That may seem all well and good for the ladies out there that like being taken care of, but Richard has heard of many cases from former students who were burned by a girl who took advantage of this longer than they should of because the expectation in Korea is usually that the man pays for things.I personally have never dated a Korean, but Richard has, and he talked about it a little bit in the video. He met Korean parents twice when dating a Korean woman, and both times the family was warm and welcoming. The first couple of dates with a Korean woman was always a bit nerve-racking because he was unfamiliar with Korean dating culture and didn’t want to make mistakes.
In most western countries, the man opening the door for a woman to enter first is standard. Men usually must pay for dates, and this may be similar in both cultures, but as time goes by we’ve observed that Korean men tend to pay for things such as dates, flowers, movies, etc.
for a longer period of time before the woman might start chipping in.
This adversely affects some in the younger generation who may want to explore and discover what dating outside Korean culture is like.
However, regardless of what parents think, people may still end up dating whomever their heart pleases and not tell their parents.
Parents who, for example, send their children abroad to learn English for a year or two during high school or even in university my be a little more open to their daughter or son dating whoever they wish and making their own decisions.
Unfortunately, even though Korea has developed very quickly technologically, the mindset amongst many has been much slower to catch up.
For example, how parents react to their son or daughter dating a foreigner really depends on how open-minded he parents are.
It could be that they don’t mind, but we find that usually the opposite is the case.
Our second video touched on how we communicate here.
For this one we dive into a topic that is exciting to talk about, yet could be somewhat difficult to explain.
Instead, mutual friends introduce new guys and girls on double dates often.