Unlike other Asian countries, where it’s almost “a shame” not to be married by 25, Koreans tend to get married in their late 20s and early 30s.
This is partly due to the high pressure to provide house, car and a promising career by the time you tie the knot.
"We've been dating for a year but we still haven't had the DTR (defining the relationship) talk..." No. After two or three dates with someone, it's automatically assumed that an exclusive relationship has been formed.It’s quite easy to spot who’s dating who walking in any Korean downtown.Don’t forget that every month has unofficial couple days: January 14The Western term “casual dating” does not exist in South Korea. Which means when dating a Korean, he or she either only wants a physical, almost “secret” relationship or plans to get married to you.“I didn’t go to places like the Han River when I was on dates with my husband,” recalled Kim, a Korean-born mother of a two-year-old boy who now lives in Washington with her American husband.Kim says it was always uncomfortable to put up with their stares just because she was holding the hand of a white man. So we often went to Itaewon because we were relatively free from all the stares there,” said Kim.