It is perhaps nothing strange but Korean women find economic capacity of potential spouses to be the most important factor, with 35 percent saying so.
Another 25.7 percent pointed to personality and 13.5 percent physical characteristics.
Another perhaps obvious finding was that while 71.8 percent of the men were contented with their marriages, only 59.2 percent of their partners were.
What this translates to is that just one in 10 men are enjoying a happy married life, the National Statistical Office said.
Office officials, citing statistics from the Korea Statistics Information Service (LOSIS), said there are many differences between men and women, with the former having a longevity of 78.97 years as compared to the 85.4 years for the latter.
The study also showed that men work 5.44 hours a day ith just 0.51 hours going into house chores with their partners in matrimony contributing as many 4.53 hours.
Among the respondents, they said 31.76 years is an appropriate age for women to enter into matrimony while it was 31.92 for men.
Among men in their 40s, 62.6 percent said they definitely need to get married while only 47.7 percent felt the same.