As Koreans increasingly focus on their career, many are finding themselves having less time for dating and marriage. This is unfortunate for many because despite society no longer viewing marriage as a necessity, overall sentiment towards marriage is still much more favorable than not.
Among the many services catered towards those in the precarious position of finding a spouse, professional matchmakers are becoming popular.
More and more Koreans are relying on matchmaking services due to their efficiency. The service allows clients to state their ideal type to a manager who then looks for matches between members. It’s a curated live version of Tinder where looks, personal wealth, and status are all taken into consideration. Knowing this, one can’t help but wonder, “who do Koreans want to get married to?”
To answer this question, on a recent episode of SBS‘s Private lessons for the scammed, an associate of a matchmaking company provided insight into wedding trends in Korea. Panelist Lee Hyun Yi took the opportunity to ask a few questions we are all curious about.
Which celebrity do women find most ideal for marriage?
Choi Woo Sik is popular these days.
According to Korean matchmaking companies, Choi Woo Sik is the most sought-after type for members looking for a husband. The actor’s kind and well-mannered image has made the actor very popular recently.
This shows a change in trend for Korean women, who in 2020 chose Hyun Bin to be their ideal groom.
Among female celebrities, Park Bo Young was chosen as the most sought out ideal type for members looking for a wife.
It’s Park Bo Young.
It seems the actress is still a favorite among Korean men.
The matchmaker also divulged industry scams to watch out for when selecting a matchmaker. She advised being wary of matchmakers who catfish, make false promises, and name-drop celebrities to get prospective clients to sign up.