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More Korean Women Live Alone, Think Less about Marriage

More Korean Women Live Alone, Think Less about Marriage

SEOUL, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 2.6 million, or one in 10, Korean women live alone, and an increasing number believe marriage isn’t mandatory, recent data from the country’s national statistics agency showed Tuesday. According to the report “2017 Statistics on Women” released by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and Statistics [...]

More Korean Celebrities Opting for Small, Private, Secret Weddings

More Korean Celebrities Opting for Small, Private, Secret Weddings

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) – An increasing number of South Korean celebrities are choosing smaller, private weddings, or even keeping their marriage secret until after the ceremony.  The latest surprise to fans came from actress and singer Sung Yu-ri last week, when she announced on May 15 on her official fan site that she [...]

South Korea’s Pretentious Wedding Culture Slowly Changing

South Korea’s Pretentious Wedding Culture Slowly Changing

SEOUL, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) –  Weddings don’t come cheap in Korea.  A study conducted in February by wedding consulting firm DuoWed showed that an average couple spends roughly 263.3 million won ($231,388) to tie the knot.  Even deducting the cost of housing for newlyweds, which was 186.4 million won (70.8 percent of the total), [...]

Single People Hate To Be Asked Whether They Have a Partner, Survey Says

Single People Hate To Be Asked Whether They Have a Partner, Survey Says

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Single Koreans in their 20s and 30s say being asked whether they have a partner or not is the most stressful question they can be asked, according to a new survey released yesterday. The survey, conducted by South Korean marriage-oriented dating website Duo, also revealed seven in ten single people [...]

Small Weddings on the Rise in South Korea

Small Weddings on the Rise in South Korea

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Amid a tepid economy and criticism over the lack of diversity in wedding ceremonies in South Korea, more and more couples are opting for smaller weddings to value individuality and practicality over pretension and formality. Young South Korean couples are turning to restaurants and outdoor venues, away from mass-produced weddings [...]