There are two types of people who come to Korea. Adventure seekers, and those who felt so completely disconnected in their own society that they were driven to seek out its exact opposite. In other words, people who tickle my freak o'meter. In the picture below, the two circles represent the men of both categories.
Discarding the red bubble, let's concentrate on the blue. Among foreign men who possess normal social capabilities, there are two smaller subcategories. The "wildly unattractive" bubble represents those who, for various reasons, just don't rev the engines. The yellow bubble represents the "CFK" group, or "Cute-For-Korea", whose appeal grows proportionally to the amount of time one spends in Korea. All men who fit into neither category - the interstitial space - usually go unnoticed, and aren't worth cataloging for the purposes of this argument.
Now, let's examine the CFK bubble. Within it, further categorization is necessary. We have single men, married men, and that uncomfortable gray area know as MPAS - "married, passing as single". The MPAS breed is comprised mostly of foreign men who have married korean women. (Not trying to stereotype anyone, this is simply what experience has taught me). Like many men before them, they find themselves not quite happy with what they signed up for. So they go to the bar, remove their rings, buy drinks for the single ladies. If you happy to confront a MPAS about his marital status, he will typically feed you the line, "marriage is hard."
With me so far? The diagram below represents men in Korea who are sociable, attractive, and single. However...
We have to make allowances for orientation. The cute pink slice in the diagram below represents men who simply don't swing your way.
Ok. So here we have the actual pool of men you want to meet when you come Korea. Now, let's put that back in perspective...
"The scene" for ex-pats here in Korea is definitely slanted in the favor of the males. This drastic imbalance of the male to female ratio makes Ex-pat nightlife a fertile breeding ground for a specimen I like to call "The Uberslut".
Definition of Uberslut:
A male expat between the ages of 19 and 35, in possession of functional social skills and CFK status. Overexposure to female adoration and alcohol, combined with a crippled sense of responsibility (caused by living abroad), turns these males into amoral pleasure seekers who cut swaths through the female expat community, and like to brag about it on facebook.
How to recognize an "Uberslut":
Even to the trained eye, an Uberslut is nearly impossible to detect. They seem, for all intents and purposes, to be a nice guys. They're witty and warm. They buy you a drink, but they're not too pushy. They seduce you with endearing self-abasement, and a nearly irresistible dose of affection. Unfortunately, the best way to recognize an Uberslut is the morning after, when you see him chatting up another girl on facebook, or see a lovely-dovey post by his girl friend (or in some cases, his fiance) on your newsfeed.
Advice for ladies headed to Korea?
Bring Condoms. Proceed with caution.