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While Mr Kuang's wife Ms Jeong agrees that her husband is caring, she was initially disappointed that he was unromantic.To which he says: "Korean dramas often portray the men as romantic, treating the girls like princesses and speaking to them in poetic sentences. I'm not a romantic guy." He has softened his stance, however, because: "My wife came up with the rule that I have to say 'I love you' to her every day." Besides the usual personality clashes and disparate expectations that married couples have to deal with, the Korean-Singaporean couples say there are cultural differences to overcome.As I tried to prepare for the difficult journey ahead – with almost 6,000 miles (around 10 000 km) of distance between our countries and expecting culture clashes, misunderstandings and language barriers – I turned to guidance online by people who had already gone through what still lay ahead for me. After all, I haven’t done much else than stare at his photos for the last few months. Could have, had it not been for a huge glass pane dividing the arrivals from people ready to greet them. Before I knew what had happened I was awkwardly hugging him. My Korean boyfriend who I was seeing in person for the first time in my life. It was outstreched, palm-upward, ready for me to hold it.To my great surprise, information was either scarce or worryingly negative. He was weaving among people, and every few seconds, I would lose sight of him. I had played this hug in my head hundreds of times. Big smile settled in on my face as our hands wrapped around each other.Mr Chua's wife, Ms Choi Jung Mi, 32, says those qualities did stand out in him."He was very respectful, considerate, and I felt that he did not just expect me to follow all his instructions," says Ms Choi, who works in Samsung Electronics here.Korean cultural experts say such Singaporean-Korean unions have increased in recent years, although their observations are anecdotal.This likelihood is statistically supported, however, by the estimated number of Koreans living in Singapore.
My Korean boyfriend was born and raised in South Korea and I was born and raised in Europe. Now we were so close we could have touched each other. And his hands were just as manly and beautiful as in the photos. My eyes went down again to his hand but this time it wasn’t resting in his lap.
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This late at night the airport was in semi-darkness and looked deserted. If you have a Korean guy you like, or if you are already in a relationship with one, we are happy to have been able to share our experiences and tell you what we have learned, but we would also love to hear any tips that you might have .
"I'm glad my husband knows me for who I am, beyond my position at work," she says.
Ms Seo Ji Yun, who teaches Korean at the Singapore Management University, suggests that Korean women may be attracted to Singaporean men because they are "more gentlemanly, less chauvinistic and more homely".