On average, Koreans get married three years later than Americans. Simply, most Koreans focus on education before marriage, and a large percentage of the population in South Korea will be college-educated. When I ask my Korean friends this, they look at me like I must be clueless....."why not?The average age for marriage in the United States is 28 for men, 26 for women. " I was brought up old-school, dating is preparation for marriage, therefore you should never consider dating someone you wouldn't consider marrying.Their image of the perfect man is something between a knight in shining armor and a K-pop star. Every male in South Korea is required to serve at least three years in the military, usually after their first year of college.This poses an interesting dilemma for college-age Korean girls.My view of American dating is this: start dating as soon as possible, as immaturely as possible.Consequently, both women and men are already jaded by the time they are in their twenties, but especially women.
Know that it took me more than 5 years to figure out Korea's women (and I still have loads to learn!You might be able to point out that Korean culture is firmly founded on traditional values, and therefore the girls truly may be as coy as they seem…but I’m here to tell you, they’re not.Korean girls do just about everything else American girls do, the only differences is they keep it behind closed doors, and they don’t talk about it openly. Sexual advertising is everywhere, it’s impossibly to avoid, so maybe the Koreans are on to something here...is more.Parents in any culture want the best for their children; it's not uncommon to hear a father say to a prospective suitor to his daughter: "You are a good guy, but just not for my daughter! Chances are you've hit a wall and are not sure what the heck is going on. There are things that most expats don't know at first.