Wealthy plastic surgeon Gong Gi-tae has no interest in getting married; marriage is all shop girl Joo Jang-mi dreams about.
In an effort to get his parents off his back about the constant string of blind dates and marriage prospects, Gi-tae purposely brings Jang-mi home to meet his parents posing as his girlfriend, certain that they'll never approve of her.
In search of a romantic partner I took to that most reliable of 21 century venues for those in search of love: the internet.
I joined a language exchange website, one of those myriad online venues on which lonely singles can contact one another whilst hiding behind the thinly veiled guise of ostensibly just looking for someone with whom to practice learning a new language. She asked if I wanted to be her boyfriend and I said sure, why not. On Monday she texted me after work and asked if I wanted to go see the cherry blossoms with her on Dalmaji Hill, a touristy café, art gallery and wedding hall-lined promontory overlooking the East Sea and Busan’s bright and bustling beachfront down below. We met when I got off work and walked there together.
Based on the Five Factor Model of personality traits, we evaluate just how conscientious, extraverted, agreeable and neurotic you are; it helps us match you up with around 3-7 new potential partners every day.
We also consider your location, education and income level too, knowing that these things are equally important when finding you a perfect match.
After their break-up, Se-ah's convinced that women (including herself) can do without men.
In order to get pregnant, she begins to blackmail Gi-tae into giving her his sperm.
You can learn the language and forge all of the platonic friendships with locals that you like, but as far as anyone else is concerned in the expat scene you haven’t truly “arrived” until you have a Korean girlfriend or spouse.
These are, after all, important aspects of what makes you unique.
We use our personality test – which every new member takes – to assess your characteristics.
On a lighter note, if all goes well for a young couple, they will buy couple rings.
Obviously, this displays to others that they are a couple.