Dating and marriage in south korea
Whether you are a man or a woman, gay or straight, there will be moments when you think to yourself…“What the hell did I get myself into? There are different types of blind dates you can choose from. Korean people are well-known for having extremely tight schedules and working until they burn out.”Don’t get me wrong: just because you don’t understand something doesn’t mean that it’s bad. You just have to ask your friends or your family to introduce you to someone and a couple of days later you have a date. While blind dates are seen as last options in some part of the world, they are completely normal in South Korea. You can either be introduced by a friend or by your parents, or you can go on group blind dates. Just make sure that you can trust your parents when it comes to choosing the right partner. As someone who works in Korea, you know how much leisure time you have. I’m not here to discuss whether that’s good or bad.
There’s nothing more important for a Korean man or woman than family. It’s important to honor your in-laws and to treat them with respect.And it takes another two minutes to upload the selfie on Instagram with the perfect hashtag. No matter if you’re dating a Korean man or woman, prepare yourself for a social media contest.That’s the reality of being in a relationship in this country. It’s not uncommon to celebrate your relationship on your 100th, 200th, 300th anniversary and so on.You spend the little free time you have with your partner and you cherish your relationship.While this tradition is kind of cute, it can get quite stressful and expensive, especially when it’s time to buy the infamous couple ring that every man has to buy for his Korean girlfriend after 100 days into the relationship.