My husband would sometimes carry my purse. Not all the time and only when I carry our son. However, he’s a true gentleman who would open doors for me (and other women as well) and would help an elderly with a luggage.
Anyway, Korean men carrying their wives’ or gf’s purse isn’t an extraordinary sight in Seoul (don’t know about other places here). My husband wouldn’t normally carry my bag when I’m not carrying our son; but I find it amusing that some men would take the bags of their partners even when the latter aren’t carrying anything.
^^ I took the photo last year, 2008.04.20, in Namsan – still spring and the lady’s wearing short shorts!
^^ This was last Sunday, 2009.04.05 at the parking space of the National Theatre of Korea in Namsan. Our son was asleep while my husband was jogging.
^^ Last Wednesday, 2009.04.08 while I was going down the mountain (Namsan).
^^ Last Wednesday, 2009.04.08 on my way to Namsan Cherry Blossom Festival.