You’re probably wondering just what exactly gu boys are. So, let me explain. Instead of saying how old they are, Koreans often say the year they were born in; and, gu boys are Korean boys born in the years 1990 and after– after all, gu-ship (구십) is 90 in Korean.
(It’s just another one of those acronym things that Koreans love!)
Anyway, I’ve met a lot of Korean boys, and a lot of them have been younger than me (I’m an 89er), as I mentioned in THIS blog post. A few of them have even liked me, but the way they went about pursuing me was so different from the way older Koreans did that I have to say that I’m more likely to date a Korean guy who is younger than me.
And, here’s why.
Pet was born in 1992.
I used to post on a lot of Korean fashion cafes on Naver. He saw my picture and sent me a message. We talked for months before meeting in Korea. He was so sweet. He rode the subway for three hours and stayed with me during my first few days in Korea. He even helped me move into the apartment that I found!
Unfortunately, he totally turned me off of younger boys, because he was SO needy and sensitive… However, I soon found out that gu boys weren’t worth giving up on just yet!
Y- was born in 1994. He actually dated my ex-best friend. I met him when they were still going out. Apparently, he fell for me at that time, something he told me later, which explains why my best friend slowly became my ex-best friend. He’s been SO persistent about liking me and not being able to forget about me, even though we only met ONCE– and it was a long time ago. However, he’s not in the same state as me, AND he graduated from high school this year.
Me? I’m about to start my third year of law school.
He’s just too young, and there is a reason why things didn’t work out between him and my ex-best friend.
(Let’s just say it wasn’t her fault that they broke up.)
K- is a 91er. He’s so against being told he’s a baby, but he’s got so much 애교, or cuteness! He always gets mad when I call him one, too, because he is a “man”. He even has tattoos and a very cool image. He has the most amazing six-pack, which he tells everyone to touch.
Anyway, we’ve run into each other a lot since last year at the library and Korean karaoke– maybe once downtown, and we finally started something last night at karaoke, because he finally got over his ex-girlfriend.
(We’ll see where it goes. I’m excited, I’ve had a crush on him for awhile!)
But, finally, the person who inspired this post:
S- is also a 91er, and he’s actually K-’s friend.
I met S- last night at the Korean bar. I actually saw him first– he’s super cute, but he came over and said hi to me later. I love that he introduced himself first. Then, at karaoke he talked to me a lot and asked me:
“Are you interested in Asian guys?”
I didn’t actually say yes. I teased him and said no, and then he said, Oh, I bet you’re only into white and black guys. Then, I told him that my (only) ex-boyfriend is Korean.
S- was really excited to meet me. He’s going to be a freshman at university in the Fall, and he wants to hang out. Yay, another 동생, or little brother!
So, the gu boys approach– its straight-forward and persistent. Most of them are too young to be (real) players, and they still wear their hearts on their sleeves.
So, find yourself a gu boy!
And, here are my favorite gu boys, EXO & BTS: