Dating in korean
I wanted men to accept me the way I truly am, complete with my outgoing, straightforward personality which I thought didn’t go together with girlish behaviors. For a long time, he never commented on my social gatherings or asked me to see him as my sole source of emotional support. Many of my friends started to point out that I had changed a lot.
I stopped going on different social gatherings because I wanted to be like him — being considerate and focusing on our relationship.
I thought it more a fantasy of men who craved unequal power relations with their girlfriends than a reality.
It’s an old battle: fighting against the chasm, between the expectations of South Korean men (and even women who embrace these expectations) and the real, live selves of South Korean women.
Celebrating Every 100 Days People around the world celebrate yearly anniversaries; really lovey-dovey couples celebrate monthly anniversaries; and unhealthily obsessed teenagers celebrate even more often. Of course the big yearly milestones are celebrated just the same.
Maybe I was finally enjoying a moment of repose, showing who I really am, in a safe space free from conventional definitions of gender roles.
I finally had an answer to the question I had first posed in my early twenties: My outgoing personality, which attracted men, was not an obstacle to developing stable relationships.
There’s even a few other “types” of blind dates, but those are specifically for different purposes: 미팅 (meeting) – A group blind date, mostly for young college students.
A group of guy friends will meet a group of girl friends to hangout and have a good time. This is a very serious date, where both parties have expectations of marriage right from the beginning (including/especially parents).