Korean dating etiquette
I’ll admit, Western men have a lot of pressure on them to make a good impression on the first couple of dates.Once the couple has established their relationship, they become more of an equal team in terms of impressing one another. When it comes to how we express ourselves in our relationships and what we look for in a partner, there are some pretty distinct differences.They always carry the woman’s purse and are making physical contact with them in some way at all times. I will admit that when I see those types of couples when I’m back home in America, I roll my eyes. Although it’s difficult at times, I don’t like to judge other people based on what I may consider tacky, so I have attempted to reason with myself as to why this may be the case in Korea: Like I mentioned earlier, these are just my thoughts that stem from a few observations that I have been noting in my head since the moment we arrived here.Our teacher also told us that Korean women whine a lot, and that their boyfriends think it’s cute… I find these social points to be fascinating and I also love people watching and I am quite good at it, if I may say so, which makes me a great researcher for this type of subject.Blind dates are much more common here than back home.Parents, relatives or friends will help set someone up in the hopes of making a match.Live in Mainland China and want to date a Chinese woman? Most locals in the bigger cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzen, etc…) have just immigrated and have never seen someone from a different country before.If you're like me then you find Asian women beautiful…so why not? In a lot of cases you just talking to a local girl is a big deal to her.
In Korea, appearance is a dominant factor in these decisions.That they'll scream and shout at each other in that way that only Korean men can sound.That they'll respond to any compliment about how big, strong, tall or tough they are as though you've just given them the best Christmas present ever. I like that both sides are present and readily visible. I hate it as much as I appreciate it, to be honest, sometimes more on certain days. I’ve been living in South Korea for more than 3 years, going on dozens of dates and then dating many Korean women not because I wanted to, but because of I had no other choice: I’m a foreigner. I’ve read books about the country, am learning the language, and have helped both foreigners and Koreans with their dating lives. In fact it can be downright frustrating no matter how much you love each other!