You’ll often hear people say that cultural differences are overstated or not as much of a factor as they used to be, and while there is some validity to that, cultural differences are nothing to scoff at – they do most definitely exist.
Most informal settings only require a small, short bow and a smile.Instead, if you want some skin, you can opt for the universally acceptable high-five ;).Bow Hard: Formal settings can include meeting future parents in law, your child’s teacher, or even a blind date. important business meeting, meeting future in-laws for the first time), the more respect should be shown. Don’t give one of those casual nodding style bows you give to the convenience store lady.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.