These days there's a social network catering to just about every kind of demographic. Interested in hanging out with fellow runners, researchers, pineapple lovers, jet skiers, or amateur snuff film makers? you got it! There's probably a website available for just about every type of fetishist as well, but that's another story.
In Japan, one of the latest social networks to hit the Internet is Yankee I Love You, a site made exclusively for hoodrats and wannabe troublemakers to socialize. Are you into motorcycles, blingees, orange tans, Tony Montana, perfectly styled pompadours --and live in Japan? Great, this sure sounds like your kind of place!
Now, I know exactly what you're thinking: "why is the site called Yankee I Love You?" That's a great question. It turns out that the word "Yankee" is used in Japan to describe thuggish kids. The term originated in Osaka in the 70s, and was once used to refer to the flashy teens who would hang out at the city's Amerikamura fashion district.
Yankee I Love You user profiles are as gaudy and customizable as you would expect. Users can prove their street cred by providing a summary of their arrest record and the name of their favorite motorcycle gang. Despite the rough nature of the site's clienteles, managers claim that there have been no issues with any users thus far.
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