meet new people organically. Japanese society itself kind of prevents it, because everyone sticks to their little groups- work, hobbies, family, classmates. If you wanna to meet new people you have to change your workplace, or take up a new pursuit, like yoga classes or a team sport,” Daniels told INSIDER.