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S. Korea's Battle Of The Singles' mass dating event flooded by men

Published on Dec 24, 2012 7:22 PM
Participants attend the Battle Of The Singles, a mass dating event organised on social networking site Facebook, at Yeouido park in central park in Seoul on Dec 24, 2012. Thousands of lovelorn South Korean men have flooded the Battle Of The Singles on Christmas Eve, a mass dating event triggered by an innocuous query posted on Facebook -- only to meet other guys. -- PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea's Battle Of The Singles - a highly-anticipated mass dating event organised on Facebook - fizzled out today, with thousands of lovelorn men at the venue but few women in sight.

The event was triggered last month after two young men jokingly floated the idea on the social networking site and eventually prompted more than 36,000 Facebook users to sign up.

But only about 3,500 people - mostly men in their 20s or 30s - turned up.

Many of the women who did show up brought male partners just to watch the event.

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