To compose this guide, I spoke with fellow bloggers, Korean guys, friends who have Korean boyfriends and husbands, and what advice they would give to girls dating in Korea.
This guide is to help girls find a good guy (or just get laid if that’s your jam.) Stereotypes are something every foreign woman should be aware of before dating in Korea.
Listening is important, as it shows that you are interested in what she has to say. Keep the conversation fun Try to keep your conversation light-hearted.
On your first date, you don’t want to get into an in-depth conversation about why you don’t enjoy your job, or other issues you’ve been having.
If your date does bring up the subject, try to keep answers short (without appearing suspicious).
Reassure her that your past is history and that you want to spend your time getting to know her instead. Turn off your phone There’s nothing more annoying than phones ringing whilst trying to spend quality time out with friends, and it’s just as irritating on a date. Yes, in films they always leave it a couple of days to contact each other, but this is 2016.
You have to know how you’re viewed from the other side. Korean men aren’t always what you see in the dramas.
She will sense your confidence as you talk passionately about it.
Don’t just put it on silent or vibrate, as you can still become distracted. If she knows that you’ve turned your phone off to focus entirely on the date, she’ll appreciate you’re taking the time to engage with her fully. Offer to pay Things have shifted and most women will assume that they are paying for their share of the bill. If you don’t contact her within a couple of days, you’ll seem like you couldn’t be bothered, or didn’t enjoy the date.
On your first date, insist on treating her (although don’t be forceful). But, if she still wants to pay, suggest she gets the bill on your next date, if she wishes. Follow up correctly If you don’t want a second date, don’t say you’ll call her. The sooner you tell her what a great time you had, the better. Get feedback from a female friend Dating is not something we learn at school, we simply have to jump in the deep end and see how it goes.
All that is left is to take a deep breath, relax and try to enjoy being yourself.
Dating in Korea or dating a Korean man isn’t as hopeless as it sounds.