Not so much. I found this article interesting because it proves that there is an increasing awareness and curiosity in non-Korean women about Korean men. I would like to think that this article is based mostly on a time period in which Korean, or Asian men in general, were not as widely seen and publicized as they are today. We’ll call this the “Pre-Awareness Period”, which was a good 5-10 years ago, when neither of us had even heard of Bi or K-Pop, or Hallyu, for that matter. Korean men also didn’t really know much about us, either, except what they were shown on MTV or Hollywood film, etc. This was before the globalization of all things Korean. Of course, now, we all know and are very aware of Bi, K-Pop and Hallyu (and they are very aware of us), and it would only make sense to regard the present as the “Awareness Period”. With that in mind, I would like to comment on the article in question. This will be a 3-part series, and the remaining two installments will be posted over the next few days. May I add, that I have a sneaking suspicion that the writer is notKorean, or even Asian. That very fact may give us a little more insight into the somewhat small-mindedness of the article’s content.
It’s really important for you to read at least the first two myths of the article, as they will be addressed in this post. The intent of the article is to debunk any silly schoolgirl notions that non-Korean women may be having about Korean men. Actually, I’m not totally mad at the intent, because I am a realist, and I have always preferred the truth to ear-tickling bs. But I certainly will not stand for small-mindedness. No way, no how.
Myth #1: Korean Men Like Interracial Dating
See, I’m just not buying this. I’m sure there are plenty Korean men out there that prefer to date within their face/nationality, and that’s fine. I’m sure that the opposite is also true. But why would one put all Korean men in one category? Does he know and has he interviewed every single Korean man contemporary of his? I highly doubt it. Every single human being on this earth is unique, and even though mass media/entertainment has done its best to turn us all into mindless automatons, the truth is we were all given the gift of free will and thought. To generalize that Korean men don’t like interracial dating or foreign women is moronic.
Myth #2: Older Korean Men Are More Reliable
I think whenever a woman comes across a man who’s in his 30s or 40s who has yet to be married, she can’t help but wonder what’s wrong with him. Society has us thinking this, of course. Now, I do believe that there are two kinds of people in the world: people who should be married, and people who shouldn’t be married. I think that people who should be married and those that shouldn’t marry, get married to each other, and perhaps that is the reason why the divorce rate is so high. The biggest problem is people who shouldn’t marry are pressured by family, friends and society because they want to be regarded as “normal”, so they go against who they really are to please others. I just feel that people who get into their 30s and 40s without marrying either a) shouldn’t be married, or b) haven’t found the right person yet. It doesn’t mean anything is wrong with him or her. And it CERTAINLY doesn’t matter what color or nationality they are!
Can you hear me knockin’?!? To be continued…