Tips on dating guys
Whether you’ve fallen in love with the Korean men that croon K-pop songs and star in Korean dramas or if you’ve met somebody while you’re visiting Korea that you’ve become quite smitten with, you’re probably wondering what you should do to make dating a Korean guy a reality for you.
Between differences in Korean dating culture and Korean social norms from those of other cultures, there are definitely some things you need to be aware of to ensure your success. Read on for a list of tips to land that cutie you’ve had on your mind.
What you’re eating, what you’re thinking, what you’re looking forward to about your date tonight — it’s all fair game!
Keep in mind, this doesn’t mean that a guy you date while you’re in Korea is way more interested in you than guys in the past who have texted and called less. The next time you get home from a date with a Korean guy that you’re into, send him a quick text that you had a great time after he drops you off at home!
In Korea, especially if you’re not from Korea and are noticeably a tourist or a new local, you are far less likely to be approached by guys because they’re generally pretty shy when it comes to approaching strangers.
‘Oppa’ is a term that shows respect to an older guy, but it goes way further than that in Korean dating culture.
Rather than being a simple term meant to show respect and deference to an older guy, ‘Oppa’ is also what Korean guys to be when in a relationship.
If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, no worries!
A more modern approach to payment is also gaining ground in Korean dating culture.
Korean guys, whether they’re older than you or not, will typically want to be in a protective, responsible, and respected role while in a relationship.