In my everyday life, I talk about these feelings quite a lot.But Wee Gypsy Girl keeps them on mute, focussing instead on the best bits.In fact, I’ve taken the time to write down what I’ve found to be the biggest mistakes that foreign men make, during years of living in Korea and professionally helping men date Asian women.#5 Thinking that Korean women are easy Before I came to Korea, I was very excited because I imagined that Korea was a lot like South East Asia: Just show up and women will be lining up to go on dates with you! Korea, I soon found out once I arrived here, is on the opposite side of the dating spectrum. Life’s tough for us (I’m darker skinned as well) but if you really want to find and date the ideal Korean woman for you, it’s definitely possible and we’ll make it happen!It certainly wasn’t politically correct, and I would never think to create a “humorous” video like this in the United States.But I wasn’t in the United States; I was in Korea, and after several months living as an expat and teaching English in Seoul, I knew that the image of “fat people” made Koreans of all ages burst into uncontrollable fits of laughter. After a couple minutes, I placed five or six balloons into the over-sized shirt I was wearing, adjusting it to make sure they would stay in place.The number of foreign spouses living here has risen rapidly in recent years, a development linked to economic development.However, international couples and families face stigmatization, and in the dating scene, conditions vary by race and economic background.
What does take an eternity for guys to figure out is that Western and Korean women think, act, and do different!Still, it raises intriguing questions in a country where locals often joke about how Korean women are coveted for their beauty while the men are disregarded for having diminutive bodies."In terms of income, education and culture, South Korea is a developed nation now," said Kookmin University professor Andrei Lankov, a keen observer Korean history."This means that more equal relations are becoming the norm in all areas and the decades-old gender imbalance, in both dating and marriage unions with Westerners, is going to disappear."Such a shift would come as society grapples with newfound diversity.This is a guest post by Dan Bloom With Asia Dating Even more so, building a life is even more work, especially a dating life.Unfortunately, foreigners who come here make big mistakes when it comes to meeting and dating Korean women.
Hallie Bradley, right, author of the blog "The Soul of Seoul" sits with her husband, guitarist Jung Jae-oo.