From this blog, we see that 3 of the 10 criteria for attractiveness in men are related to outside appearance-- Strong & muscular, precious smile & look natural than artificial
To explore this question further, let's take a look at some of my favorite Asian idols of all times. Most of these artists are referred as "idols" in their respective countries. They have a large fan base, mainly due to their handsome looks than their musical or acting talents.
From the Taiwanese / Hong Kong-nese category:
|Dylan Kuo / Guo Pin Chao, in The Outsiders I and II|
|Wu Zun, in Romantic Princess|
|Vic Zhou, in Meteor Garden I & II|
But as the time went on, I realized that Korean idols are even more "shuai":
|Joo Ji Hoon, in Goong|
|Tezuka Kunimitsu, from Prince of Tennis|
I just came back from traveling in China and there I picked up some clues to this mystery. In Shanghai, one of my favorite past times is to go shopping. As I wandered through these malls, I find my shuai-detector buzzing. It was a surprise to me because it is no secret that Chinese guys, as a race, are not that physically attractive, at least compared with Korean and Japanese guys. In the mall, I came across a fashionable salon, where there was a line to get in (at first I thought it was a restaurant), and as I stood there (surprised that it was not a restaurant!), I picked up an incessant signal of "shuai"!
Soooooo, the factor that dictates "shuai", beyond basic looks, height, smile, is HAIR!!!
Think about it. What do all Asian idols have in common? They have amazing hair styles!
So, the conclusion of this post is-- all guys have a shot of emanating "shuai" signals, no matter what he looks like, as long as he has amazing hair, then he can be handsome.