Last updated April 1st, 2019
If you are looking for the best places to meet girls in Seoul with a dating guide for showing them around town then you have chosen the right spot. We will cover the best areas to try to pick up single women here, and give many dating tips as well.
Considering this post is in English we are assuming that most of the guys reading this were not born in South Korea. Maybe you are a new expat, maybe you are just traveling through, or maybe we are wrong and you are a Korean guy who speaks really good English.
It really doesn’t matter either way, this guide will have plenty of tips to help you achieve your goals. For some the goal may be to sleep with a lot of women, for others it may be to find a girlfriend or wife.
We will begin with the best nightclubs and pick up bars, most guys will probably prefer to try and meet single Seoul girls in some sort of party or nightlife environment. Day game and online dating will come next, for maximum success you need to be using all of your available resources.
Table of Contents
After we cover how and where to try and pick up sexy ladies here our dating guide will begin. Just meeting a girl often isn’t enough, if you want to optimize your chances of hooking up you definitely will want to know where you can show them a good time.
Luckily this city is loaded with fun things to do so that won’t be hard. Then towards the end we will give some travel and dating tips for any tourists or new expats who might be reading this.
Nightclubs & Pick Up Bars
For the best nightclubs to try to and pick up single girls in Gangnam Seoul try:
Some of the best places to party in Itaewon are:
And for some good singles bars and nightclubs in Hongdae hit up:
We broke down that list of the best nightclubs and pick up bars in Seoul to meet sexy girls into a few main singles nightlife areas. You may want to choose one to focus on and book a room near there to make things a lot easier on yourself.
Gangnam would be the ‘hip’ or ‘trendy’ nightlife area. This is where the models, K Pop stars, and many of the hottest ladies in South Korea will want to go to see and be seen. Of course that means it will be the most expensive, you will have to deal with the longest lines, and you there will be more bars and clubs in this area that won’t let foreigners inside.
Trying to pick up after dark in this city is similar to going to nightclubs or pick up bars in Tokyo. Some places are not going to let foreigners inside, and if you get rejected at the door just move on to the next place. We will be covering this more later on.
The main tourist and expat nightlife district for singles is Itaewon, for a long time this was considered the best area of town to hook up with Seoul girls that liked foreign men. Over the past handful of years the scene has changed quite a bit, there are now more gay bars and ladyboys in Itaewon then there used to be and it is still as filled with prostitute bars as it ever was.
We aren’t saying it still can’t be a good place to meet sexy Korean ladies who want to sleep with foreigners, but it just isn’t quite what it used to be. Another good area for singles nightlife would be Hongdae, there are plenty of places to party and try to hook up there, it isn’t as pretentious as Gangnam nor as weird as Itaewon.
You really won’t be able to figure out which area you like most until you give each one a shot. If you will also be trying to hook up with girls in Busan that link breaks the scene down for you.
Meet Seoul Girls During The Day
Wild nightclubs aren’t for everyone, some guys prefer to try and chat with single women they see around town during the day. If you don’t know any Korean then good luck with that, but if you see a sexy lady you might as well give it a shot.
One of the main shopping districts is in Dongdaemun where you can find the massive Doosan Tower plus many other malls and shops. Seoul girls will be all around this area, that makes for some great day game potential.
Some other massive malls in this city would be:
- Times Square Mall
- Central City
- D Cube City Mall
You may also want to head to the Ssamziegel District where many women will be out on foot. Another easy option is to just hang out on the streets or in cafes near any major train stop.
People will be coming and going from the trains all day, that means a nice stream of girls you can try to pick up. However the trains are so overcrowded that they really don’t make for a logical place to try and meet women.
Chat With Girls Online
We have only briefly mentioned this so far, but most of the girls you meet in South Korea are not going to speak much English at all. In the nightlife you might have the chance to get laid just by using body language and dancing, when it comes to day game that is all about communication.
Using Korean Cupid to meet girls in Seoul online can help out in a few ways. The first being that it allows you to message so many women in such a short amount of time that you are more likely to contact some English speakers.
Another helpful thing is that if you choose one of the premium sign up options there is a built in translator right there on the dating site. That helps save you a lot of time instead of going back and forth to Google Translate all the time, and it will make it more likely the ladies you message will reply.
Online dating in South Korea is much like anywhere else, it helps speed up the process because as we all know trying to pick up girls at bars is a very time consuming and can be costly. Korean Cupid can save you time, money, and is a lot more efficient then approaching a girl you can’t communicate with.
There are thousands of single women interested in dating foreign men in this city, but when you are out on the town you will never know who is who. Send out a lot of messages on the dating site and if you get a reply then you know who is interested.
Whether you want to find your future wife or just get laid this site can make it happen a lot quicker.
Seoul Dating Guide
Now you know many of the best places to meet single girls around town and our Seoul dating guide can kick into gear. If you take the advice above and visit all the places or use all the resources we just listed you will have some women agree to go out with you in the near future.
Knowing a good romantic restaurant or a cocktail bar with some live music can help set the mood for the whole evening. Some of our favorite romantic date spots in Seoul would be:
- Congdu in Jeong-Dong
- N Grill at Namsan Tower
- Ryunique in Sinsa-Dong
- Walking On The Cloud in Yeongdeungpo-Gu
- The Griffin Bar in Hyoje-Dong
- All That Jazz in Itaewon
- JJ Mahoney’s in Itaewon
If you choose to visit the N Grill, which is a great choice, be sure to head up to the observatory on top of the Namsan Tower before or after. If you really want to win a Korean girls heart over then take her out for karaoke.
There are all sorts of karaoke bars in this city, some of which are just like a normal bar where people go on stage and sing to the crowd. Others are more intimate where you and your sexy Seoul lady can share a private room and sing to each other.
There are also multi rooms which offer karaoke, many movies, games, and other fun activities. Young lovers often visit these places to hook up if they both are still living with their families. Take your date to one and see how it goes.
Day Date Ideas
While karaoke or a multi room could also work for a day date why not get outside if the weather is nice? Head to the Seoul Forest where you can feed animals at the ecology park.
Visit other natural surroundings like the Garden Of Morning Calm, Yeoiudo Park, or walk along the Han River. Samcheong is a fun outdoor shopping district that can make for a perfect day date when the weather is nice.
Lotte World is a fun amusement park, Trick Eye Museum is one of the best places to take selfies on the planet, or there are many unique cafes around town. Some offer board games at your table if you think that the conversation might be lacking which it very well may be.
You may have some success trying to meet women in Daegu, but it would also be a cool place to take a weekend trip with your special someone.
Tips For Tourists & Expats
We just hit on one of the biggest travel and dating tips for tourists or new expats here, the language barrier is going to hamper you in a big way. If you are planning to stay for a long time then try to pick up as much of it as you can as it will help you stand out from other foreign men.
You are not going to find many girls in Seoul who speak fluent or even conversational English. Some will know a bit, some won’t know any, and that definitely can make dating here hard.
Then there is the part about some nightclubs or bars not allowing foreigners to enter, and Korean men not being to fond of foreigners chatting with ‘their’ women. You will probably notice some of this when you are out in Gangnam or Hongdae, don’t let it hold you back. The places we listed here should all be foreigner friendly.
It is also important to note that there are many materialistic women here and status is extremely important to them. The nicer you dress and the more money you spend the better your chances of hooking up with the hottest Seoul girls will be.
That is true in most places around the world, but here it can feel a bit extreme. Wear some nice clothes and open up the wallet, or at least make it appear like you can open up the wallet, particularly in a trendy area like Gangnam.
Currently you get a little over 1,100 won for every dollar, though that rate can change. You also will want to familiarize yourself with the great subway system they have here which makes it quick and easy to get around town.
Enjoy Dating Seoul Girls
Many places in Asia, particularly Southeast Asia, are known as very easy places to hook up with lots of girls. This city is not one of them, but if you are willing to put in the effort and have some game you can have great success here.
Dress well, learn at least a little bit of the language, chat with as many girls as possible, and have some money to spend. If you do all of that then you will have a great time. If you are a backpacker who doesn’t speak any of the language, doesn’t own nice clothes, and is on a tight budget then luck will definitely need to be on your side if you want to get laid.
If you are already here and are in a bit of a dry spell don’t forget to use Korean Cupid, and if you are taking a vacation set up an account and get the ball rolling before you arrive. It is a numbers game after all, and meeting single women online certainly helps you rack up the numbers.
That wraps up our best places to meet girls in Seoul and our dating guide, enjoy your time here.