Couple Share Secrets Of Their Long-distance Relationship

The language becomes a blur, the people become familiar, and we learn to adapt and deal with the weird customs. But then I walk by this gorgeous temple located in my backyard and I can’t help but take a moment and appreciate the authentic beauty that can be found in Korea. We have this once in a lifetime opportunity to live here, and so often the ‘special-ness’ of living abroad is lost due to daily living. Being reminded of how awesome it is always lifts my spirit a little. This set of advice is tailored to the communication technologies of the present day, and it’s not clear how long it’ll be applicable.

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There are over 10 million people in Seoul and people often have a few irons in the fire so to speak. “Some (썸)” is a relatively new term from 2014 that originates from “something” or “there is something between us” and it’s one of the best parts of Korean dating. It’s the stage when you get to know each other and flirt before committing to a relationship.

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Deliver the flowers, the balloons, the food, the wine, and even the musician to play in the background. If you’re hanging out with Koreans, you might want to split the bill the Korean way. That’s when one person pays for the bill and another person will pay for the next round. Some contemporary Koreans prefer to split the bill evenly, and that’s cool if you’re friends and all.

We believe that if you already know one language, there’s no reason you can’t learn another. However, just because someone doesn’t contact you as often, doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t interested in you. Some people naturally don’t like to spend much time on the phone no matter how much they may like someone. Koreans like to communicate with their sweetheart much more often than what is customary in other countries. And while conversations might not be the most riveting, it’s important to show that you care throughout the day by asking them what they’re doing, what they’ve eaten, and so on.

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You will get all the needed instructions from your chosen bank, but you basically need to set up a Security Card (보안카드) for safety against identity theft and you’re good to go. All citizens have insurance which is covering almost 80% of their medical treatments. If you plan on living in Korea for more than 6 months, insurance will be obligatory for you as well. The insurance doesn’t include dentists or cosmetic procedures though. This is very similar to Scandinavia, people like their personal space and will respect yours as much as they possibly can. Such as saying ‘bless you’ when sneezing – no one will say anything in Korea.

Rather, they’re seen as special, romantic moments that should be shared with your partner in a private setting. You’ll likely want to save your make-out sessions and the like for private, or else you’ll find an 아줌마 (ajumma | older Korean woman) raising a storm on you. Everywhere in South Korea, especially in Seoul, you can see Korean women and men holding hands, having their arms around each other. Some even dare to share small pecks, and sometimes you may even see them squeezing each other’s pimples and whatnot.

They said that while videochatting, they’d blow kisses to each other, spread out their arms as if hugging their partner, or faux-hug the device they were using. “One participant even said his partner would stroke his head and shoulder by cupping her hand around his video image and moving it up and down,” the researchers observed. “Not a lot has been incredibly hard for us, because we’re both in school, so we’re both really busy,” she said. While they aren’t for everyone, long-distance relationships have their benefits, especially for people who value space and independence.

Girls will probably not mention or introduce you to her family unless she’s sure your relationship will lead to marriage. As Korean parents are very protective about their children, they will probably meddle in your relationship. Especially if you live in Korea, close to your in laws. The big dream of most Korean girl is getting married and have a family. This is again slowly changing as more and more woman are career focused.

The reasons why food is so important to Koreans dates back to the 50s when the Korean War broke out. One of the major problems was starvation, so a lot of people still remember those days and want to make sure their loved ones are well fed. Since eating out is quite cheap in Korea, Koreans love eating out.

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For example, I view my friendship with Jennifer as a blessing in my life. She was also a positive support to me when my long-term marriage broke up. At two crucial points in my life, she was a supportive friend. Those mundane details can create closeness, while also letting people see a fuller, less idealized version of their partner.

Through this article, I will provide some tips for foreigners dating in Korea. I have primarily used Tinder, but South Korea has other dating apps you can check out here. Even though there are warnings with dating sites, millions of people have found perfect marital bliss by doing so. And if it doesn’t try other Korean dating sites because at the end of the day, it’s a numbers game. The article below lists all the best Korean dating sites available. These include websites as well as apps, making it quick, convenient and easy to access.