Traditional dating culture in Korea usually left parents responsible for finding the best mate for their child.
Korean dating patterns
Parents considered astrological signs, lineage, alliances between families and financial benefits when they paired their children with others.
Though contemporary Korean dating norms have shifted away from parental matchmaking, parents still play a vital role at the end stages of courtship.
In the Korean culture, young people are taught early to recognize their accountability to their parents -- and the need for parent advice and guidance in important life decisions, including courtship and marriage.
In old Korea, the mingling with the opposite sex was frowned upon.
As a result, many couples met for the very first time on their wedding day -- sometimes at the marriage altar.