How are you going to put on smooth moves that will impress a guy or gal? Well, don't look at me. I have no idea. But government employees in South Korea will get the chance to learn. The national government is moving large numbers of its workers to the interior of the country. Kim Hye Cheon, a professor urban engineering, explained how these workshops will help employees find love in their new homes:
The one-day lecture in Sejong was titled Romantic Strategies and Communication Skills and was a follow-up to a group blind date organised for single officials in June, said Kim Na Na, an official from the government department set up to smooth the Sejong transition who organised Tuesday's talk.
"The event is also a chance for singles to meet each other," Kim said. "Many unmarried employees have complained of difficulties in dating while living in Sejong."
During the group blind date in June, 30 participants played match-making games involving romantic questions, including favorite dating places, and shared their common emotions as Sejong-based workers, said Lee Jae Mok, a professional romance coach who led the meeting.
"They looked stiff and uncomfortable at first, but once they broke the ice, they really enjoyed themselves, putting aside public servants' typical formalities," Lee said. "More than half of them walked away with partners."
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