They then throw the keys away to show that they are locked together eternally.It was said that the idea originated from some tourists who saw the same thing at the Tokyo Tower, and was made popular by the TV reality variety program, “” (별에서 온 그대), the main characters also did the same thing at the N Seoul Tower.Or read peoples’ emotions where pretty much no-one wears their heart on their sleeve?And how do you interact with a nation of shy people who always seem to have their head down and nose buried in a book/iphone game?
When compared with their western counterparts, Korean couples are relatively conservative, and intimate behaviour (like kissing and hugging) in the public is still not so common.
You may note from the Korean TV dramas that Koreans like texting each other using their smartphones.
Korean couples are no exception – texting your lover is the first thing to do when you wake up and the last thing to do before you go to bed.
Paying the bill Dating couples do not split the bill evenly or pay for the bill individually, and usually the boy-friend pays the bill.
However, while studying in Seoul, I talked to some Korean male students who said that while they didn’t mind paying the bill during dating, it would be good if their girl-friends occasionally pay for some small items, for example, the boy-friend paying for the movie tickets and the girl-friend paying for the pop-corn; the boy-friend paying for the meal and the girl-friend paying for the coffee when they go for a coffee after the meal.