Things you didn’t know about ‘Konkatsu’
Japanese dating culture that aims for marriage!
Everyone says that Japan is another country that takes work very seriously. But did you know that there is another issue in Japanese society that is equally important? That is the matter of ‘marriage’, and at the right age, society will begin to expect more young Japanese people to gradually marry. And most of the women will have to quit their jobs to become full housewives. But in real life, finding a partner isn’t always easy. Many people still face many limitations whether the salary, education history, height, etc. So the Japanese dating business was created to match qualified men and women together through various activities, one of the well-known events of Japanese matchmaking companies is Konkatsu or marriage events!
Konkatsu is an event for marriage organized by a matchmaking company in Japan. This activity is similar to a party and the goal is for members who are registered in matchmaking companies to meet and talk to each other. If they get along well after the activities, they can exchange contact channels to continue developing relationships. However, not everyone can participate in Konkatsu events, they have to be someone who has the goal of finding a marriage partner. Many places have to pay fees and other miscellaneous fees throughout the membership period. They also need to be screened through various conditions, such as age, job duties, income, education, including proof of being single. All of which will be screen by the matchmaking company. This ensures that every member has the opportunity to meet the person they like best from the matchmaking company.
In addition, the matchmaking company promotes Konkatsu through various channels both online and offline. Most of the people who are interested in Konkatsu are women in their 40s and 50s who are unable to find a partner due to the increasing age restrictions. The men’s side tends to be the group with limited income, education history, and height, which results in not being able to find a girlfriend by themselves. Another group that often uses matchmaking services as well is those who have no self-confidence. Especially when starting a conversation with the opposite sex or a stranger. But there is a necessity to find a partner to marry so getting services from a matchmaking company will give them the opportunity to meet people who share the same goals and feel comfortable getting to know each other.
When marriage concept is still deeply rooted in Japanese society today. It’s no surprise that matchmaking companies still exist all over Japan. We also see such values spread throughout Asia including in Thailand. Of course, this also comes with the pressure and expectation that marriage is the ultimate summary of life. Marriage is just the first test of married life and there are also other things you should also take into account. Such as financial readiness, stability in life, the division of time in life, because if you have these problems having a partner in your life will become a problem later anyway. “Don’t let social norms dictate your life too much” because you will not be as happy as you should be. But if you are ready in every aspect including being ready to have children and starting a family but still can’t find a partner, Konkatsu may be the answer for you!
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