Korean dating culture relationship

The key to this meet is to dress like a news broadcaster (think pastel colored conservative outfit that is flattering but classsy), wear minimal make-up, and be super, super nice. It doesn’t matter if that’s not the real you, because the real you is not what they want to see.Be comfortable, but also be tense (if that’s even possible).

It’s partly because many of my Korean friends think there is no such thing as friendship between a girl and a guy.

Meeting friends of a Korean boyfriend is one of the most stressful parts of the ordeal, imo.

One thing that Korean guys seem to enjoy doing is refer to themselves as “Oppa.” For instance, instead of saying “I’ll buy you dinner/I’ll do that for you,” they will say “Oppa will buy you dinner/ Oppa will do that for you.” Seriously, when a guy that I’m not too interested does this, every bit of hair on my body stands up.

Good thing that comes with this phenomenon is that Korean guys in general are very responsible and almost trained to take care of girls in all ways possible.

You get freaking spoiled (sometimes annoyed) by how much they will contact you, but this means anxiety triples when they become MIA.

Do dress up on your dates because these Korean boys will dress up/suit up every time they take you out.Regardless, it’s good to see guys putting as much effort into looking nice and “dolling” up, but they would expect you to do the same. For instance, while it’s extremely subtle, they may exert more authority or expect you to show more “child-like” behaviors. In Korea, age determines how you refer to one another (unlike in Canada where everyone calls each other names).I hear in Canada, guys stop paying after 2,3 dates, or even on second dates it’s common to go dutch. Although there seems to be a shift in this dynamic very recently, it’s still very normal for guys to be the one getting tab all the time. When a guy is older than a girl, the girl refers to this guy as “Oppa.” But it really doesn’t matter how old you are, because if a guy is interested in you, he’ll try to act like an Oppa anyways.Once you get serious, then the paying becomes a bit more even, maybe girls pay 3:7/4:6. I’m sure most of you have heard of this phrase through Psy’s Gangnam Style.This phrase carries an odd mix of varying sentiments that ranges from being responsible, protective, to having more power, status, and right.– If you call them for help in the middle of the night (even at 2,3 in the morning), most of them will help you – On these occasions, I’ve learned that girls should expect the guy to prepare some sort of “surprise” – it’s not very surprising once you realize that it’s always going to be a bouquet of roses, a teddy bear, cake, and candles.