Lying is more than an occasional experience for many people on blind dates in South Korea.
"I'll keep in touch" is the lie most frequently employed by single people.
The South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported Friday that recently a matrimonial company and a matchmaking website conducted a questionnaire among 785 single people in South Korea.
The results indicate that nearly one-third of the respondents (249 people) admitted that though they may be unwilling to develop a relationship with a person, out of courtesy they frequently say after blind dates that they will keep in touch.
In all, 35 percent of the 391 male respondents (135) said the most common phrases from women are "this is my first time on a blind date" followed by "I am too busy to make up" (27 percent)， and "I cannot drink too much" (21 percent).
While 47 percent of the 394 female respondents (184) cited "I do not care about a woman's appearance" as the most common words used by men, with "I am too busy to seize the chance to get married" (20 percent)， and "You are surely very popular among men" (18 percent)， following.
Meanwhile, "You gave me a good impression" ranks the fourth on both male and female respondents' lists of "the most frequently used lies."
"Proper praise has positive effects, which could light up the mood of the opposite side and enhance the atmosphere. On the contrary, clichés and unsubstantial lies dramatically reduce credibility, which should be averted," according to a source frrom the matrimonial company.