Hi, I have two questions.
1.) What does Koreans think about the fact that we (Europeans) find them attractive?
2.) Do Korean people even know that they’re attractive to European people?
If you mean, are Koreans aware of rising popularity of K-pop and Korean dramas in Europe then, yes, they are aware. French fans protesting not being able to get tickets for K-pop concert held in Paris after tickets were sold out in 15 minutes was big news in Korea. I don’t know what all Koreans think, but the ones I know are glad and flattered.
If you mean, are Koreans aware that every European person thinks that every Korean person is attractive then they are not aware, and neither am I. The Hallyu wave is mainly prevalent among young women, and even large number of them has never heard of K-pop. When I mention Korea people either think that South Korea is a poor country like it was decades ago, ask me whether my boyfriend is from South or North, or they simply don’t have a clue. None knew about K-pop. Sadly, there are even those that are plain racist. Lucky for them, they never said it to my face.
European view of Koreans is certainly changing, but after all, attraction is an individual thing.
I am wondering, what do people around you think of Koreans? Leave your experiences in the comments bellow.