Learning dating etiquette Teen and chatting with adult

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a dating etiquette class at The Plaza.

I've always been intrigued by manners—an ex-boyfriend's dad said I had "1950s values" after I wrote him a thank-you note, which... As many 20somethings will attest, dating can be a very demoralizing experience, so a class boasting the *right* way to do it had my curiosity piqued.

There are definitely some ins and outs that you should know beforehand, and they’ll help you steer clear of any social faux pas. Before you need to worry about the ins and outs of dating, you’re probably wondering where to meet eligible bachelors or bachelorettes in the first place.

Korea isn’t like many Western countries where suitors are encouraged to go up to attractive strangers to make small talk (and maybe ask for a phone number if it goes well).

If you switch eye contact and begin to stare into their right eye, it means you aren't enjoying the conversation.

With that said, we’re going to fill you in on Korean dating etiquette.

Don't play with your phone, but rather, maintain eye contact—a novel idea—and lean in if you're enjoying the conversation.

If you like someone, you'll naturally look into their left eye.

Rather, the most common way to meet new romantic candidates is through friends and acquaintances.

The logic is that if someone you already know tells you that you should consider a new dating prospect, chances are much higher that the date will go well than if you were to consider dating a stranger who knows nothing about you (except that they like the way you look).

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