South Korean Women Shun Marriage With Korean Men

There are more South Korean women who shun marriage with local Korean men in favor of a career and single carefree life. According to South Korean government statistics, South Korea’s marriage rate was 6.2 marriages per 1,000 people in the year 2009 which was the lowest marriage rate ever recorded since 1970.

Why do South Korean woman want to stay single?

The are many reasons why South Korean women are avoiding marriage. Besides economic barriers such as  high cost of rent and mortgages, rigid traditional Korean cultural norms are the source of deep underlying obstacles.

Due to South Korea patriarchal family structures, South Korean men don’t see women as being equal. If you are from European countries or United States, you will be shocked that gender inequality still exists in these modern times.


Gender inequality is turning off South Korean woman

As more South Korean women are highly educated, they are slowly rejecting the traditional social structures that are imposed on them by avoiding marriage. Because of unequal gender division of labor in the patriarchal family, South Korean women are expected to serve and take care of her husband, his extended family and their children.

Males are high up in the social order as they are the one who can carry on the family line. At a young age, South Korean males are pampered and treated like crown prince therefore male chauvinism are prevalent in South Korea society.

However as long as South Koreans have this unequal gender mentality, the marriage and birth rate will continue to decline. Unsurprisingly, South Korea has one of the world’s lowest fertility rates – average of 1.15 children per South Korean woman.

Marriage sacrifices by South Korean woman

Many young South Korean women feel that marriage is unfavorable to them as it is the woman who is usually expected to make all the sacrifices in a marriage. For instance, the South Korean woman has to put off her career after her marriage. She is expected to take care of her children and juggle between her job.

Compared to western countries, inflexible work practices  and the lack of child care facilities in South Korea are factors that are dissuading South Korean women from marriage.

Why South Korean woman prefer western men

South Korean women are becoming more open-minded when it comes to dating. They found Western men less domineering than most South Korean men. If you are a white foreign man living in South Korea, you will be extremely popular among the local girls.

South Korean women like western men because they know how to treat women well. You maybe surprised that a common gesture in the west like giving flowers or presents for woman can make a South Korean girl very happy.

Ironically, South Korean men are looking for foreign brides as they are having difficulty back at home. Read this post about South Korean Men Looking For Asian Brides

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How to tell the difference between Chinese girls and Korean girls?

Differences between Chinese girls and Korean girls?

In the online dating scene, you will probably be looking at only pictures of Chinese girls or Korean girls. However most men from European countries might get easily confused between Chinese and Korean girls. They may all look the same and classified them as Asian women with slanted eyes.

You can easily tell apart between Chinese girls from China and native Korean girls from Korea. It’s mainly the facial structures but not necessarily the size and shape of  their eyes. Chinese and Korean girls can have small or big eyes.

Chinese girls from China


Chinese girls are the most natural beauty and they preferred less make up while Korean girls are into cuteness and they are immaculately dolled up.

Korean girls


Interwining history of Korea and China

Koreans take pride in their country’s continuous survival against foreign invasions, however Korea was finally invaded by the Manchus in 1627 after which the Joseon dynasty recognized the suzerainty of the Qing dynasty of China.

Due to the closeness of the borders and past history of both countries, Korean culture was based on the philosophy of Confucian principles from China. Buddhism and the written Chinese script was brought to Korea by the Chinese.

“Chinese” actually includes a lot of different races and languages. Mandarin is the spoken language in China and there is only  one type of written language . The majority of ethnic group are Han Chinese.

Migration and  interbreeding caused Koreans to look like Chinese people.  “Chinese” should be used in the same way as “European” and not in the same way as “English” or “French”.

Physical appearances

To be honest, you can’t really tell. There are Chinese women who have big round eyes, some who have double eyelids, some doesn’t have slit/slanted eyes.

Most Chinese women have porcelain white complexion compared to Korean girls who are more tanned.

The majority of Korean girls don’t have natural double eyelids therefore it is very common for Korean women to have plastic surgery on their nose and eyes.

Fashion and dressing

With the luxury brands such as GUCCI, Louis Vuitton established in China, Chinese girls from big cities such as  Beijing, Guangzhou are more affluent and are more likely to be dress well. However there are still plenty of Chinese girls from countryside who like to wear traditional cheongsam for their online profile pictures and many need a lot of catching up in their fashion sense.

Korean girls are more fashion forward and they are more likely to doll up with heavy makeup. Long fake eyelashes, pink glossy lipstick, curly brown or highlighted tresses are the norm.

Cultural appearances

To avoid generalizing and giving stereotypical answers, as individuals, Chinese girls and Korean girls are all different depending on their personality and culture influences.

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Where Do You Find Cute Korean Girls

“Ahn nyoung ha seh yo” (Hello in Korean) With the carefully export of  South Korean culture, the growing popularity of Korean Wave are sweeping across Asia. Many Asian countries such as China, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore are caught by the Korean fever.

From Korean TV drama hits such as Autumn in My Heart, Winter Sonata, Boys Over Flowers to Korean movies, Korean pop music, food (Kimchi anyone?) and language. One would naturally fall head over heels over their perfectly groomed Korean actors and beautiful cute Korean actresses.

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It is amazing that you can find immaculately chic native Korean girls that look as good as their South Korean actresses.  For an untrained eye, you might easily mistaken Korean women for Chinese girls from China. Now before you get confused, Korean women are well groomed and their alluring shyness might be very seductive for some people. Below are some examples of cute Korean girlsthat you will find in KoreanCupid.


Where are these cute Korean girls located?

Many native Korean women come from regions such as Koyang, Puchon, Ansan, Gyoenggi-do, Taegu, Daegu,  Pusan, Busan, Incheon but most are mainly from Seoul which is the capital of South Korea.

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What are these cute Korean girls looking for?

There are thousands of Korean women girls in search of a Korean pen pal, chat partner so that they can learn and improve on their English.  Some Korean ladies are seeking to keep up to date and reconnect with their Korean roots.

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South Korean Men Looking For Asian Brides

According to data released by South Korean Ministry of Gender Equality, more than 35% South Korean men are choosing to marry Asian women over local Korean women. This trend is not particularly limited to South Korean men. Asian men from rich countries such as Japan,Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore are also seeking women from South East Asia as brides.

Why are South Korean men seeking foreign brides?

It is because young Korean women who are economically independent prefer to stay single. Also highly educated young Korean girls are picky as they prefer an urban to a rural lifestyle.  Those South Korean men who are left out of the dating scene are fishermen and farmers.

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Which countries does these Asian brides come from?

South Korean  fishermen and farmers chose immigrant Asian brides, mostly from China or South-east Asia countries like Vietnam and Cambodia. Because of cultural and values similarities between China and South Korea, More than 47% of Asian brides come from China.

This is an interesting phenomenon because China has always been an exporter of Asian brides, Chinese men of marriageable age will find themselves without women to marry by year 2020.

The shortage of Chinese girls is due to China’s strict one-child policy that has contributed to gender-specific abortions, favoring Chinese males who can carry on the family line.

Why do these Asian brides choose to marry South Korean men?

Due to poverty in their families and because these Asian women want to improve their family situation, Chinese women, Vietnamese women and Cambodian women hope to have a better life.

Does these Asian brides live happily ever after?

As always there are cases where matchmaking agents or marriage broker agencies who “over promise and under deliver” that give the industry a bad name. Some of Asian brides end up with the short end of the stick, instead of a better life, they are stuck with husband who have few assets or who are ill, alcoholic or abusive.

However these cases are few and as long as safeguards are put in place by relevant authorities, the trend of marrying Asian brides is here to stay.

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Westerners Dating Korean Women

The frustrations and confusions for those trying to date a Korean woman in Korea. Not all women are the same when it comes to social expectations and dating culture. There are some peculiar situations when it comes to having a Korean woman as a girlfriend:

Dating a korean “girlfriend” for a few months but no progress in terms of physical initmacy (hold hands, kiss/peck hello/goodbye on the lips, cuddle)

If there is no kissing after a series of date, you might have been relegated to ‘best friend’ status only.

Important tip when dating a Korean Girl

For most of the time, a Korean girl will be expecting the first move to come from you. Korean girls are not aggressive in dating unlike women in the western countries, they are normally passive so their behavior is completely normal if they do not want to hold hands or kiss in public.

However there is always an exception, some Korean girls are westernized in their thinking and they may even move in with you.

Different Type of Korean Girls

Some Korean girls are more traditional, thinking about staying pure until marriage. A typical conservative Korean girl just doesn’t want to do anything intimate until she marries or until things are more serious.

Some Korean women want to date foreign men so that they can practice English and at the same have some fun but nothing more.

Some Korean girls date foreigners because they are infatuated with western culture and are eager to try something new.

In a typical Korean relationship, a couple go out with each other many times until the man declare his affection for her and she reciprocates. Then by Korean dating definition, they are a couple.

Korean girls can have different expectations  for dating a foreign guy and with a Korean man.


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