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Couples Protest Against Ever-shifting COVID-19 Distancing Rules on Weddings

Couples Protest Against Ever-shifting COVID-19 Distancing Rules on Weddings

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s soon-to-be married couples are fighting against the government’s COVID-19 restrictions on indoor weddings, saying that the ever-shifting rules are causing them financial and emotional damage. On Thursday morning, a few members of an alliance, made up of approximately 6,000 people with imminent wedding plans, staged a protest [...]

Majority of S. Koreans Believe Couples Can Live Together Without Getting Married

Majority of S. Koreans Believe Couples Can Live Together Without Getting Married

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Six in 10 South Koreans over 13 years of age believe couples can live together or have children without getting married. Statistics Korea conducted a survey of 38,000 South Koreans over 13 years of age, 59.7 percent of whom believed couples can live together without getting married. The result [...]

Elderly Couples Who Live Together Show Similar Patterns in Decrepitude and Weight Loss

Elderly Couples Who Live Together Show Similar Patterns in Decrepitude and Weight Loss

SEOUL, July 9 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study has revealed that elderly couples who live together for their entire lives are more likely to experience decrepitude and weight loss at the same time. The study, carried out by a research team led by Won Chang-won, professor of family medicine at Kyung Hee University Medical [...]

Couples Who Manage Finances Together Experience Less Domestic Violence

Couples Who Manage Finances Together Experience Less Domestic Violence

SEOUL, March 27 (Korea Bizwire) — When couples discuss finances together, they are less likely to resort to domestic violence compared to situations where one spouse takes charge. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family released a report Thursday titled “2019 Survey on Domestic Violence” based on a survey of 9,060 people, including 6,002 women [...]

Coronavirus Throws a Wet Blanket on Love in S. Korea

Coronavirus Throws a Wet Blanket on Love in S. Korea

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Concerns over the new coronavirus outbreak are creating distance between South Koreans – even among couples. Recent posts online frequently discuss couples refraining from physical contact with each other due to the COVID-19. Many couples end up in arguments, with some wanting to avoid physical contact altogether, while others [...]