In comparison to guys I’ve dated from other culture, Korean guys are great at keeping in touch, constantly.

The key to this meet is to dress like a news broadcaster (think pastel colored conservative outfit that is flattering but classsy), wear minimal make-up, and be super, super nice. It doesn’t matter if that’s not the real you, because the real you is not what they want to see.

Be comfortable, but also be tense (if that’s even possible).

– When walking on the sidewalk, they always make sure they are on the outer lane closer to the cars – They will take off their coat for you in cold weather – They arrive ten minutes early to dates and don’t mind waiting few minutes (I think some expect girls to be late).

– Anything heavy or difficult to do, they feel responsible to solve/do it for the girl.

Regardless, it’s good to see guys putting as much effort into looking nice and “dolling” up, but they would expect you to do the same. For instance, while it’s extremely subtle, they may exert more authority or expect you to show more “child-like” behaviors. In Korea, age determines how you refer to one another (unlike in Canada where everyone calls each other names).

I hear in Canada, guys stop paying after 2,3 dates, or even on second dates it’s common to go dutch. Although there seems to be a shift in this dynamic very recently, it’s still very normal for guys to be the one getting tab all the time. When a guy is older than a girl, the girl refers to this guy as “Oppa.” But it really doesn’t matter how old you are, because if a guy is interested in you, he’ll try to act like an Oppa anyways.

So in my experience, they put you on a pedestal and subtlety judge you.

Once you break into the group, they will love and protect you forever, but it’s really hard to break into the bubble.

– If you call them for help in the middle of the night (even at 2,3 in the morning), most of them will help you – On these occasions, I’ve learned that girls should expect the guy to prepare some sort of “surprise” – it’s not very surprising once you realize that it’s always going to be a bouquet of roses, a teddy bear, cake, and candles.