Often, they convey a desire for casual conversational meetings, rather than structured academic lessons.
Some women’s profiles include a no-boyfriend clause, requesting female partners only or emphasizing their exclusively scholastic intentions.
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On those sites, the two bachelors connect with girls who meet their dating standards.“Most of the friends I know have all dated a girl from [a language exchange website]. I never met a guy who said I want to meet this girl just to learn Korean.” For those with a predilection for the local women, Kim says language exchanges are the perfect way to play the field and meet “open-minded” females.“I’m no Casanova, but I’ve had several one-night-stands from [language exchanges]," he said.An American English-teacher recruiter here who asked to go by just “Lee” due to the sensitivity of the subject (many Korean men begrudge cross-national romance) described a similar experience.
He has engaged in five different language exchanges, and like Kim, they have all been with young, attractive Korean women, he said. I wasn’t too worried about learning Korean,” Lee said, adding that he doesn’t “even really know Hangul [the easy-to-learn Korean alphabet],” despite his year-long stay here.
A few of the sites even have an outright “interested in dating” option, blurring the lines between a dating and language-exchange website.