South korean dating rules
Blind dates in Korea are extremely common and one of the most common ways to meet people in a relatively ‘safe’ way.
Note: Of course, this is not the only way Koreans meet potential baby mamas and daddys.
If you’re meeting friends of friends, your internet penpal, or maybe even a few chaps at the pub, greeting etiquette in Korea is quite relaxed.
Most informal settings only require a small, short bow and a smile.
But is one of the most preferred ways to meet other singles.Hand waves to say hi or bye are also quite common (but are more casual). Sorry, there’s no secret handshake or codeword for picture perfect Korean manners in informal situations. Hugs: Don’t hug someone you’ve just met for the first time. Even if you’ve just had the most spirit-kindling noraebang singing session, hugging might make things awkward.To make an even better impression, say hello in Korean. Although the culture around hugging is changing, hugging in Korea is generally reserved for couples or for close friends or family that are saying goodbye for a long while.While couples in North America are much more “chill” and like to take things slow, my observation of Korean couples is that they love going all out and externally celebrating their togetherness. As I briefly scanned over in my previous post “What to Expect when Dating a Korean Guy,” it’s normal for Korean couples to get couple rings as early as 3 months into the relationship.
First time meetings in Korea are not always as simple as “hello.” There’s a lot of times people might be offended.