But a lot of my Korean friends admit to dating a guy they would never bring home to their parents, let alone marry, simply because he's good looking, dresses nice, buys her nice things, or is just fun to be around.
When it comes to dating, it's all just fun...when it comes to marriage, the standards are high.
Afterall, why date at all if you know they’re not the one for you? Dating before meeting your soulmate will only tempt, distract, and dilute you.
You can be friends with members of the opposite sex, but nothing more than that until you’re ready to marry somebody. They are putting all of their chips on God, even moreso than others who are waiting till marriage but still allowing themselves to date. It’s OK to date and be romantically interested in members of the opposite sex.
But let me clue you in on a little secret few Korean girls would admit to: it’s all fake.
The more innocent a Korean girl appears, the more attractive she becomes to her suitors.
They have been hurt so much at a young age that they come to believe that all men must be assholes, so why even bother?
Korean college-age girls however, talking to them, you'd think they were 16-year olds.
Simply, high school curriculum is just too rigorous and demanding to have time for a relationship.
You notice a complete difference in attitudes toward dating in Korea.
Their image of the perfect man is something between a knight in shining armor and a K-pop star. Every male in South Korea is required to serve at least three years in the military, usually after their first year of college.