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Marriage agency defines 'ideal spouse' by Korean singles' most preferred jobs, salary, height, and more

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Marriage agency Duo defined the "ideal spouse". 


On December 28, Duo revealed the results of the survey they held with Korean singles in the age range of 25 to 39. The participants were asked to name the height, salary, total assets, age, education, job, and other important qualities of an "ideal spouse". 


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The results are as follows: 


Ideal Husband

Height: 177.4 cm (5'9")

Salary: 49,300,000 KRW ($46,000)

Total assets: 272,860,000 KRW ($254,771)

Age: 3~4 years older than the wife 

Education: Graduate of a 4-year university 

Job: Government employee / Public service personnel

Important qualities: Personality > Financial/economic stability > Family background


Ideal Wife

Height: 164.3cm (5'4")

Salary: 42,060,000 KRW ($39,272)

Total assets: 182,470,000 KRW ($170,373)

Age: 3~4 years younger than the husband

Education: Graduate of a 4-year university

Job: Government employee / Public service personnel

Important qualities: Personality > Physical qualities > Perspective


Government employee/public service personnel were the most preferred jobs for both male and female singles. Second most preferred jobs for an ideal wife was office worker (12.7%), third most preferred jobs was a teacher (11.4%), fourth was a doctor/pharmacist (10.4%), and fifth was a job in finance (5.5%).


The second most preferred jobs for a husband was doctor/pharmacist (9.8%), third an office worker (8.8%), fourth a job in finance (7.5%), and fifth an accountant (7.4%). 






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