|Still not as cute as a Korean girl giving it her all|
The biggest weapon in their cuteness arsenal is 애교 (pronounced "aegyo"). 애교 is Korean for "insanely adorable baby face."
WARNING: Some of you will not be able to stomach what is to come. 애교s central premise is grown-ass women acting like little babies in order to get their 오빠 ("ohppa" or boyfriend) to do something for them.
Here is a brief video about aegyo:
Aegyo is the Korean version of baby talk. To do aegyo you need to make your eyes SUPER big, pull your most submissive posture (preferably with hands near your face and shoulders slumped in), raise your voice up one octave, pout just a little, and stretch your words while adding some vibratto. I am only good at pouting aegyo, so I can't give advice on happy aegyo which is what girls use to make their boyfriends have more energy.
I, sadly, am pretty damn good at aegyo...
I am going to clarify first by saying that SeungHyun and I don't fight, but we get in fake fights pretty often just because we both think it's entertaining. Whenever I get tired of the fake fight all I need to do is beat on his arms playfully and whine "오빠~ㅏ~ㅏ... 아니요~... 어떻게~" (loosely translating to "boyfriend, no, why is it this way?") while pulling this face:
|This faced must be accompanied by a whining "hmph!"|
So go on, girls, play up your cuteness to the max, Korean guys will appreciate it. I love the way guys react to aegyo when it's working, they look just as cute as the girl does because he literally melts to a puddle of nothing.