I realize I’ve been posting a lot of entries in my “How To Survive” series recently.
I usually like to spread them out, but I guess it’s just been one of those weeks where these urgent issues seem to be confronting us constantly.
For those of you who are going to brave that date with a Korean American woman, I offer these survival tips.
First, let’s address the question of how materialistic KA women really are.
If you’re Asian American and on Facebook, you may have noticed a link to this article being sent around in the past couple of days: The piece was posted a few months ago by Ricky Kim, a Korean American man like myself, and takes Korean American women to task for being superficial, materialistic and self-absorbed.
He admits that Korean women are the most beautiful women in the world, but concludes by writing: “Even though it’s against my mother’s wishes, I probably won’t marry a Korean-American woman. They call me negative but I feel the most positive thing you can do is have the courage to address the painful realities in order to build a brighter future for our children.” If you look at the comments responding to Kim’s original post, you’ll see the strong outrage directed against him and his views.
Of course, dating an Asian girl is very different from dating your typical Nancy or Betty.
So, in order to snag yourself a Mulan, I present to you a White Man's Guide to Dating Asian Girls.
And then he cited research that actually quantifies this.On top of that, you’re going to have communication barriers beyond just language.Finally, you need to ask yourself how long you plan on living in Korea and if it’s worth it at all! When it comes to relationships, the only difference between dating in North Korea and South Korea is that both countries have different governments (Not that I’ve tried anything in North Korea!These are my conclusions: Korea has some of the most beautiful and fun women in the world, but if you want to have a serious relationship with them in Korea you need to understand and accept a few things.You need to understand that dating a foreigner is still seen as taboo here.