Instead, mutual friends introduce new guys and girls on double dates often.
Friends will also do this for their friends but the potential couple goes out alone, sort of like a blind date. We’ve heard that young adults here like the comfort of being set up by someone they know and trust.
In the inaugural Like It video we examined several key factors to cost of living in Korea, including public transportation, food and clothing.
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.
In Korea for instance, dating usually starts around university age. First, many students go to all boys or all girls only high schools. Second reason is that high school in Korea, unlike in Europe, North and South America, almost completely consumes a student’s life here.
There is so much time either spent at school or spent studying that kids here have very little time to do anything else until university starts.
This adversely affects some in the younger generation who may want to explore and discover what dating outside Korean culture is like.