Ask a Korean! Wiki: Are Korean Men Into Black Women?

Dear Korean,

I'm 19 and live in the United State and very attracted to korean men such as TOP and Taeyang form big bang,Kim Bum, Kim Hyun Joong, ant etc., I thought of moving to South Korea after college. I've been learning the language but I wonder do korean like black girls. My features are european for the most part and I am light skinned such as Lee Hyori and Park Shiyeon but I and black. So I'm asking you for and answer...please don't give me it depends on the person it crap!


Dear Korean,

I just have this attraction towards Asian men. And some seem to like me too. But ive never dated one. So would they feel insecure dating a black girl? Well would you?


Dear Korean,

I actually have several questions, but all of them revolve around the "Blasian" relationships. I just want to know why Asian men don't approach Black women. You know how the trend is now: White women w/ Black men, Asian women w/ White men... etc, that leaves Black women and Asian men alone...... I'm personally attracted to Asian men but I can't get them to notice me. I've been 'hit on' by every ethnicity except Asian men. They either stay within their own ethnicity or date white women. I know that me being African-American maybe somewhat of a disadvantage, yet I'm not like most black women, I'm not loud, "ghetto" or vicious , I enjoy watching anime< esp. subbed>, listening to Kpop / Jpop music and studying Asian cultures. I don't have many black friends because they can't appreciate my unique, non-Black interests. Are Asian men just not interested? Is it true that Asians are scared of Black women? What can I do? What do Asian guys look for in girls?


The most frequently received question for this blog is some variation of "Do Korean guys go for non-Korean [white, black, Latina, South Asian, Southeast Asian, Martian] girls?" And each time, the Korean points them to this old post, which has been the most popular post on this blog for a long time until the dog meat post overtook it this month. (But, for the record, the third most popular post is about what the word "oppa" means -- which is another mainstay for those infatuated with Korean men.)

But over the course of receiving hundreds of such questions, the Korean noticed a trend: by far, black women were dominating the number of questions about whether Korean/Asian men would find them attractive. So the Korean figured this is a good topic for a separate discussion. Why do black women have such yellow fever? Was Ninja Assassin somehow much more culturally influential than people give it credit for? Are black women into small eyes? Or is it just that black women are more inquisitive? More insecure? And on the flip side, for Korean/Asian men -- are you interested in dating a black woman? Do you talk to black women when you go out?

Here is the only reliable bit of research about black-Asian relationship that the Korean knows of. (If you know more, you are obviously welcome to pitch in.) Among all Asian Americans, Korean American men (who are raised in America) are actually the most likely to marry a black woman. This, however, is not really saying much, as only 2.1% of Korean American men (raised in America) are married to black women.

Personally, back when the Korean was still dating, he was an equal opportunity dater. But he always did have a soft spot for black women. To the Korean, the most beautiful woman in the world (excluding, of course, the Korean Wife) is Beyonce. (Yes, the Korean knows Beyonce is biracial. Let's not get too technical. He also cannot stop staring at Alicia Keys whenever she is on TV. That good enough?) He also asked out a decent number of black women during the course of his dating life -- only to be rebuffed each time. God, it's great being married so I won't go through that shit again. Wait, did I say that out loud?

At any rate, let's talk about this. Black women, Asian men, now is your time.

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