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Korea: Land of the Lonely Expat During my two-year tenure in South Korea, I’ve participated in relationships, but I have spent most of my time as a single male.The isolation from other foreigners and the communication barrier with the locals has easily extended my droughts of singleness. I mean we don’t initiate relationships through purely lustful methods like making out with strangers in bars.The language barrier minimizes meaningful conversation and opportunities with the opposite sex. In fact, good luck finding anyone who adequately speaks your language when you walk into a coffee shop; much less lying to her about your knowledge of the author of the book in her hands.When expats do congregate on the weekends, job stress and isolation typically reinforces nasty, if not extreme, drinking habits.
When she wore heels, someone might mistake you for her child at the mall.” -My dad “Honestly, I wasn’t sad when it didn’t work out. nerdy.” – My Mom As an English Professor in Korea told me, “Relationships come and go, it’s our relationships with our family and friends that determine our quality of life.” That is, of course, sound advice.
Korean women prefer Korean men from within their own culture for long-term relationships. Furthermore, if a Korean woman is attracted to a western male, it’s more than likely because he is an attractive male, not because he is of western descent.
Korean women are extremely picky when it comes to height, clothing, appearance, etc.
People might crucify me for writing this, but I’m still shocked at the amount of attention Korean men shower on western women who are significantly overweight.
It puzzles me considering the demands they place upon their own women to be comparable to match sticks.