When I lived in Seoul, one thing I noted is that Koreans often hang out in groups. Group mentality is very strong among Koreans. This may be an extension of the family concept of Confucianism which has greatly influenced the Korean society. So, you can always see Koreans eat, drink and watch movies with friends, colleagues and/or lovers. If you are being seen eating, drinking or watching movie alone, others may think you have no friends and may even consider you strange. Moreover, some restaurants also have menus that can only be ordered for two persons or more.
However, this trend is gradually changing as there are more and more single-person households in South Korea. Continue reading