Dating and marriage customs in korea

Marry or be with a man not because he is Korean but because of who he is.

Cultural differences can always be an issue between interracial couples, but I believe personality clashes are more critical than cultural ones.

Some of the major differences I noticed is there can’t be platonic relationships between the sexes, age is power in Korea, his family (at the beginning) weren’t that accepting of me because I’m not Korean, physical affection here is a no-no, the Aegyo concept, and Korea views appearance or even status in society more seriously than in my country. In my country, it doesnt matter how old you are or your position. They believe in K-drama actors or idols and their characters to the point of thinking all or most Korean men look like one or act like one.

Another misconception is living in Korea is heavenly or a paradise. Many struggles can be felt here especially among foreigners.

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I can say I found my soulmate, and you can all find yours.

My husband isn’t very expressive and tends to internalize his stress.

He doesn’t share what he thinks because he believes it isn’t manly.

Just be yourself and don’t let guys treat you badly.

Talk a lot because expressing yourself is really important. Mika met her boyfriend in a bar in Hongdae while he was celebrating his birthday with friends.

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