Dating customs of koreans


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If a man and a woman are happy with each other, they will exchange contact details and start dating.

For the purpose of booking, waiters may maintain lists of attractive women’s phone numbers and will call them up and offer free, or very cheap, tables and drinks for them and their friends.

For example, I-um started in 2010 targeting at 20’s and 30’s singles.

It charges membership fee of 80,000 won and claims to have a total of one million registered members.

You may have seen in the Korean TV dramas that the parents ask a professional matchmaker or a family friend who has a strong network of social contacts to help recommend a suitable partner for their son or daughter who is in his/her thirties but is still unmarried and does not have a boyfriend or girlfirend.