The number of foreign spouses living here has risen rapidly in recent years, a development linked to economic development.
However, international couples and families face stigmatization, and in the dating scene, conditions vary by race and economic background.
"Back home, I was used to more space, both physically and in terms of (frequent) text messaging.
It's a different way of getting to know someone in the beginning."Last month, Twitter exploded with racially-tinged insults when photographs of Kiwi singer-songwriter Lorde and her rumored boyfriend, who is of Asian descent, were posted online.
Still, it raises intriguing questions in a country where locals often joke about how Korean women are coveted for their beauty while the men are disregarded for having diminutive bodies."In terms of income, education and culture, South Korea is a developed nation now," said Kookmin University professor Andrei Lankov, a keen observer Korean history.
"This means that more equal relations are becoming the norm in all areas and the decades-old gender imbalance, in both dating and marriage unions with Westerners, is going to disappear."Such a shift would come as society grapples with newfound diversity.
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It's a parent thing."Kaye added that communication between dating partners is accelerated here."But now it's more about Western style clubs, and you're starting to see people mingle more.""A lot of times it will be ‘fun dating,'" said Abby Kaye, author of blog "I Love Airplane Food." "If you want to get into a serious relationship you might want to make sure the other person is looking for that."If the relationship gets serious, the approval of parents often becomes critical.