Saturday, May 14, 2011

Korean Culture: Dating

I'm pretty bummed; Blogger lost my post on Korean couples from a couple days ago (but Blogger is in the processes of restoring it).  Here's one I'd saved on Korean dating to make up for it:

Please don't think that I'm planning on getting a Korean boyfriend once I get over there, because that is not going to happen.  But, after my last post about Korean culture, I was still interesting the couples and dating scene.  I've done some research and I've got some interesting cultural differences show you.
  • When a girl is asked out on a date, it's usual for her to bring a friend to help keep her safe and in check.  In fact, she would risk appearing loose if she didn't.
  • The guy still has to pay for the friend, though, and everything else.
  • Besides holding hands and grooming each other's hair and faces, PDA is no bueno.
  • Guys almost always carry the girls' purses.  It shows that he pays attention and cares about her.
  • Interracial dating is frowned upon by the older generations.
  • Boyfriends are pretty possessive of the girlfriends.  Not sure how, but they make sure everyone knows that she's his.
  • Dating isn't a casual thing over there.  You don't date, you're in a relationship.
  • When you've got a boyfriend, you basically don't have any other guy friends.
  • Korean girlfriends whine and complain.  And the guys fall for it.
  • Young couples take pictures of each other incessantly.
  • The younger couples, they groom each other.  Incessantly.
Korean girls seem to like guys who are tall, funny, sensitive, jerk-ish, and smart.
Korean guys seem to like girls who are thin, pale-skinned, have large eyes, soft and not very muscular, and who flatter them.

"On-the-go grooming" by the Metrpolitician

Works Cited
"Korean Dating Culture" from AsianDatingZone.com
"Dating in Korea" from LifeAfterCubes
"Dating in Korea" forum topic led mostly by GI's in Korea from Dave's ESL Cafe
"Young Love" by the Metropolitician
Talking on the phone with my friend Emily who's been there fore and is there again now!  Holla, Gangnam-Seoul!


  1. This seems like a good reason not to bring home a Korean woman, despite the jokes.

    Thanks for the post; I love learning anything I can about their culture.

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