Watch korean movie rules of dating
Peppero Day (November 11th) -The sticks resemble the date, 11/11, when people give a boxes of pepero sticks to their love interest.
Silver Day (July 14th) – couples exchange silver accessories. Diary Day (January 1st) – couples share diaries to celebrate the year to come. Kiss Day (June 14th) – people kiss everyone they meet (very conservatively). As a rule, a traditional Korean woman carried a small silver knife. It’s interesting to watch American films emphasizing the 3-date-rule, because really? Of course, this is generalization and there are variations, but the main point is that although the ideology of sex is changing rapidly, mostly due to media, there’s still a stigma on girls having sex before marriage. The “proper” women must remain chaste, and the requirements of being chaste are utterly crazy. A recent episode for Withhunt talked about the debate of the past 3 decades in Korea – who pays for dates? The knife is for self-defense, but not the kind of self-defense that you are thinking.
Whatever your opinion is on this, the truth is, it’s still very much a societal norm that guys pay for 70~80% of the date. Men were always regarded as the better gender in Korea and perhaps this phenomenon is an extension of it, or perhaps it’s because simple economics (guys are more desperate? But don’t be shocked to see Korean guys getting the tab most of the time, or if your Korean girlfriend disappears to the bathroom when it comes time for the bill. The knife is there to kill yourself with if you are about to be “disgraced”. However, technically “disgraced” meant any man other than your husband touching you.