Sexy Times Date Night: “The James Bond”

Updated in 2021: If South of Seoul is going to do date night blogs we are going to be as fun and campy with it as possible. Hold on to your hats and expect us to use the word “sexy” as many times as is socially inappropriate.

Sosabeol is easily Pyeongtaek’s sexiest neighborhood

It’s where you will find the youngest, hippest Pyeongtaekers on their first dates or looking for their next dates. That’s because there is a ton to do in one area and it’s almost all-new, fresh, and Instagramable. That’s one of Sosabeol’s key selling points, the businesses there give good ‘gram.

However, if you are new to the area, all this can be rather overwhelming and exhausting. You go there for sexy-time and instead of wanting to get it on, you want to rip your hair out. You wander around unable to make a choice, get hangry, and end up in a fight. Allow us to play Love Doctor and help you with a few ideas to make it easier! Before we introduce you to our recommendations for some Sosabeol sexy-time.

Let’s cover the rules of a New-to-Korea-Date-Night:

RULE 1: Check Things Ahead of Time

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This is one time scoping out something other than your significant other before Sexy Times Date Night is totes acceptable. Do what every secret agent should do and verify information before the mission. Even with maps and addresses, new neighborhoods like Sosabeol can be a nightmare to navigate. Addresses aren’t always accurate no matter how hard we try. Visit the area first and locate the places you want to go before taking your date there. This is going to allow you to maximize your sexy-time and minimize your “just pick a fracking restaurant” time. 

RULE 2: Take a Taxi

There is nothing less sexy than looking for parking. Ditch this sitch’ and catch a taxi from AK Plaza or from your home. It’s worth the money. Plus, you are Bond tonight so the tab is being picked up by MI6. An added benefit of taking the taxi is that you can snog (google it) on the way to Sosabol. Maximizes your sexy time. 

RULE 3: Translation Apps

Embrace the translation apps for maximum fun. They’re much easier to use these than charades. We use Google Translate or Papago and find them pretty reliable. Just keep your sentence structures short and organized. Avoid things like slang or non-specific words. These apps also offer a feature that translates via your camera which is great for menus. The added benefit of using this technique is that nothing feels cooler than communicating successfully across the culture gap. In fact, you will feel more like a superhero than Bond.

RULE 4: Embrace the Adventure

Don’t let all the newness stress you out. There will be things that don’t go as planned, a play you can’t find, a food that wasn’t what you thought. Embrace it and own it. Life is an adventure and there is nothing sexier than a person who knows that. No decent agent would ever let ordering the wrong dish get between them and a good shag. At least that’s what all the movies tell us.

RULE 5: Try something unexpected

Even though we are going to give you a road map to successful sexy-time, you can level up by trying something new and spontaneous along the way. Grab a treat from a street vendor, try a nori-bang, or duck into a bar that wasn’t recommended. Going off book shows confidence and – well – confidence leads to sexy time.

Now that we have covered the rules of Sexy Times Date Night, let’s get started on recommendations. Since this date night is Bond-themed we are choosing places we would imagine he would take his lady of the minute. 

Where to grab dinner

Showmei Japanese

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Hangul Address

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A beautiful Japanese fusion resto-bar that has something for everyone. The interior is gorgeous. Perfect for date nights abs hanging out with friends.

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)

Where to grab coffee and dessert

Cafe Baekgeumdang

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Hangul Address

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Antique chic interior with not your average coffee offerings and delicious pancakes.

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Where to grab drinks

1987 Rooftop Lounge

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Hangul Address

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A sexy place to grab a cocktail. This is a great place to take your date or to have girls night out. Several snack choices and cocktails to sip while taking in the views of Pyeongtaek.

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)