nice to meet you, we’re i’m too old to be this into kpop

who we are

listening to Super Junior’s “Sorry, Sorry” is something of a rite of passage for any kpop stan, and for one of us, at age fifteen, this song was our first exposure to the genre.

the problem lies in the fact that these days, SuJu is all grown up, and so are we. it’s impossible not to notice that with each new generation of kpop, the fans just seem to get younger and younger…

or rather, we just get older and older.

i’m too old to be this into kpop was founded by BG and Lucy, two USA-based kpop nerds born in ’80 and ’92 who feel a little out of place in an otherwise young fanbase. we hope to bring you the best of multifan kpop without any of the awkwardness of realizing that your new internet bestie who stans Taemin as hard as you do is only a fraction of your age.

here, you’ll find everything from comeback news to music reviews on old favorites and new releases alike. catch up with us on social media for more content.

for full disclosure: we are SM ambassadors and affiliates for Amazon, Red Bubble, Fila Germany, Society6 and Zazzle. If you make a purchase using one of our links, we receive a small amount of funding, which we use to cover costs associated with our giveaways.

What we do

Twitter & Instagram

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for daily news, challenges, top 10 content, giveaways, fan art, and more. BG runs our Twt account. Lucy heads up IG with help from our mods Sala, Anna & Azure.

Pinterest & Tumblr

Follow us on Pinterest and Tumblr for photos and more. BG runs these SNS.

YouTube & TikTok

Follow us on YouTube & TikTok for unboxing videos and more. Lucy runs our YouTube. TikTok is BG’s domain.

Blog

We publish articles weekly on a variety of topics on our blog.

Facebook

Follow us on Facebook for daily updates. Our FB page is run by both of us with help from our mod Soph. We also have a Facebook group for fans ages 18 and up if you’d like to join. Lucy is our main admin, with BG as a secondary. We also have a great mod team consisting of Alex, Fey and Kate.

Frequently asked questions

can I use one of the graphics you posted on SNS?

heck yes! Just credit our account for the site you’re using, please.

why didn’t you pick my ult group for your best song/MV/performance group list?

Our weekly and monthly lists are labors of love. We listen to every song that comes out each week, watch performances for all singles and b-sides that have stages and view every music video when we compile them. With each watch/listen, we pretend as if we have never heard the group/band/solo before. No one gets extra points for being more famous, etc. That means that some of our favs don’t make the list either.

The same approach is taken when we do our fav of the day lists. We compile lists of 75 to 100 rappers/vocalists/whatever category, listening or watching the mains of groups large or small. Then, we rank them being as objectively as we can. We don’t include people just because we love them or leave them off because we personally don’t super stan a group. But we also don’t put people on the list because we know they have a big fan base.

One of the best things about music is that it is subjective. What we like/value might not be the same as what you do. That doesn’t mean that what you like is bad or what we like is bad or vice versa. When you have a different opinion, we invite you to share it (respectfully) in comments or on our social media feeds.

We see this question most often from people who like very famous groups, and we understand why. Large groups tend to get the most attention from other publications. When we started our blog, we decided that we would cover the most famous groups and the most obscure groups with equal care and love. At times, that may lead to surprising choices but we stand behind them.

how do your giveaways work?

At this time, we are just running giveaways on Twitter and occasionally on INSTA. Here’s how they work on Twitter:

  • We post the graphic announcing the giveaway. Most of our giveaways launch at 9:30PM US Eastern Standard Time. To enter, you must be following us and RT the tweet.
  • The giveaway ends at the time posted on the giveaway. It is usually 8PM US Eastern Standard Time.
  • We use a spreadsheet and a random selector to choose our winners.
  • The winners are notified via DM. Most of the time, this is within 30 minutes of our giveaways closing but sometimes life happens and it takes us a little longer
  • Winners have 24 hours to accept their prize. If they don’t answer or decline the prize, we choose another winner and the clock resets.
  • We never announce until we have a confirmed final winner. The announcement comes in the form of a tweeted graphic. In most cases, we are able to announce the winner with 24 hours of the giveaway ending but it can take longer sometimes.

The INSTA process is largely the same but giveaways usually launch on Fridays and run for three days. To enter, you must be following and like the post. You can get additional entries for tagging friends. Notification process is the same for INSTA as it is for Twitter.

can I win more than one of your giveaways?

We don’t allow people to win back-to-back giveaways, but it’s fine if someone wins more than once otherwise.

do I have to pay for shipping if I win a giveaway?

Nope! We cover all of the cost of shipping. The only time you would ever have to pay anything is if your country charges a tax or import fee. We don’t have any control over that, and we are not able to advise you as to the rules for your country.

what’s your shipping process for giveaways?

Often, the items we post for giveaways are preordered, and we may not have them on hand immediately. If that’s the case, it will say so in the giveaway tweet. With this type of giveaway, we let you know when the item is shipped to us. Then, when it arrives, we ship the next business day (you can’t mail things in the US on Sundays) and send you a tracking number.

In the event that an item we preordered takes too long to ship to us, we do the following:

  • Try to find the album elsewhere for a comparable price with quicker shipping
  • If that’s not possible, we will contact the winner and offer to purchase a different album/merchandise of comparable value

Albums, photobooks & other items weighing more than 1 ounce

For winners in the United States, albums usually ship Media Mail, unless they are under 1 pound, in which case we ship First Class. Priority mail takes two to three days typically. First class mail and media mail can take up to a week.

For winners outside the United States, we ship vis U.S. First Class International Mail. The amount of time it takes to reach you will vary. Canadian and European winners seem to get their items within 2 to 4 weeks. For other international winners, the timing varies dramatically, but it seems to be an average of about 6 to 8 weeks.

For all winners, the tracking number we send may take up to 48 hours to update. In the US, you might even receive your package before the tracking changes. For international winners, the tracking usually updates only until the package leaves U.S. postal service custody overseas. In some cases, you may receive new tracking info from the new shipping carrier, but often, the package becomes untrackable at that point. Rest assured, this is normal, and has not interfered with anyone getting their prize so far.

Polaroids, lomo cards & other items weighing less than 1 ounce

Items that fall into this category are sent via stamped mail internationally and in the U.S. We will DM you with photos to verify shipping. Winners in the U.S. typically receive prizes within 1 week. Winners in Canada and Europe seem to receive stamped mail within 2 weeks, and other international winners should receive within 4 to 8 weeks. For international winners, stamped mail comes like a regular letter. This means your prize does not have to go through customs, and you should not be subject to tariffs and fees from your country

Is there anything else we need to know about your giveaways?

Yes!

Difficulties with Notification

A few times when an item is preordered, we have gone back to notify the winner only to find that they no longer have DMs turned or or that they deactivated and are no longer able to be contacted. When this happens, we will hold the prize for 30 days in case the winner contacts us. If we do not hear from the winner with 30 days, the prize will be returned to our active inventory. We may not give it away immediately, but we reserve the right to enter it into our schedule. Should the winner contact us after 30 days, we will still give them the prize as long as we have not made it a prize for a giveaway already.

Difficulties with Mail

If mail is returned to us as undeliverable, we will follow up with the winner to double check the address and then resend. If the winner is no longer able to be contacted through Twitter, we will follow the same procedure as above, holding the prize for 30 days.

For items that never arrive, we have the following policy

Tracked Mail

  • For winners in the US, if an item shows delivered but has not arrived, we ask that you wait 72 hours in case the post office still brings the item. At that point, we will then file a claim with the post office. In some cases, the post office may issue us a refund for the price of the item. In this case, we will repurchase the prize and resend. Unfortunately, we are not able to replace prizes that are marked as delivered by the post office if the post office does not offer a refund. Please make sure you use a secure address for your order.
  • For winners outside, it may take up to 6 months for a prize to arrive. If after 6 months, the tracking still shows in process, we will file a missing mail claim with the post office. We will replace prizes if we are given a credit from the post office only. The process for tracking orders that say delivered but have not be received is the same as US winners.

Stamped Mail

If a stamped mail item is not received, we will wait one month in the US and 6 months internationally before we resolve the situation to allow plenty of time for the prize to arrive. If we can replace an item, we will, but it may not be possible.

Basically, we cannot be responsible for items once they leave our possession. We send proof of shipping or a tracking number. Then it is in the hands of the post office.