Korea is not one of the places with well-developed party or club culture. In this atmosphere, the main route for dating is a blind date.
A blind date is a part of culture, which is not so common in countries other than Korea, China, and Japan. It is a form of the group date, with male and female friends sitting face to face. It usually takes place among college students or new employees and is less common among people aged over thirty. Each male and female matchmaker prepares for a date by calling 3-4 friends of their own and drink at the bar to find a date.
Of course, there is little possibility that you will find a person who you think is right for you. What is more, even if you find the person you like, it is less likely that he or she will also like you. Thus, they usually spend time together playing games. They still can have fun even if they cannot find a person they like. The games they play are usually like the following.
To be sure, these kinds of penalties are applied to the very young people. Usually they drink alcohol.
In most cases, a man asks for a phone number from a woman. There are many cases, however, that he gets the phone number not to hurt a woman’s self-pride and never calls her. Likewise, a woman pretends to give her phone number not to be impolite but it turns out to be a wrong number.
In addition, in Korea, an ugly woman is called a ‘bomb’. The time spent during a blind date to find an ugly person is compared to land mine search on the Microsoft Program. Furthermore, the person who chooses an ugly woman for his friend is called a land mine squad.
Trivia : The games played over the bowl in Korea are quite interesting. Try them with your friends together.
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