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While certain aspects of the country remain incredibly conservative, people are now accepting more progressive ideas about love.
Now, more citizens are going on dates of their choice and proposing to long-term boyfriends and girlfriends with or without their parents permission.
In North Korea, however, this is absolutely not the case.
Daily NK reports defectors from the country say dating is banned on college campuses.
But this never really worked, the exiled North Korean states.
While they were forced to think of dating in this transactional sense, most people didn’t try too hard to shove away their real romantic feelings.
When it comes to choosing the perfect man, though, there’s still some competition involved amongst the women.
This means many end up marrying the first woman they date upon completing service around 30 years old.
Having your future husband or wife arranged by your parents or matchmakers used to be the norm in North Korea.
They’re able to commit their lives to being housewives for their husbands instead of working long hours elsewhere.
Men are still required to complete 10 years of military service, however.