Etiquette of dating
Before you ask out the next cute boy or girl you see, let us help you familiarize yourself with Korean dating culture.
There are definitely some ins and outs that you should know beforehand, and they’ll help you steer clear of any social faux pas. Before you need to worry about the ins and outs of dating, you’re probably wondering where to meet eligible bachelors or bachelorettes in the first place.
If you’re dating in a country other than Korea, you’re probably familiar with the ‘three day rule,’ or the rule that you shouldn’t reach out to someone you’re newly interested in via text or phone call for at least three solid days after getting their phone number.
This rule has been a focal point of romantic comedies and sitcoms for the last decade, and some men (and women) swear by its effectiveness.
That being said, there may be some cultural differences depending on where you’re coming from, especially in social arenas like making friends and going on dates.
When it comes to texting and its role in dating and new relationships, you and your partner may have a very different style and approach.
For instance, you may text non-stop with your friends, always utilize emojis, and basically correspond in abbreviations all day long.
Korea isn’t like many Western countries where suitors are encouraged to go up to attractive strangers to make small talk (and maybe ask for a phone number if it goes well).
Rather, the most common way to meet new romantic candidates is through friends and acquaintances.