What do you think of people who only stan/listen to one gender? Why do they do it?

  • Disclaimer: this isn't about people who naturally gravitate towards bgs or ggs but ones who purposely/make a point of only stanning/listening to one or the other. And this isn't meant to be an attack on the people in question either :pepelove1:


    Honestly, I find it confusing. I don't understand how an entire gender's music just doesn't appeal to someone or that someone just flat out refuses to listen to it. I've never seen it outside of kpop which makes it even more strange for me. As someone who usually prefers gg music and mainly listens to them, I like a lot of bg songs and even stan one too because both genders offer good music. It's not even like disliking an entire genre of music (still strange to me honestly) where you could at least argue that there could be a common enough musical trait for someone to dislike it as a whole. It kind of just comes down to the gender of the singer (and maybe thinking that gender offers something better) and you can even see it through how SOME of the stans hate so hard on the other gender groups


    Even if it's explained as only wanting to stan/interested in people you're attracted to, I find it confusing and frankly a little shallow (ironic because it's the idol industry but whatever). I think regardless of your sexuality, both bgs and ggs have something to offer through music, talent, and/or personality. I admit attractive women might interest me in a group more at first but limiting yourself to only what you're attracted to makes you miss out on a lot. It would be weird to do that in any other form of entertainment like only watching movies/shows with people you're attracted to, only listening to non-idol singers you're attracted to, only watching athletes you're attracted to, etc.


    What do you think of these types of bg/gg stans? And if you're one, give me some insight why you purposely only stan/listen to one gender? I'm going to sleep now.


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  • Well, some might happen to find gg music more appealing than bg or vice versa. You can't control what appeals to you.


    I do agree, it can be weird to... just flat out not even listen to a groups music because of their gender, but if someone wants to do that, that's their choice.


    I do think that sometimes one can find male voices more appealing than female voices (or vice versa) so that can be part of why one might be appealing over the other. And I guess with the attraction factor... "shallow" as it may seem, I do think having that interest can motivate you to really invest yourself more into that music and personalities. It might seem bad to just listen to a group just because you're attracted to them, but I think attraction and genuine admiration can intertwine a lot.


    Also, since gg and bg cater to slightly different markets, they tend to have different sounds (not saying that all gg or bg is the same sound. I'm speaking in a more generalish sense), which again, one can appeal more than the other for some.

  • I’ve been more of a boy group fan in the past but lately I’ve been into girl groups especially since Aespa came along. There’s good music in both, but some like to push their loyalty towards one a little too much imo. Music is music and it’s different strokes for different folks I guess.

  • ok I'll give my opinion which is mine personally...I don't speak for all males and only for myself...


    I like pretty girls...and thus i naturally gravitate towards GG - now that doesn't mean I don't enjoy listening to or watching MVs of BG (everybody and their mothers know that my favourite kpop song is from a BG) but if I'm going to be devoting time and energy to watch additional content and variety shows and interviews and stuff like that then you bet your bottom dollar that it's going to be a GG over a BG

  • I guess 'stan' and 'listen' are different matter. I stan 1 BG means mainly I only spend my money on them, watching their contents, etc.

    But with 'listen', I'm sure majority of us casually listening to music from both genders, and it's not only from the artist who we are stanning.


    It's similar with soccer fans, there're people who love Manchester United, supporting them, buy their merch, etc. But it doesn't mean they won't watch other soccer teams match either.

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  • At first I had zero interest for bgs. Because, same as selfmate, I prefer good looking girls over good looking boys. And also because female voices are generally more appealing to me than male voices in pop music.

    With time I learned to appreciate some bg songs. Like, Super Junior 'Black Suit' is a fantastic song (the fact SJ is an older group helps to relate too). More recently I enjoyed quite a lot WEi 'Bye Bye Bye' too.


    But going as far as stanning a bg? I don't know, it just feels weird. Because I'm a man, I have very little interest in the visual aspect of bgs. So buying albums and merch, I don't see the point.

    Ggs, I can view them and cheer for them as the little sisters I never had. Bgs though? No thanks, I have one younger brother and it's enough!

  • I only stan BTS. A boy group.


    I am a casual listener of Twice, IU, TXT, Crush. A GG, a female soloist, a BG, A male OST singer. Don't stan any of them because none of them have any song that can drive me into them as Spring Day but casual listeners as they have beautiful songs.


    It is not stanning one gender's music, it is about stanning a discovery no matter what the gender is.

  • I mainly stan girl groups but I casually listen to some boy groups and my ultimates biases are BTS. The reason is simple : I prefer their music to anyone else as for Korean music. I didn't care about the gender when I began to listen to Kpop but I quickly realized that I was listening to way more girl groups than boy groups because I enjoyed their music more. I usually prefer girl groups because I prefer women's voice in particular for pop and can relate more to them.



    There is another practical consideration : I already spend a lot of time being into Kpop with just girl groups so I couldn't keep up with boy groups too.

  • I prefer listening to GGs. Their music, stages, performances, fancams etc just appeal to me more. I get bored watching BGs on stage. I like a few BG songs but mainly prefer GGs. I know some people irl that strongly prefer listening to one gender (mostly women) because they say women's vocals just sounds better to them. idk how true that is but I wouldn't be surprised. tbh my playlist are 95% made up of music sung by women.

  • I don't think a lot of people understood the question. I put a disclaimer at the top that this isn't about people who naturally gravitate towards either ggs or bgs but are still open to the others music. I myself listen to probably 85%+ ggs (if not more) so I understand liking a lot of songs of one gender and not necessarily having it be about gender


    ok I'll give my opinion which is mine personally...I don't speak for all males and only for myself...


    I like pretty girls...and thus i naturally gravitate towards GG - now that doesn't mean I don't enjoy listening to or watching MVs of BG (everybody and their mothers know that my favourite kpop song is from a BG) but if I'm going to be devoting time and energy to watch additional content and variety shows and interviews and stuff like that then you bet your bottom dollar that it's going to be a GG over a BG


    At first I had zero interest for bgs. Because, same as selfmate, I prefer good looking girls over good looking boys. And also because female voices are generally more appealing to me than male voices in pop music.

    With time I learned to appreciate some bg songs. Like, Super Junior 'Black Suit' is a fantastic song (the fact SJ is an older group helps to relate too). More recently I enjoyed quite a lot WEi 'Bye Bye Bye' too.


    But going as far as stanning a bg? I don't know, it just feels weird. Because I'm a man, I have very little interest in the visual aspect of bgs. So buying albums and merch, I don't see the point.

    Ggs, I can view them and cheer for them as the little sisters I never had. Bgs though? No thanks, I have one younger brother and it's enough!


    Out of curiosity, have you guys ever been hardcore fans of music acts outside of kpop? I'm thinking maybe thats the difference of thinking here because I never had a problem being a fan of a bg but maybe thats because I don't view kpop differently from my other music obsessions. So for me, I don't view it differently from being obsessed with other male acts in the past? Used to be obsessed with Gorillaz like to the point that they were all I listened to and were even my computer screen. That band consists of 2 guys and their ugly cartoon characters (great art, they're designed to be ugly) which gives you an idea on how much attraction plays factor here lol but I would argue I was even more obsessed with them than any gg I've liked despite that


    I'm also the type who doesn't mind appreciating guy's looking good regardless of my lack of attraction, same goes for women who are objectively pretty even if I'm not personally attracted the lady in question. I've always just viewed objective beauty the same as a pretty landscape, painting, plants, etc. which obviously I am not attracted to either. So maybe even how I take in looks-specific content is different because I can just give a thumbs up and agree rather than feel uncomfortable? It's interesting because while I know attraction is a huge part of the industry in general, I just never understood the big deal to the point that it affects who people stan


    It's not a problem for me if other people do as long as they're not doing out of the weirdness I kind of talked about in OP, I just never understood it

  • I think it just has to do with what the person likes. I flat out only listen to girl group music because I find girl groups more interesting. Also I relate to girls more, and sometimes I find boy groups to be too much. I much prefer 2nd gen boy groups for some reason. It's not really a big deal as a lot of kpop fans who listen to both bg and gg music make it out to be, it's just who you like.

  • Out of curiosity, have you guys ever been hardcore fans of music acts outside of kpop?

    lol I've been a metalhead for 25+ years. So if you want me to name a legion of "boy bands" I've listened to over this period of time, no problem.


    In terms of music and looks, I think Guns N Roses would be the ultimate boy group! lol

    Plus their behind the scenes shenanigans, even though stupid as hell, were at least an entertaining trainwreck.

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