Korean single parent

[Q&A] Korean single mom in the eyes of Korean man

What is Korean men’s view on someone who is a single mom? single mom asked: Hello, I just actually today discovered your blog, and it is so very informative and wonderful. Thank you for all the knowledge you are sharing. I would please like to solicit your opinion on the situation I find myself in.…

Do Korean men only like skinny girls

[Q&A] Are Korean men only attracted to skinny women?

Do Korean guys only like skinny girls, one of our readers is curious. Anonymous asked: How do Korean men feel about women who are a little bit heavy but not over weight? The answer to your question is simple, but I would also like to address a more general issue concerning Koreans and weight, and…

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[Q&A] Do Korean men like black women?

Anonymous asked: Are Korean Men attracted to African American Women? First of all, as much as it is becoming a cliché, I think we can all agree each Korean man is unique and has unique taste in dating partners. Also, what does it even mean to be attracted to African American women? Does it mean…

How to send mail to Korea

How to send mail to Korea

Get tips for sending mail to Korea, find out about Korean address system, how to send packages and envelopes, and see examples of proper addressing. My fingers were trembling with excitement as I pried opened the package. The package that had been sitting on his desk in Korea just a few days ago. Now it…

2012 in blogging for Loving Korean

Look back at 2012

Exactly a year ago we created this blog. And then an amazing thing happened. You people actually read it. :) Loving Korean was envisioned to be a place where we could help out and answer questions and it wouldn’t exist if you haven’t shown us the trust to answer yours. Amazingly, we got two questions on our very first…

Korean emoticons

Korean emoticons can make chatting and texting with your Korean friends a lot more fun and genuine. Also called Korean smileys, they are similar to other East Asian emoticons, with the exception that Korean emoticons use Hangul letters like ㅂ, ㅇ, and ㅅ. Below you can find Korean emoticons list with translations. The cute picture…

Korean instant messaging applications survey

Survey: How do you keep in contact with Koreans?

In our series of posts about long distance relationships we want to share with you easiest ways to keep in touch with your faraway boyfriend/girlfriend/friend. We tested out many free Korean instant messaging apps and wrote a post titled 4 best free Korean apps. We would like to find out what you think and which ones you…

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Long distance relationship advice

He lives in Korea, and I live in Europe. That’s as long distance as it gets. I’ve spent more than seven years in long distance relationships so far. This is my second one and it is a lot more successful and enjoyable than the previous. The main reason is that I found real and passionate…

Loving Korean Christmas Wallpaper

Free wallpapers – holiday gift from Loving Korean

With Christmas, New Year and other holidays coming soon, your desktop should be decorated to fit the festive mood. Of course, it wouldn’t be Loving Korean if every wallpaper didn’t have a hint of Koreanness in it. Over the last few years I saved every ribbon that Kimchi Man sent with the packages from Korea. When I chose…

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Your Korean love story #1

My Korean boyfriend and I have an unusual love story – meeting online, falling in love without ever seeing each other, and becoming a real couple while being of different nationality, race, culture, and speaking different languages… all in the name of love. But we are not the only ones! Other girls and women have…

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Be the Change

I was sitting yesterday at a family lunch, looking around, thinking how very different we are. Brothers and sisters and grandparents and cousins all sharing same genes, we have spent our whole lives in the same town, and yet we could hardly agree on any given topic that arose in the conversation. What kind of…

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What does it mean to be Korean?

“… he is a Korean but he doesn’t speak Korean.” The first thought that popped into my mind when I read that was that the man is mute. When I scanned the rest of the comment which that sentence was a part of, my hasty conclusion didn’t seem to fit the context. So I came…

Korean soldier boots

Top 5 things you should know about Korean guys

Dating Korean guys is not much different than dating other people, but here are top 5 things about Korean guys that are good to know: Korean Age Korean age is calculated differently than international age. When they are born, they are one year old (approximation for the 9 months they have spent in their mother’s belly).…

Korean men are men before they are Korean

Korean men are men before they are Korean?

“Korean men are men before they are Korean” is a phrase I first read over at fellow blogger’s Ask a Korean. Since then I have seen it parroted out by many who think they are being progressive and seeing beyond someone’s nationality. While I completely agree with its premise, that our culture has very little influence on our…

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Dating Korean guy – the clash of prejudices

Dating outside your race unavoidably brings about stereotypes and prejudices. Unusual thing about dating Korean men is that it brings two sets of stereotypes that are completely opposing and mutually exclusive. I must admit that there is rarely a thing that can throw me off balance as much as prejudices. But this conflict of stereotypes…

Korean oppa meaning

What does oppa mean?

In Korean oppa (오빠) literally means “older brother of a female person”, but the meaning of oppa changed over time and now can refer to female person’s older brother, very close friend who is older (but not much older!), romantic interest, boyfriend, and sometimes even husband, if they are older. Addressing other people in Korean language…

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[Q&A] Can I find Korean Muslim to marry?

A woman wants to know if she can find a man of Islam in Korea. lonely101 asked: I am a Muslim girl who thinks Korean men are good looking (as in people from my culture are not). As a Muslim, I can only marry a respectable Muslim guy but it seems impossible for me to…

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[Q&A] How can I approach a Korean guy?

Hi Kimchi Man and Oegukeen, I just want to say that I’ve been following your blog for a few months now and really like your posts. The both of you are really nice whilst giving very objective, grounded advice. So thanks for the great reads:) Plus, the two of you seem to be really cute…

How to Learn Korean by Yourself

Depending on what your first language is, Korean language can be quite a challenge to master. That’s why if you’re studying on your own it’s best to use as many different angles of attack as possible. This will ensure you cover all the neccessary bases – grammar, vocabulary, listening, speaking, correct pronunciation… Also, the advantage…

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Handmade dolls wearing Hanbok

When Kimchi Man is in Korea and we are apart we send each other packages to feel closer. That way we have something to look forward to even though when we are missing each other like crazy. I usually send him candy and snacks that he can’t find in Korea and he does the same for me.…

I love you in Korean

Korean Love Expressions

Korean flash cards with Hangul, pronunciation and meaning – all about love! Learn how to say I love you in Korean, I miss you in Korean, boyfriend in Korean, and much more! Since it was such a success on our Tumblr blog we decided to post it here, on our main blog, as well. In…