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Some businesses have decided to enter into the spirit of things by allowing single employees the day off on Christmas Eve which falls on Monday, and around 200 firms have offered to sponsor the event. Women must dress in red and men in white and all gather at the park, which sits on an island in the Han River that bisects the capital.The two groups will stand facing each other a few metres apart until the event starts at pm (0600 GMT) -- then run towards a potential date and grab his or her hands."We only asked 'What do you plan to do on Christmas Eve?' and people started to leave thousands of comments that they were single and miserable and had nothing to do," Justin Chanwook Jang, one of the two organisers, told AFP.According to Statistics Korea, 404,931 couples got married in 1990 across the country.By 2011 the figure had fallen by nearly 20 percent to 329,087.A young South Korean couple walk past "locks of love" hanging on the wall of a terrace of the N Seoul Tower in Seoul.

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K2 Korea, a Seoul sportswear company, has offered all single employees a paid holiday, provided them with red and white jackets to wear on the battle day, and even promised a cash prize to those who find a date.

One Facebook user warned that the mass event was an open invitation to sexual harassment and pickpockets.

The concept has spread outside Seoul and similar "battle of the singles" have been arranged in several other cities.

Seoul online matchmaking site operator I-Um Socius also offered a day off to its employees -- most of whom are young and unmarried.

Jang, who is hoping to interest Guinness World Records in what he hopes may turn into the world's biggest dating event, said he had been approached by a company in New York to organise a similar event in Manhattan next Christmas.

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