However, the majority still takes getting into a relationship seriously.
Dating in Korea is also considered a necessary activity supported by society.
It is one of the old teachings of Confucianism  and reveals its inclination toward conservatism.
Most Koreans tend to regard dating as a precursor to marriage.
The Internet is shaping the way new generations date.
Facebook , Skype , Whatsapp , and other applications have made remote connections possible.
And after that the onus was on them to adjust to the 1, relatives, get to know each other and make the marriage work.
When this leads to a wedding, the resulting unions are sometimes called love marriages.
Jinguoyuan organized periodic matchmaking events often attended by parents.Most of them try "sogaeting", going out on a blind date, for the first time to get into a relationship.Dating is a duty that most people feel they must take on to not seem incompetent. Dating has also been depicted to be an activity of fun and happiness.Writer Lavina Melwani described a happy marriage which had been arranged by the bride's father, and noted that during the engagement, the woman was allowed to go out with him before they were married on only one occasion; the couple married and found happiness.Until recently, Indian marriages had all the trappings of a business transaction involving two deal-making families, a hardboiled matchmaker and a vocal board of shareholders — concerned uncles and aunts. They just dressed and showed up for the wedding ceremony.