Young Koreans Dip Their Toes in Dating Pool Again

      May 05, 2022 08:39

      The easing of lockdown has rekindled interest in dating among young Koreans, and more and more singles are signing up again for matchmaking services.

      One large matchmaking company said the number of new clients increased 33 percent over the past month compared to the same period last year. "The long-awaited easing of restrictions and the beautiful spring weather appear to have heightened interest in dating," a staffer said.

      One 35-year-old office worker who is single said he decided to start dating after a week in self-isolation last month. "I had a fever and sore throat and the feeling of loneliness made me want to have a relationship with someone who could care for me," he said.

      University students and office workers are going on blind dates again. One 26-year-old university student in Seoul went on a date with classmates last month. "Classes went online during lockdown and it was impossible for me to meet my classmates in person," she said. "But sitting there talking to each other made me feel that things have gone back to normal." 

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