In some ways, it's harder

Being black in korean dating

He offered me

This was before I knew that I wanted to marry her, and the idea of moving abroad scared me. More than one-third of Koreans said they did not want a neighbor who was of another race. This is what it is like for many black people in South Korea. It may not always work out due to our circumstances, but they do exist and are out there. There are some African-American men here, but they're pretty rare.

Thankfully, there are a few diamonds in the rough. He seemed to be very hung up on skin color, implying that something was wrong with me because my skin was brown. The list continues ad nauseam. Yes, I know what hip hop is.

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Baby photos must be wielded with care lest an entire half-hour be lost to rapturous cooing. When South Koreans first come in contact with blacks, they are curious to see what stereotypes from social media are true compared to how they are in real life.

He offered me some water, and vented some of his frustration to me. All of this was despite his history of only going out with darker-skinned ladies. In order to make friends and belong in Korea, I probably should have come packing a baby. No need for me to stop by the expat watering hole and get lost in my cups, only to go home and fall into bed holding a killer grudge. You see, they had met on a night out, where he made the mistake of giving away his phone number to this particular gal.