A lot of girls has been asking me about getting married to a Korean. Their questions range from the how-to’s to what it’s life being married to one. There are even those asking me to find them a guy here.
Marriage to a Korean is not as easy as it sounds. It’s definitely not so unlike the dramas you see on TV. When you marry a Korean, you marry into his family. Traditionally, a woman’s name is crossed-off her family register and she becomes a member of her husband’s family. My husband said that during Choseon dynasty, women didn’t have names. They are either daughters or wives of someone. And men of means were openly polygamous. However, women of nobility receive equal inheritance from their families. Married women also don’t change their last names to that of their husbands’.
Marrying a Korean requires a lot of thought. After all, it is your life. And although we are both Asians, they follow Confucian traditions more strictly than even the Chinese.
After much thought and you’re still hung on marrying your Korean boyfriend… here is the how-to.