I was lured in by the cracking profile of someone who has subsequently remarketed himself to me as a mediocre dullard. I didn't need it, however, as I had already received a Valentine from the wonderful man whom I met through Blues Match and with whom I am still head over heels in love.Nonetheless I find myself oddly satisfied and intend to spend the rest of my life with him... We are both very happy and grateful to Blues Match.In fact, it was part of a course at are sharing their first Valentine's Day as a couple — another match made in professor Jae Sook Jang's love, sex and healthy relationships course, which requires students to date each other in three randomly assigned pairings, over separate dating "missions."If that sounds forced, so be it, said professor Jang, who devised the curriculum 10 years ago amid concerns about plummeting marriage and birth rates in South Korea."The class is about dating and love, but it's not meant to encourage people to be in relationships.There are lots of people against dating and against relationships these days in Korea," Jang said.
We've been seeing each other ever since, and I'd be crazy not to give her my full attention.As such, dating is viewed as a step toward tying the knot."I have some students who say, ' I'm not getting married anyways, so what's the point of pursuing a relationship? "I tell them, ' Don't think of dating as part of the process of marriage.It's an independent thing.'"Students enter college consumed by anxieties about career prospects, Jang said, but don't often parcel out as much time anymore to date."A chance for these young people to date, even as part of a course, is part of the appeal."The professor is encouraged by her class's popularity. Only 60 spots open on a first-come, first-served basis."Everybody knows at grew up believing she would eventually wed someone and have children."But nowadays, I'm starting to feel that having a child is maybe a burden." Even if she does marry someone, friends dismiss her aspirational nuclear family as improbable. Good luck with that.'"Jang's class emphasizes healthy relationships, not necessarily family or fertility.I am now in a brilliant relationship beyond any of my expectations I have never ever felt so happy and alive in my life and she feels exactly the same.Dear Blues Match, I'm replying to the email not because I'm unhappy about the message in any way, but because I think I should get you to take my message off the site as I'm getting married soon to someone I met through your good offices.Professor Jang relishes her dual role as lecturer and matchmaker.