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…

‘Do Koreans eat dogs?‘ and Western hypocrisy

Having a Korean boyfriend means getting a few question asked over and over again, every time people find out who you are dating. “Is he from North or South Korea?”. South of course. “Aren’t they really poor there?” You’re thinking of North again. “Are Koreans Buddhists?” Most are atheists actually, but there is fair share…

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…

Korean strangers

[Q&A] Is it normal to talk to strangers in Korea?

Is it normal and common to talk to strangers in Korea is the newest question we attempt to answer: Anonymous asked: Hello, I’m heading to Seoul in March and studying Korean for one month by myself, I would like to know is it common to talk to strangers in bookstores, coffee shops and make some local…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

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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…