Cheque mate! Korean bank sends singles on blind date

SEOUL (Reuters) - A top South Korean bank is sending a group of its single female employees on a blind date trip to North Korea, hoping that romance will make them happy at the office, an official said Tuesday.

Hana Bank is trying to fix up 20 of its employees between the ages of 29 and 33 with 20 single South Korean men selected by a top matchmaking agency in the country, an official said.

Tango’s Take

Behind Harlequin/Nascar, Hana Bank wins the marketing award for today. The only problem for these Korean gentlemen is that if they are trying to portray themselves as high rollers, the bank employees will be able to look into it. Maybe honesty is the best policy. This may be a tough sell in the US, with the exception of Reno, we get a little squeamish when money and love are too closely linked. Though there are a number of matchmaking websites designed to hook gold diggers up with rich people. Maybe more businesses will become this full service. Kamsahamnida! (Korean for thank you).

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