Interracial marriage statistics indicate that Asians marry out the most, excluding Native americans.Asians marry out at 28% , versus that of 19% for African Americans , and 7% for whites.In the crude social economy of heterosexual male expats living in South Korea, having a Korean girlfriend is a sort of measure of success.You can learn the language and forge all of the platonic friendships with locals that you like, but as far as anyone else is concerned in the expat scene you haven’t truly “arrived” until you have a Korean girlfriend or spouse.Data from: Asian American women marry out at 36% versus that of 16% for Asian men. 7% for whites ( M/F) , 25%/12% for blacks ,and 54%/61% for American Indians. In the 2017 study , the intermarriage rates has now changed. These out marriage rates and statistics only give half the picture though; they do not quantify how difficult it is for an Asian man to actually land a white girl.
Many cite the response rates from the OKCupid studies, and also refer to our own subjective personal experiences.
In search of a romantic partner I took to that most reliable of 21 century venues for those in search of love: the internet.
I joined a language exchange website, one of those myriad online venues on which lonely singles can contact one another whilst hiding behind the thinly veiled guise of ostensibly just looking for someone with whom to practice learning a new language. She asked if I wanted to be her boyfriend and I said sure, why not. On Monday she texted me after work and asked if I wanted to go see the cherry blossoms with her on Dalmaji Hill, a touristy café, art gallery and wedding hall-lined promontory overlooking the East Sea and Busan’s bright and bustling beachfront down below. We met when I got off work and walked there together.
They always carry the woman’s purse and are making physical contact with them in some way at all times. I will admit that when I see those types of couples when I’m back home in America, I roll my eyes. Although it’s difficult at times, I don’t like to judge other people based on what I may consider tacky, so I have attempted to reason with myself as to why this may be the case in Korea: Like I mentioned earlier, these are just my thoughts that stem from a few observations that I have been noting in my head since the moment we arrived here.
Our teacher also told us that Korean women whine a lot, and that their boyfriends think it’s cute… I find these social points to be fascinating and I also love people watching and I am quite good at it, if I may say so, which makes me a great researcher for this type of subject.