So last night, I sat down and thought about dating principles for a while... And concluded that I need to drop leftover axioms and taboos from my days in Korea, if I'm ever to be recognized as a normal guy here in the states. Of course, the basic rules are the same. But there are a lot of cultural dos and don'ts that are way different between here and Korea; sometimes old Korean axioms that I held have biased me and prevented me from pursuing an otherwise perfectly acceptable dating chance. In the end, the loser has always been no one else but I.
Basically, I'm going to implement the old idiom —
When in Rome, do as Romans do — into my social life. So everyone, expect a different Eugene... And pardon the dust while the renovation is in progress.