While it may seem that romances with Korean guys are a rare experience for non-Korean women (even more so for Western women), many sweet and bitter-sweet stories you submitted to Your story section may prove otherwise.
Isn’t it wonderful that we live in the age of fast internet and commercial airplanes where country borders no longer hold any significance when we decide whom to give our heart to?
Hey everyone!! So here is my story:
My name is Anne and I’m French, I met Seok Young , 3 years ago. In fact I was interested in Korean culture, language etc. and really wanted to learn more so I looked for a Korean pen pal of a website based on this type of subjects.
He answered to my announcement saying that he wanted to improve his English and make new friends so we started to talk through this website and then eventually exchange our email address.
We talked about everything, everything but not about Korea or France or anything that we were looking for on this website. We became like best friends talking about our love problems and then I suddenly didn’t have any news for weeks so I started to understand that it was not normal to miss him that way if he was just a friend. He came back and told me that I missed me too much and asked me to be his gf, I was so happy but so confused, I mean, that’s a crazy situation… but I said yes and here we are still a couple for 3 years now.
I had some bad moments when he went to army etc. but now everything is getting better and we are planning are meeting for next year ^^ I never felt something this strong and I’ve never been disturbed by our cultural differences in fact I totally forgot that ^^
We are really glad that Kimchi Man had finished his military service before he met. Being on different sides of the world is difficult enough. Being unable to communicate while he’s going through strict military training is simply torture. You should be proud that your love has survived it.
And it’s interesting that you don’t notice cultural differences either. It really seems they are not important when two people are a good match.
Seeing as I’ve only recently entered into a relationship with a Korean man I don’t have many romantic or special moments, but I do have a few that I believe to be wonderful memories.
My most memorable moment was when the boyfriend asked me to recommend him a book to read so he could improve his English to which I agreed that I would, and in return I would want him to recommend a book for me to improve on my Korean. (All this happened before we were actually an item). I gave him one of the ‘Alex Rider’ series to read, kind of a teenage book but he was enthusiastic to read it none the less. When he had finished reading this book he handed me one of his chosen books, just like he had promised he would do.
I took to reading it and, at the middle section of the book, stapled to the page was a letter. A love letter, He had written his feelings to me in this letter as he was too shy to confess to my face. I think that this is one of the most precious things anyone, let alone a guy, has done for me~~ <3
That is so romantic! No doubt it will be a memory you will cherish for the rest of your life. It’s really sweet he found a way to let you know about his feelings even though he was so shy.
Thank you Anne-Claire and Bonnie for sharing your Korean love stories with us. Readers, if you have a romantic moment you’d like to share as well, now you get a chance to do so in Your Story section.
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