Korean relationships dating
Jihyun Choi, originally from Daegu, is currently in the US studying chemistry while her boyfriend is doing military service in Korea.
I am speaking from just my own personal experience as a white male and, of course, these points do not refer to all Korean women.
Flawless-looking K-pop singing idols and K-drama actors set the standard for beauty and are glorified on everything from pencil cases to massive subway signs that wish them a happy birthday.
There’s a sentiment in Korea that if you’re not good-looking, everything else about you may be defective, too.
A serious duo might drop ₩420,000 (around 0) on matching puffy parkas or a his-and-hers gray suit for ₩144,000 (5.50) each. Why not buy, for ₩78,000 a pop (), matching fluorescent yellow rashguards.
“When I choose clothing to go on a date, I usually ask my partner what she will wear,” says Tosol Yu, a 30-year-old doctor in Seoul. It’s not the exact same outfit, but I prefer to look like a couple to other people as well.” To outside observers, it might seem odd that young lovers would choose to dress in matching denim jackets or identical mocknecks.
But the couple look is also the result of South Korea’s obsession with appearances.