More Korean Women are Marrying Younger Men

kpopluv, June 12, 2014, 7:53 a.m.

According to a recent report by the Chosun Ilbo, a new marriage trend is showing that more and more women are marrying men younger than them.  Korean culture is based a lot of Confucianism, in which the person gender and age are in a preset hierarchy.  Thus, the newer trend is something a bit new to Korea. 

Singer Baek Ji Young with her husband, Jung Suk Won (9 Years her junior)

According to the latest statistics, the bride was older than the groom in 15.5 percent of weddings held in the capital last year, up nearly 7 percentage points from two decades earlier.  The average age of a man's first marriage was 32.6 in 2013, up about 4 from 1993, but women had delayed saying "I do" by proportionally longer, or five years, for an average age of 30.4.

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