80% of Single Women Deny Marriage Is EssentialAbout 80 percent of women who are currently single consider marriage a person's choice and not a requirement.
Sunwoo, a matchmaking information company, on Sunday revealed the results of a questionnaire which asked 1,778 unmarried males and females in their 20s and 30s living in Seoul their views on marriage.
Sixty-six percent of the respondents said that marriage is a matter of selection, not a must, whereas, 32.8 percent answered that it is absolutely necessary.
What especially signals a sea change in society is that 80 percent of women stated they viewed marriage as a choice while only 50.5 percent of their male counterparts concurred when asked the same question.
More than 78 percent of those below 25 years old working as professionals or in salaried positions denied that marriage was a mandatory indispensable aspect of life.
Both men and women cited love and character as the most important conditions for entering marriage.
On pre-marital sex, 57.4 percent responded 'it does not matter as long as there is love', while 66.3 percent said their partner's past sex life would not matter.