Fun Korean Dating Superstitions: Don’t Break Up! – Seoulistic

Fun Korean Dating Superstitions: Don’t Break Up!

Every culture has their own superstitions about wealth, luck, and love, and Korea is no different. Watch this video about Korean dating superstitions so you can avoid breaking up with your Korean girlfriend or boyfriend!

Korean Dating Superstition #1 – If you pour yourself a drink, you’ll be single for 3 years.

Korean Dating Superstition #2 – If you give your Korean boyfriend or girlfriend shoes as a present, they’ll run away or they’ll cheat on you.

Korean Dating Superstition #3 – If you take out your wisdom teeth, you’ll breakup with your Korean girlfriend or boyfriend.

Korean Dating Superstition #4 – All men in Korea have to go to the army. If you cry when your boyfriend goes, you’ll break up!

Korean Dating Superstition #5 – If you catch the bouquet at a wedding, you have to get married within 6 months, or you’ll never get married. (At Korean weddings, you choose a friend – usually someone engaged – to catch the bouquet.)

Keith Kim is a Korean-American who has been living in Korea for almost a decade. Being in a unique position as both a Korean and a non-Korean, he's put all his experience and knowledge for surviving in Korea in Survival Korean . Read it to learn how you can survive in Korea. Follow him on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.


  1. James Duffy says:

    Uh-oh. I gave my girlfriend slippers three weeks ago on her birthday ㅋㅋ

  2. Kpopmum says:

    The bride must not be seen by the groom on the day and day before a wedding. He can only see her at the alter.
    There is a poem to bring the couple good luck in their marriage: something old, something new something borrowed something blue. The blue tends to be a garter that goes on the thigh. Normally the bride shows the grrom her gartered leg and he has to remove it…I dont know why, but maybe to show there is going to be great passion in the marriage.
    The old thing tends to be a necklace or ring or other jewellery worn by the brides mother…usually this will be a pearl necklace.

    I cant think of anything else….my marriage was 22 years ago and I havent been to many since. But I like Chinese weddings as they are easier to attend as we all give money to the couple. Weddings are getting too expensive these days.

  3. Maeva says:

    Min (can I call you Min ?) is just always so cute in these video.
    I didnt know these superstitions.
    In France, like Kpopmum said, the groom CAN’T see the bride in her dress before the ceremony or it will bring bad luck. And I think we also have that thing about “something old, something new and borrow something blue”. And also, if it rains during the wedding, it means they will be happy together. I think we have lots more but only parents and grand parents know these I think.
    As for dating superstitions, I dont think we have some but Im not an expert in that so I truly can’t say.

  4. Inda says:

    Here in Indonesia, we have multicultural cultures, few things I know are:
    – if you give your gf/bf fan/scraf/handkerchief, you will breakup!
    – if you give wallet as a gift, you have to put a money in it (usually the smallest amount is good) or you’ll breakup!
    – if you give parfume as a gift, your gf/bf should give you money (smallest bill would do) or you’ll breakup!
    I’m sure there are more.

    PS: really love your videos ^^ help me learn more about Korean culture. Thank you! ^^

  5. Viola says:

    Hey 🙂
    In Poland we don’t give shoes to ours boyfriends, because it means that they probably will walk away from us 🙂 The second weird Dating Superstition is when girl gets flowers. She must throw buquet away when flowers will be dead. In another way her or her boyfriend’s love will die 🙂

  6. dating tips says:

    i think he would be an awesome dad ,

  7. Mike says:

    Miss Min is so cute… I love her gracefulness in every video clip that has her in it. You’re my iconic lady!

    Handkerchief or perfume is one of the few things in my culture, that should not be given out to girlfriend / boyfriend as it is really a bad omen for a potential breakup! That happened to my brother when his girlfriend had bought him a perfume, and as an expected result, they broke up a few weeks after that. That sounds weird! But we should believe in it.

    Also, during a pre-dating period, flowers / presents should not be given until he kind of senses in a way that he may have a great chance to get accepted as her soon-to-be boyfriend. Otherwise, he should spend a little more time trying to work it out to enhance this relationship. In my personal experiences, things started looking worse as soon as I gave flowers / presents to ladies I loved before. Later on, I learned this superstition from my friends who succeeded in their pre-dating periods. They taught me this superstition, and I eventually ended up getting one who I was intested in at my early 20s. Once she became my girlfriend, and I would no longer mind giving flowers / presents to her. However, perfume / handkerchief is still something prohibitive that you do not want to give out to your possible lovers. It is absolutely not good at all!

  8. Mihai says:

    I’m from Romania and we have some superstitions too.For example:

    1. If you break a mirror you will have 7 year of bad luck 🙁
    2. If a black cat crosses through your face,something bad will happen in that day.
    3. Don’t pass under a ladder or you will have bad luck.
    4. If you see a falling star,it is lucky.
    5. 13 is an unlucky number.
    And one more thing,the video was great^.^

  9. Irene says:

    haha, it’s so weird to see Keith talking, i only knew his voice before! 0.o

  10. DavidXian says:

    @Inda: I’m Indonesian and I just know those dating superstition things. Hahaha… I don’t think Indonesian care about those things anymore these days. 😀
    Anyway, it’s a good and funny video. ㅋㅋ
    Nice info. Good job! 🙂

  11. My1star4ever says:

    As far as I know, here in the USA its all backwards! Guys give flowers on 1st dates, its normal to shop for fragrances for your significant other, slippers…wallets…we don’t pour drinks for eachother….huh…No wonder why everyone can’t stay together here! Maybe these superstitions are legit! I learned alot thanks for sharing 👍

  12. Earl J. Smith says:

    Dating superstitions are still widely practiced today, especially for example among singles in the USA. These love rituals typically involve methods like lighting candles, wearing special jewelry, and telling someone’s fortune in order to bring love and luck into a relationship. Although some people might be skeptical of superstitions, they remain one of the oldest ways to show love to a partner or potential love interests. Not only do these rituals provide comfort and safety for people looking for love, but they are also noteworthy symbols that mark a significant part of human life and relationships. With the success of superstitious practices over the years, it is no surprise that Americans continue to carry their tradition in the search for love and relationships

  13. Rosa Bill says:

    With adventure, romance, and plenty of cultural hotspots, it’s no surprise that Maryland is a great place to date! Whether you are single and looking for love or happily in relationship, the possibilities for fun dates are never-ending. From a night out in Baltimore with eclectic cuisine and live music to a hike through Patapsco Valley State Park and plenty of seafood spots for romantic dinners by the water, there’s something for everyone in Maryland websites. If you’re looking for a traditional dating experience, consider attending one of the regular meetups organized by relationship advocates in the area – it could be just the thing to get you out of your comfort zone and into another relationship!

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