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Singles in Their 20s and 30s Want Civil Servant Spouses: Poll


Entrance to the main government complex in Sejong, about 130 kilometers south of Seoul. (Yonhap)

Entrance to the main government complex in Sejong, about 130 kilometers south of Seoul. (Yonhap)

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire)The occupation considered to be most ideal for spouses among single men and women in their 20s and 30s turned out to be a civil servant.

According to a survey conducted by local matchmaking agency Gayeon of 500 single men and 500 single women between the ages of 25 and 39, 31.7 percent of the respondents picked ‘civil servant or government employee’ as the ideal occupation for their spouse.

The top occupation favored by single men was ‘civil servant or government employee,’ followed by ‘office worker’ and ‘professional worker.’

Single women picked ‘civil servant or government employee’ as the most favored occupation, followed by ‘professional worker’ and ‘office worker.’ In last year’s survey, single men and women both favored ‘professional worker.’

Both single men and women picked ‘personality and values’ as the foremost condition for their spouses.

For single men, ‘personality and values’ ranked first at 89.2 percent, followed by ‘physical appearance’ at 53 percent, ‘age’ at 31 percent and ‘occupation’ at 21.2 percent.

For single women, ‘personality and values’ topped the list at 89.4 percent, followed by ‘income’ at 40.6 percent, ‘occupation’ at 32.2 percent and ‘physical appearance’ at 28.8 percent.

As for the annual salary of spouses, single men favored the 30-60 million won (US$25,270-50,550) level (70.8 percent), while single women favored the 60-100 million won level (44.4 percent).

J. S. Shin (js_shin@koreabizwire.com)

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