CULTURE OF KOREA

This small country only ranks 109th in the world in terms of area but attracts attention worldwide. You can learn about the 10 unique cultural characteristics of Koreans through this article.

1. Network culture
Do you want to know what the future looks like? Book your ticket to Korea immediately. 78.5% of the population uses smartphones and 82.7% use the Internet. In the age group 18-24, the number of smartphone users is 97.7%
 Korean Network Culture 
Koreans use smartphones not only to connect with their friends but also to pay for other services such as paying for shopping at the store, watching TV, etc.
Hyundai is expected to launch a car that can be launched by smartphone in 2015.
2. Culture of drinking alcohol.
When Koreans do not work, they will celebrate their latest deal or solstice with soju. Many companies try to curb the drinking culture but there are still plenty of employees tasting their alcohol / beer / whiskey. Those who refuse will be considered boring or disrespectful.
3. Creative cosmetics.
In the field of cosmetics, Koreans can not stop experimenting with new ingredients and methods. They launched the snail cream (snail skin) in 2011. 
Korean cosmetics
They now have nail polish that blends real petals in them. And not only do women enjoy beauty products, men in the country of kimchi also attach great importance to the use of cosmetics. Today, Korea has the world's largest market for men's cosmetics.
4. Women play golf.
The Economist surveyed readers earlier this year. "Why do Korean women play so well?" Among the 100 best women golfers in the world, 38 were Koreans. In the top 10 there are 4 Korean women. 
5. StarCraft.
Playing Starcraft is a legal profession in Korea. Professional gamers earn hundreds of thousands of dollars, not to mention other earnings. This game was born in 1998 and Koreans from young and old are playing this game.
Korean Games 
There is a TV channel for this game. And according to the National Bureau of Information, this game has made 14% of children ages 9 to 12 addicted to the internet. To overcome this situation, the government has banned two years ago, with children under the age of 16 playing this game online. But this law is ignored by the people.
6. “Spending by card” culture
Koreans became the most credit card users in the world two years ago, according to data from the Bank of Korea. An American made 77.9 credit card transactions a year, Canadians made 98.6 deals and Koreans made 129.7 deals.
In Korea, it would be illegal if someone refuses to pay by credit card, no matter how small.
7. The flight attendants.
The flight attendants in the world come to Korea to learn how to be able to serve the most graceful way on the plane. And ask anyone who has ever been to a Korean airline, be sure to say it's the best airline service they've ever known.
Flight attendant 
Korean hostesses are not only impressed by the sweetest smile on any guest request, but also by the embarrassing but pitifully cute expression of the bibimap.
8. Addiction to work.
South Koreans study hard and have the highest levels of education in the countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with 98% of the population completing high school and 63% colleges.
You can feel this when you see the lights of the office buildings are still lit at night. According to 2012 statistics by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of Korea, the average person working 44.6 hours per week compared to 32.8 hours of people in OECD countries.
9. Broker dating.
"What is your next face-dating appointment?" That's the question most Korean singles get. And the answer would be: "Why? Do you know someone to introduce yourself? "
According to research by Duo, Korea's largest matchmaking service company, a single person will go on average twice a week. And because dating is so popular that when a Korean decides to end a relationship, they will move on to another relative relatively quickly.
Averaging from the first meeting to the wedding is about 10.2 months for those who are working. In addition, there are about 2,500 matchmaking companies throughout South Korea.
10. Plastic surgery.
 Whether you want to have a slim chin, broad forehead or longer teeth, there is nothing a Korean beauty surgeon can not do.

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