The question had so many wrong parts to it it was hard to know where to begin, but I’ll go ahead and start with the fact that I am actually allergic to cat hair and therefore don’t think I’ll be a cat lady until they discover a permanent vaccine for said allergy. One of the first questions anyone will ask you when they first meet you, often right after your name and where are you from, is “Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend? It’s like being single here is as novel a concept as Americans not having Starbucks.(For the record, my friend from South Africa insists there is no Starbucks there and all of us were horrified at the mere idea that there was a place in the Free World that did not have the option between a tall or venti latte. Fortunately, I have had the opportunity to date both Koreans and fellow foreigners since I’ve been here and they were incredibly different experiences, but certainly no better or worse than one or the other.
"On the subway someone might sit next to you because they want to practice English.
"But now it's more about Western style clubs, and you're starting to see people mingle more.""A lot of times it will be ‘fun dating,'" said Abby Kaye, author of blog "I Love Airplane Food." "If you want to get into a serious relationship you might want to make sure the other person is looking for that."If the relationship gets serious, the approval of parents often becomes critical.
"There seems to be a three-month mark," observed Kaye.
Early marriages between Westerners and Koreans occurred in the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910), when foreign seamen found themselves shipwrecked on the coast.
Law required that they stay in Korea, and some married Koreans.