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  • Cheonggyecheon Witnesses 1,000th Declaration of Love

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    At 7pm on November 6, the ‘Marriage Proposal Wall’ at Dumuldari(Bridge), Cheonggyecheon, saw the 1,000th couple declare their undying love for each other.

    The Marriage Proposal Wall was launched on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), 2007. In the five years since then, 999 marriage proposals have been accepted, representing an incredible 100% success rate. In fact, only 18 couples have broken up since, while 981 couples, or 98.2%, are still married to each other or enjoy good relations as lovers or friends.

    At the time of the proposals, 921 of the couples were singles and 376 of them have since got married, indicating a 40.8% success rate. Thus, people believe that proposals at the wall guarantee acceptance, marriage, and a happy family.

    According to a recent analysis, the last three months of the year (October ~ December) are the busiest months for applications to use the Wall, with Saturdays (38.8%) and Fridays (26.6%) being the busiest days of the week. In terms of age, people in their thirties accounted for 52.9% (or 528) of the proposals, followed by people in their twenties at 41.4% (414). The applicants were mostly male (87.5%), although female applications have seen an upswing of late.

    To apply, visit our website (http://propose.sisul.or.kr), select any day from Wednesday to Saturday and post a story with a proposal-related video or photo file.

    Analysis of Marriage Proposal Applicants (age/ gender)

    Year Total Teens 20s 30s 40s+
    2008 130 1 60 45 24
    2009 270 100 155 15
    2010 237 108 127 2
    2011 205 92 105 8
    2012 157 1 54 96 6
    Total 999 2 414 528 55
    Year Total Male Female
    2008 130 1 9
    2009 270 246 24
    2010 237 205 32
    2011 205 167 38
    2011 157 135 22
    Total 999 874 125

    Marriage Proposal Wall

    Website

    http://propose.sisul.or.kr
    Location

    Cheonggyecheon Dumuldari(Bridge) (between Sinseol-dong and Majang-dong)

    Facilities: electronic rear screen (150”), water screen (8m wide), audio broadcasting system, projector, four heart-shaped artworks, heart-shaped foundation, pumpkin coach, padlock zone, heart-shaped photo zone, and stepping stone bridge

    Opening hours: 18:40~22:00 from Wednesdays to Saturdays.

    *During extremely hot or cold days, the times may be changed.