Dating in korean michael richards on the dating game
In America you would usually cringe at the thought of being set up on a blind date.
Literally all the worst possible qualities in a date start to manifest in your head and you’re already brainstorming ways to make a quick escape in case of disaster.
No matter what culture it is, blind dates will always be a nerve-wracking experience!
When it comes to dating itself, the role of the man is a bit different in the Korean culture.
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).
People who have met online using various apps or chatting services will arrange a meeting at a location of their choosing.
This transition into adulthood sees a plethora of blind dating styles and tactics that are meant to mitigate the awkwardness of meeting a complete stranger under an intimate pretext. This is the type of blind dating that comes to mind first when you think of the activity: two strangers meeting in a public place, generally set up by a mutual friend or contact.Blind dates are much more common here than back home.