How To Get A Korean Guy To Notice You (7 Cute Ways)

Last updated on May 14, 2024 by Michelle Devani

Whether you are a fan of Korean dramas or you are in Korea and have met a Korean man you fancy but are unsure of how to get his attention, then this post is for you.

Unlike the western culture and our dating scene, the Korean dating culture is quite different and unique. Beyond the handsome looks and great fashion sense that most Korean men have, there is so much more to love about Korea as a whole, from the languages to food and culture.

Getting a Korean guy to notice you will take a little bit of finesse, but don’t overthink it because I’ve got you covered with some valuable tips on how to get the Korean man of your dreams. So without further ado, here are seven ways to get a Korean guy to notice you.


7 Ways To Get A Korean Guy To Notice You

1. Take a crash course on Korean culture

If you’re already interested in a guy from Korea, chances are you have some ideas about their culture. However, you should know that movies and songs can only reveal so much about the culture. As such, it would do you a great deal of good to dedicate time and effort to learn more about their way of life. 

For starters, Korea has a high literacy rate, and their language shares a similarity with Japanese. Also, Koreans are big on respect, including when they are in a relationship. For instance, if the guy you like is slightly older, you might want to show some respect by calling him Oppa. 

In addition, avoid physical contact during the early days, at least until you are comfortable with each other. Acts like touching, slapping, or padding can easily be misunderstood, so avoid them altogether. 

Other areas that you can learn about include the Korean alphabet, their rich cuisine and recipes, Buddhism, and martial arts. Having knowledge and respect for all these aspects of Korean culture increases your chances of getting noticed by him.

2. Have a good fashion sense and smell nice

have a good fashion sense and smell nice

Korean men tend to have certain expectations of how women should look, so you need to ensure that you smell and look good at all times, even when you are not out on a date. You see, while your personality and inner beauty matter to Korean guys, your outward appearance plays a vital role in getting his attention.

Looking good and being fashionable doesn’t mean you have to look red carpet ready at all times. Instead, it means being well-groomed, from your nails to hair and skin. The idea is to be clean, organized, and comfortable in whatever you are wearing. You can achieve this by simply ensuring that your clothes are clean, well-tailored, and wrinkle-free.

In addition, you should note that being fashionable is different from being provocative. Provocative clothes will get him to notice you, but not enough to get to know you. So if you want to make a good impression, you should try not to show too much skin and allow him to use his imagination. 

3. Make the first move

In many ways, the dating scene in Korea is different from what you would get in the western world, and a typical example is how conservative the guys can be. For instance, most western guys do not have a problem approaching strangers. However, with Korean guys, most of them are shy and will not talk to strangers. 

If you want to date a Korean and want to get his attention, you might want to consider making the first move by approaching him. You don’t have to feel shy or nervous. These guys are welcoming and warm, and they wouldn’t mind a girl being the first to talk to them.

An easy way to get the conversation flowing is by giving him a nice compliment. Perhaps something that speaks to his fashion sense, handsome looks, and smell. If you want to take this up a notch, you can make these compliments in Korean language. He will be awed by this and become interested in you.

4. Show your femininity

Korean men are particular about the way their wives or girlfriends look, act, and talk. You can take hints from the Korean girls around you; they are fashionable and classy. So, if you want a guy like this to notice you, you should consider using your femininity to lure him. 

Showing your femininity doesn’t mean you should be provocative or pretend to be someone you aren’t. On the contrary, you can try to be more feminine by infusing more flowery or bright-colored gowns into your wardrobe or adding scarves and hair accessories to your looks. Also, don’t shy away from being sexy, but learn to keep it classy

For instance, a girl who shows off her legs and back is more likely to be considered sexier than someone who reveals too much cleavage.

5. Be mysterious

be mysterious

While this topic is about Korean men, let’s also remember that they are not aliens. They are first men and Korean second, so like most guys worldwide, they like mystery and challenges. That means if you want him to notice you, try not to put all your cards on the table during the first few encounters.

I understand how contradictory this might seem, considering you want his attention. However, you shouldn’t make it evident that you want him to notice you. Flirt innocently at first, then make him work for the rest of your attention by playing hard to get. 

After all, you don’t want him to see that you are being extra friendly or agreeing with everything he says to get on his good side. This will be a turn-off and could stop him from taking your relationship further.

6. Text often

Unlike the western dating culture, where one of the tips to play hard to get would be not being the first to text your romantic interest, this does not matter to Korean guys. In fact, in Korea, the men do not mind constant communication with their significant other, and they do not think of it as being desperate or clingy

With that in mind, feel free to text your eye candy and ensure that you have good conversational skills. You see, these men enjoy exchanging text messages, and there is no such thing as too much texting with these guys. 

Don’t forget to pay attention to his text tones. If he responds with enthusiasm, it means he is a fan of text messages, and you can continue communicating with him this way.

7. Be authentic

While it might seem that Korean men like beautiful and fashionable women, they also love a woman who is authentic, hardworking, confident, and optimistic. So, even if you are pretty, if you do not have a genuine and bubbly personality, they won’t be interested in you.

These men will rather choose someone of average beauty but with an authentic inner beauty over someone beautiful but shallow on the inside. So stay confident and optimistic.

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How do you know if a Korean guy likes you?

Playing guessing games when it comes to emotions can be tricky. However, here are some signs that the guy likes you. If he stares at you, showers you with affection, always initiates communication, and plays with your hair when spending time together, he obviously likes you. So, just like any other guy, when a guy from Korea likes you, he will want to seize every opportunity to be with you.

How do you flirt with a Korean guy over text?

When flirting with a Korean guy over text, try to keep things short and sweet. However, remember to express your feelings boldly. For instance, instead of sending a simple ‘Hello,’ you can text, ‘I was just thinking of you, just wanted to say hi.’ A starter like this will help you overcome those awkward parts of a conversation where you aren’t sure of what to say.

What do Korean guys look for in a girl?

Most Koreans want a girl who is physically pretty and also beautiful on the inside. They like girls who are authentic, strong, but still feminine and cute. Contrary to what many girls think, men from Korea do not want a girl who dresses provocatively. They like women who can be seductive while keeping things classy.

How can I impress my Korean boyfriend?

When it comes to impressing your boyfriend from Korea, you need to understand their value system, and once you have an understanding of what matters most to them, accord those things respect. These men love respect and will be impressed with a girl who shares the same value system. This could be respecting their family, beliefs, and culture.

Does Korean care about virginity?

While the western world has influenced Korean society, there are still specific ideas that Koreans hold in high esteem, and one of such is virginity. Most people in Korea take the traditional approach to life, so they expect young people to stay virgins until marriage and maintain purity in their relationships.

In Conclusion

Despite the cultural differences, these men are first and foremost men before Korean. As such, if you want him to notice you, be your authentic self, stay mysterious, and learn to appreciate their culture. 

I hope you enjoyed reading this list and found the tips helpful. If yes, don’t forget to leave a comment behind and share it with friends.

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Michelle Devani
My name is Michelle Devani, and I've been helping people with their relationships since 2003. In 2017 I decided it was about time I started a blog on the topic, and since then more than 2 million people worldwide have read my relationship advice. Drop me a comment below to let me know what you think.

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