A single American dating in South Korea might be caught, very off-guard by the “text-dating” culture there.The first 3 days in South Korean dating, involve non-stop, small-talk, texts.To Text or Not to Text: Since we live in 2013, cell phones have become as essential to dating as astrology was to the ancient greeks. A study by shows that only 6% of men in the US admit to have called a women less than 24 hours after the first date.The standard waiting time for the post first-date call in the US is within 1 – 3 days.In fact, it is perfectly normal and expected to text the same night.Not getting in touch right away is usually interpreted as a sign of disinterest.
You need to understand that dating a foreigner is still seen as taboo here.
Regardless of the differences, if the couple truly desires to stay together and are committed to the relationship then my recommendation in therapy is for them to stay the course.
But I also know from many different couples that this can mean facing possible ostracism from family members.
Dating is hard enough as it is but dating in an Asian-American context is made even more difficult because of potential cultural differences.
Traditional Asians pride themselves on their marriages, families, children, and continuation of the family lineage so when their sons/daughters begin dating someone they don't approve of, it's going to a difficult process.
😉 ) In spite of the “integration” that’s been happening in South Korea’s tourism industry, a Korean woman dating a foreign man is frowned upon and a woman’s peers assume that she is unable to find a proper Korean man so she has to settle for a foreigner. I told you, this is going to be brutal, but if you plan on coming here, I want you to know what I wish someone had told me.