Lives of Unmarried Women in their 30’s and 40’s

By | August 31, 2019

In Korea, of 7.80 milion women in their 30’s
and 40’s. 17.176% or 1.38milion are singls. Now in the 21st century marriage is no longer
a necessity but rather an option, and many women choose to remain single. Yet, there is not enough social security for
them, creating a blind spot of the structural system. Let’s learn more about the issue, and what
needs to be done to improve the current conditions. Jeong Eun-mi is a 41 year-old florist who
dreamed of becoming a good wife and wise mother as a child. Like the majority of people, she thought she
had to get married and form a family when she was younger. But her perspective has changed a lot. “I gained a genuine passion and desire for
my career in my early 30’s. Therefore, I naturally focused more on my
work than romantic relationships, and time passed very quickly.” Jeong is not the only one who chooses to remain
unmarried. Many women in their 30’s and 40’s do,
too. According to the National Statistical Office,
1 million 384 thousand and 47 women in their 30’s and 40’s were single as of 2015,
and that figure is more than twice that of 10 years ago. The drastic jump largely resulted from women’s
increased labor force participation. Also, Korea remains a patriarchal society. “Marriage is not only a union of two lovers
but of families, which I found very burdensome. I wasn’t sure if I could take care of all
the things that occur in my husband’s family while pursuing my career.” Currently, 40% of female workers have irregular
jobs and earn about US$1,500 per month on average. Indeed, the low income has a negative influence
on housing stability. “The majority of single women live alone,
and their residential environments vary depending on economic status. Naturally, there are concerns about women
being targets of sexual assault and other crimes, especially for those living in poorer
areas, as it is clear that the number of violent crimes against women has been increasing recently.” A recent survey conducted by the Seoul metropolitan
government on women in their 40’s and 50’s living alone, only 36.9% responded that they
were preparing for old age. Also, 81.2% of them answered that they were
unable to prepare for their later years because they couldn’t afford to do so. But there’s barely any governmental support
for them. 39-year old Kim Hyun-joo works for the cooperative
society of an animal hospital in Seoul. And she mentioned that Korean single women
are stuck in the blind spot of social welfare. More than anything, the biggest fear comes
from the fact that there are many structural limits if they suffer from any diseases. “If I need medical surgery, only my direct
family members are eligible to sign the consent form. I currently live with my friend, who is single
as well, but she would not be eligible to sign the form even if my life depended on
it. ” As a cat owner, Kim formed a gathering of
fellow single women with animal companions. The best thing about this gathering is that
they have good neighbors to rely on in times of emergency, who also have the same interest
and concerns. “There are certain hardships we experience
because we chose to remain unmarried. We share those things, relate to one another
and get healed along the way. ” Outside the welfare system, single women have
to find their own means to secure their futures, and they’re calling on a change in the family-centered
social policies. “Because the tax system, welfare policies,
and even the medical insurance system are designed for families, they alienate unmarried
women and single-person households. Therefore, our society needs to find ways
to embrace and support them rather than merely trying to treat the symptoms.” For marriage to be truly an option for both
genders, the general perception towards singles should be transformed along with new practical
policies to meet their needs.

100 thoughts on “Lives of Unmarried Women in their 30’s and 40’s

  1. DAV Post author

    Women were liberated. There is a price to pay and they are paying!

  2. Ted Wilson Post author

    So if these women had husbands they be better protected.. .

  3. M 86 Post author

    whatever a woman works or has.. her best and first future will be definitely a family…or else let her hug a dog

  4. Balboa Baggins Post author

    this video is not talking about the real problem: that men simply dont want them

  5. MysticStrike ForceSSJ3 Post author

    See ladies without us man your nothing we are the baby carrying and providing income. So take that ladies.

  6. Zenodotus Of Athens Post author

    And then the female Professor chimes in talking about the increase in violence against women. These people are like broken records with the same narrative again and again and again and again.

  7. Zenodotus Of Athens Post author

    Kim is a cat owner. Aren't they all

  8. the last Jedi Post author

    women 'choosing' to remain single by begging the govt to pay for them

  9. Mahri Beneda Post author

    Asian are gifted with the very nice skin ,Any ways women coming to there Seance , I testify with my hands in my hart without having any problems with opposite sex marriage and having children are way over rated! Avery man or women are very independent thinker and they hardly have anything in common because of sexual dependency they may get together for time being after they are sick and tired to be together and do not even pretend .So be smart don’t become static and if you feel you are cheated of ordinary life check on your girl friends and man check on on your friends ,

  10. CCW Noob Post author

    As someone who knows Korean culture, any Korean woman who claims to choose to not marry is definitely someone who should be unmarried. In America, there is a Wall at 28-29. In Korea, there is no wall; after 24, it's a bottomless abyss.

  11. anderson Post author

    Boo fucking hoo, am I supposed to feel sorry for this single 40 something thot? She chooses to be single because she has too fucking high standards. Nobody cares about all the milions of single and lonely men in the west so fuck her. She can get dick at least if she wants to any time, men can't get laid as easy as her. Again, fuck her, enjoy the cats and die alone.

  12. Quincy 82 Post author

    All women hit the wall eventually even the good looking ones. Men age like fine wine and women age like spoiled milk remember that guys. 😊😊😊😊😊

  13. Jarod Johnson Post author

    I don't see anything wrong with whats happening to these GREAT women. They are so STRONG and INDEPENDENT. Right? Welcome to manhood ladies where U have to make your own living ( just like man). If they applied the same rule here tje women suicide rate would skyrocket

  14. Canthira Boonseng Post author

    I am 33. Single and living alone. Lots of people keep saying to me that I will regret one day if I still choose to be single. I am ready for that and in the same time I also ready to laughing out loudly once the one who warned me before getting themselves into trouble in their relationship eg divorce, being cheated, having a bad child or spouse or any worse outcome you could imagine. 😁😁😁

  15. Krissy S Post author

    Errrbody gets cats. I either want a herd of puppers thatll greet me when i come home or a bunch of free range bunnies.

  16. Bane de la Cruz Post author

    you dont need to be married to be happy

    marrage creates PROBLEMS

  17. Ben Mollitor Post author

    Women all over the world think they're too good for anyone!! Women want to be lazy and not have to work.. well sorry , everybody needs to work. It's not like you can buy groceries for 20$. Gas isn't cheap !! Women have this delusion that they can get married and stay home .. Bull crap lady!! Women that don't work are lazy.. must be nice to set on the couch all day and play with kids. ( actually that would be annoying, because kids are annoying ). But you get my point.
    When a woman says shes a stay at home lazy..How much does that pay !!!
    If it doesn't produce a paycheck, it's not a job……..

  18. Deggial HL Post author

    Sure, many women choose to remain single. Or maybe there are no men interested in them. XD

  19. Its ASetUp Post author

    Women need men like a fish needs a bicycle. Love how these women are portrayed as victims, but men in same situation are portrayed as losers. Hypocrisy.

  20. Astaroth Alex Post author

    Avoid career women like the fucking plague !

  21. ronald bouvette Post author

    it's a choice to stay single or not.if she isn't married then that's all on her.

  22. fireson23 Post author

    Here is the politically incorrect unapologetic truth. The reality is that Nature never intended for women to do the same tasks and jobs as men. That is why women carry babies in their wombs for 9 months and men don't. That is why women's own bodies lactate after pregnancy to feed new born babies and men don't.

    Many developed countries have tried to socially engineer society so that men and women do the same jobs and the same tasks in contrast to what nature intended. They simply refuse to acknowledge the differences between men and women, ignore nature and want to treat them both as if they are same and are meant to act the same and as a result many of these countries are facing serious consequences. These consequences are things such as demographic time bombs of low birthrates, abysmal population growth rates, drastically declining populations that will lead them to economic ruin in the long run due to a overburden on the social safety net, healthcare and other programs for elderly people.

    As long as women focus more on their careers and education instead of child birth and rearing unlike their grandmothers who used to have and raise 3 to 4 to 5 kids the birth rates will continue to plummet and economic ruin will follow as there won't be enough children to pay for the social safety net of taking care of so many elderly people.

    Many countries have refused to address the issue and have opted to allow Immigration in order to pump up the numbers, but the underlying problem still persists. Nature intended women to be mothers and for men to be hunters, builders and farmers. If you make men and women do the same tasks that require women not to have children or few children the population will plummet.

  23. Lez Be Happy Post author

    Title: Lives of Unmarried Women in their 30’s and 40’s
    Comments section: Fragile male ego

    You just HAVE to make everything about your gender, don't you? 🙄

  24. jibberjabber4500 Post author

    They need to learn from american women and bang their way to financial security

  25. Nicholas Fuller Post author

    I would get that pretty 41 year old pregnant right now

  26. Nettie Watkins Post author

    It is the same in America. It was a lot of competition to find a mate when I was that age because Vietnam cut our pickings severely. I did not choose to stay single. It just didn't happen for me.

  27. Baird Carver Post author

    Fuuuck wth am I doing in America? I’ve had to remain single indefinitely after giving up on dating from bad experiences, especially online dating.

  28. Jeffrey Stern Post author

    Wow…. the feminist reach stretched all the way to Korea……. oh well….

  29. Shawn Post author

    I don't get it. The purpose of bringing feminism to Korea was to crush the birth rate and cause an epidemic of female poverty. We have achieved this goal. Why are people complaining?

  30. Mercey Watts Post author

    True about marriage. But we all tried to make it work. Women who think like it's too much, aren't strong enough to be mothers and do not deserve a kid in their lives. It's all about the kids ladies. You need to continue and pass your everything into this new life. But, you can stay alone and be happy on your own. Sure no responsibilities, but no love either. A kid is better then a kitten or dog for that matter. But women have now scare men away cause of their needy, greedy, selfish, and shameless behaviors. Milking men for as much as they can and not feel bad about it. That my friends is what you call a black widow and they deserve to be alone for their rest of their lives. Sorry women, but it's true. You have no shame and I am a woman to agree to this. Stay single and value money over your kids.

  31. Bayshore Bill Post author

    Unmarried women. And single persons households. Men don’t count. That’s not a coincidence.

  32. Don't Kill Yourself Before You're Dead Post author

    it's not fun to die alone. life is short and not having children is quite sad.

  33. junyevo18 allinoB Post author

    Yup she hit the wall no questions about it, now ask her how many has she slept in the last year mmm let me see about over a docen of guys.

  34. Kofola Post author

    Much people say me: Life without kids Is sad
    Me: But life with kids Is sad, because when They grow up So you Are sad…

  35. Heartthrob Heart Post author

    The trend is the same everywhere. Women choosing career over family in late 20s and 30s. They end up single.

  36. Can NO d'EAU Post author

    I married a rich girl, she made me poor. I married a beautiful girl, she got really ugly fast. I married a super smart girl, she left me for a really smart five foot dwarf with a huge cock and no hair. I ended up broke and happy as a pig in shit. Marriage is the bane of all happiness.

  37. United We Speak Smith Post author

    These bitches like white men, and white men don't like them.

  38. Min Agustd Post author

    It’s better to be single than to have a toxic marriage and eventually divorce your partner. No toxic feelings and stress.

  39. Himayala Putra Post author

    Lol these are leftover women on the planet that no guy wants to date!

  40. Pun Jab I Post author

    They are all angry women who hit the wall. They are not choosing to stay single. No men want them.

  41. Pun Jab I Post author

    Who produced this utter shit video? A cuck simp faggot piece of shit? Incredibly annoying video!

  42. Scott K Post author

    Men have come to realize they gain nothing from marriage and with the divorce rates at 50% the risk of losing everything they have is too high. The only way to not lose a game stacked against you is not to play.

  43. Paul Paul Post author

    women don’t want a nice guy….they want a nice, hot, wealthy guy they can parade around their friends to make the jealous. Every woman I have ever approached has turned me down. I have made my peace with it and, as a result, I was able to save all my money and retire at 45. No more 9 -to – 5 is a nice benefit. I will not marry now. I am over it.

  44. Two Twig Post author

    Gotta love all the comments from insecure man children bent out of shape that no one is dating them.
    "Women choosing to be single? Well fuck them I hope they continue to suffer in a system not built to include them!
    Is it any wonder why you losers are alone.

  45. Shizzayne Post author

    Oh I thought Korean women were just being stuck up. Makes sense now.

  46. chris palmer Post author

    I love feminism so much.
    Single men never had it so good.
    All I do now is casual pump and dump.
    I never even consider women for marriage any more. I don’t bother to get to know them on any level.
    This freedom for men to easily bang as many women as they want, WITH a total removal of any burden of providing for these women that used to be taken care of as freeloading parasites, was a fantasy before feminism.

  47. []/ A Post author

    I’m sure they’re happier than married women. Because they have the freedom to do what they want with no kids. They feel shame because it’s an expectation they sign up for the servitude of marriage and having kids, and are jeered at for it. But the freedom is better

  48. Reeky Debbarma Post author

    Men are becoming submissive and insecure and complaining jesus christ is the light of the world

  49. Ricca Shaps Post author

    Conclusion: Single (Asian) women in their 40s have tighter and smoother skin. Be like Jeong Eun-mi…

  50. Mel Sunday Post author

    dont read the comment section. it's horrible down here.

  51. Rumana Sultana Post author

    Being single is not a glamorous choice that they made for themselves out of hobby or independence…. it’s a choice that has to made cause other options were worst than that…. I can see how ppl make comments about single people without knowing their story…just use your common sense people .. who would like to grow old without having anyone beside them??.. we are humans.. we all are born social.. but still people makes choices to live alone..why??…use your brain and pls do have some empathies (it’s a basic human thing you know!!!)

  52. yasser Post author

    She's 41 still looks very good meaning that she had not given up on attracting a guy nothing to realy hate on her i wich for all of them to find good partners

  53. Daibon Ten Post author

    2 rotten imports that have ruined S.Korean society. Christianity and Feminism

  54. Sof Ehd Post author

    The society has to support unmarried people.
    We need a partnership law for any emergency situation except for marriage.
    This is very discriminative.

  55. csu csu Post author

    women over 30 are damaged goods, there is NO GOOD WOMAN who is single for long, someone puts a ring on their finger, buy some sex toys (oh wait, u already have them) and a couple of cats, lol-get ur shit together

  56. John C Post author

    Nothing says empowered, stunning and brave like a "go-getter" career obsessed 40-yr old female spending all day in a cubicle (using work as a social outlet) and coming home to a childless, empty glorified dorm room without a loving spouse!

  57. Jesse Kahler Post author

    Lol. I’ll bet they aren “choosing” to be single.

  58. Raven S Post author

    SHE LOOKS GREAT TO BE IN HER 40's. Her skin is so pretty and so youthful #gonegirl

  59. Barrier Boy Post author

    aw she looks so empowered! 37 years old, sitting alone on her couch, drinking

  60. Cricket Post author

    So many whining men commenting on this video, lmao. Too fucking funny!

  61. jose perez Post author

    I don't want to play macho man, but girls are so disrespectful this days, impossible to find a good girl.

  62. David Bolha Post author

    The rise of Mrs. Deagle's in the future. 😎😄

    That or Helen's.

  63. KhmerD0g Post author

    MGTOW takes over. Fuck feminism.
    Asians look young for their age but the wall is still there. To all females out there, BEWARE THE WALL.

  64. FichDichInDemArsch Post author

    As usual, nobody gives a shit about men. Typical hypocrisy.

  65. George Bobb Post author

    There's always a place for you girls north of the DMZ

  66. peter mautner Post author

    Cancer of so called feminism.Marxist BS .MGTOW .

  67. peter mautner Post author

    Vasectomy ,good fuck now and them ,fuck marriage and go MGTOW .

  68. revenez Post author

    In the next episode: "lives of unmarried men who no one gives a damn shit about".

  69. Validation Boy Post author

    Ya….ZERO FUXX GIVEN about improving conditions for the PIG DEMONS we refer to as "women"

  70. William Klauck Post author

    It seems like these women now want to become a tax drain to the Korean society.

  71. Jeremy Cornwell Post author

    One our the other, can't have both. Husband, or state representatives/capitalism?


    if they choose to be single, it's ok. Let them be. They say they don't need men, let them be single


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