Whenever I meet new people, the topic Korea comes up because I’m studying Korean, and then invariably the topic Korean women come up, then invariably the topic plastic surgery comes up. So let me address some of these questions here so that people know my thinking process and I can just direct them here instead of explaining over and over.
Why do you like Korean women?
I get asked this question because I’m Chinese, and I was born in China, so there must be a reason why I like Korean women. The answer is simply a genetic attraction. No one asks Korean guys why they like Korean women right? China is very big, and being a Manchurian, I have more in common with Koreans than I do with southern Chinese and Taiwanese. I probably even have some Korean blood in me somewhere. So yeah.
Why not Chinese girls?
I can make this statement: the average Korean woman looks better than the average Chinese women. This is true because of a difference in culture, I’m not saying Chinese women are inherently uglier than Korean women, or that there aren’t Chinese women that dress up, but Korean women always wear makeup before they go outside, and they are usually dressed up. I have been to both China and Korea before. There is a big difference in the way they care about their appearance.
Chinese girls tend not to wear makeup, preferring to ‘stay natural’ instead. It’s considered impolite in Korean culture not to wear makeup for women, and you will see very few Korean girls wearing glasses compared to Chinese girls. Also compare the number of women doing plastic surgery in Korea compared to China and tell me, in which country does appearance matter more? Again, this is not criticizing anybody, just go to China and go to Korea and see the difference yourself.
Edit: Besides, this question is not really fair, because what’s wrong with liking someone of a different race? Some people say I’m racist for preferring Korean girls, but they are just as racist for implying that it’s wrong to like someone of a different race. I don’t ask Asian women why they like American guys, so people shouldn’t ask me why I prefer Korean women.
Aren’t you being shallow by saying this?
If I’m shallow, then so must be the millions of Korean guys, and I don’t hear anyone complaining about them. In fact, I hear Korean guys are very popular due to how they act in dramas and movies.
About plastic surgery…
All Korean girls have plastic surgery
No, actually most of my friends did not do plastic surgery. I went to Korea, and I can say that while a lot have done it (mostly for a job or society pressure), a lot didn’t do it either. Let me mention that a lot of Koreans are Christians, about 40% of them, and they are conservative, so they wouldn’t do plastic surgery. Also its very easy to confuse plastic surgery with heavy makeup. Don’t confuse these two – makeup makes a huge difference in the way you look, surgery or not.
Plastic surgery is bad and makes you look fake
The whole point of plastic surgery is to make yourself look better. I don’t know why looking better would be bad? As for being fake, the same can be said about makeup, and people don’t complain about using makeup.
Plastic surgery turns you into a whole different person, just like the advertisements
Yeah, those are advertisements. They show the most extreme cases, as marketing so that people know how good they are at plastic surgery. Doesn’t mean every Korean girl has gone under the knife and come out completely different. Most Korean girls have very minor plastic surgery, usually double eyelid surgery.
Plastic surgery means you will have ugly looking children
Well, I’m not sure if appearance is genetics related, so I’m not sure if being beautiful or ugly will affect your child’s appearance. Also, not every girl who does surgery is ugly. In fact many beautiful girls do surgery to look even more beautiful. And even if genetics matter, and even if you were ugly before, you would still have ugly children, plastic surgery or not. So I don’t get why having plastic surgery would make it any worse. Besides, you could always get plastic surgery for your children.
What if you are older and the side effects of plastic surgery?
When you are older, appearance matters less, and some people have to go back into the clinic to re-do their surgery, but like I said, most Korean girls do very minor plastic surgery.