Blood types in Korea are a pretty big deal. Koreans love to talk about one’s blood type. Especially Korean women. Surveys have shown that 4 in 5 Korean women take a man’s blood type into consideration when dating. Many feel that this is the quickest way to determine a person’s temperament and even compatibility with others. This might be strange to those in the West who might not even know what their blood type is. Blood type comes into play mainly when looking for a partner. This is because most Koreans feel a person’s blood type indicates one’s personality trait. In 2004 Nonghyup got a lot of press for saying they would only hire those with Type O or B blood. Saying that Type As and AB should not apply since they had no drive.
Knowing the blood type of a person became popular in South Korea back in 2004. During the rise of Kpop, many songs talked about the different personality traits of people with a certain blood type. However, the biggest factor was a Korean drama called My Boyfriend is Type B, a romantic comedy released in 2005. The drama was about a type-A woman and a type B man trying to make it work despite their different blood-type personalities. Since then, Korean women look into account a man’s blood type when looking for a partner. This is not popular among men in Korea. Most men don’t take into account a women’s blood type.
Type O is the most preferred blood type for women in Korea. Especially if the Korean woman is type A. This is because a man with Type O blood is generally outgoing and has a fun personality. Since type O blood is considered a “Universal Donor”, they are seen as types that can get along with anyone in any situation. The only negative aspect is that they can be stubborn at times and they want things done perfectly.
Korean women like type Os because they tend to be well-rounded and pretty much good at everything which makes them natural leaders. They tend to be great talkers which many use for their careers as salesmen or jobs that require you to be charismatic. Research shows that type O blood types are the most preferred blood type of CEOs. They know how to express their opinions and feelings in a constructive manner which means they are not very argumentative. Since they are able to control their emotions very well, women in Korea find they know how to bring any situation under control. The risk here is that they could seem arrogant and overconfident but most women can work with that.
Type O: 28% of the population
Best Match for Type O Blood Types: Type A
Worst Match for Type O Blood Types: Type AB
Famous Korean Men with Blood Type O
- Jin (BTS), Singer
- Jang Dong-gun, Actor
- Won Bin, Actor
- Suga (BTS), Singer
- Baekhyun (EXO), Singer
There are some women in Korea that prefer Blood Type As because they are shy, nice, and usually soft-spoken. Most are generally friendly and don’t want to deal with any arguments and fights. However, many feel they are too introverted, can’t make up their minds, and rather timid. Most Korean women do not like Type As and they have the stereotype of the typical Korean office man. They just want to be left alone and work. Most feel uncomfortable when they go out so don’t even think about taking them to a club. However, the biggest reason women in Korea don’t like Type As is that they do not know how to express their feelings and emotions. This leads them to not being able to trust so easily. Therefore this can lead to not only miscommunication but the relationship has a hard time progressing. However, once they fully trust you, they are considered to be the most loyal and least likely to cheat. Getting to that point is the difficult part.
Type A: 33% of the population
Best Match for Type A Blood Types: O
Worst Match for Type A Blood Types: B
Famous Korean Men with Blood Type A
- J-Hope (BTS), Singer
- Jimin (BTS), Singer
- Jungkook (BTS), Singer
- Nichkhun, Singer
- Bae Yong-joon, Actor
These are the “bad boys” of the blood types. While many Korean women know that blood types B’s might not be right for them, they feel they can turn them around. Type Bs have the reputation of being arrogant, moody, and self-centered. So when a man in Korea says their blood type is B, the first thing that comes to a woman’s mind is playboy or flirt. However, they are very fun and have a wild, outgoing personality that really attracts women in Korea.
While they don’t have a great reputation in Korea, most women secretly like Type Bs because they are so outgoing and can make friends easily. They are usually down for anything which keeps the relationship fun and exciting. In addition, blood type B’s know how to express themselves and do a good job of leading the relationship. They speak their minds no matter how the woman might take it.
Type B: 27% of the population
Best match for Type B Blood Types: AB
Worst match for Type B Blood Types: A
Famous Korean Men with Blood Type B
- T.O.P. (Big Bang), Singer
- Chansung (2PM), Singer
- Woohyun (INFINITE), Singer
- Lee Seung Gi, Actor
- Lee Dong Wook, Actor/Model
Men with blood type AB are pretty much a wildcard. They love to seek attention and are seen as either artistic, eccentric, or just plain strange. Most are individualistic yet very interesting. They can either be a genius or a psychopath. Their personalities can change very quickly depending on their mood or the situation they are in. A major negative is that they tend to lack control of their emotions. If you hear of an abusive relationship, it is very possible that the man has an AB blood type. However, they are brilliant, and most go on to have very successful careers which is a HUGE plus for Korean women. So do women prefer type ABs? It depends on if they are willing to take a gamble.
Type AB: 11% of the population
Best match for Type AB Blood Type: AB
Worst match for Type AB Blood Type: O
Famous Korean Men with Blood Type AB
- Heechul (Super Junior), Singer
- Henry (Super Junior), Singer
- V (BTS), Singer
- Jonghyun (SHINee), Singer
- Hoya (INFINITE), Singer