It's usually not about the individuals, though, and love, if it happens, is usually expected to grow after the two have been married.
One example of this is in some Moslem communities in Indonesia.
Here are some things I heard from my ex’s: “Why do you have so many male friends? But the same guys would get angry when their own girlfriends tried to drink more than one can of beer.
” “Do you really have to go to all those social gatherings? They wanted to date a girl who was smart and independent enough to handle her own life, but also dependent enough to respect when faced with difficulties.
Whereas in years past, North Korean women said they preferred soldiers, communist party members and government officials as future husbands, they say they would now choose graduates of elite universities who work as diplomats and are standing members of North Korea's communist party.
Women interviewed by a Chinese journalist affiliated with People's Daily said also their partners should be from good families and be "vibrant and energetic" in personality.
She should be resilient but needs to be rescued when hardship arises. I could concede that independent and dependent tendencies might coexist in a person, certainly, but often they don’t go together.
I thought it more a fantasy of men who craved unequal power relations with their girlfriends than a reality.
They met exactly three more times over the next three weeks before announcing their engagement.
But don’t worry, the following summary is what dating in Korea is like.
Korea is known for taking its couple culture to the next level: couple clothes, couple shoes, couple rings – Koreans go all out.
Unlike other Asian countries, where it’s almost “a shame” not to be married by 25, Koreans tend to get married in their late 20s and early 30s.
This is partly due to the high pressure to provide house, car and a promising career by the time you tie the knot.