Difference between US and Korean girls…
A recent conversation between my American friend, his Korean girlfriend and me as he was driving me home:
Korean girlfriend: Korean girls are not like American girls.
Me: What do you mean?
Korean girlfriend: Korean girls don’t have sex until after they get married; it’s not part of our culture.
Me: Um…are you sure? Because that’s not what I hear from my guy friends who date Korean women here. They tell me that they have more luck getting dates and getting laid here than they ever did in the US or elsewhere.
My American friend: Yes, me too. I have had sex on many first dates here with Korean women, more than I ever did with the women I dated in the US.
I look at his girlfriend to gauge her reaction but because I am sitting in the back seat and because she is facing forward, I can’t tell if she’s heard this before or if he has just revealed something new to her, in front of me. I think to myself, “Have they not had sex yet?”
Me: Why do you think this?
Korean girlfriend: All the American films show American girls sleeping with anybody.
Me: Well, you know, girls just wanna have fun.
I laugh, my friend laughs, his girlfriend doesn’t laugh.
My American friend: Dating girls in the US, I sometimes went on the fourth or fifth date without sleeping with the girl. Here in Korea, I have had Korean girls take the initiative to have sex on the first date.
Korean girlfriend: Well, then they weren’t really Korean.
Me: Maybe they were from a different planet and only looked like Korean girls.
My American friend: No, they were Korean.
Korean girlfriend: They were probably girls who date foreigners.
Me: What do you mean? Is there a type of Korean girl that dates foreigners?
Korean girlfriend: Yes.
Me: Is she more like an American girl?
Korean girlfriend: Yes. Korean guys don’t want to date her.
I’m thinking to myself, “Obviously, these two have not had sex yet, but does she not realize what she has just said? I decide not to point out the fact that she is dating a non-Korean.
My American friend: I have dated more women and had more sex here in Korea than I ever did in the US.
I wish he would stop saying that to his girlfriend.
Me: I have never dated Korean women so I do not have first hand knowledge, but all the stories I hear from my guy friends who live here make me think that they have a better social and sex life here than they ever did back in their own countries.
Ironically, with all the love hotels in this country, the glass houses, hooker hills, and barber shops that offer more than a shave and haircut, it is hard to believe that prostitution is illegal. Obviously, the police turn a blind eye to the activities of commerce that thrive in this country. My friend’s girlfriend may choose to believe that Korean girls have some chastity belt that keeps them modest before marriage, but given everything that I have seen, heard and experienced in Korea, I just don’t buy it.