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
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.