Do I regret relationship with Korean man

Do I regret relationship with Korean man?

As I went through the photos he made publicly available on Interpals, I had noticed there were quite a few photos of him in a military uniform. He didn’t strike me as a military type of guy so I asked him about it. He had explained right away that South Korea has mandatory military service…

breaking up with Korea

Am I breaking up with Korea?

It’s been a rough couple of days. It’s difficult smiling. And it’s difficult getting used to not having him in my life. I’m still not there yet. Actually, we have stayed in touch but it’s so different now. So… official. It’s been a whole week. It seems much longer. I thought the fact we both…

It is over

Kimchi Man and Oegukeen are no more. We broke up. I know many people are going to ask “What happened!?” Nothing happened, really. Which I guess was the problem. Both of us got very ill, at different times and from different illnesses, but with the same results: our lives were put on hold. And in…

[Q&A] Are Korean men aggressive?

Are Korean men more aggressive and violent compared to Western men? Do Korean men beat their wives? This is the latest concern one of our readers is having.     Lily asked: Hey! I’ll start off by saying your blog is extremely helpful and comforting so thank you! :) I actually have a question about…

Your Korean love stories #3

<- Your Korean love stories #2 Few months ago we started a new Your Story section where people who don’t have any questions to ask about the dating scene with Korean guys but would like to share their romantic or heart-breaking stories can do so. We’ve been getting many stories with amazing variety of happy…

Korean drama guy Kimchi Man

[Q&A] Do Korean guys act like in Korean drama?

Are Korean men like what we see in Korean drama? Does an average Korean guy behave like characters do in Kdrama? This is the latest question we answer.   Linda asked: I happen to like Korean drama, but not like a fanatic fans who hunts everything about k-drama, but I am able to do a…

[Q&A] Do Korean guys date vegetarian and vegan girls?

Marina T. 真理菜 asked: Hi you two love birds ^^ I’m curious about something. I live vegan, I guess you know what that means, so I was curious how Korean guys see all this. I’m always imagining that Koreans (man or women) wouldn’t want to be with a vegetarian or vegan person, since they/we don’t…

Korean American love story

Your Korean love story #2

<- Your Korean love story #1 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…

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…

Korean men black women

[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…

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…

South Korea temple romantic

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…

knowing a man is Korean know what to expect

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…

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).…

Innocent Man Korean drama vs Chang

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…

Seoul central mosque

[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…

Salt dough, clay, dolls hanbok handmade

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…

[Q&A] Do I have yellow fever?

aspiring teacher asked: Hi there! I want to teach English in South Korea after about 4/5 years. I’ve been wanting to teach English in almost all Asian countries, but decided on South Korea at last. Haha I suppose this interest started when I was 12 (interested in martial arts and it just fired up from…

Korean guy restaurant

[Q&A] Do Korean guys go over-the-top on dates?

Anonymous asked: I have started dating a wonderful Korean guy who is my coworker at a restaurant I work at. I’m a 19 American girl and he’s a 27 year old S. Korean. The first date was so wonderful. He baked for me, took me out for a movie, the whole she-bang. He insisted on…

Facebook Korean Oppa

[Q&A] Oppa removed me from Facebook. Help!

Izumee asked: Hi Oegukeen.. Its very nice to read your blog and advice here, so I think its okay to share my story with a Korean guy to you so maybe you can help me to solve my problem. I am Chinese girl, born and stay at Indonesia. 21 y.o. I just visited South Korea…