[CULTURE] Subtle Relationship between Men and Women : SSUM!
[CULTURE] Subtle Relationship between Men and Women : SSUM!
  • Gil Su-ryeon, Kim Tae-hun
  • 승인 2013.06.28 00:06
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     There is something that must be taken into account when engaging in conversations for one in his or her twenties: “the opposite sex.” Also, there is a process that most young people should have in mind when going out with someone; it is the gateway called “SSUM.” The word SSUM is a neologism referring to the steps that lead two people to get to know each other well and to develop a good feeling about each other before they build a relationship with each other. ST targets 100 Soongsilians to ask them about SSUM. The cherry blossom spring season has fluttered. In the survey conducted by ST, most Soongsilians claimed that they usually fall into SSUM in spring.


For men
     I was so excited when she came out, adorning herself at our first date. I could not confess my love to her because of my fear that our relationship can be worse than those of others. If I confess my love for her, however, the best place to do so is in front of her house because it is the place where she feels most comfortable. Finally, I recommend Bugak Mountain Highway as it is the best place for this purpose. - Kim
    I felt my heart beating fast when she came up to me, greeting me with a big smile. As I could not be sure about her feelings for me, I was reluctant to confess my love for her at first. Despite my reluctance, I confessed my love for her with confidence at the quiet park. When I was in the process called “SSUM” with her, the best date place I went to was Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul. - Park

For women
     My heart was aflutter when he sent me the message “Sleep?” through KakaoTalk in the middle of the night. One day, I was walking with him along Han River and suddenly, he grabbed my hand. I was so surprised that I shook his hand off, but it made my heart beat so fast. I really wanted to confess my love to him, but the only thing I could do was wait. One day, however, he confessed his feeling at the bus stop on the way home. - Hwang
     At the drinking party, I was getting drunk. My hair fell loosely onto my face, and he softly brushed the hair off my forehead with concern. It made my heart flutter madly. I waited for his confession for a long time, but it never came. I was really disappointed with him in the end because he treated other girls the same way he had treated me. Now, it is kind of awkward between us. - Jeong

     ST looks into the SSUM of the Soongsilians, especially the differences between men and women. Besides the graphs above, ST surveyed other things, such as how SSUM started, the object of SSUM, the distribution of the money, and the disappointing moment. If you want to know more about this, please visit ST’s Website (http://www.sstimes.net). It is the season when everything looks alive and is breathing sweet smells. ST hopes that all Soongsilians can fall in beautiful SSUM and love!

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