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)
Marriage Proposal Wall
– 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.