Korean dating traditions

Women here don’t strive to achieve tanned, toned and athletic bodies that women in the U. As a result, I feel that if I were ever caught in a cat fight here in Korea, I could snap any of the women in half over my knee. When you see couples in public here, you will always find that the man has his arms around the woman, is carrying her purse, their shopping bags, and all the while she is wearing stiletto heels (I could write an entire post on Koreans wearing stilettos at all times of day, while sightseeing, and while wearing sweat pants, but I will save that for another day). (Jason and I actually play a game based on this phenomenon (thanks Britt!

A Korean teacher of ours told us that the men here absolutely love to dote on their girlfriends. ); every time we see a matching couple, we have to be the first one to say “” and we get to hit the loser).

While the man may be a bit docile and accommodating to the woman while dating, the woman slips into a traditional subservient role once the deal is closed.

Women in China are now more educated, but very traditional Chinese men may still want women “beneath them,” who are less educated and more subservient, reports a story on China They always carry the woman’s purse and are making physical contact with them in some way at all times. I will admit that when I see those types of couples when I’m back home in America, I roll my eyes. Although it’s difficult at times, I don’t like to judge other people based on what I may consider tacky, so I have attempted to reason with myself as to why this may be the case in Korea: Like I mentioned earlier, these are just my thoughts that stem from a few observations that I have been noting in my head since the moment we arrived here.Our teacher also told us that Korean women whine a lot, and that their boyfriends think it’s cute… I find these social points to be fascinating and I also love people watching and I am quite good at it, if I may say so, which makes me a great researcher for this type of subject.Especially as many of them charge not by the night but by the hour.Because many young Koreans traditionally live with their parents until marriage, love motels are particularly cherished as locations for romantic romps for those who simply don't want to wait until marriage.