Excerpted from blogzine post Media Watch: Korean Dramas – How the Media Creates or Changes Perceptions by Betty Chambers
Update: Korean Men Marriage Rates I was asked to provide some data, so I dug up some stats. If they seem funky to anyone, please put up the correct numbers. Throughout the world, more males than females are born. This imbalance is natural. However, in Asian countries it is exasperated by female reduction from sex selection in the womb (abortion), export adoption of girls, and other extreme methods. The result is a population of males outnumbering females. Based on the gender imbalance in Korea, social changes, population movement to urban areas, there are more men than women available and interested in marriage.