Medical experts assert the widespread belief here that blood type lends insight into character is scientifically “groundless,” but it seems to have become an important factor to consider by unmarried women in deciding whom they will date in the future. Kim Hyun-jin, a 28-year-old career woman, recently had a blind date that eventually led her to become a vocal advocate of the credo defining characters in accordance with blood types. “Before seeing him, a matchmaker gave me brief information about him including his blood type, B.
As a person who had thought the theory groundless, I paid little attention to this,” Kim said. `After finding he was noticeably aggressive, self-centered and hot-tempered, I recollected his blood type. They were typical traits of men with that blood type well described in numerous articles on the Internet. ” “My former boyfriend’s type was also B and he had had similar characters,” she said. “Since then I have believed blood type has something to do with character. ” Another woman Park Ah-ram said she even saw some women refusing to meet or stay with a certain blood type. “What women pay attention to before a blind date were usually a partner’s appearance, academic background and job.
But blood type was recently added to the list, meaning blood type has emerged as a tool to know their partners’ character in advance,” Park said. This is not an isolated case among sensitive women, but a prevailing phenomenon in Korean society. A local matchmaking agency, Gayeon, recently conducted a survey on 539 unmarried people including 283 women and found that more than seven out of 10 women think a man’s blood type is an important factor in selecting a date or getting married, much higher than 41 percent of male respondents.
The survey found that a man with AB blood was the most unwelcome person to date among women, followed by type B, A, and O. Male respondents ranked females with type B as the most undesired partner, followed by AB, A and O. Meanwhile, those with O were commonly ranked first on both sides as the most favored blood type, followed by A. Some scientific research has been conducted to find conclusive evidence of a connection between blood type and character ? but all in vain.
Japanese scientist Takeji Furukawa assigned character traits to each blood group in 1972 as follows: Type O: calm, patient, in control of their emotions, strong-willed, unyielding and full of self-confidence despite a quiet appearance. Type A: reserved, mild-mannered, full of worry, indecisive, cautious, deeply moved by things, non-combative and self-sacrificing. Type B: cheerful, independent, light-hearted, talkative, sensitive, sociable, caring and flamboyant. Type AB: group B on the outside, but group A on the inside.