So, are you both living in Europe? South Korea? ..or are you still long distance? How did you decide (if you have) where to reside? I am so thankful to you for taking the time to shed a positive light on dating men in Korea. I am a new English teacher in Busan and have found a Korean man I would love to spend more time with. :) Blessings to you both.
Right now Kimchi Man is visiting me in Europe. In theory we are still in a long distance relationship but in reality he spends more time with me in Europe than he does in South Korea. He was supposed to stay here just for a short while, but every time we were about to part we just couldn’t bring ourselves to do it. I can only imagine how much his family and his Jindo dog miss him.
Unfortunately, he has to go back to Korea soon and I have to stay here. He will keep coming back to visit me for a while longer, but our plan for the future is for both to permanently live in South Korea. The reason for this is that my career is very flexible but his requires that he works in South Korea. Since the person moving has to give up their family and friends, at least it’s good if we don’t have to give up our careers too.
But this is all just a plan, and future is very difficult to predict. Who know what will happen.
Sadly, due to technical difficulties, I am unable to go to Korea right now. I am really looking forward to it more than I can describe. I am asking him questions about Korea every day, watching every imagineable YouTube video about Korea and am learning Korean.
As far as shedding positive light goes, I was saddened by often very judgmental and stereotypical way Korean men are described online. I just don’t want to see any woman give up on a man she likes just because he is Korean!
It is great you found a Korean man you enjoy being with and we both hope he will help you to not feel too homesick. You have our best wishes :)
How about you readers? Would you move to a foreign country far away to be with the person you love?