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Top Buzzwords About Marriage Mostly Negative: “Difficult”, “Painful”, “Unfair”

Top Buzzwords About Marriage Mostly Negative: “Difficult”, “Painful”, “Unfair”

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Concerns over the plunging fertility rate may be deepening as a recent analysis of the most commonly used buzzwords by Nielsen Korea revealed attitudes towards marriage are not improving. The analysis was conducted from 2014 to May 31 of this year. Utilizing big data technology, Nielsen Korea trawled major social [...]

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), [...]