76% of 20-30 year olds (not including men) have had plastic surgery procedures done. 25% of mothers in South Korea have had their 12-16 year old children go under the knife. 95% of South Koreans have a fold in their eyelid which is naturally rare; it indicates the result of a double eyelid surgery.
In the late 90s and early 2000s South Korea’s government issued a surplus of hotel permits in the wake of the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. This caused a hotel and love motel boom and ignited illegal prostitution. However, in 2004, President Roh Moo-hyun put an end to many love motels and forced others to change their business practices.
A 30-year-old student named Yang says, “Motels are now becoming accepted as places couples can comfortably visit as part of regular dates.” Most young people live with their families until they marry. Yang and his girlfriend stay in a love motel on average 4 times a month. Additionally, today many foreign travelers are seeing love motels as pocket-friendly accommodations.
In 2013 there were 25,000 registered motels taking in a revenue of 2.2 trillion won.