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Korean girl seeks fake apartment to fool protective parents

Publication Date : 10-10-2012

 

SEOUL: A female Korean student living in New York is looking for a fake roommate and an apartment to hide her engagement with a Caucasian man from overly protective parents. The unnamed student, who posted the request last week on social media network Reddit, said her “loving and protective” mother in Korea is sending her brother to the Big Apple to check up on her. For the girl, the visit will reveal the fact that she is engaged to a white man. Her family has been told she is living with a female roommate. She is now offering US$100 to anyone who can lend her an apartment which she can pretend is hers, and extra cash for any female who will pose as her roommate. Her post has attracted a series of hilarious responses from bemused Reddit users.

 

A female Korean student living in New York is looking for a fake roommate and an apartment to hide her engagement with a Caucasian man from overly protective parents.

The unnamed student, who posted the request last week on social media network Reddit, said her “loving and protective” mother in Korea is sending her brother to the Big Apple to check up on her.

For the girl, the visit will reveal the fact that she is engaged to a white man. Her family has been told she is living with a female roommate.

She is now offering US$100 to anyone who can lend her an apartment which she can pretend is hers, and extra cash for any female who will pose as her roommate.

Her post has attracted a series of hilarious responses from bemused Reddit users.

One user said he can pretend to be her excessively macho boyfriend to pick her up and “ride away in a loud and seemingly reckless manner after showing your brother your apartment”.

“Hopefully, when your brother passes on this scene to your parents, they’ll be distressed enough that they won’t care about the colour of the ‘next’ boyfriend/fiancee you show them,” he wrote.

In Korea, couples that live together before getting married are often frowned upon. Many Korean families still stress Confucian values and say it is important to keep one’s virginity until marriage.

 

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