WSJ - Jan 30 - Matchmaking is a sizable business niche in South Korea. There are companies that exclusively pair North Korean women and South Korean men. Women from the North account for three of every four defectors arriving in the South. It is easier for women to go unnoticed for days in North Korea, where most men are required to report at their workplace. Matchmaking service Namnam Buknyeo's is free for women, men pay 3M won (~$2,8K) for 5 introductions over the course of one year. According to a recent poll by matchmaking firm Bien-Aller, 69% of South Korean men were "somewhat positive" about marrying a North Korean woman, while 84% of South Korean women were "somewhat negative" on the question of marrying a North Korean man.
by Steven Borowiec
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