Geoffrey CainJanuary 24, 2013 06:00
SEOUL — Four years ago, Kim Eun-seo, 40, fled political persecution and poverty in North Korea’s gritty far-north city, Chongjin. After dwelling secretly in China for a year, she escaped to South Korea where she married a southern man. Now, she and her husband run a popular dating service that matches South Korean men with North Korean women. The company, Nam Nam Buk Nyo, takes its name from a Korean proverb that says beautiful ladies come from the north, while dapper males live in the south.