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  1. I’m an American woman married to a Korean man.

    My husband doesn’t remember the very first time we met, because I was merely a customer at the Karaoke place he worked at. It was the night of my senior prom, and my friends and I had our after party at the only Korean style karaoke place in town. When we were leaving, I noticed that the guy working at the counter was new. He had on a baseball cap, and I noticed a blue earring sparkling in one earlobe. When my friends and I left, we giggled over how cute he was.

    Later that year, on my very first day of college, we had to introduce ourselves to the class. I heard a shy, accented voice say “I’m from South Korea.” I was really surprised because at the time I had been interested in Korean culture and was learning the language. I reeled my head around and saw that familiar blue sparkle. I had to do a double take. After that day, he approached me in the hallway before class and we wound up getting deep into conversation. His English was pretty rough at the time, but so was my Korean, and I loved talking to him.

    I would later talk to him every day before class, and every time my friends and I went to karaoke. When the semester was ending, we were both really sad that we wouldn’t have classes together anymore. So the last day, after I got home from classes, I received a text from him asking if I wanted to go see a movie with him. 2 dates later, he came to my house at 2 in the morning and confessed to me how much he liked me, and asked permission to be my boyfriend.

    4 years later, we now live a cozy life in Korea as husband an wife. I couldn’t be happier :D

  2. I am Mexican-American, and I studied abroad in Seoul for a year. I am with my Korean boyfriend even now, after being home a few weeks, and will get to that story last. First, I’ll tell you about the hits and misses of my time in Seoul.

    When I first got to Seoul, I was so excited and tired all at once, it was a rainy night and I got ripped off by a taxi because I didn’t know any better then. All and all, it was still good, I had finally reached Korea, a place I had been wanting to visit for 5 years or so.

    The main reason for my fascination with Korea, was because while in high school I too got an online Korean boyfriend from a penpal site when I was trying to learn Korean. We talked over the phone and skyped for months, he was studying abroad learning English in Vancouver then, and I was in high school in middle-of-nowhere Texas. This was back in 2008. Right before he was going back to Korea, he surprised me by showing up in Texas. We spent a week together, I was planning on going to college in Houston then, and he said he would come back and we’d rent an apartment together and he’d study english more. In the end I broke up with him, I was young and didn’t want him to put his life on hold to come and study english here more and neglect his actual major at his university back home for a kid who wasn’t sure she wanted that kind of committment and guilt if it failed at 17. So, I put the Korean studying and fascination on hold for a while, until I decided I wanted to study abroad in 2011. I spent a year doing all the paperwork and arrived in Seoul on August 14, 2012.

    Within the first weeks I got there, I contacted a friend I had met who was studying abroad at my university in 2009. We went places and had fun, and I also attended language exchange meetups in Seoul for making friends. I also met other people who used the program I did for going to study abroad. Basically it was a whirlwind of meeting new people, orientation, the start of school, and exploring. When I finally got a real cell phone plan with an established number, I contacted my ex, and he had just moved from the Hongdae area of Seoul, where I was staying and his old university, Hongik, is at, for his hometown of Gwangju 3 months before. We still talked and texted “just catching up”, but the instant connection we always had was still there and quickly lines began to blurr. Eventually, we stopped talking I was dating someone I had met at the language exchange meetings, he wasn’t a good guy or worth talking about, and after that guy answered a phone call from my ex one night my ex told me he couldn’t be my friend the time passed didn’t matter he still had feelings but could see we were never going to work. Needless to say, I tried to contact him and be friends after, but he stuck to his word and we hardly ever talked after that, and that guy I was dating turned out to be horribly wrong for me and I ended it.

    By this point, it’s November and I continued just going out with all the new friends I made, to cafes, the movies, shopping, bars, the occasional club, and Yonsei activities, etc. I didn’t date for a while, and was just enjoying going out and having friendly fun. Then, winter break was fast approaching and 3 of my best friends, who were also exchange students, were leaving, as well as other friends who were exchange students, though I had mostly Korean friends and much less exchange student friends since I lived off-campus.

    As my friends left, for entertainment, I went back to language exchange meetups. In late December, I met a Korean guy who had just moved to Seoul from Busan. The day we met at that meetup I went out with friends drinking after, and I admit to sending him a few random drunken texts and we had a conversation. Needless to say, it broke the ice, and the next week or so we texted nonstop about everything. We made plans to meet, and because we had favorite tv shows in common, we decided after dinner and drinking coffee ate a cafe to go to his place and watch our favorite tv show. We watched the tv show and we talked, he was laying on his bed and I was sitting on his floor and it seemed like he’d kiss me, but we didn’t kiss or do anything that night. Then it was time to go because I had to make last train and while walking to the subway he would kind of gently grab me and move me away from the road and seemingly wanted to keep his arms on me. He walked me into the subway station and hugged me like he didn’t want me to leave and we texted my whole way back with him saying things about how he didn’t want to let me go and how I looked pretty that night. We continued texting and met up some days later at Gyeongbok Palace because he had an interview there but wanted to see me. We had a good date and went out for coffee after, then I had to leave to meet a friend for dinner. After that though he got busy, he got a part-time job and we texted less and less because he was busy. I don’t know what happened actually, but we grew apart and never even said we liked each other, though I did like him, we just ended it like that. A few weeks later in mid-January, I was drinking with some friends and texted him about what happened with us, why we stopped talking and weren’t really friends anymore, I confessed that I liked him then, and he said he did too but that he had to focus on his career. I said I understood, and we met once more, texted here and there, but that was essentially the end of that, but at least I finally had that closure of feelings that were left unspoken before.

    My computer broke in January, and before buying my new one, I haunted the PC Bang near my house every night from midnight-5am. Everynight, there was the same cute guy who worked there, and for some reason he caught my eye. After getting my new computer, I still went there a few more times to look at him ^^ Then, I got the courage to slip him a note in both Korean and English telling him my name, my age, what I did in Korea, and that I found him interesting and would like to be friends. I left my phone number and kakao on the note, and we texted a few times after that, but he didn’t really know english so we couldn’t communicate.

    I was bored by late January, the meetups got boring, and even if we ended well enough, I didn’t feel like seeing the guy I had liked there, so I avoided them. I ended up downloaded something called Skout, I wanted to meet new friends but learned quickly people used this to hookup. I went on 2 dates and both wanted to end the night on a different note than I wanted. Then, through that I met my boyfriend now. We texted for a few weeks on kakao before meeting, we sent each other pictures of everything we did and anything we found interesting. We finally met in February. We instantly connected, and I worried that it might be a rebound from a girl he broke up with a month before but went along with it because I liked him. Our first date we went out to eat, went to a movie, missed last train, and decided to walk along the Han river. We were near my home, and just went to my home and watched a movie until the train opened again. He refused to kiss me until I agreed to be his girlfriend, and I thought it was too soon to be hs girlfriend on a first date but in the end I agreed. We started meeting 3-4 times a week quickly, and for the weeks before I left we were inseperable and pretty much lived ogether. We did all the corny things like picnics at the park, visiting our favorite places and the first places we went, putting locks on Namsan, etc. He took me to the airport and I don’t think I’d cried for a guy harder than those last 2 days ever. We texted at every layover, and we continue to text, skype, and use viber for phone calls everyday. I also recently found out, I am pregnant, and I’m not sure how this will go, but I am keeping the baby.

    On a side note, on a different phone application I used to make friends and improve my Korean, I met a friend. It was funny because we found out we lived near each other and we were bored at 3am and said lets meet at Daeheung station exit 2, which was near to my home. We went to a nearby CU for some drinks and conversation, and at 5am decided okay time to go home. We start walking home, and turns out he lived in the building right next to mine. Literally! His building’s parking lot was right in front of my building and I could see into his rooms window if the blinds were open from my rooftop. We became good friends, if we wanted to hang out with someone from boredom it was easy.

    Sorry, this was long, but it was fun remembering. I nevr meant to write this much. I enjoyed Korea, I hope you and your boyfriend spend some time in his country as well.

    • I stopped using Skout a few weeks ago… not really the “hookup” type myself and too many douches for my liking lol. My coworker showed me cliqie.com and I’m a big fan of that over the others in terms of actually meeting people vs. just entertainment. It has a different approach that feels less sketchy cause you and your friends essentially act as “wingmen”. I like that it helps you find things to do too

  3. Good day. I just wanted to kn0w if korean men are serious in one relati0nship? And how they show their affecti0n? Here’s my story. We both working here in kuwait. He’s an accountant and i am a cargver.we started chatting each other through one site..he texted me “hi”then i accepted his reruest

  4. I am a 21-year old Filipina. I met this Korean guy in an online site (interpals.net). We’ve been chatting for almost a month when he said that he’ll go to my country to have a vacation. He asked me what network service to use and I told him to use the network that I’m using. He said he’ll text me when he arrives. TRUE. He texted me when he arrived here saying “Hi! I’m Elliot :)” I was so happy. From that day on, we keep on texting and calling each other. We’ve already met twice and we’re both so happy. I’ve been liking him since the day that we’re having an online chat. My feelings grew stronger especially now that we always text and call each other. He always says that I am beautiful; that I am not fat. (because I always say that I am fat/chubby unlike Korean women) He is studying now in an International school far from my city and we haven’t seen each other for a month now. I want to visit him but I don’t want to sound so clingy :( But he said he wanted me to visit him there. I don’t want him to feel that I like him. There was a time when I deleted his number because I am trying to make a distance between us because I am afraid that if I totally fell in love with him, he’ll just leave me after he finished his studies here. (he’ll go to Canada this September). BUT, he told me that he wanted me to use kakaotalk (he said “how can i keep in touch with you if Im not in the Philippines anymore? Please use kakaotalk.) As of now, I can say I really like him. In fact, i think I love him. BUT i dont have any idea if he likes me too. Sometimes, he won’t reply to my messages but most of the time, he will. There was a time when I didn’t text him for 1 whole day and he texted me “Im worried about you. Are you still alive?” it sounds so funny but sweet. I dont know if he likes me too. And I dont know if I should continue talking to him. Sometimes if text him at night, he won’t reply anymore, but in the morning he’ll text me saying “:) morning! :’( sorry. I fell asleep” I’ll text him it’s okay. Then he’ll message “please dont think you’re not important to me. You are my one of a kind friend.” Should I be happy? I took it as an eye-opener that we are just FRIENDS. Sometimes, I’ll text him bogo shippeo oppa (I miss you Oppa) but…… he’ll just say “hehehe”. I mean, is he into me? Cause if not, I dont want to fall in love with him. I dont want to have a deeper feelings for him. I want to cut this feeling as soon as possible cause I know if I continue with this feeling, Im the one who’ll get hurt in the end. T_T What should I do?

  5. I am a 21-year old Filipina. I met this 23-year old Korean guy in an online site (interpals.net). We’ve been chatting for almost a month when he said that he’ll go to my country to have a vacation. He asked me what network service to use and I told him to use the network that I’m using. He said he’ll text me when he arrives. TRUE. He texted me when he arrived here saying “Hi! I’m Elliot :)” I was so happy. From that day on, we keep on texting and calling each other. We’ve already met twice and we’re both so happy. I’ve been liking him since the day that we’re having an online chat. My feelings grew stronger especially now that we always text and call each other. He always says that I am beautiful; that I am not fat. (because I always say that I am fat/chubby unlike Korean women) He is studying now in an International school far from my city and we haven’t seen each other for a month now. I want to visit him but I don’t want to sound so clingy :( But he said he wanted me to visit him there. I don’t want him to feel that I like him. There was a time when I deleted his number because I am trying to make a distance between us because I am afraid that if I totally fell in love with him, he’ll just leave me after he finished his studies here. (he’ll go to Canada this September). BUT, he told me that he wanted me to use kakaotalk (he said “how can i keep in touch with you if Im not in the Philippines anymore? Please use kakaotalk.) As of now, I can say I really like him. In fact, i think I love him. BUT i dont have any idea if he likes me too. Sometimes, he won’t reply to my messages but most of the time, he will. There was a time when I didn’t text him for 1 whole day and he texted me “Im worried about you. Are you still alive?” it sounds so funny but sweet. I dont know if he likes me too. And I dont know if I should continue talking to him. Sometimes if text him at night, he won’t reply anymore, but in the morning he’ll text me saying “:) morning! :’( sorry. I fell asleep” I’ll text him it’s okay. Then he’ll message “please dont think you’re not important to me. You are my one of a kind friend.” Should I be happy? I took it as an eye-opener that we are just FRIENDS. Sometimes, I’ll text him bogo shippeo oppa (I miss you Oppa) but…… he’ll just say “hehehe”. I mean, is he into me? Cause if not, I dont want to fall in love with him. I dont want to have a deeper feelings for him. I want to cut this feeling as soon as possible cause I know if I continue with this feeling, Im the one who’ll get hurt in the end. T_T What should I do?

  6. Hello… i also want to share my lovestory

    i also fall inlove with a korean guy it’s not a one sided love though but we are not “boyfriend girlfriend”… hehe…

    first of all, we meet in an online language learning site… he was studying english and chinese, while im studying korean. i still remember it was January 05, 2013 …
    we talk and talk and talk and before we go to sleep, he ask for my skype so we can keep in touch.. i didn’t expect to be very close to him because he didn’t talk that much… im always the one to ask question and keep the conversation going…

    But the day after, i saw him online on skype.. he didn’t chat me.. so i chatted him first…
    i still remember what i said to him… “Hey Mr. Fan of Buzz” (Buzz is an alternative korean band? i think.. and he said its his favorite band) and then luckily he replied “hey Mr. Fan of Lee” ( he mean Lee Seung Gi Famous korean ballad singer… my favorite korean ballad singer).. We both like music….. because of that he became more talkative, he keeps the conversation going…… until he’s asking anything and everything…
    he became more comfortable talking with me…. it came to the point that he send me a Recorded Voice of him while singing the song of my favorite ballad singer Lee Seung Gi…
    we became more and more closer each day and we already have courage to talk on voice and also on cam ^_^ then, little by little i fall inlove with him but im not really sure if he feel the same… i dont want to assume…

    after a month (February) he ask me if i have boyfriend… (he didnt ask me before because i think he’s so shy)… then i said of course “no, i dont have”… i’am waiting for him to said to me that he already fall for me but he didn’t until he said good night…after the following days we still keep on chatting then suddenly after saying good night to each other… he said
    ” i like you, its okay if you dont like me, i just love liking you” …. after that he went offline…

    the next day.. he confess everything to me…. i like _______ about you, i like it when you__________.. hehe… then i said i also like him.. then he said to me that if he’s free he would go to my country and he said i should DATE HIM!! lol…. (cant stop smiling that time)… but he didn’t ask me to be his girlfriend yet…

    He is very sweet and caring….. he always give me his recording ( his recorded voice while singing, its his hobby) he said im the only girl who want to listen to his songs…… He even play piano and guitar for me during our call on skype… and he always surprise me by sending his pictures… ^__^ and also he like to collect my photos… he keep asking me to send him my pictures….

    Then one day… i really really wanted to ask him why he didn’t ask me to be his girlfriend even do he said he already fall inlove with me… he just answered me that it need to think about it because long distance relationship is very risky… but he made it clear that he really really like me… i understand and made me realized that he is right!! :)

    Day came that he ask me… “can you be my girlfriend”? but please, i dont want to hear the answer now””….. i ask him why… he said “proposing online is not cool” when we meet i will propose again… i want to hear it from you face to face…. ” .. i answered “okay”…. then he added, be ready because if you say “yes”, i will kiss you!!!!… (OMG!!!! my Smileeee!!)….

    we became like this like BF/GF = Best friends since then.. we act like boyfriend and girlfriend.. he also call me sometimes “my girl” i own you… my princess… you are my koala i am your owner, you need to follow my command, “you need to love me forever!! ok!!” (he call me koala because of an unexpected event that he started to call me that)….. he’s so cute.. knowing that he never had girlfriend or dated before….. and also i can feel his very sincere and serious about me… he always ask my future plans questions, like “when do i want to get married?”…. hahahaha…. i ask him “why do you want to know”? he said… “secret”… lol… (PLEASE TELL MEEEEE…. haha)

    Now he is going to China on September this year with his classmates to study chinese of course… and he’s very sad because he also wanted to go to my country… well.. i understand it.. i will wait for him, whatever it takes… i trust him.. i know he love’s me very much…. maybe next year is our chance to me…

    i am 20 and he is 22… i hope when we meet, nothing will change… ^_^ i want my future to be with him already….

    > to be continued

    thank you for this such a wonderful blog.. i really want to end up like the two of you. Oeguken and Kimchi man.. ^_^

  7. I have two love stories from the time I was in Korea.
    First I should tell you a little about myself. I’m an American with Blonde hair and blue eyes and I’m curvy. Least to say I didn’t think I fit the mold of what a Korean man would desire. So I entered into the country thinking I wouldn’t meet any guy… to my surprise I met several, but only two really mattered.
    The first man was met by mutual friends. It was a gathering of friends at a local bar then karaoke. He didn’t speak much and he was rather quiet. I could feel his gaze on me though, but I guess I was much too embarrassed to acknowledge him. I regret our first meeting. I didn’t really talk to him and I feel like I wasted what little time we had together.
    I would think about him every now and then but not too seriously. The next week I went to Jeju Island with my friend and it turns out he was going to be there too.
    As soon as I saw him, my heart sank and I knew I had feelings for him. Something about his smile and the way he always looked out for me. I never had a man worry about me as much as he did. He spoke a lot more English upon this visit. We spent the day at the beach together basically abandoning our other friends. We went for a midnight walk along the coast just talking. The next morning we had to say our goodbyes and I was so sad. I didn’t get the goodbye I wanted. I texted him a confession that very evening. He replied saying he’ll never forget me.
    My heart was broken for I later found out he had a girlfriend and therefore I knew communication would stop. I was a pile of goo for the rest of Jeju. My friend decided to cheer me up by going to Seoul for some late night fun. We got asked out by some guys but later ended up being approached by club promoters.
    Our purpose was just to fill the room so we declined but then they said they would buy us drinks and a table so we said why not.
    There I met man number 2. His English was rough too, but I appreciated his effort. There’s something different about Korean men than American men. I feel this intensity of passion and care. He made me feel like I was in a drama with how charming he was. Of course I was warned that it made be fake, but then we broke the ice with talking about Sailor Moon. Then and there I knew he was different. It was all pure, we lightly touched hands and cuddled. It was my last night in Korea which made it even more sad.
    Luckily to this day we are still talking so we’ll see where this will take us.

  8. I have been in a long distance relationship for over a year now with a wonderful Korea man. When I thought I was done with relationships, along came my Chae, we actually met through a friend I have that was stationed in South Korea.
    I feel head over heels in love with this man who makes me laugh and makes me feel like a real princess.
    Even though he isn’t here, we love each other very much and almost feel like we are an old married couple.
    He is finally planning on trying to come here in Nov or Dec. of this year, so I’m getting very excited and nervous. Hope everything works out and he can come.
    He told me something yesterday that almost made me cry, he said that he was the
    only brother in his family that never married and the reason was, because he was waiting for me.
    The distance has been tough and we do have are up and downs sometimes,but if we have lasted this long the wait is worth it.

      • He finally came the first week of Dec. we hit it off right away, like we knew eachother forever. He is going to come back and stay a month during the summer, he is talking about marriage and deciding if he should come here or me there. :)

  9. I want to share my love story. I am a Filipina and I was 17 when I first met this Korean guy. He was 22 at that time. We met early 2012, when I was a first year college student, and I will never forget the moment I laid my eyes on him. It had only been a few days when I started going to the gym and that’s where I had first seen him. I will never forget the way my heart beat the moment I saw him. He was my crush and every Filipino at the gym probably knows that I like him. I didn’t expect much for anything to happen. I would tell my trainer then that friends is just okay with me. I do like him, but even if we’re just friends, I’d be okay. But my trainer, who also happened to be his trainer, set us up for a date. I had to cancel it though because of practice for our p.e. class finals. The following day, we had a conversation at the gym too. People would tease me then because I was talking with my crush. To my surprise, he asked me out on a date that night. I was too excited that I said yes and we exchanged numbers then. It was scary when I asked permission from my dad. He had to drive us to the restaurant we were gonna go to, that was just a 5 minute walk from where we met. Anyway, that night, we had learned more about each other. I learned he was just released from the army the summer of 2011 then was sent to the Philippines by his parents to study English. He had his stay extended, met me during that time and plans to even continuing his studies here. He was, apparently, lied to about my age. He was told I was 19, when I was actually just 17.

    I never agreed/acknowledged that he was my boyfriend then, but that’s how I treat him. When he would say he’s my boyfriend or I’m his girlfriend, I would playfully push him away. I guess it became a factor when we ended quickly. It was so sudden. Days prior, he had told me, there are problems with his family that he may not be able to study here and go back to Korea. I had told him that I was willing to wait, but even so, things became cold between us. It was like I’m not special to him anymore. Until one day, he just told me that he just saw me as a friend and never intended for us to become more than that. I tried not to cry but I just failed. I saw his facebook profile that night and saw that he had another girl already. I had come to the conclusion that there was someone else besides me.

    After that, it wasn’t the end of our story. Coincidentally, we’d run up to each other. We’d see each other at the gym or passing by each other. It was hard that we live in the same area. I remember that it was the end of 2012 when I had met his friend. His friend had liked me, but even then, I was still affected by him. I would look at him and see no reactions from him when his friends would talk with me. I don’t know why a lot of things just seem to tie us up together.

    Summer of 2013, it has been more than a year since we broke up. We accidentally saw each other again on my favorite milk tea shop. He had his eyes on me the whole time before he left and I felt like crying as I watch him leave and look at his back. It was then that I realized I had never completely moved on, contrary to what I always say. Days after that, he had messaged me. I thought he was mistaken but he wasn’t. He had asked for my number and I had given it. Even if I could see he has a girlfriend, I let him. When we had accidentally run to each other again, he wanted for us to ‘go out’ and I agreed. From that time, we would talk to each other. He opened up about his girlfriend, his ex and his regrets for letting me go. I ended up feeling light and better talking with him then. He asked for another chance, but I told him I wouldn’t want to interfere with his relationship with his girlfriend. He had told me numerous times before that he wanted to break up with his girlfriend then already but I told him do what he thinks makes him happy. To my surprise, the following day, he broke up with his girlfriend then for me. Thinking I wouldn’t believe him, he brought his friends to assure me that he was serious with me and broke up with that girl.

    Trusting him again, I gave him another chance. No worries, no doubts and no hesitations, I became his girlfriend and he became my boyfriend. I feel like in heaven because no doubt that I love him with all my heart. My friends, his friends, our common friends know the fact that there’s no other guy that I love so much and I’ve never been that happy with a guy in my life, as my friends said so. It felt as if nothing could go wrong. He was my ideal guy and we’d do things I’ve wanted to try. I felt that he was so serious with me that he was the one who wanted to meet my parents and he had told his parents about me. When he was in Korea and we’d skype then, I would meet his parents. It felt like nothing could go wrong between us.

    But I guess good things come to an end. Maybe it was when he suddenly became cold and treated me less than what he used to, did my hesitations and doubts began. I had suspected that he had communication with his ex then but I shrugged it off because I trust him. I did. I tried. I want the relationship to work that it came to the point it was just me who was making things work and I got tired. Until one day, I was surprised to see him go out of town without telling me. I just found out because his message in facebook stated his location. I had suspicions and it bugged me so much. I had checked his ex, hoping that what I think was wrong. But to my surprise, the girl’s picture was taken at the city where he was in. I had lashed at him through facebook. We chatted and we lashed for almost 4 hours. I got mad at him for lying, he got mad that I got mad and I don’t trust him, but I knew from that moment that I couldn’t trust him anymore. We decided to just cool off. But soon, he wanted a break up and I gave in. He didn’t delete me as a friend in facebook, which is a surprise. Knowing him, he would’ve delete people who don’t mean anything to him anymore. I had a small hope in me.

    I had hoped we’d fix things, but days passed and nothing. When we chatted for the first time after the break up, we apologized at each other. I saw that he was with a friend but I still can’t shake the fact that he was probably with his ex then. Weeks then, his friend who used to like me chatted with me. I told him we were over and he asked for my side. I was surprised to find out that the friend wasn’t out of town when he told me was with his friends that I know. I told myself that if he had lied about those, what more could he have lied about. Then two weeks after, I was told by a concerned friend of ours that he was seeing his ex. I was told that since I couldn’t give ‘it’ to him, he opted to seek it from his ex. I ended up crying at my friend’s house. It was hard for me since it was also my finals week and I tried to stay strong.

    One day, I saw his post on the day we broke up and I saw him linking the song, “the girl who can’t break up, the boy who can’t leave,” which I know he wants to dedicate it for us. It was painful because it’s true. I try to move on but it wasn’t easy. I blocked people off my world for a while and I couldn’t eat much. Losing him twice, for the same reason, hurts me the most.

    Currently, I’m okay and I know I am not affected anymore of what happens. We’re still friends in facebook. We still go to the same gym we had met. We still talk to the some of the same people we know. When I think about him and the memories, I realize it was the memories that I miss, not him. There’s no more spark, no more of that lovey-dovey heart-thumping feeling I used to get. Just longingness, I guess, of the good memories because he made some simple dreams of mine come true.

    • I m happy that you are happy of those memories which is only u’rs… salute to the person who is actin really sensible! it is a nyc luv story!

  10. I’m a Chinese girl dating a Korean boy. We both attend the same university. But we didn’t meet at uni but rather, coincidently at the library while we were both tutoring students. We met once before in the library but we didn’t talk. I saw him and I was immediately attracted to him but I didn’t want to show it so I pretended to be preoccupied with my work. He was working on some math problems and tried to erase some answers on the book but it made the table shake really hard so I couldn’t concentrate on typing my essays. He realised my feelings and took the book off the table and erased the page on his lap, which made me feel that he is a very considerate person. At that moment, I secretly made a wish to myself “I wish that he is my boyfriend” lol (be careful of what you wish for).

    The second time we met at the library, we were both tutoring. When the library was about to close, he asked me a few questions about what I was teaching, etc and then he blushed as he asked if I have a bf. I said no so he asked for my phone number. We were both blushing like mad and he kind of ran away after that. I didn’t think too much about it but I was flattered. He then texted me asking to meet up at a cafe because he wanted to know me better.

    I thought it was weird to meet up suddenly like that with a guy I do not know and I felt like he was a player who is an expert in hooking women. So I angrily told him that I don’t meet up with strangers and I felt his behaviour is a little inappropriate, etc. He apologised immediately because he didn’t think that I would be offended by his text. I learnt later that it’s normal to meet up at a cafe for a date in Korea but I was thinking more on the lines of a movie/meal lol

    After that, I gave him my email address and we started exchanging emails daily and we got to know each other a little more before he asked me to meet up “just as a friend” if I felt conscious. So we met up at a cafe near my house and I was talking continuously because I was so nervous. He later told me that I looked really cute because I was so nervous. Then a few days later, we went out on our first date and he asked me jokingly whether he can be cocky to his friends about having an awesome gf like me.

    The good thing is that I’m obsessed with Korean culture since forever so I love everything from food to drama to fashion. I’ve done a fair bit of research before we got together so I have some ideas about Korean traditions and etiquette or culture. We still have some cultural differences though but since we’re both Australian citizen here, we’re both quite fluent in English so the communication barrier is not a problem.

    I just feel a little bit of pressure with learning the Korean language. I can pick up on little bits and pieces of sentences but I have difficulties understanding whole conversations but his family wants me to learn Korean so that they can communicate with me better.

  11. I’m a Chinese girl dating a Korean boy. We both attend the same university. But we didn’t meet at uni but rather, coincidently at the library while we were both tutoring students. We met once before in the library but we didn’t talk. I saw him and I was immediately attracted to him but I didn’t want to show it so I pretended to be preoccupied with my work. He was working on some math problems and tried to erase some answers on the book but it made the table shake really hard so I couldn’t concentrate on typing my essays. He realised my feelings and took the book off the table and erased the page on his lap, which made me feel that he is a very considerate person. At that moment, I secretly made a wish to myself “I wish that he is my boyfriend” lol (be careful of what you wish for).

    The second time we met at the library, we were both tutoring. When the library was about to close, he asked me a few questions about what I was teaching, etc and then he blushed as he asked if I have a bf. I said no so he asked for my phone number. We were both blushing like mad and he kind of ran away after that. I didn’t think too much about it but I was flattered. He then texted me asking to meet up at a cafe because he wanted to know me better.

    I thought it was weird to meet up suddenly like that with a guy I do not know and I felt like he was a player who is an expert in hooking women. So I angrily told him that I don’t meet up with strangers and I felt his behaviour is a little inappropriate, etc. He apologised immediately because he didn’t think that I would be offended by his text. I learnt later that it’s normal to meet up at a cafe for a date in Korea but I was thinking more on the lines of a movie/meal lol

    After that, I gave him my email address and we started exchanging emails daily and we got to know each other a little more before he asked me to meet up “just as a friend” if I felt conscious. So we met up at a cafe near my house and I was talking continuously because I was so nervous. He later told me that I looked really cute because I was so nervous. Then a few days later, we went out on our first date and he asked me jokingly whether he can be cocky to his friends about having an awesome gf like me.

    The good thing is that I’m obsessed with Korean culture since forever so I love everything from food to drama to fashion. I’ve done a fair bit of research before we got together so I have some ideas about Korean traditions and etiquette or culture. We still have some cultural differences though but since we’re both Australian citizen here, we’re both quite fluent in English so the communication barrier is not a problem.

    I just feel a little bit of pressure with learning the Korean language. I can pick up on little bits and pieces of sentences but I have difficulties understanding whole conversations but his family wants me to learn Korean so that they can communicate with me better

  12. I’m a mixed black and west Indian girl dating a Korean guy. We met online in late Oct, he came to Canada to study English and I also want to learn Korean so we decided to meet up at a mall that was close to the both of us to help eachother. At the time I had a boyfriend and he a girlfriend back in Korea so we were meeting as friends. The first time we met he was soo sweet he bought me my breakfast and nailpolish, he said that in his culture the men always buy the girl things and whatnot. He was so cute, he always played with my hair when it was curly and he kept taking pictures of me which made me so conscious.

    We kept on meeting up going to various places and he always placed his hand on my back or he would lightly grab my arm which made me feel uncomfortable because of course we weren’t single so I’d move up so that his hand would fall to his side. Eventually I started to really liked him so I broke up with my boyfriend because it wasn’t fair to him but I didn’t tell my Korean friend why I broke up with my bf, just to be safe incase my Korean friend didn’t feel the same way about me.

    The dates increased and we just fell into eachother, we would cuddle,hold hands, while on the bus he would push my head against his shoulder so I that could rest on it, he was very considerate because he was always worrying if I was cold or not so he would put my hand in his pocket as we were walking and this one time there was this huge puddle and we had to go through it so he picked me up and cradled me in his arms and walked thru it ( I’m 5’10 lol but somehow he managed) oh gosh random but he wanted and still wants me to call him oppa but Im so shy to do it lol ><

    We had our first kiss on our 9th date and our dates were spread out because we don't live that close to eachother but we were in constant contact so it felt like 3 weeks later of dating and we had the first kiss and it was just a peck lol. We spent Christmas and new years together so I met his friends. Idk there are so many cute little things he would do or say to me but of course I always have these doubts like is he only with me just to get with me ( mind you we didn't do it, I'm still a virgin so I'm not planning on giving it anytime soon) but my mind would quickly say no because he spent so much time and money into me if he really wanted to just get with me he would have given up sooner and find some other girl. Also his Korean friend who came from Korea told me how he's such a good guy and stuff so I wondered if he was capable of having such bad intentions. Hes a good looking tall guy so I'm like its possible he could be a player because he's pretty popular with the girls at his school but theres this one time he said he's talking to a new friend and I jokely said that he's mr. Popular, he said no that he only needed me. Of course I believe that because I too talk to other ppl but I still think of him and only him. It's just to some of his friends that knows he has a gf in korea I'm known to be just a friend, right after he introduces me as a friend he would whisper an apology saying that they know his gf.

    Like I remember reading on how a Korean guy dont like breaking up with their gfs but instead acts cold and talks less until eventually the girl would break up with them… And there was a time when he said that his gf and him got into a fight back when we were meeting as friends, I don't know how they are doing now because it feels awkward to bring up his gf…

    He invited me to his house this sat so I guess I'm gonna find out if he is really sincere or not…. Even though I have a lot of doubts there were so many events (to many to list) that happened that showed me he cared…. So this saturday if he tries anything and I say no ….and treats me coldly the next few days then I guess I have my answer

    So to be cont lol ^^ p.s he has said that he loved me

  13. My first boyfriend….A Korean guy
    Hello, I’m Brenda, and I’m mexican, I lived in Mexico for 13 years, me dad got a new job and we moved to Houston Tx. For almost three years, I always wanted a boyfriend but because I was so shy with boys (I’m still shy lol) I never was near someone of the other gender.
    Because I was so depressed, I wanted to learn japanese (I know, “Japanese?!” You might say) I started buying japanese books, my first year of High school ended really quick.
    Then my second year…..(as a sophomore)
    I met him, he seemed reserved, and shy (I was so wrong lol) he was playing piano, and he was specifically playing a song from an anime we both like, clannad.
    We were both in band, in percussion, we didn’t really get along at that time, wa talked a little bit of Japanese (just phrases).
    He was always leaning his dead on my shoulder, and during football games he also bothered me. I didn’t really like him at all, he was always saying mean things about Mexicans or latin@s.
    When marching season was over he fell asleep on my legs, I did two ponytails with his hair, since his haircut was like the one Justin Bieber used to have.
    Well, we weren’t even friends, yeah we talked and all that, I once bought him a “kanji” book, we talked about korean dramas and anime.
    He once told me “the maracas are your instrument” and I answered “and yours is the gong” .
    But the moment of the truth came.
    The year was about to be over and my dad told us that we had to return to Mexico.
    I told almost everyone about it and I passed a notebook so that my friends could write on it.
    Then the band banquet came.
    I spent like 3 weeks writing letters (he was included)
    I was wearing a pink dress (nothing fancy). I arrived and I kind of saw him sitting on a table with his friends (that were also my friends) I started passing my letters and because I didn’t write to anyone else on the table he was situated I felt that it was awkward just to arrive and give it to him, so my friend gave it to him, I put a few words in Japanese, and after a few minutes he arrived saying.
    “Hey I don’t understand some things” just to bother him I said “what?! You don’t understand? Omg” I didn’t write anything “provocative” on that letter I was just telling him to take care and that he was going to be alright in college.
    After the banquet, everything was endless! I first texted him, and he always replied, my sister used to like him the day she met him , so she was always telling me that we should hang up with him, but I didn’t feel right for some reson.
    He was always looking at me during band period, and I didn’t longer talked to him, I couldn’t make eye contact with him anymore, when one of my friends tried to poke me on my back, he stood there looking really angry at him, my friend just laughed, when I played marimba, he grabbed my hand and played for me.
    Then one day he texted me saying “do you have a minute, I have to tell you something tomorrow” “during band?” I asked “after school” “ohh…ok”
    I was playing hard of course (not really haha) I waited for him but since I didn’t see him, I left, later that day he texted me saying that he was waiting for me for a long time, I apologized and he told me that he wanted to see me, but now before class “I’ll be waiting in the science health hallway” I told him.
    I was there for like 15 minutes and then I started walking to my first class, I saw him with a friend waking towards me but in opposite direction, he was looking at the floor and he passed me (pretending not to notice me) I was so relieved he didn’t talk to me, I would have fainted or something worst.
    My heart was at peace, but because it was really cold, my friend told me if I could give her my sweater until the school was over, I agreed, and I went to my second period (band) he didn’t make eye contact with me and everything was going really slow. School finished and I told my friend that I’d see her near the band hall for my sweater, I saw her, but I also saw him (my head was just saying “damn it, damn it” she threw my sweater at me and he grabbed it in the air and he put it on! -.- I started walking to the band hall, not knowing what I was doing, when I got into the music room, he started following me, I tried to lose him, when I thought he wasn’t watching anymore I went outside to go to my mom’s car, but it didn’t work, he was still following me I was a few steps away, I remember that to change the subject I told him.
    “Why doesn’t your sister like me?”
    He grabbed my wraist, my heart stopped I looked at him and he told me
    “I really like you, would you go out with me?” I thought I was about to die, I reacted and I said “is just that I don’t really know a lot of things about you, I have to think about it” I noticed that his hand “magically” moved from my wrist to my hand, he was holding it really thight.
    He let go of my hand, but he was looking kind of sad. The next day we had a concert (the last of the year) I had the triangle part -.- and bells, on that song he was just behind me, it made feel awkward, I ran away from him, then when we were close he said something like “I can’t wait forever”
    I couldn’t face him I had to tell him that this was never going to work out, but I couldn’t see him I was weak. He kept saying that he wanted to have a date with him and that he wanted to show me something.
    Until one day I wrote him a message on Facebook (I know, how stupid, I’m a coward sorry) he replied that he didn’t want to see me again, and that I should go back to my country and never come back.
    After that weekend he was still following me, but of course I didn’t talk to him.
    He sent me a message saying that he was sorry and that he shouldn’t have said all that, so I forgave him, everything came back to “normal” he was always touching my hair or cheek, and because I still felt bad I translated a song in Japanese and gave it to him to play in piano. I saw him upset when I gave it to him, and that afternoon I asked him if he was angry but he said that he stood crying all third period because of that song.
    The next days were even worst, I kept making excuses that I was really busy with packing and all that, so we never had a date, and I left. He’s Christian and I’m too.
    We still kept in contact, when one night we had a fight over something stupid, but everything turned around and he asked me out again. I told him that it was never going to work out because I was all the way here, and that he’s in college and I’m still in high school, somehow this time he convinced me and we are together now (well not really together yet)
    Jphe keeps telling me that I’m the one and that he wants to marry me and have children. So many things that I never thought about it, after all I’m only 16 and he’s 19! We talk almost everyday, I e learned to love him. We’ve had a million fights but he always says that “he’s never going to give up on me” he wants me to go to the same college as him, we wants to be a biomedical engineer and I want to study medicine. Even though his family doesn’t accept me (because I’m mexican) I know a lot of people here understand me right? I just hope everything is fine because I don’t want him to be unhappy, anyways thanks for reading this :)
    Funny thing, if I marry him my full name will be Brenda Song

  14. We started off as strangers…and ended up as strangers again.

    We met during a mild summer night. As we greeted each other we could not turn our eyes away. Love at first sight? Well, back in the day, I thought it was pure nonsense. And yet that stranger found favor with me.

    A few weeks before, my dearest friend called me and asked me to help that Korean friend of her to get his trip to France ready. She knew I was enrolled into a university exchange program and will fly out to South Korea in a couple of months, and thought it would be great to get another native friend. For two weeks long that Korean guy and I exchanged emails, and eventually decided to have a rendez-vous.

    Unexpectedly, becoming infatuated with each other was like stating the obvious. Despite being from different countries and cultures, understanding each other was easy as can be. It was so natural that we felt like we must have met back in time, which made us burst out laughing!
    How time flies! The autumn breeze started to blew on our doors, and the end of his internship abroad was fast approaching. It was time for him to go back home. Stroke of luck, a few months later, it would be my turn to fly out to South Korea.

    At first, we kept in touch daily. But over time, and before we become aware of it, that 2013 cold winter put down roots in our hearts, and our affection slowly faded away. We were thoughtless, and took our love for granted. We simply grew apart…Until one day, as we met, we knew it. We knew something had changed. The two of us were anxious. For the very first time he felt like an unknown person. So did I… From that moment on, it was pointless to deny the obvious: we had become strangers again. It did hurt to realize it was over.

    On this day, I still miss him. Another spring is coming and I sometimes think of him. It is not painful though. It actually and surprisingly is a tender memory that put the smile back on my face. We have had a good run together. Indeed we went about our relationship the wrong way but in the end, when I look back, I am grateful to have met such a kind soul and shared a genuine love with that person…And there is absolutely not a single thing to regret about it (:

    The reason I related my story is to let you know that breaking-up is a step you will overcome to eventually smile at the memory of this special blissful journey the two of you created and shared.
    To Oegukeen and Kimchi Man, as well as any other soul that has been or is currently dealing with a break-up, I wish you to go forward serenely with your lives and fall in love again!

    • Thank you. As each day passes, it becomes easier and easier.

      Though, I can’t help but wonder, if life had been less cruel to both of us would we not have been together forever. But real love should survive no matter what life throws at you, right? ….

      • It’s not always easy and sometimes life can be deceiving. They say time will make all this go away, but I agree with you on that point, “true” love is endless. Such intense genuine emotions will never completely vanish.

        As for myself, and as cliché as it may sound, that person will always have a place in my heart. That being said, I’ve realized what matters is for the two of us to be happy in life, whether or not we have a future together. Sometimes, one has to walk away.

        I obviously can’t forecast what the future holds for you. Still, you two guys made brave choices that you considered to be the right ones at one point in your lives. Hopefully it is for the best! No doubt there’ll be better day coming to you! (:

  15. My experience: I am a novice Korean learner, so I joined Interpals looking for a language exchange partner. Since I didn’t go there looking for romance, I was unintentionally following “The Rules” and attracted many men who thought I was a challenge playing hard to get. There is something about being thousands of miles away in a different time zone that automatically slows down my response time to their messages.

    What I didn’t realize when I went looking for a language exchange partner is that even being so far away, it is still possible to be touched by the person. I have come to care for my pen pals, both women and men. I worried for them when the ferry accident happened and sorrow touched their lives.

    If I were not 7000 miles away, I think I might fall head over heels, but the reality of the distance keeps me in check. Now, I hope I shall be pen pals with these people for years as my language skills gradually improve. Learning a language is so much more interesting to me if I have real people to converse with.

  16. I am from Switzerland and went in 2010 to New Zealand for studying English. I was there for 8 Months. In my first week in Auckland I met a Korean guy (Dong Woo). From the first day on he was like a brother to me. We spent much time together. The second week we went for lunch with a Swiss friend of mine and a Korean friend (Min Hyuk) of him. We all became very close and travelled a lot together. Long story short: I fell in love with Min Hyuk and he already showed me from the beginning that he was interested in me. We knew that we belong together. I never felt like that with somebody else. So we became a couple. My other 2 friends (Korean guy and Swiss girl) became a couple too. We spent all so much time together and it was just awesome. But then unfortunately he had to go back to Korea and I had to go back to Switzerland. So we had a long distance relationship for over 1.5 years. Of course we visited each other, but it was still hard. However, the love became even stronger. In 2012 he finally moved to Switzerland. We both study here in University and living together. This January he asked me if I wanna marry him. Of course I said yes! :)
    It is amazing how perfect we are for each other. He knows me better than anybody else. He knows when I feel bad even if I smile, he knows when I need time for myself, he knows when I just need to be hugged. We laugh until we cry, we can talk for hours or just stay in silence together. It is just so natural, like if we are one person. It is really hard to describe (mostly because English is not my native language). So the next year we will get married. We will have a Wedding in Switzerland and a traditional wedding in Korea. His parents gave me a hanbok as a present, it meant so much to me! Both of our families support us and I am for his family (he is the only son) like a daughter and my family loves Min Hyuk as well. So it can’t be better. Everything is perfect, except one thing: Since the first day in Korea, I know I wanna live there. I never felt home in Switzerland and I travelled much around the world and I never had this feeling anywhere else. I belong to Korea. I am just happy there. My boyfriend loves Korea as well, but he thinks in Switzerland we could build easier a life (higher salary, great for having children and so on). But I still want to live in Korea. So we kinda decided to try to move to Korea after my Master (Law) in 2017 and I’m already very excited :)
    This summer we will be in Korea for 2 months and i am looking so forward to being there and seeing his/our family again.
    I am sorry if my English was bad or so and I also couldn’t write the emotions like I wanted to because this is really quite hard in a second language.
    I just want to say that if the love is strong, it can endure a long distance relationship and it makes the love even stronger. It is worth it. Don’t give up if you are in such a situation! :)

  17. I am an American girl who has fallen in love with a Korean boy named Daniel (Jeongbin is his Korean name). I met my boyfriend last year during the first week of our freshman year of college (that day was also his birthday. Go figure). I was in the lounge at school playing piano with some other girls and he must have heard us from his room on the floor above us because he came in with his guitar, sat down, pulled up chords on his laptop, and started to sing and play for us. I was pretty impressed by his musical abilities, but I didn’t have any interest in dating him at the time.

    We go to a very small bible college where everybody knows each other, so it didn’t take long for us to form a friendship. I saw the signs pretty quickly that he liked me, but I didn’t feel the same way. He would always tease me and sit with me in class or at meals (he would even take my dishes up when I was done with them), tried to just spend one-on-one time with me, complemented how I looked, and he constantly Facebook messaged me at all times of the day asking me the most random questions (i.e. “what do you look for in a husband?”). I have to say, I was pretty freaked out at the time. He was my first real guy friend and I didn’t want anything to ruin our friendship.

    I eventually started to develop feelings for him at the beginning of October (almost 2 months after we first became friends), but I didn’t admit it to anyone, not even to myself really. People would always come up to me, saying, “you and Daniel are going to end up together,” and I would completely deny it. I wasn’t sure what to do, but I could tell my feelings for him were growing.

    I could tell that things were getting more serious by the way that he would look at me and smile, and by the way he treated me. I went home for the weekend in late October and that was when I finally knew I had feelings. I told my best friend when I got back to school and she said, “Finally! I’ve been waiting for you to say that!” Apparently she and my boyfriend’s best friend knew all along and they we’re both trying to plan a way to set us up. A few days later Daniel messaged me and asked if just the two of us could go for a walk that night. As we were walking he told me that he would have to go back to South Korea to serve his mandatory military service for a year and nine months. He asked me what I thought and I was strong and supportive, but I immediately started crying when I got to my dorm, feeling so confused and lost. I decided that I would be willing to wait for him if he did ask me out. In the first week of November we went for another walk. We sat under a big willow tree and he asked me if I ever thought of us getting together. I nodded and he had the biggest grin on his face! We admitted our feelings to each other and decided that a relationship together was something we both wanted, even though the future was so uncertain.

    We have been dating since then and I am so blessed to have him as my boyfriend! He is very sweet and respectful, and he always make me laugh and puts a smile on my face. He’s seen me cry many times and he’s always been extremely encouraging and comforting, which is definitely what I need.

    My boyfriend went back to Korea almost 2 1/2 months ago (May 2014) to serve his mandatory military duty. It’s been hard, but we have been able to message and Skype a lot as he waits to get in to the service, so that has been very helpful. He will be going into the military in early August (two months sooner than we expected!). I know that part will be the hardest as we won’t be able to communicate often, but my love for him hasn’t changed and I meant it when I told him I would wait for him. We have quite the story that continues to be written, and I am so thankful for every moment of it.

    I was wondering, has anyone out there been in a long distance relationship with a Korean guy while he served in the military? How did you make it through? I get so worried sometimes and just have so many fears about being so far away with little communication for so long… Any advice would be so appreciated! :)

  18. Let’s say my name is Annie and the Korean guy is Jason. I am 4 years younger than Jason. He moved to the US when he was in 7th grade and I was in 3rd grade. He had to stay in 7th grade for one more year because he was too “Fob”. As the years went by, he became a Junior in high school and I became an 8th grader in middle school. My brother who is older than me by 2 years joined Jason’s club that was in school. The club had a field trip to this small airport to check out some airplanes and it was on a Sunday. I didn’t want to go, but my mom forced me to. When we got to the place, my brother and my mom met up with the rest of the group while I stayed in the car.

    Then a year later, I signed up for JROTC in my high school. On my first day of JROTC – on the 3rd week of school – I didn’t know anyone in my class. I knew this one girl, but I wasn’t that close to her. On my first day, there were uniform pass-outs. I was new, so I just had to stay in the classroom, (the JROTC room is HUGE!!!! it had 3 classrooms) while some people were in one classroom and the others were outside learning how to do stationary drill. Whenever I am in a new place, I would always take out my glasses because I can’t see far. I was just playing with my glasses and a guy, who seemed a little familiar, came up to me and asked, “Do you know (my brother’s name)?”

    I understood what he said, but to make sure I asked, “I’m sorry, what?”

    He turned around and said, “Never mind.”

    Then something popped in my mind, “Wait, are you, Jason (and his last name)?”

    He showed this bright smile and walked back to me saying, “Yes, I am. And you are?” I told him my name and that’s when our friendship started. Oh I forgot to say, Jason was now a senior and I was a freshman in high school.

    7 months later, we started talking everyday. I forgot why, but it just happened. But I’ve liked him even before that. It was like those love at first sight things. We would always message each other things like, *hugs you* or *kisses your forehead* etc.

    Then a month later, we had our annual JROTC award ceremony. After it finished, my family and I walked out of the school. I heard Jason say bye to my mom and brother. And when I came out, we both dropped both of our stuff on the ground and ran to each other. We both hugged and he carried me off the ground. My family was just walking to our car, not noticing a thing. After Jason put me down, we stared into each other’s eyes. I knew what was going to happen next, but I just couldn’t take it into reality. All of a sudden, I kissed him on the cheek and he did so too. There was a kind of loud kiss sound too.

    4 days later, we both went to our JROTC period a little too early and he directed me to the girls changing room. Then we did the same things we did after the award ceremony. But this time, we kissed on the lips. It was just a little peck though. That was my first kiss!! After that, we both had to get out of there because people started piling into the room. I was very happy that day. And it was also 4 days before his birthday too.

    Let’s forward to 3 months later. A day before my birthday, he wanted to see me and we did. That was the last time I was going to see him. Why? Well, since he graduated high school, that means he’s off to college. We walked around a park that was more than 25 streets long, but stayed near where we met. Before he had to leave, we sat on a grass field, cuddling. He then got a text from his mom that he had to go home to finish off his college paper works and packing up his stuff. He said, “I have to go now.”

    I started tearing up and said, “Please, don’t leave, yet. Just a few more minutes.” My voice was shaky.

    “Alright.” He pecked my lips and continued hugging me; swaying me back-and-forth like a mother would do to her child. “I love you, jagiya.” That’s when I lost it. I broke down because that was the first time he said he loved me and he also called me jagiya.

    After that, we both went home and the next day, he got on a plane and flew to his college in another state. As of now, I haven’t talked to him for a long while because I don’t want to distract his studies. I still cry almost every night because of seeing screenshots of our messages almost every night. I seriously can’t wait to see him in 3 months!! Sorry for the very long story, I just love to tell me story to people~

  19. I’m currently dating a Korean boy by the name of Kim
    Ho. Well I first met Ho on InterPals at the beginning of August 2014. ( Although it hasn’t been that long us we want to stay together forever. c: That might be silly, but we’re always very serious about it. ) So I found Ho first, he sounded interesting so I bookmarked him. I didn’t know if I would talk to him or what because I usually don’t message people first and I saw there were a lot of other girls trying to talk to him. 2 days later I received a message from him, and we started of from there. Apparently when Ho first saw me his heart started beating fast and he said he never felt like that for any girl except me. I soon grew to like him too, he just seemed like the perfect match. So I had never been in a relationship before so a couple days later I confessed to him and he confessed to me through skype. We just felt so right for each other even though we are miles apart there was something there. We have been dating for almost a month now and we are really happy. I hope we can continue to be happy even though it’s been a short amount of time even though it feels like I known him longer. I know relationships have their hardships and if we do have any I want to fix them.

    In December, I plan on going to South Korea to meet Ho. I have been saving up, but I know I don’t have quit enough yet. I have been trying my hardest though! So everyday he skypes me from the time he wakes up then after he gets out of school.

    Also another quick note, Ho has sent me a letter he’s written to me for my birthday and it explains how much he likes me and what he loves about me. Plus it’s two whole pages long.

    Well I hope that Ho and I can stay together for a long time!

  20. This is my story with this korean guy , Well I’m hoping it will turn into a serious level.
    so lets start :
    I met this korean guy on Epenpal in 22August2014 who is studying Vocal in 예술대학 I’m 18 years old and He is 19 years old (Korean age) on that day He told me that he is finding a foreigner friend and also to learn english and I said “I would like to be your friend”.

    We added each other on Katalk and talked everyday till now I told Him that I’m planning on going to korea Next June and study abroad there And he helped me searching about universities and told me alot of stuff about universities in korea and he said He will take me to alot of places there so we could enjoy and one day He wrote this favor for me :

    “You’ll probably think this is crazy talk~ And this might be the end of us, but I want to get this off my chest.
    What I want to say is this: I know it sounds crazy because I’m talking about events 9 months from now, but… I don’t know what it’s like for you in (My country) , but honestly I think you’ll be so popular (with the guys) in korea ,that I want to say this now:

    For a while, and for various reasons, my wish was to date a foreigner. We’ve helped each other with not only Korean and English but other things, and you, have a personality and beauty (looks) that I really like. So until you come to Korea – no, even after you come, I want to keep talking with you and to meet with you a couple times. And if it’s all right, I want to take things to a more serious level. Not right now, of course.

    I probably seem crazy but I just wanted to say it because you might get so popular once you’re in Korea. I want for you to meet up and hang out with me a bit, you know, so I’m writing this long message… It’s likely awkward for you, so I’m really sorry…

    Sorry it’s so sudden. I just wanted to tell you in advance and stuff…

    What I just wrote is a favour I’m asking of you. As a guy, I feel and I want for you to contact only me and get to know only me for a bit and have everything work out well. But it’s such an impossible favour, and since you’re studying here, you have to meet a lot of people, right?
    And even if somebody says he likes you, I want you to say ‘no’, at least for while we’re still in contact..”

    I dont know if He likes me but I’m pretty sure that I like him :D
    and I’m looking for forward to meet him >^<
    Well its not a Love story but I wanted to share this story

  21. I’ve been in a relationship with my Mr Kim for 6 months ^^ and we may have rushed our relationship but everything is great. I met him on interpals, and he was looking for friends in my area. I wrote to him and eventually gave him my kakaotalk (every korean uses this app, my bf has all his uni friend/ high school friends and his parents on there). He really wanted to meet me and so the next day after work i invited him over and he met my housemates. He was really cute! He was a bit of a fashionista and liked taking photos (as i have learned…of himself, he loves taking selfies haha…and asking me to take pictures of him). I didn’t want to be rude but I wondered when he was going home but when it reached 3am I knew he wasn’t going, no trains or buses going. Unexpectedly he made a move on me that night and I didn’t expect to hear from him again thinking it was a one night stand or something.
    But I still got messages from him. We kept hanging out and eventually he asked me to movies and dinners and I became his girlfriend all in 1 month. During the next month because he was needing to move he moved in with me…I didn’t want him moving 2 hours away from me and because we got along I suggested it and he was really excited to move in. Already we act like a married couple…I wash his clothes, cook for him (I make him cook sometimes but mostly I like to cook for him) and he has taught me to make korean dishes. We have small fights but he always takes responsibility, says sorry and kisses me no matter if its my fault or his. He knows my friends and has met my parents. One thing that annoys me is that I can’t meet his parents until he proposes to me…its cultural difference…he made a promise to his mother he wouldn’t see anyone until he finished his studies but he apparently told his father he was dating me one night…i felt a bit happy, because his father gave us his blessing to date haha, but not to tell his mother. We have 2 other korean housemates since he moved here. one of them asked if we will marry…i said only if he wants to…he said he does :) I told him I didn’t want to be with anyone but him and he cried…if you are looking for your man, he is out there. Don’t let any man fool you if they have a bad personality leave them, if they are mean or selfish leave them, because being with them delays finding your real soul mate! 6 months and happily living together :) its a short time but i have matured him ^_~ oh and i’m older than him by 2 years! he told me most korean guys these days like girls who are a little bit older and mature~ he’s 23 and i’m 25…and ‘oppa’ is a magic word ^^

  22. Hey everyone, I’m Jeffrey, I’m a American- Salvadorean and happily in love with a South Korean. I met the girl of my dreams at my university at a diversity dinner i was invited to in the fall of 2013. SInce the moment i saw her i couldn’t stop smiling and naturally engaged in conversation as we randomly locked eyes around the room. That day when i got to my room i told my roomie, that i had met a girl who has a contagious smile, but could not remember her name. Luckily our university our school was small so there was a high chance i would run into her again. It was just a matter of time, but the day finally came and we exchanged numbers, well kakao ids (I’m sure most of you know this key tool) lol. Any who i slowly creep-ed in and started flirting with her with cheesy lines. Of course her English wasn’t perfect so i sometimes had explain my cheesy lines only to get rejected. Any who i came to be real close to her and vise-verse that we became best friends and knew that we were slowly started falling in love. I don’t think i mentioned this but she was an exchange student for only a semester but by the time i managed to get her to say yes, we only had a month and half left to be together. As the end grew closer she flipped my world upside down when she extended her studies another semester. And so we went on falling deeper in love and by summer we had plans of her coming down to my hometown in Arizona to meet the fam-bam. They took her with open arms and she was shy at first but grew to be closer with everyone. Soon after our time came finally to part ways but not for long, because i bought a round trip tick to Seoul this past summer. The best time of my life. I had never ever traveled across the world for a girl on my own, but i knew this wasn’t just for any girl. This is the girl of my dreams:) Any who, of course i had to come back to school and we’ve been away for a few months now but we’ve been strong and been there for each other just as much if not more when we were together. I’ve been working hard and managed to purchase a ticket to see her this winter break:). We will also turn a year soon, and I’m just grateful that it’s with her. I’ve come to discover a beautiful culture because of her. I have yet to meet her parents as it is a serious step which I’m patiently preparing for. I will meet her brother this next trip tho, and when the time comes that i meet the parents, best believe that i will ask her dad for her hand:) thank for reading guys:)

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