Whenever some foreigners asked me how the typical dating scene in Korea is, my usual response to them is to try out some Korean dishes. This unorthodox suggestion of mine isn’t too far-fetched compared to what foreigners (especially westerners) need to expect (or experience) when it comes to dating Korean men and women. Let me try to summarize here a typical date scenario here in South Korea regardless of how you met your Korean date prospect – whether via free or paid online Korean dating service, hitting the bars and clubs of Seoul, or simply meeting him or her in a random chance encounter.
Try this if you’re also curious – pick any random Korean dish you haven’t tried before (works better if haven’t eaten a Korean food in your life), after that gobble it up and wait for that odd taste to invade your helpless taste buds – that bizarre sensation swimming inside your mouth and transmitting through your brain is kindda what you will be expecting when you began to hit the streets of Korea and experience firsthand what it’s like as a foreigner to date a Korean (especially the Korean girls).
Check out this cool and funny YouTube video, made probably by some Western guy who appears to be some kind of victim of this odd Korean dating pattern (and in this case, confusion) that dominates this unique East Asian social companionship only found here in South Korea.
Without generalizing things in this article in regards to going out with Korean Girls or how this typical date scene in South Korea may play out for you as a foreigner, the difference in culture is the primary factor that is needed to address by both parties to ensure the success of dating here in Korea.
So, before you indulge your precious singleness into the wilderness of the Korean dating life, remember to throw all the stuff you have learned and experience while dating girls back in your homeland. Start with a clean open-minded slate, and most importantly, embrace the Korean culture and life (especially the food – yes I am speaking to all of you Americans) – this alone is a surefire way to ensure your success in the world of ‘Korean dating’.