There is a big difference in the meetings of prospective spouses in the States and in Korea. There is “dating companies” in the States that sponsor the meeting only. American people are accustomed to meet each other by their individual feelings. Korean marriage sponsoring company sponsors, however, the meeting on the ground of age, occupation, education level, the place where he/she is from, the parents’ education level and occupation, and many other pertinent things.
Such Korean marriage culture may be somehow strange to those who lived in the States for a long time. A few of those who lived long time in the States may dislike the Korean marriage culture because it puts more importance on those conditions rather on the love.
The basic principles governing the meeting are, however, the same in the States and in Korea. For example, the daughters of the ex-president Obama have high probability of meeting partners in the people that Obama meets. In other words, the family environment and the parental influence get involved greatly in the meeting partners.
There are a variety of ways in meeting partners in the world. Whatever way you may choose, the final decision-making is up to the partners, and the emotion and attraction works here. When the meeting is not fickle enough to be a day’s play but for the marriage, is it possible to meet without the basic quintessential knowledge of prospective spouse’s family, education level, and occupation/profession?
We provide a brief history of a person that may be used as a criterion for the choices of marriage. Such brief history of a person may not be negated as useless conditions without love. Marriage life needs many common things such as common hobby, common conversation topics, and common living.
Dating may be done awhile without such common things when people are blinded by emotion or the environment. When people are married through such dating, the shortage of common things may bring in the divorce sooner or later. The feeling of love may work fine at the beginning of meeting but may not necessarily guarantee the happiness in the marriage life.
If you insist that love is the paramount thing that covers all problems, I would say it will be okay for a while with burning love. However, when the spouses are not conversant to each other, have a completely different set of hobby, have disproportionate education level, and have a much foreign set of family history, they would not have much in common anyways.
In consideration of these phenomena, marriage sponsoring company provides the criteria that can minimize the divorce probability, and thus that maintain the marriage life as happy as possible by the consideration of family background, education level, etc. Our way of marriage is that considers all these pertinent things to perpetuate the wedlock as happy as ever.