Simply, high school curriculum is just too rigorous and demanding to have time for a relationship.
You notice a complete difference in attitudes toward dating in Korea.
Their image of the perfect man is something between a knight in shining armor and a K-pop star. Every male in South Korea is required to serve at least three years in the military, usually after their first year of college.
This poses an interesting dilemma for college-age Korean girls.
But a Korean motto is quite the opposite; for example, a Korean woman will dress to a T with designer clothes, high-quality makeup and five-inch heels...if you compliment her on any of these stylish choices, her response will probably be something like, "Oh this? " It's considered rude to gloat on a compliment..truth be told, both men and women consider appearance to be high on their list of criteria when choosing a partner, because it's not just the person you spend weekends with, it's the person you're going to be I'm not going to pretend like Korean guys are going around holding doors for women and opening car doors, but couples are often seen together, the man holding the woman's purse and/or books, while also holding her hand. Maybe....but, probably it's more a case of plain old-fashioned chivalry. Apparently you can have your cake and eat it too...
I'm going to say something that's probably not going to be very popular, but in the United States, feminism killed chivalry. most Korean women have the same amount of education and advancement in the career world as their male counterparts, yet the man still has to hold her purse?
But a lot of my Korean friends admit to dating a guy they would never bring home to their parents, let alone marry, simply because he's good looking, dresses nice, buys her nice things, or is just fun to be around.
The difficulty of making a college relationship last is exponentially increased when the couple finds themselves in different parts of their lives, with different goals and different ideals. But let me clue you in on a little secret few Korean girls would admit to: it’s all fake. The more innocent a Korean girl appears, the more attractive she becomes to her suitors.Due to the fact that many schools are separated by gender, some Korean youths might not kiss someone of the opposite sex until they reach college age or beyond.On dates, it's not uncommon for youngsters to go to movies, game rooms (오락실), singing rooms (노래방), PC rooms (PC방), or video rooms (비디오방).