This makes me sad, and most of my advice will not be terribly helpful for women in that situation. They are generalizations, and definitely don't apply to every single case, but this is my insight from personal experience and girl blab sessions, a la :1. This is not always true in Western countries, where the social pressure to be married before 35 is relaxed. I had many men ask me, within about five minutes of meeting and flirting with me, my opinion of international marriage and/or how long I planned to stay in Korea.Even men in their late twenties seem more serious about relationships than U. After Korean men hit 30, they will usually not get involved with someone who they don't see as a potential marriage partner, so they put a lot of weight on your answers to these questions.It's somewhat rare to see a Korean guy dating someone outside their race.Some believe that it's because Korean guys are against interracial dating or that they are only attracted to other Koreans.Also, prior to dating my lovely boyfriend, I did go on dates with several different men in Korea, from which I learned a lot.One caveat: Before I offer you my observations, please note that I am from the U. and most of the foreign woman/Korean man relationships I've had personal contact with involve women from western countries--usually white or ethnic Korean. Most international couples/marriages with Korean men involve women from China and southeast Asian countries and suffer a number of other problems regarding racism, unequal financial status of the countries, and an association with prostitution/mail-order brides, even when the relationship began as a romantic courtship.This is especially true with first or only sons and men in their late twenties who have a good job and are from wealthier families (as they are considered top-pickin's by Korean standards, and their mothers will be a lot less open-minded because no one is ever good enough for their little prince, especially not some dirty foreign, girl who doesn't even know how to make 된장찌개! There are some very unfortunate, general prejudices Koreans have about the purity of the Han race.
If it gets serious, you must make nice with the family.
And if everything works out and you happen to be one of the lucky few to date a Korean, you will see that there is so much more beyond their timid, outer-shell.
Now, before you go out and snag yourself a Korean guy, here are some things you should know.
Sharing food is considered to be one of the ultimate sign of affection which shows in traditional Korean style of dining. He is scared to get hurt so he got himself a steady Korean gf but followed me around. He tells me to call him oppa even though I think it's so weird, he keeps buying couple things (his fav are animal pajamas), he loves celebrating how long we've been together like, a lot.
Banchan, or side dishes, is offered at almost any Korean cuisine and is shared by everyone at the table. I am not a Korean but I am an established professional. I end up telling him to marry her since race must had been the issue and he did but still wants to follow me around so I married a white guy and sent him our photo so he'd stop. "Jagiya it's been a whole month since we've been dating~ let's go and eat!
Hus parents don't care about race either and his sister is married to an Indian man, korea is a changing society and racism isn't as big a problem anymore! It's like you based these off of korean dramas and male leads, no real life. Stop feeding these koreaboos that think all korean guys are like this.