Foreigner dating in south korea


Afterward, people take photos then a buffet lunch follows and you’re out the door.17 - Happily ever after?

Some may get their happy tale, but others not quite.

Apparently, Korean parents have an easier time accepting this dynamic.

In most parent’s perspective, the ideal situation is for their son or daughter to marry another Korean.

When the stars align and they find someone with potential, things move lightning speed fast.

It’s not unusual for Koreans to get married with only a few months of meeting their boyfriend or girlfriend.

The number of Korean man-expat woman couples appears to be on the rise, however.

While data on expat dating patterns are difficult to come by, longtime observers say the increase is visible in hip areas such as Seoul's Itaewon and Hongdae districts.

I’ve even been told hanging out 1-1 with a friend from the opposite sex—while in a romantic relationship—is a big no-no.

They are mostly always seeking a serious committed relationship with the potential of tying the knot.

However, this line of thinking doesn’t always extend to foreigners.

At the same time, the divorce rate may bring about positive change for the women that were enduring abuse and staying together simply for the sake of social norms.

Modern dating is a tricky bitch anywhere, but I didn't expect it to be so damn nuanced in Korea!

In part I, we touched on the popularity of blind dates, love motels, coupledom obsession, and the over-the-top communication patterns.

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