REUTERS - Mar 15 - As women in South Korea have become better educated, with five times as many now getting advanced degrees as in 1995, they have also become more choosy and are less likely to settle for the role of meek spouse traditionally expected of Korean women. The age at which Korean women are getting hitched has risen by an average 4.1 years over the past 20 years to 28.9 years, according to Statistics Korea. At DUO, a matchmaking firm, its 26K members can choose between five different membership programmes with fees from 1.08M ($888M) won to 8.8M won. In a bid to attract clients, the site displays the average annual income of its male and female customers, as well as statistics on their professional standing. Overall, the industry is estimated to be worth 100 billion won.
by Jin Kyu Kang
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