They know as a foreigner in Korea you attract a lot of attention and they may assume that you must have many girls chasing you.

They will certainly start any relationship with suspicion. Early on, you may find that your new girlfriend will want to check your phone for evidence of you seeing another woman.

But when dating foreigner, they may want to test the waters about what the parental reaction will be before they decide on dating or marrying a foreigner.

When a Korean girl dates a foreigner, they are scared that their new boyfriend may think they are easy.

So, Korean women may be more cautious dating a foreign man than when dating a Korean man.

If you are stubborn and insist on not showing your phone, she will eventually get her hands on it and check it whether you like it or not.

Some Korean women, especially older ones, tend to have a fantasy of meeting a foreigner and escaping patriarchal Korean society. You are clearly a more positive alternative than marrying a Korean guy and having to deal with an evil Korean mother-in-law or other intrusive family members.

They are checking to see if you are just looking for an easy girl.

Treat the girl with respect, and don’t be too aggressive in the beginning and she will realize that you are looking for something more meaningful.

The information in this article is going to assume that you are indeed looking for a more substantial relationship rather than something that is short term. You just arrived as a tourist, a new English teacher, a new exchange student or a factory worker.

Your goal is not only to travel, work or study here, but also to live here and experience the culture.

Note: The article ’10 Things You Must Know About Dating Korean Girls’ was meant to be for fun.