Yet it actually holds a central position on the globe, neighboring three major world powers—the former Soviet Union, China, and Japan.
At the end of World War II in 1945, the United States and the Soviet Union divided the peninsula along the 38th Parallel into two zones of occupation—a Soviet controlled region in the north and an American controlled one in the south.
In the past it was generally considered a taboo for a man and a woman to marry if they both have the same last name from the same ancestor.
From this cultural influence, the article 809 of the Korean Civil code regulated marriages within a clan in the past, considering it as a type of exogamy.
The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.
While the term has several meanings, the most frequent usage refers to two or more people exploring whether they are romantically or sexually compatible by participating in dates with the other.
The court specifically asked the legislative branch to amend the current civil code article 809 paragraph 1 by the end of 1998, and hold further adjudication of this legislation.
From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine.
China lies to Korea's west, separated from the peninsula by the Yellow Sea.
Japan lies to its east on the other side of the Sea of Japan.
Note: The article ’10 Things You Must Know About Dating Korean Girls’ was meant to be for fun.
I am speaking from just my own personal experience as a white male and, of course, these points do not refer to all Korean women.