Korean dating etiquette

20-Oct-2016 07:24

I like that they'll get really excited when the food comes, because it's pretty, and want to take a picture.

I also like the fact that they'll turn right around and challenge their friend to an arm wrestling match right there at the table to see who is top dog.

On top of that, you’re going to have communication barriers beyond just language.

Finally, you need to ask yourself how long you plan on living in Korea and if it’s worth it at all! When it comes to relationships, the only difference between dating in North Korea and South Korea is that both countries have different governments (Not that I’ve tried anything in North Korea!

A little love for the K dating culture, as promised. I was raised in the south, after all, and you can rail against that as much as you want, but a little part of it just stays with you. They aren't trapped in language cliche or idioms, and sometimes they have to get quite creative to get their point across.

This post is going to involve a lot of coming clean on the Liz Persona. I'm a feminist and all that, and I don't expect a guy to go jumping through hoops -- I'm just as fine with a guy who doesn't make gestures as with one who does. I have never one time been on a date in without getting a text or phone call before my taxi even arrives home asking if I've made it home safely, thanking me for my time, and telling me to sleep well. I'm constantly surprised and pleased by the way this happens, and I feel like you can see a lot of a person's personality in it.

Women here don’t strive to achieve tanned, toned and athletic bodies that women in the U. As a result, I feel that if I were ever caught in a cat fight here in Korea, I could snap any of the women in half over my knee. When you see couples in public here, you will always find that the man has his arms around the woman, is carrying her purse, their shopping bags, and all the while she is wearing stiletto heels (I could write an entire post on Koreans wearing stilettos at all times of day, while sightseeing, and while wearing sweat pants, but I will save that for another day). (Jason and I actually play a game based on this phenomenon (thanks Britt!

A Korean teacher of ours told us that the men here absolutely love to dote on their girlfriends. ); every time we see a matching couple, we have to be the first one to say “” and we get to hit the loser).

If you’re coming to Korea and want a serious relationship with a Korean woman, think twice!I’m going to just put this out there: if I were single in Korea, I wouldn’t exactly be a hot commodity to Koreans.Although this is just a theory of mine, I think I have observed Korean couples enough within the past 4-5 months to feel like it’s true. Korean women are viewed by Korean men as porcelain dolls- pretty, fragile, thin, soft, wholesome, virtuous, and extremely fair skinned. On the contrary, they strive to be very thin and soft, and not in any way muscular or tan. I’m not talking about a promise ring or matching bracelets, I’m talking about matching black and yellow PLAID jackets, or matching rugby shirts with matching shorts.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.

If you’re coming to Korea and want a serious relationship with a Korean woman, think twice!

I’m going to just put this out there: if I were single in Korea, I wouldn’t exactly be a hot commodity to Koreans.

Although this is just a theory of mine, I think I have observed Korean couples enough within the past 4-5 months to feel like it’s true. Korean women are viewed by Korean men as porcelain dolls- pretty, fragile, thin, soft, wholesome, virtuous, and extremely fair skinned. On the contrary, they strive to be very thin and soft, and not in any way muscular or tan. I’m not talking about a promise ring or matching bracelets, I’m talking about matching black and yellow PLAID jackets, or matching rugby shirts with matching shorts.

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.

Something that I’m sure crosses almost everyone’s mind when coming to teach in Korea is, "What will the dating scene be like? When you’re moving to a new country you know things will be different, but just how different will they be? There are always those distinct differences that people find confusing, but these are the things that we can all get around. Back home, meeting a potential partner can be tough, so meeting friends of friends and hitting the town are popular ways to meet people. To me, it seems like being in a relationship is a lot more important here than back home, so Koreans are very eager to find someone special.