Most of the men that are around me are university educated and have decent jobs.
I don't have to ask people about their criminal record or whether they graduated from high school.
Talk to the Koreans, eat with the Koreans, drink with the Koreans, make love with the Koreans! But he has a valid point: meeting the locals is the BEST way to learn about Korean culture and increase your chances of making that love connection.
Trick: If you meet a Korean guy or gal that you are interested in, offer to become language exchange partners.
When I left the United States to teach English in South Korea, I had no idea what the dating scene would be like: Do Korean boys like American girls? What are the Korean cultural norms and values about dating?