Korean dating has a lot of differences from Western dating: while sometimes there are just little details which can be easily discussed and make no difference, there are also some things you need to get used to if you want to try dating a Korean man. There are a lot of significant advantages Korean men have that make them great partners and potential spouses whether you’d decide to live in Korea or move to your country together.
- They are gentlemen. It’s customary for a Korean man to treat his girlfriend like a princess - at least at the very beginning of the relationship. Even later his behaviour won’t change drastically - they just show their pragmatic and practical nature. Korean men love and care for their ladies, they prefer to pay all the bills and provide their partners or families with everything needed, and if they are the only breadwinners in their families they expect their women to do the house chores instead. At the same time, they don’t object their women to have degrees and careers, they just prefer to divide the duties - just like most couples do. When the relationship becomes more serious, a Korean man often becomes demanding: they have a lot of expectations for themselves and their partners as well. All the life in Korea is about competition and hard work, so they dislike lazy and disinterested people around them. Don’t be offended by their straightforwardness and comments - at the end of a day they usually turn out to be right;
- They are romantic, so you can be sure that your Korean man will demonstrate to you a lot of his love, care and affection and do a lot of cute little things for you. Also, it’s hard to imagine another country in the world who gives as much attention to St. Valentine’s Day as the Koreans do: they have a lot of little holidays dedicated to love and dating, so you’ll often be showered with little gifts and presents pretty often. Also, chivalry is not dead in Korea, so it’s a perfect opportunity to feel like a real lady there;
- These guys love chatting, so be ready to receive tons of messages from your Korean boyfriend. You’ll never have to wait for an answer for a long time - he’ll message you as soon as possible because he’s as glued to his phone as you are. Messaging and using social networks are extremely popular there, so everyone is constantly connected to a big system: if you post your photo on the local analogue of Instagram, all your acquaintances are aware of where you are and what you are doing at the moment. So use this advantage to stay in touch with your boyfriend all the time;
- Your Korean boyfriend will watch all the cheesy soap operas with you! Even though in some countries soap operas are considered to be targeted as a women’s hobby, it’s absolutely wrong in Korea. A lot of people there watch these dramas and romantic films all the time regardless of age and sex. It will be normal to watch a new popular dorama with your boyfriend - isn’t it every girl’s dream? More than that, such movies often bring people in a very romantic mood, so watch these cheesy movies regularly with your partner and you’ll improve your relationship a lot;
- These guys are extremely loyal - so they never do anything to make their girl upset and affect their relationship in a bad way. Sometimes they are ready for things which are unbelievable for the Westerners: they can ask their girls to choose their outfits to look great together. If they start dating someone they will try their best to make their relationship as healthy and long-lasting as they can: Korean men are not into hookups and one-night stands, they prefer serious relationships which can potentially lead to marriage;
To summarize everything up, dating Korean men is great for women who value their partners to be loyal, responsible, honest and romantic. They can be a little bit too straightforward and criticising but they never do that without a reason, so dating a Korean man you can be sure you both can potentially have something serious which makes you both better as people and can result in marriage. They love their families and deeply respect their parents, they are sometimes a little bit shy and they won’t rush things with a girl they like.
Of course, stereotypes are often wrong and you shouldn't be judgemental towards anyone because of the cliches about their nationality or culture. No one would be happy to be fetishized: never mention that you date a Korean guy only because you think he looks like a K-pop idol or because he’s Asian. It’s not only disrespectful but also shows you as an immature and shallow person who is not ready for a serious relationship. Taking into account that these guys are usually not for high-school-like dating and are mostly family-oriented most of them won’t be happy not to be taken seriously. At the same time, most of the Koreans are great and reliable partners who can make every woman happy. But what to do to meet a perfect Korean partner?