A blind date is a social engagement between two people who have not previously met, usually arranged by a mutual acquaintance.
Why is blind dating so popular in Korea?
Blind dates are seen by some as a part of South Koreas social fabric, providing a rite of passage, a gateway to relationships and possible future marriages.
Is Blind Dating common in Korea?
A blind date is a common dating culture in Korea, usually arranged by a friend, but these days it is becoming trendy to meet partners through online dating apps or marriage information companies.
What is Korean blind date?
소개팅 (Sogaeting), or Blind-date in English, is one of the common ways of finding a boyfriend or girlfriend for Koreans. The term 소개팅 comes from 소개 (Sogae) which literally means Introduction and 팅(ting) comes from a fragment of the English word meeting.