KOREA TIMES -- Mar 23 -- Sunoo, the country's 2nd largest matchmaking firm, kicked off a matchmaking site for foreigners. Members of couple.net ($20 fee) can access Sunoo's client database of 15,000 men and women. No.1 market player Duo labels the business as "too risky.'' "Matchmaking agencies need to take responsibility in verifying subscribers' identification and background,'' said Kim Sun-ah, a Duo spokeswoman. Sunoo agency, however, requires applicants to accept a personal information verification agreement, which holds members legally responsible for the information they provided. If the information is proven to be false, she said violators may have to pay more than 100m won ($7000) in compensation. FULL ARTICLE @ KOREA TIMES
Mark Brooks: The Western world has fallen in love with internet dating. Asia, on the other hand, is in love with traditional matchmakers. India has its matrimonial services. China has tens of thousands of matchmakers and hybrid services suh as Baihe.com and Zhenai.com.