8 places where it’ll be easy(ish) to meet Korean girls without actually looking like you’re trying to meet Korean girls

By Doug •  8 min read

Knowing where to meet Korean girls can be a challenge depending on your location. It requires Monk-like patience, a lot of creativity, and steadfast determination. They’re generally hard to meet outside of Korea, and if you can’t stand the thought of attending every K-pop concert in your region of the world, you can try:

I’ll explain each of these in greater detail below, as well as offering up a few more ideas…

Meeting Korean girls (the most practical places)

All of the ideas I’m about to share with you come from my own real world experience. Some of these locations are unconventional, but I never would have realized them without experiencing those situations for myself (simply by chance). Here we go:

1. College universities

I know. Meeting Korean girls at your local university is only going to work for you if you are of college age as well. I’ll have tips for you older guys in a moment, so hang tight…

The Korean education system is one of the best in the world. Part of that education is the understanding that studying abroad (and becoming immersed in other cultures) is a great way to get ahead in life.

Koreans make up a very large percentage of the student population in nearly every major State University here in the United States. If you are of college age yourself, and you have the means, do everything you can to attend one of those state universities. At the very least, hang out and get to know people there.

If you know how to tell if a Korean girl likes you (and you’re not overly pushy and aggressive), it’ll be easy.

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By the way, if you’re willing to go through the trouble of enrolling in a University just to meet Korean girls (lol), you might consider killing two birds with one stone and taking a intro-level Korean language course. Just sayin’.

2. Any large tech company

Again, I know. Not only is working in a tech company exclusionary to anyone without a tech background, it’s also highly dangerous to get involved with people you work with. But hear me out:

I worked in the tech industry for over 20 years. I met more Korean women at those companies than I did anywhere else outside of work in that time. Not only in the departments that I worked in, but other parts of those companies as well.

Of course, as tempting as it may seem, you absolutely do not want to get involved with anyone you work closely with on a day-to-day basis. You can actually get fired for it, and I’ve seen it happen (multiple times).

However, there is absolutely nothing wrong with getting involved with someone who is in a completely different department working on completely different things. It happened all the time when I was in the tech industry, and nobody (not even the HR department) cared one bit.

“Holy ****! Where are they all hiding?!”

3. Your local Korean food restaurant

Here’s the thing: Korean people know other Korean people, so your goal at your local Korean restaurant is to become friends with the staff. Don’t be be annoying and hit on the waitresses – that’s a sure fire way to get them to distrust and resent you right off the bat.

The best plan of action is to become friends with the staff and gradually let them know you’re a single guy who has an interest in Korean culture (and that you’d be open to dating a Korean girl). If you go often enough, they’ll be more likely to set you up with single friends or family members. It takes time, but it works.

And who knows? Maybe you’ll get lucky and one of the waitresses / employees will take an interest in you. That’s like hitting the “easy” button though, so don’t get your hopes up…

4. On eHarmony

Not only are Korean girls pressured by their family and peers to succeed, they are typically very self-driven individuals. Every Korean woman that I’ve ever known has never half-assed anything. Especially when it comes to dating.

I have several close friends who met their Korean girlfriend or wife on eHarmony.com. Those relationships have done well, which is no surprise since eHarmony does a great job weeding out the scammers and flakes.

They are very strict about who they allow on their platform, and it shows in the quality of the search results. I can’t recommend it highly enough – especially when it comes to you trying to meet a woman from Korea.

5. K-pop concerts (at your own risk)

You probably thought this was going to be the first suggestion, right? To be honest, I wasn’t even sure if I was going to include it. However, the more I thought about it, K-pop concerts are actually an excellent places to meet Korean girls. Key emphasis on the word “girls.”

As long as you’re not looking for a mature / levelheaded person to be your life partner, then yeah. K-pop concerts have probably the highest ratio of Korean girls to guys outside of Korea.

6. In Korea! (like, duh)

Hopping on a plane and going to Korea is actually my best suggestion on this list. However, I know that not everyone is able to do that so easily. The good news is that you don’t always have to travel far to find yourself in areas with a large Korean population.

In the US, you’ll find Korean girls in any decently sized city on the West Coast. All of the larger cities have dedicated Korean towns, as well as Korean grocery stores, restaurants, and businesses. Other major cities such as Chicago and New York are good places to meet Korean girls as well.

It’ll be extremely easy to find Korean girls in any major city in Canada and Europe. Especially Canada. And if you really want to get specific, I can’t recommend Vancouver highly enough. There is a massive Korean population in Vancouver, and it is probably the most Asia-like North American city I’ve ever been to.

I actually wrote an entire post listing out the best places to meet Asian girls, and a large part of that was a breakdown of the best cities in the world to do so. There’s bound to be a city near you with a large Korean population.

7. Korean language meet ups

A very fun and casual way to meet Korean girls is to attend your local Korean language group. These are relatively easy to find in most every decently sized city using websites such as meetup.com.

Chances are pretty good that you’re going to meet somebody if you attend often enough. Just be patient. And don’t be a creep! Going to a meetup just because you want to have sex with Korean women is a sure fire way to get you banned for life.

8. Korean bread shops

Not every city in the world is going to have a Korean bread shop, but it’s worth noting that they are excellent places to meet Korean girls. If you live within 50 miles of one, it’s in your best interest to make a habit of visiting it as often as you can.

Korean girls like bread (as do most north eastern Asian women). All of the Korean bread shops that I’ve been to here in the US are extremely busy and always packed full of people. Every single time, no matter what time of day it was. The nicer bread shops are actually cafés, with many tables to sit and relax/socialize/work (just like a good coffee shop).

Consider yourself lucky if you live near one. Become a regular, get to know the other regulars, and your dating life will be sure to improve if you put in the effort. Be careful of all those calories though…


Doug is just an ordinary white guy living in the midwestern United States. He's been married to an amazing Japanese woman since 2010, and has created AsiaGraphix.com to share his experiences with international dating and marriage (the good and the bad),

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