You’ll get the ball rolling in the right direction.And if you’re unsure about the norms of Korean texting we’ve got you covered!
For example, they’ll check all the boxes for the classic signs of chivalry.
Prepare to have your chair pulled out for you, for his coat to be handed to you when you’re cold, and to never arrive to the restaurant you’re supposed to meet at wondering where your date is — he’ll always arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of you to secure the table and make a good impression. Like we mentioned in regards to always picking up the check, Korean guys that lean heavily on this ‘Oppa’ identity could possibly expect you to act in a demure, respectful way — always trusting his opinion and judgment, not talking back, etc.
The only downside to dating a Korean man who holds this belief is that occasionally, it can go hand and hand with being somewhat patronizing.
For example, your date may expect you to be slightly submissive and quiet while you’re enjoying each other’s company.
‘Oppa’ is a term that shows respect to an older guy, but it goes way further than that in Korean dating culture.
Rather than being a simple term meant to show respect and deference to an older guy, ‘Oppa’ is also what Korean guys to be when in a relationship.If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, no worries!A more modern approach to payment is also gaining ground in Korean dating culture.Disclaimer: Of course, all men are different, and while these tips will help you with a majority of the Korean gentlemen you meet abroad, make sure you use your gut, too. If you’re spending time in Korea in the near future and you’re interested in dating while you’re there, be warned: just because Korean men are not asking you out does NOT mean that they’re not interested.Dating culture in Korea is a little bit different than many other countries when it comes to the early stages of dating.What you’re eating, what you’re thinking, what you’re looking forward to about your date tonight — it’s all fair game!