WaiWai: Virtual Nampa – Online Dating

This article is reproduced from the discontinued, but much loved Mainichi Waiwai column by Ryann Connell (Following article by Cheryl Chow). Read more about this at the bottom of this article.

Hey guys, wanna go “nampa?” It can be more fun than the rumba, and if you learn the steps right, you can score with a girl.

Nampa is slang for picking up girls. Nothing new about that, but thanks to the Internet, guys who had to struggle alone, and suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous women that refuse to stop when a total stranger accosts them on the street, can now lick each other’s wounds electronically and in the flesh. A nationwide network of self-avowed pick-up artists linked via nampa Web sites has blossomed, Spa! (8/29) reports.

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