Luckily, thanks to the extensive experience of my friends, and my own research, I can now report that the dating scene is alive and thriving in the ROK for expats and Koreans alike.So read on for some tips and tricks to dating, relationships, and finding love abroad. Making Nice with the Locals: Making Korean friends is one of the most important aspects of living and working in Korea.Trick: If you do find that you are interested in a co-worker, make sure that you have other Korean and foreign friends to diversify your social life so you don't get stuck in the rut of only hanging out with co-workers and so you have other circles of friends to frequent should your relationship go south. Cute Girls/Successful Boys: From my experience, Korean women typically go for successful and physically fit men (not much of a cultural difference there).So, if you're interested in dating a Korean lady, you better expect to pay for dinners and tone up that tummy fat ;).However, I recommend remaining in a long-distance relationship if, and only if, you and your partner are extremely committed and have a very high-level of trust.Because of the time difference, talking everyday is not always possible and meeting new, interesting, and attractive people is inevitable.
Now that you're locked and loaded with the best advice available for dating in the ROK, get out there and live it up! After receiving her degree in Secondary English Education from Indiana University, Hope Gately wanted to experience Korea's famous educational system, which is currently ranked #2 worldwide.
That is not to say, however, that there are not opportunities to date Korean men.
My best friend is currently dating a 27 year-old Korean man, and she is a curvaceous, outgoing Jamaican woman.
She began teaching at the Pohang-Namgu branch of Chung Dahm Learning in Korea last year, after being recruited by Aclipse.
Since Hope is an avid hiker, foodie, and fashion enthusiast, she loves living in Korea and enjoys the mountains, cuisine, and "Kill-Heels." Questions about teaching in Korea?