Boy dating tip
What you’re eating, what you’re thinking, what you’re looking forward to about your date tonight — it’s all fair game!
Keep in mind, this doesn’t mean that a guy you date while you’re in Korea is way more interested in you than guys in the past who have texted and called less. The next time you get home from a date with a Korean guy that you’re into, send him a quick text that you had a great time after he drops you off at home!
For example, they’ll check all the boxes for the classic signs of chivalry.
Prepare to have your chair pulled out for you, for his coat to be handed to you when you’re cold, and to never arrive to the restaurant you’re supposed to meet at wondering where your date is — he’ll always arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of you to secure the table and make a good impression. Like we mentioned in regards to always picking up the check, Korean guys that lean heavily on this ‘Oppa’ identity could possibly expect you to act in a demure, respectful way — always trusting his opinion and judgment, not talking back, etc.
A more modern approach to payment is also gaining ground in Korean dating culture.
Ah, one of the most awkward parts of the early stages of dating — should you reach for the bill after dinner?
If he paid for dinner, should you offer to pay for drinks after or wait until the next date?
‘Oppa’ is a term that shows respect to an older guy, but it goes way further than that in Korean dating culture.
Rather than being a simple term meant to show respect and deference to an older guy, ‘Oppa’ is also what Korean guys to be when in a relationship.