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  • Ooh, that's a question for me, I have no idea.

  • (Korean men answer commonly googled questions about themselves.)

  • How Korean are you, out of 10?

  • I don't know, I feel like you should answer that for me.

  • - I look very Korean, people tell me I look very Korean. - Physical wise , you're like eight, I would say, eight out of ten Korean.

  • - Personality wise, I think you're five. - Five.

  • Evan, I think, just look wise, like you said physical, I think you look more American than Korean, but personality wise six.

  • - Six? - Yeah.

  • We both fluently speak Korean. We both speak Korean in our households.

  • - I think we're fairly right in between the Western culture and the Korean culture. - Right.

  • (Why do Korean guys wear makeup?)

  • We both do not wear make up.

  • In Korea, I notice a lot of guys actually do wear make up on a daily basis.

  • Looking pretty is kind of like a trend.

  • Cosmetics for men is so developed in Korea now. They have, like, something called pact, so it's like your hands get messy, they don't want that,

  • so like BB cream, but in, like, a little circular tube, and you just have to open up and they have a mirror.

  • - They have that cushion thing, and they have that specific lines for men. - Interesting. I mean I didn't know that, wow. Oh, what?

  • In terms of why Korean guys wear make up, I think it's more of like a cultural...

  • Like the beauty standard is a little different from here. Guys tend to look more prettier, especially in South Korea.

  • Like... if you look better, if you're prettier, you're socially more acceptable, that's just how it is.

  • It's messed up, but that's just how it is.

  • - Whatever boosts your confidence, you know? And like it's your life. Yeah. - Yeah, Go ahead, I mean like...

  • - Do it. - You do you.

  • (Why do Korean guys go to the army?)

  • - It's a mandatory thing. - For like two years, around two years?

  • Even if you live in America and you are a Korean citizen, you have to go back, serve, and then come back.

  • That only applies if you don't have permanent residency.

  • If you're a permanent resident, or you're an American citizen, you don't have to enlist.

  • It kind of became a cultural thing, where if you don't go and if you live in Korea, Korean men kind of just look down on you.

  • (What do Korean guys like as gifts?)

  • I like cash.

  • I like cash.

  • - Uh... Like a passion item? - As a gift?

  • - No, I think cash. - Cash?

  • (Why do Korean guys smoke?)

  • So, I'm a non-smoker, I've never smoked cigarettes in my life.

  • I am a heavy smoker, I mean I'm trying to cut down.

  • - That was one of my New Year's resolutions, but I completely failed.

  • I was good for like two days.

  • I just had cigarettes around the house.

  • I have an older brother and my dad and my brother both used to smoke.

  • I think I just started as a curiosity.

  • Boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, do not smoke.

  • Nowadays in Korea, it's really hard to smoke out in the streets because there's designated spots only for smoking.

  • If you go outside of the boundary, and if someone catches you, then you have to pay a fee.

  • - I think Korea is trying to become more... - A smoke-free like lifestyle.

  • - Yeah, so that's good. - Right?

  • (Where do Korean guys hang out?)

  • I feel like Koreans, they only go to bars.

  • Bar and nightlife is such a big thing in Korea.

  • - Difference between Korean bars and American bars is American bars is, people stand. - Walk around, right...

  • You know what I mean, right? But Korean bars is like a table service, so you sit and like just talk for hours.

  • - Bars or cafes and coffee shops. - Cafes.

  • And they just like sit there and talk.

  • Yeah, that's how we hang out.

  • (Why do Korean guys wear masks?)

  • I wear masks sometimes.

  • I wear masks when I have to travel, because I don't wanna get sick.

  • It's just to protect myself.

  • On airplanes, too.

  • Airplanes is like the place that you get sick.

  • Everybody should wear a mask when you're on an airplane.

  • Masks is part of fashion too.

  • - Interesting, huh? - Yeah, it's part of a fashion. It's like covering your mouth, it's a part of fashion. It's interesting...

  • It comes from K-pop, I feel like, because K-pop idols when they don't wear make up and they're going somewhere, they have masks to like...

  • hide their identity.

  • (Why do Korean guys bow?)

  • Traditional Korean way of saying hello.

  • Even if you're same age, you would bow.

  • - If it's your first time, yeah. - Yeah, if it's your first time, and you don't know that person, it's a completely stranger, you bow.

  • Even if it's still younger, you bow.

  • - If I saw Evan for the first time, for the show... - I'd be like, I'll bow.

  • And then once we get to know each other then we don't have to bow anymore.

  • But you do bow to older people.

  • - It's like showing respect. - Definitely, yeah, definitely.

  • (How do Korean guys flirt?)

  • You go with your group of friends, you go to a drinking place, sit down,

  • so I tell the waiter to like bring us a bottle of soda to that table.

  • - It kind of give them a sign. It's like... - Yeah, I, I, no, I...

  • Full on give them a sign, like... then they'll, of course, look at you, and be like.

  • Drink together, yeah, should we go, or do you wanna come?

  • Girls do say yes, and they say no, too. They're like, "We're okay, we're just here to chill."

  • - They just wanna be friendly. - They're just, yeah... They're showing you that they have an interest in you.

  • Yeah, they're just trying to be friends. They just wanna get to know you.

  • These are great questions, I mean, thank you guys for searching these on Google.

  • Right, thank you Google.

  • You googled it, we answered it for you.

  • Hopefully we answered couple of them pretty accurately.

Ooh, that's a question for me, I have no idea.

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Korean Men Answer Commonly Googled Questions About Themselves

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    Samuel posted on 2022/01/31
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