International Dating Tips
Dating someone from a different cultural background is an amazing experience but can also be challenging.
So when it comes to dating someone from another culture, there are several things I think that are important to do, in order for you to help understand each other and lessen misunderstandings between you two.
Relationships already by nature will have their share of miscommunications and misunderstandings, but maybe even more so when two people come together from two different countries and cultures.
Communication. This is probably one of the most important as neither one of you may be fluent in the others language. If you have a problem, it may be best to just take some time to think so you can gather your thoughts and communicate them correctly.
This is where learning the language comes in handy as well or using a professional dating site that specializes in introductions.
Han Yoon-jin (Actress: Park Si-eun)
She has one sibling and grew up as the eldest. Her family owned a small Chinese restaurant in a poor district in Seoul. Having a single parent made her childhood a difficult one but she retained a sunny personality. Her supposedly best friend Sun-jung sets her up on a blind date with Joo Hyun-do and despite his familys disapproval, they get married. But during Yoon-jins month-long hospitalization after the difficult birth of her first baby, her best friend Sun-jung has an affair with her husband and steals him away, wrecking her marriage. Yoon-jin wants to get revenge but there are so many broken pieces to pick up in her life that she does not know where to begin.
Choi Sun-jung (Actress: Kim Bo-kyeong)
Sun-jung grew up in a wealthy family. Being a smart and pretty girl, she was popular among her classmates. But at the age of 14, Sun-jung witnesses her father kissing Yoon-jin’s mother. After this incident, Sun-jung becomes consumed with rage and vengeance. She starts to believe that nobody is on her side in the world. Studying diligently, she gets into a prestigious college and later lands a job where she proves herself to be a capable and talented employee. She dates Baek Jae-heon, whom she thought was from a wealthy family, and is determined to marry him. After she belatedly finds out that Jae-heon was actually the live-in private tutor for the familys children, she decides to seduce Joo Hyun-do, who is the scion of a successful furniture company.
Baek Jae-heon (Actor: Ahn Jae-mo)
Although his family was too poor to afford to send him to cram school, he studied hard and worked hard while being raised by a single mom. He never despairs over setbacks in life. Perhaps his hardworking philosophy was the factor that drew Sun-jung, whom he had a crush on, to him. During his mandatory military service, he anxiously waited for the day he could be reunited with Sun-jung and be with her during her pregnancy, When Jae-heon is finally able to go home after being honorably discharged from the military, he is greeted with bad news. His baby was abandoned as his homes doorsteps, and a note says that Sun-jung died while giving birth. He raises his daughter by himself as a single dad but one day he is shocked when he sees that Sun-jung is alive.
Joo Hyun-do (Actor: Hwang Dong-joo)
While his father gives him a hard time, his mother spoils him so Hyun-do gradually became impulsive and selfish. He also would get into trouble at times. Marrying someone his family didnt approve was troubling to his parents. When Hyun-do asked Sun-jung, whom he had a crush on, out on a date she flatly turns him down but decides to set him up with a blind date with her friend Yoon-jin. So getting married to Yoon-jin was an act of defiance against his father and exacting sweet revenge against Sun-jung who had snubbed him. While Yoon-jin was still in the hospital due to a difficult delivery, Hyun-do started thinking about Sun-jung as the one that got away but who was now eager to hook up.