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On Dating a Korean

I have always known that my husband isn’t a pro on dating. When we were boyfriend and girlfriend, we would either go out to see a movie or have dinner in the same restaurants or bars. Our first date was memorable, … Continue reading

10 Things South Korea Does Faster

One of the first Korean words I learned after my arrival to the peninsula was bbali (빨리). Meaning "fast," it's a term used frequently and, in my opinion, perfectly summarizes the entire country in two syllables. After all, the nation rose from the ashes of the Korean War in a mere six decades to become one of the world's greatest economies. In general, Koreans do a lot of things fast. Here's 10 of them, in no particular order.

Transportation

7 Ways South Korea Rules the World

 

CNN just recently did an article called, “10 things Korea does better than anywhere else”.  Some of the things I can’t confirm, but I can say that 7 of them are definitely spot on.


3 Female Teachers Talk About Dating, Racism, and Safety in Korea

One thing I’ve learned through blogging and vlogging over the past two years is that there are a lot of questions about life as an expat teaching English in Korea.

They are all different and they comes from all ages, races, and backgrounds. Among the questions about food, qualifications, documentation, and who Korean girls like most are those from female teachers inquiring about dating, racism, and safety.

Dating:
This is a danger zone topic I learned the hard way through my HIGHLY controversial vlog, DO NOT Teach English in Korea if You Are These Types of People.


Why Korean Men and Women Marry Foreigners (Matchmaking Poll)

I'm not big on talking about the whole dating and marriage thing, but when I came across this article I figured I wouldn't be the only one who was intrigued.  The Chosen Ilbo recently reported a poll taken by matchmaking company, Bien-Aller, about the reasons why Korean men AND women make their choices to marry someone from outside their own ethnic and cultural group.


According to the poll, 32.1 percent of the men said they felt the biggest benefit of marrying foreign women is their lack of interest in their groom's educational background and financial or social status


For me, the reasons Korean men and women make their choices, according to this poll, were not what I expected.  The next three most popular reasons for seeking a foreign bride?


My thought process after breaking up with someone

"That was definitely for the best."

"That was probably for the best… Wasn’t it?"

"Let me message all my friends and ask what they think."

"Okay, it was for the best."

"Hmm, I miss them. I wonder how they’re doing. Maybe I’ll just send them a message…"

"No, don’t message. It’s too soon. I’ll wait to see if they message me."

"I wonder how they’re doing, but it’d be weird to contact them. Let me check out their Facebook profile. …and now, I hate them."

"I need to have sex."


Why Korean Men and Women Marry Foreigners (Matchmaking Poll)

I’m not big on talking about the whole dating and marriage thing, but when I came across this article I figured I wouldn’t be the only one who was intrigued.  The Chosen Ilbo recently reported a poll taken by matchmaking company, Bien-Aller, about the reasons why Korean men AND women make their choices to marry someone from outside their own ethnic and cultural group.

According to the poll, 32.1 percent of the men said they felt the biggest benefit of marrying foreign women is their lack of interest in their groom’s educational background and financial or social status

For me, the reasons Korean men and women make their choices, according to this poll, were not what I expected.  The next three most popular reasons for seeking a foreign bride?


In the moment

You know that moment after you’ve had a few dates with someone, and things are going really well?

Everything they do is cute and interesting. Every story they tell is new and gives you another dimension on how they’re wonderfully structured. They always smell good. They always feel good. They always taste good. They can easily say or do something that puts the biggest smile on your face.

That excited feeling you get when you see a message from them or when you lock eyes after a kiss. The eagerness you can’t contain before you know you’ll see them again. That nervousness that you don’t want to move too fast, well, not faster than them. You don’t worry about the future or about what obstacles may come. You don’t want anything, really. You just want to see that person one more time and continue the good feelings.

I wish I could always feel this way.


I have been hesitant to mention it because I don’t want to make...



I have been hesitant to mention it because I don’t want to make it a bigger deal than it is, but… The Canadian and I ended our relationship.

I think I haven’t been in a good place (mentally) lately and that has increased our incompatibility. Not for any one particular reason, but I’ve just been feeling a bit sad. I have my issues with trust, anxiety, and crippling fear of failure. Busy thinking about past relationship and life disappointments, etc. Also, I’ve invested in the wrong friends time and time again. Everyone that I let in to see the real me seems to disappoint me by not being worth the effort in the end.

I’m known to be pretty critical of myself. I know I need to face my demons on my own. I want to be alone. As selfish as it sounds, I need to focus on me.


New Gay Dating App: WhoQ (후크)

WhoQ (pronounced 후크) is a new app being promoted on Ivan City. So far, most of the users look to be Koreans. I downloaded the app for a bit to look around, and I'm not very impressed.

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