Why do Koreans always say they're Korean in apps/sites?

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    Jan 14, 2014 3:22 AM GMT
    Just noticed this on grindr while in LA. Even if there is only a single word in the entire profile, it would be "Korean". The only other country I can think of that makes such regular appearances is "Brazilian".
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    Jan 14, 2014 5:11 AM GMT
    hentailover saidJust noticed this on grindr while in LA. Even if there is only a single word in the entire profile, it would be "Korean". The only other country I can think of that makes such regular appearances is "Brazilian".


    I can't speak for everyone, but a Korean guy I met feels Koreans are of a higher status than ofher Asians. Korean media dominates in Asian countries. I'm Korean myself, but was adopted into an Italian family since I was a baby. I'm sure Koreans feels pride, the same way Italians do. I'm sure Koreans feel the same way about Japanese people, as Italians feel about Greeks -- it's all silly.

    I can't speak for everyone, but being Korean I naturally have cheek bones and a bridge on my nose and other Asians apparently like to compliment me about these facts. Also the fact my chin sort of forms a V is ideal in Asia; it's all quite funny, girls make a V shape with their hands in commercials, but every culture has things they view as aesthetically pleasing.
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    Jan 14, 2014 5:16 AM GMT
    100% Koreans:

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    Jan 14, 2014 5:18 AM GMT
    AnOriginal saidphoto image_zps3707d38d.jpg
    Why are you posting as a hidden member? You're not a troll.
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    Jan 14, 2014 5:28 AM GMT
    why do ALL people of [race] ALWAYS do [thing] ???
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    Jan 14, 2014 5:37 AM GMT
    shawnathan said
    AnOriginal saidphoto image_zps3707d38d.jpg
    Why are you posting as a hidden member? You're not a troll.


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    Jan 14, 2014 7:12 AM GMT
    AnOriginal said
    hentailover saidJust noticed this on grindr while in LA. Even if there is only a single word in the entire profile, it would be "Korean". The only other country I can think of that makes such regular appearances is "Brazilian".


    I can't speak for everyone, but a Korean guy I met feels Koreans are of a higher status than ofher Asians. Korean media dominates in Asian countries. I'm Korean myself, but was adopted into an Italian family since I was a baby. I'm sure Koreans feels pride, the same way Italians do. I'm sure Koreans feel the same way about Japanese people, as Italians feel about Greeks -- it's all silly.

    I can't speak for everyone, but being Korean I naturally have cheek bones and a bridge on my nose and other Asians apparently like to compliment me about these facts. Also the fact my chin sort of forms a V is ideal on Asia; it's all quite funny, but every culture has things they view as aesthetically pleasing.


    LOL I notice the "I'm Korean" bit a LOT in Toronto. Everyone wants the Koreans here.
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    Jan 14, 2014 7:25 AM GMT
    Gee, I thought the Filipinos are of higher status! I mean....we're more tanned, we're raised on two languages, we know how to dance, we have Spanish last names (except for me...mine is Italian)....wait, what's the point in going through all of that....we're better, period! icon_razz.gificon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 14, 2014 7:32 AM GMT
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    hentailover saidJust noticed this on grindr while in LA. Even if there is only a single word in the entire profile, it would be "Korean". The only other country I can think of that makes such regular appearances is "Brazilian".


    I can't speak for everyone, but a Korean guy I met feels Koreans are of a higher status than ofher Asians. Korean media dominates in Asian countries. I'm Korean myself, but was adopted into an Italian family since I was a baby. I'm sure Koreans feels pride, the same way Italians do. I'm sure Koreans feel the same way about Japanese people, as Italians feel about Greeks -- it's all silly.

    I can't speak for everyone, but being Korean I naturally have cheek bones and a bridge on my nose and other Asians apparently like to compliment me about these facts. Also the fact my chin sort of forms a V is ideal on Asia; it's all quite funny, but every culture has things they view as aesthetically pleasing.
    Lol. I have to disagree. It's not about status. It's because the general population thinks there are only two types of Asians.. Chinese and Japanese. Same with people from South America. If you're brown and speak Spanish, people assume you're Mexican. Or if you're white and speak English, they think you're from the US.
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    Jan 14, 2014 9:52 AM GMT
    Erik101 saidGee, I thought the Filipinos are of higher status! I mean....we're more tanned, we're raised on two languages, we know how to dance, we have Spanish last names (except for me...mine is Italian)....wait, what's the point in going through all of that....we're better, period! icon_razz.gificon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gif


    My last name is Italian too, but because I'm adopted. In Asia some people use creams to lighten their skin -- tan skin is still associated with people that work in the fields or labor intensive jobs (not that there is anything wrong with hard work).

    My Korean twin:
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    P.S. Double eyelids are overrated; I can open my eye and force myself to have double eyelids. I actually prefer my single eyelid and I think they look better on men.
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    Jan 14, 2014 10:11 AM GMT
    Hahahaha LOL @ this topic! Maybe I'm in the minority of Asian guys here but I lived in Koreatown in LA for about 3 years and I didn't really find Korean gay guys to be attractive. There are some there, even at Gameboi at Rage! Most are just kinda short 5'5, too young looking! Now Rick Yune, the Korean actor from 007 is hot imho (not Psy the rapper/singer).

    I find other Asian guys to be more attractive *like Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Filipino guys! I usually like the tall, tan, exotic look anyway! Not trying to stir the pot or anything, I read a survey on Penis size in the Asian countries, Southeast Asian guys have the biggest members in Asia than East Asian guys! Lol S. Koreans are toward the bottom (size wise speaking)!! But anyway, I like Asian-American gays, I usually just don't ask for their ethnicity!! Whatever! But anyway, a college friend of mine just married a S. Korean guy in Pasadena, so good for her!!
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    Jan 14, 2014 10:40 AM GMT
    +1 agreed with xRich, Lol, most of the time, most white/non-Asian people think you're either Japanese or Chinese or worse, they think all Asian people are Chinese!! As far as the status or whatever, that's ridiculous! The media in the US is making fun of Koreans a lot over the whole N. Korea Kim Jong Un thing!! Just watch Chelsea Lately, she goes off on Koreans every time there's a story on Asian issue. And don't even get me started on Bobby Lee on Mad TV, I feel like he's just another Korean/Asian stereotype.


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    hentailover saidJust noticed this on grindr while in LA. Even if there is only a single word in the entire profile, it would be "Korean". The only other country I can think of that makes such regular appearances is "Brazilian".


    I can't speak for everyone, but a Korean guy I met feels Koreans are of a higher status than ofher Asians. Korean media dominates in Asian countries. I'm Korean myself, but was adopted into an Italian family since I was a baby. I'm sure Koreans feels pride, the same way Italians do. I'm sure Koreans feel the same way about Japanese people, as Italians feel about Greeks -- it's all silly.

    I can't speak for everyone, but being Korean I naturally have cheek bones and a bridge on my nose and other Asians apparently like to compliment me about these facts. Also the fact my chin sort of forms a V is ideal on Asia; it's all quite funny, but every culture has things they view as aesthetically pleasing.
    Lol. I have to disagree. It's not about status. It's because the general population thinks there are only two types of Asians.. Chinese and Japanese. Same with people from South America. If you're brown and speak Spanish, people assume you're Mexican. Or if you're white and speak English, they think you're from the US.
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    Jan 14, 2014 12:09 PM GMT
    Koreans might be the proudest people in the world. many of them feel they are the most beautiful people. South Korean has very good plastic surgery technologies but their doctors seem to have only a few molds and the people walk out of the hospitals all have the same nose bridges, double-eyelids, and V-shape chins. I wonder if N. Korean president Mr Kim got his double eyelids done there.
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    Jan 14, 2014 7:10 PM GMT
    I used to work for a company that outsourced to China and Korea. Representatives from those countries would come often and HEAVEN FORBID you would get them mixed up.
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    Jan 14, 2014 7:37 PM GMT
    hentailover saidJust noticed this on grindr while in LA. Even if there is only a single word in the entire profile, it would be "Korean". The only other country I can think of that makes such regular appearances is "Brazilian".
    Because Koreans are beautiful people. Korean men are among the hottest in Asia.
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    Jan 14, 2014 7:59 PM GMT
    My Aunt and Unle adopted a kid from Korea and I totally identify with them, so I have Korean in my family and consider myself loosely Korean. icon_cool.gif
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    Terrance saidKoreans might be the proudest people in the world. many of them feel they are the most beautiful people. South Korean has very good plastic surgery technologies but their doctors seem to have only a few molds and the people walk out of the hospitals all have the same nose bridges, double-eyelids, and V-shape chins. I wonder if N. Korean president Mr Kim got his double eyelids done there.


    Speak for yourself. I was adopted as a baby (under a year old). My face is 100% what God gave me and I never had braces either -- everyone likes to assume Asians have bad teeth too and most people assume I've had braces, but my teeth are just beautiful. I've always wanted a nose that would make me less cute, but my family thinks I'm perfect the way I am and they are against surgery. Just because you're unhappy with what God gave you doesn't mean you should hate on fellow humans.

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    To the JERK (SoCalRetard) making comments about Korean guys dicks. You should know better being an Asian male no other race is demeaned in such a personal and publicly accepted way. You should be ashamed to call yourself a part of the human race -- it's scum like you that only perpetuate problems in the world.

    I'm not saying all Koreans are beautiful -- North Korea has an extremely ugly ruler and his people are starved and malnourished. I've also been on dates with some South Korean guys that this shallow community would deem as unattractive. Let's not stereotype South Koreans or any race for that matter. The fact my cock is beautiful isn't because of my race or plastic surgery (you filthy naive pig that likes to make blanket statements) -- the fact I am beautiful is because I am a child of God.

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    Jan 15, 2014 3:27 AM GMT
    Import saidMy Aunt and Unle adopted a kid from Korea and I totally identify with them, so I have Korean in my family and consider myself loosely Korean. icon_cool.gif


    And you have the right to do so -- my family tells everyone I am Italian icon_biggrin.gif

    If only I could throw some of you in the Hudson (sarcasm) and hit you with a wooden spoon (truth).
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    Jan 15, 2014 7:34 AM GMT
    ^^oh shut up, lol someone's mad, your posts seem emotional and full of irony as a bitchy bitter queen! You must be a troll trying to stir up RJ. It's offensive to some Asians that you stated Koreans are better or whatever, based on what claims, exactly! (sorry but I have to call you out on this one). Just because someone disagreed with you, it doesn't mean they're bad! Learn to form an opinion and critique in a civil human way, not name calling bitchy manner, it makes you look mean/ugly, douche bag-like and very stupid. Oh booo hooo, I brought out the whole Korean penis issue! There was a huge survey done a while ago and most guys on RJ know, there was a Penis world survey post! I mean! Who cares, unless you have a small one and still who cares, it's a penis, get over it (it's not that special)!!! (see several other white guys complaining about their small sizes in the sex forum). As far as you being adopted, good for you! but you're still Korean by birth ethnicity and not Italian, you shouldn't be ashamed of your own culture, you kinda of came off that way! (but I don't care what you called yourself in this regard). I'm just stating some facts I've seen on the media lately, be smart, don't be stupid, hate the players, don't hate or kill the messenger!
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    Jan 15, 2014 7:46 AM GMT
    JohnSpotter saidI used to work for a company that outsourced to China and Korea. Representatives from those countries would come often and HEAVEN FORBID you would get them mixed up.


    I can distinguish between the two, pay attention to their last names and look! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 18, 2014 9:39 AM GMT
    as a Korean living in Toronto, who does not advertise his nationality on sites/apps.

    I'm going to try this and see if there's a noticeable increase in interest...for science
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    Jan 18, 2014 2:35 PM GMT
    I'm originally from Bergen County NJ where there is now a large Korean population. When I grew up there it was white bread world. I recall just one Asian family who moved to town in the 70s, just as we were leaving for the Caribbean. There were not only no blacks in the area but I later learned that back then there was an old law still on the books in my hometown that black people had to be out of town by some sunset time certain. (I'm pretty sure my parents were not aware of that then, being liberal humanists.)

    Anyway, on the main street through this other town there... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koreatown,_Palisades_Park ...is hardly a store which does not have signage in Korean. Driving through is like leaving the country.

    So it seems to me that the Koreans have a strong sense of community, particularly as immigrants or early-generation Americans, not unlike the experience of earlier immigrant waves of the Irish, Italians, Jewish or Chinese populations which settled into enclaves of their own.

    And that heritage might be now reflected in electronic social media which we did not exist earlier. Just a moment's thought of some random theorizing based upon observation of the obvious. Otherwise I have no idea why that might be. So perhaps they are exporting their sense of community electronically.

    What I also find interesting about the new waves of immigration here is that they have emigrated during a period of political correctness. So likely they won't experience the more intense levels of degradation inflicted upon earlier immigrants which is kind of curious to consider.
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    Jan 18, 2014 3:02 PM GMT
    I believe it's advertised more as a SARS and bird flu warning.

    They are a sneeze away from a pandemic.
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    Jan 26, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
    hentailover saidJust noticed this on grindr while in LA. Even if there is only a single word in the entire profile, it would be "Korean". The only other country I can think of that makes such regular appearances is "Brazilian".

    Don't know about Koreans, but I have seen Brazilians doing it.
    Some Brazilian guy approached me and his starting lines were"

    "Hey, I am Brazilian"