[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…

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[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…

Stop Korea

[Q&A] Did I cross some Korean cultural boundaries?

Anonymous asked: Hi! I am an online ESL teacher to Korean students. I’m based in the Philippines, and we contact students in Korea through phone. I had one male student (whom I’m having phone classes with) whom I really think is very smart and open-minded. I’m 21, and he’s 25. Usually, we just had “freetalking”…

Ignore the “shocking” video

There is a video that raised quite a storm both among the foreign community in Korea and, as Kimchi Man informs me, Korean women married to American men. The video depicts the “shocking” reality of foreign men mistreating Korean women. The segment is stellar example of bad and cheap journalism. They make shocking claims but…

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[Q&A] I’m stuck waiting around for a Korean guy. Help!

BelieveinKeev asked: Hmm…let me start off by saying I am American and he’s South Korean… In Korea I am 30 and he’s 31. About three months ago, I met this guy while out with my friends, I found him really funny. We exchanged numbers and would talk often. In the beginning he would call me…

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[Q&A] Do Koreans value Europeans more than Americans?

Jessica asked: So I have a question : Do Korean people value and respect more Europeans (more specifically continental Europeans) than us, Americans or British folks? At my University, me and my buddies befriended few Korean exchange students (1 girl and 2 guys). The other day we were talking about Europe. At one point I…

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[Q&A] Dating in Korea vs. America vs. Europe

How do Korean-American couples differ from Korean-Korean couples or even Korean-European couples? What does Korean couple holding hands truly mean? And does love or relationship come first in Korean dating culture? That is what our next reader is concerned about: Anonymous asked, Hey there! So I was just wanting some insight on a relationship that…

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[Q&A] Can I make friends in Korea?

Can you make a male friend in Korea? Are Korean guys attracted to Asian but non-Korean women? Do foreign women who are not Asian have it easier? That is what is troubling our next reader who is going to spend a year in South Korea. Cherr asked: I’m going to study Hangul in South Korea for…

Is this Korean guy my boyfriend serious

[Q&A] Am I in a relationship with this Korean man?

Am I in a relationship with this Korean man? Is this Korean guy my boyfriend or not? That’s what our next reader is wondering: Lizzy B. asked: I met a Korean man online about two months ago. We wrote a few times using email and before long we had exchanged phone numbers and were writing…

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

Why do Korean guys like noonas? Or do they maybe prefer to be oppas? Are large age differences between a couple judged in Korean culture? Anonymous asked: First of all I wanted to thank you for the great site and the time you take for answering our questions. I have a general question. Do Koreans prefer older or younger…

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[Q&A] Do you intend to speak Korean language to your children?

Do you intend to speak to your kids in Korean language? – Anonymous  I will gladly give my opinion. However, since I don’t really speak Korean, and  Kimchi Man and I are not too keen on having children, I think msleetobe  from On Becoming a Good Korean (Feminist) Wife has  much more authority on this topic.…

[Q&A] Do Korean men think western women are easy?

Anonymous asked: I am an American living in South Korea as a teacher. I have been talking to a male Korean friend online, strictly language exchange and sharing cultural differences, etc. although there is a Korean guy in which I am interested. My friend, however, said that Korean men think Western women are all easy…

Oppa do you love me

[Q&A] How to know if a Korean guy likes you?

Having Korean boyfriend has given me a much better insight into Korean culture and customs. I know how to tell Korean age, I know why Korean chopsticks are made of metal, I know there is no such thing as “Sea of Japan”, I know how to address Koreans of different age, I know to handle everything…

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[Q&A] Will my Korean man marry me?

Anonymous asked: I’m Indonesian woman, and my boyfriend is Korean. We met 1 year ago online, we have been chatting online for about 1 month and then we realized that we have some kind of feelings for each other, so he decided to come to my place in Indonesia. At that time I thought he…

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[Q&A] Is Korean man’s online love real?

Anonymous asked: I have also met someone through an online penpal site who happens to be Korean and originally from Korea. My initial intentions on the site were just to make friends where we could exchange our culture and language. Eventually it lead to chatting on instant messenger. After chatting with him a few times…

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[Q&A] How does South Korean guy court girls?

Sunny asked: Hi, I met this South Korean guy 2 months ago in Seoul. We are from different countries. We have been keeping in touch, mostly initiated by me. I don’t dare to initiate many chatting sessions online for fear of being too straight forward in my likings for him. So far, he has mentioned…

Actress Diane Farr with her husband Seung Yong Chung.

[Q&A] Parents hate my Korean boyfriend

Writer1986 asked Hi! I’m a non-Korean girl (but still Asian-American) in a happy one-year-long relationship with a pure South Korean boy. I heart my oppa, who makes me feel loved and appreciated everyday…The problem is: my parents are biased toward other groups of people and hate my boyfriend, even though he’s never hurt or insulted…

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[Q&A] How to meet South Koreans

For anyone who wants to meet and talk to South Koreans online I suggest using a pen pal site. People are usually very grateful and friendly if you are genuinely interested in their language or any aspect of their culture. It is easy to find someone who is willing to tell you more about things…

Will Korean guy be attracted to me

[Q&A] Will a Korean guy be attracted to me?

Hello everyone! Oegukeen and Kimchi Man here. We got a new question about dating Korean men and we are looking forward to answering it. Anonymous asked: Hye, I’m just an ordinary simple girl… Will a Korean guy be attracted to me?? I would like to find one but I’m not confident enough… It is normal…