Dating Abroad (국제 데이팅): Language Usage – Part 8

In continuation of my Dating Abroad posts I wanted to discuss language usage between international couples. Whether dating someone from another English-speaking language country or dating someone from a different country of non-Latin language origins (i.e. Arabic, Asiatic, African-dialect, etc.) language usage always comes into play when communicating with one another. In my personal experience…

Dating Abroad (국제 데이팅): Closing the Distance – Part 6

Continuing my Dating Abroad series this blog post will talk about important points that address the best time to close the distance between you and your significant other:  whether you live across the country from one another, or live an ocean/continent away. Being in a LDR for more than 9 months me and my BF…

Dating Abroad (국제 데이팅): Expanding the Distance – Part 5

Continuing my Dating Abroad series discussion this blog post will talk about the decision-making process me and my boyfriend made to enter into a LDR,  and our overall goal to be reunited & not let our expanding distance last forever. In our relationship, expanding the distance was a major issue for me and my boyfriend….

Dating Abroad (국제 데이팅): Native vs Foreign-Born BF/GF – Part 4

The other day I had a conversation with a fellow co-worker about the difference in dating and marrying men from the same country vs  foreign men. Being women of diverse backgrounds we each talked about our family lineage, and relatives who chose to marry men with similar background lineage, but non-American.  Our conversation brought to…

Dating Abroad (국제 데이팅): Fears & Misunderstandings – Part 3

To tell the truth I had hoped to end my dating abroad posts for a while with the Dating Abroad (국제 데이팅):The Good, Bad, and Fierce Reality – Part 2. But, dating is a constant focus in my life so, let’s continue the discussion and talk about dating abroad fears & misunderstandings. Since I started…

KakaoTalk, LINE, WeChat (카카오톡,라인, 위챗)

For all millennials out there what is your favorite way to message your friends, BF/GF, or general contacts?   For me, prior to the smart phone it was calling & limited mobile texting.  However, since my college years I began using free WiFi enabled messaging applications to communicate and connect with everyone in my social circles….

Football Namcha(축구 남자)

As summer kicks off this month I am yet again behind on the start of global football, or soccer(*the official title of football in the U.S.) match tournaments taking place around the world. My boyfriend, however, is well-informed. This is because he is a Football Namcha (축구 남자). Since our second or third date my…

Confessions: Nurturing Love (육성 사랑)

Real life is a bit**… it really is sometimes. We all go through sh** over and over throughout the duration of our lives. But, there may be some hope or a companion who will be there for thick or thin, to ride with you along the way. Finding love, maintaining love, and nurturing love is…