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Are Korean Actors Allowed To Date?

Jason Park
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Yes, Korean actors are allowed to date. It’s not as bad as the idol industry. The actors are often signed to an agency and allow to date, and it’s pretty common that actors date after a movie or drama. There’s a lot of build-up and relations created when filming.

The majority of Korean dramas that are filmed almost all have romance scenes. This will create better relations between the actors and could lead to a relationship. This happened to many actors in the past like Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo

In some cases, actors in Korea aren’t allowed to date, and this is often because of the entertainment agency they signed with. However, most actors are allowed to date once they have had some drama’s in the back.

Korean Culture

Gyeongbokgung palace with Maple leaves

The Korean culture is very different from the western and has been like that for many years. The actors have a personal life outside their acting career. Many people overlook this are think that they are the ones from the Korean dramas.

I’ve been to Korea many times now and can clearly see a difference in the couples. Korean couples are way more touchy and have skinship, while couples in the US only hold hands.

Korean couples are also known to act cute in front of their boyfriends, while if you do that in the US, it will look weird. That’s a huge difference in culture, and Koreans have many anniversaries like 30 days, 100 days, etc.

The majority of people in the US don’t have this. The only day they celebrate is one year or Valentine’s day. After that, it doesn’t matter for most of them anymore, which is understandable. What I really like about the Korean culture is that they have a lot of diversification.

With diversification, I mean that you can do a lot of things with your significant other. Korea has many restaurants and cafe’s specifically made for couples or karaoke bars. You don’t really see this in the US or Europe, and that’s maybe a sad thing because I personally think it would do well in western countries.

Why Are Korean Actors so Tall?

Most Korean actors are tall because that’s the standard the directors are looking for in the main role. This is understandable because the Korean beauty standard really likes tall men, especially when they are good looking.

Many actors are tall because of genetics. There aren’t any special tactics or tricks to grow taller. However, actors do often wear clothing that makes them look taller on screen. This actually happens a lot because it’s not really a normal thing where a girl is taller than the guy.

Especially in Korean drama’s you almost never see this. The directors have a clear picture of which actor/actress they want to choose for their main role.

Some Koreans also have beards but there aren’t lots of people that have beards. Find out why Korean people don’t have beards.

Who Is The Richest Korean Actor?

south korean actor kim soo hyun

The highest-paid actor in 2020 is Kim Soo-Hyun. He’s starred in many television dramas and movies. In 2013 his popularity skyrocketed, and he had since been one of the most requested actors.

There are many idols that are also very wealthy, but there are too many to list them all. So, here is a list of the idols that you might want to check out. Many celebrities start out small and slowly build up their following.

It takes some time before getting features in a popular television drama, and it also has to do well. Sometimes it can take years before finally getting a lead role in a drama that gets a good rating. Many dramas these days get an average rating because it has to be loved by almost all people to achieve an above-average rating.

Being an actor in Korea isn’t easy. It takes a lot of time and effort before being scouted. Some idols can become actors because they have already build up a following. However, the majority of people that are just starting out and want to act have a very hard time landing a first job.

Why Are Some Korean Actors Single?

cKorean actors are single because they haven’t found their soulmate yet. It’s really that easy. They haven’t met the right person that shares the same values. There’s pretty much no other reason why they are single.

They are allowed to date whoever they want but often are stuck with an agency. Agencies have contracts, and actors sign those where it sometimes says they aren’t allowed to date for a couple of years. 

Final Thoughts

Now that you’ve come to the end of this article, I hope you’ve found the information you were looking for. As you might know now, the majority of the actors are allowed to date. The only reason why they wouldn’t be allowed to date is if they have signed with an agency.

Agencies often don’t allow their idols and actors to date, especially at the beginning of their career. They need to build up a following first and help the company grow. This is understandable, but in my opinion, the actors need to live their own life and should be able to date.

Even if they have signed a contract with the agency. Dating in Korea is very hard and difficult, especially if you’re a celebrity. There are many eyes on you. Whatever the celebrity does, everyone tries to capture it and leak it to news outlets.

This might sound a bit harsh, but that’s the reality. It has happened many times before with idols and actors where suddenly there would be a dating scandal.

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    Jason Park

    Jason has been living in Seoul for over 4 years, and during that time, he has experienced many of the city's hidden stores. He loves to write about his experiences and share them with others. Jason has been quoted and referenced by different major media companies like Mashed, Distractify, ThePrint and TastingTable. In his free time, he likes to watch Korean dramas and learn more about Korean culture.

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