No one likes to be turned down, so you may as well make it as likely as possible that you’ll succeed if you’re planning on approaching a Korean girl.Read on for our best tips and techniques for making your dreams of dating your Korean crush a reality!
While this has been considered normal and still is by many, Korean dating culture has begun to shift to a new, more modern paradigm.
The man is still expected to pay for dinner, but if she’d like to, the woman on the date might pay for after dinner soju or ice cream.
She’ll probably want to take the beginning stages of your relationship slowly until she’s sure that you’re committed to her and not just looking for a quick fling.
Slow down, treat her right, and you’ll have no problem!
It doesn’t matter if this couldn’t be further from the truth — it’s an instant association that gets made, so you’re pretty much walking around with the label “CAUTION: playboy” above your head as you make your way through Korea. This is not an instant deal breaker, and if you ask out a Korean woman that you have chemistry with, there’s a very good chance she’ll accept your invitation and go out with you.
That being said, if you begin dating each other, she’ll also treat you as guilty until proven otherwise.
If you’re visiting Korea from another country on vacation or as a new resident of Korea, beware that you will instantly have some dating misconceptions assigned to you whether you like it or not.
In Korean dating culture, the assumption of visitors from other countries (especially young white men) is that you’re a player or a womanizer.
The couple would then take turns paying for each stop of the evening — so, for example, if the man paid for dinner, the woman would then pay for soju, then the man could pay for ice cream, etc.
The moral of the story is assume that you’ll need to pay, but don’t keep your new girlfriend or date from paying if she’s like to pick up the tab for dessert or coffee.
While anyone can go on dates, dating itself can also be a sport if you’re good at it, and Korean women are champions. When a Korean girl becomes your girlfriend, of course she’ll demonstrate loyalty and commit to you.