SEOUL, Korea, April 14, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – A survey found that nine out of ten foreigner respondents said they wanted to date with Korean men and women. This is a sign that the Korean Wave in K-Pop, TV dramas, and computer games is gaining the hearts and minds of foreign audiences.
Korea’s major matchmaking agency Duo Inc. said on April 9 that a survey on 1,147 foreigners (642 female and 505 male respondents) residing in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia asking questions like “Do you want to date with a Korean man (woman)?” As many as 90 percent of the respondents said “Yes” to the question.
For reasons why you want to do so, 27.4 percent of women answered “I am interested in Korean culture and language.” It was then followed by “I think Korean men are diligent and responsible,” and “Korean men seem to be cool.” The highest percentage of male respondents (23.2%) said “Korean women seem pretty,” followed by “Korean women are cute,” and “I am interested in Korean culture and language.”
The 115 respondents who said they didn’t want to date a Korean woman or man answered for their non-interest “too much cultural difference” (40%), followed by “Korean women (men) are too hard-working to catch up,” and “they seem to be too conservative.”
To a question which Korean entertainer you want to date with, Kim Soo-hyun, the young male actor famous for his role in TV drama “My Love from the Star,” came on top (23.1%) among female respondents. It was followed by TOP, lead rapper in K-Pop band Big Bang, and rapper G-Dragon. For male respondents, the most favored Korean female entertainers were Jun Ji-hyun (18.4%), Kwon Yuri (13.5%), a singer in nine-member girl group Girls’ Generation, and Sandara Park (12.9%), idol singer in girl group 2NE1.
Written by Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)