Statistically, Asian men rank lowest compared to other men when it comes to receiving matches and messages from women on dating sites.While there are different theories for the reasoning, the clients I work with all agree with the premise of not being able to fit the hyper-masculine culture perpetuated by Western society.For a lot of Chinese people, serious dating starts after they’ve finished school.More so than Westerners, many Chinese view dating as a pragmatic affair.Unfortunately, this kind of gender racism will continue unless we see Asian men in leading romantic roles.The most prominent one I can recall was Jet Li's character in the 2000 movie, "Romeo Must Die" where he was initially to kiss the late Aaliyah but the ending was re-scripted to a hug when producers feared mainstream American audiences would find the kiss too uncomfortable.
" I know I certainly worried about dating in Korea!
It’s not uncommon for parents and grandparents to set their children up on blind dates with suitable matches they’ve found.
If their child’s significant other doesn’t meet with the parents’ approval, continuing the relationship will be very difficult.
No matter what culture it is, blind dates will always be a nerve-wracking experience!
When it comes to dating itself, the role of the man is a bit different in the Korean culture.