Dating rituals in korea
Their image of the perfect man is something between a knight in shining armor and a K-pop star. Every male in South Korea is required to serve at least three years in the military, usually after their first year of college.
This poses an interesting dilemma for college-age Korean girls.
Traditional rules of Korean courtship left the parents responsible for matchmaking.
Parents considered astrological signs, lineage, alliances between families and financial benefits when they paired their children with others.
But let me clue you in on a little secret few Korean girls would admit to: it’s all fake.
The more innocent a Korean girl appears, the more attractive she becomes to her suitors.
The truth is that if you want to be able to have the same rights as men, you can't demand they also wait on you hand and foot.... Forgive me, but it seems like the guys get the short end of the stick with this one!
Most of the young Korean generation will admit that they didn't have their first dating experience until after high school.
When it comes to dating, it's all just fun...when it comes to marriage, the standards are high.Though contemporary Korean dating norms have shifted away from parental matchmaking, parents still play a vital role at the end stages of courtship.In the Korean culture, young people are taught early to recognize their accountability to their parents -- and the need for parent advice and guidance in important life decisions, including courtship and marriage.They have been hurt so much at a young age that they come to believe that all men must be assholes, so why even bother?
Korean college-age girls however, talking to them, you'd think they were 16-year olds.To that end, your appearance says a lot about who you are in society.