If you were to select the type of K-drama guy you would possibly want for a date, who would it be? We conducted four sets of polls on Twitter and here are the top ten results according to votes from fans:
1. Hong Dusik, the countryside charmer.
Hong Dusik, also known as Chief Hong in tvN’s Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021) is a countryside charmer, portrayed by Kim Seonho. He got into Seoul National University as a scholar with the highest grades as an Engineering student. After five years, he returned to the fictional countryside of Gongjin to start a new life by getting engaged in various activities with his multiple skills, such as surfing, fishing, photography, candle-making, soap-making, coffee-making, bidding, and a lot more. He is also known as the hero of Gongjin for being dependable, kind, and warmhearted, assisting anyone who needs his help. He even won the “Brave Citizen Award” twice for catching a purse snatcher on the street and saving a drunk old man sleeping on the train tracks.
Although he can be too nosy sometimes, Hong Dusik as your date will surely make your heart swoon with his natural charisma and lovely smile. He might take you to the beach for a fun day or a relaxing night full of warm conversations while stargazing. He might also treat you to a night of wines, fun games, or read you a book, or sing you a song with his guitar, or take you out for a bike ride around Gongjin.
2. Lim Soo-ho, the mysterious hunk.
Lim Soo-ho in JTBC’s Snowdrop (2021) is a North Korean agent who is on a mission to South Korea, played by Jung Hae-in. Orphaned as a child, he was adopted by a high-ranking North Korean official, and went to Berlin to study. Although he was trained to be a coldhearted soldier, deep within him remains a person who wants to seek the good of others. Trapped between his tough military assignment and benevolence, he chose to save many and ultimately, the one he loves even if it meant a tragic ending on his part.
Amid the series of unfortunate events, Lim Soo-ho captivates with his element of mystery and good, hunk looks. As his date, he might bring you to a cafe and play matchsticks with you to build a tower or make paper planes. It could also be a barbecue night on a rooftop and sing together with his guitar.
3. Park Jae-won, the love-struck pretty boy.
Ji Chang-wook as Park Jae-won in Kakao TV’s Lovestruck In The City (2020) is an architect who works for a company where his uncle is the President. Besides designing buildings, he is also a thalassophile who loves the beach and surfing that one time, he spends a month of vacation at a northern beach town. There the pretty boy falls love-struck for a carefree woman who deceived and dumped him eventually and whom he cannot forget. Park Jae-won is the type of passionate lover who looks at you deeply and goes the extra mile just to see you or win you over.
As his date, he might bring you to the beach to teach you how to surf and spend time running and rolling on the sand with you or atop a caravan taking photos while sharing stories. At night, he will probably treat you to a beach party with fun games and fireworks display.
4. Kim Jung-ho, the ever-faithful monster genius.
Lee Seung-gi as Kim Jung-ho in KBS2’s The Law Cafe (2022) is an intelligent prosecutor known as a “monster genius” who quits his job due to political issues at work that involves his father and ex-girlfriend. From a workplace suit, he becomes a carefree man who wears comfortable tracks and jacket everyday. Although he is jobless, he owns a building and lives on the rooftop, content with his unbothered life reading books or sunbathing. Until a woman rents his building to start a law cafe who happens to be his ex-girlfriend, his first love that he still loves faithfully. He then becomes involved in her affairs helping people solve legal problems while they sort out their own personal issues of the past.
Kim Jung-ho is the type of guy who chooses to protect you more than his life. He listens patiently to your endless stories and endures a long night to keep you company. He goes the extra mile to make sure you are safe and sound, and work behind the scenes to help you accomplish your goals. As a date, he’d probably surprise you a romantic visit when you least expect it.
5. Vincenzo, the ravishing consigliere.
Vincenzo Cassano in tvN’s Vincenzo (2021) is a ravishing Italian lawyer and Mafia consigliere of Korean descent, played by Song Joong-ki. He was an orphan in Korea, adopted, and raised by a patriarch of the Cassano mafia family in Italy, then returns to his homeland with the quest of recovering his 1.5 tons of gold hidden in an old plaza building. He is a wealthy, handsome, smart, but ruthless mafia who curses in Italian. Despite his intimidating, elegant looks, he has a good sense of humor and is fun to spend time with.
As a date, he would probably take you to a fancy Italian restaurant, an art gallery or to a Korean street food for some Bungeoppang and fun conversations while walking around the city. As soon as evening falls, a glass of whiskey for two is served with stories of gold bars and island life.
6. Jang Uk, the dazzling warrior.
Lee Jae-wook as Jang Uk in tvN’s Alchemy Of Souls (2022) is a young mage from a noble family who has been granted the power of the sky, known as the King’s star. He is also known as the “Winter Season” who is as dazzling as the winter snow. Due to his past that is “as painful as a stab to the heart”, he becomes a ruthless hunter of soul shifters with the power of ice stone in his body. In the end, he saves the fictional country of Daeho and the one he loves.
Jang Uk is the type of guy who will protect you from all sorts of dangers, leaving you spellbound. He will probably take you to a faraway land to show you some magical display, atop a huge tree to show you the world, or by the lake, to catch fish and prepare a hearty meal for you.
7. Yi-san, the poetic crown prince.
Yi-san in MBC’s The Red Sleeve (2021) is a Crown Prince who later becomes King Jeongjo, played by Lee Jun-ho. He is intelligent, strong-willed, and knows his duties well but his heart is marked with traumatic scars due to the killing of his father that led the kingdom to be ruled by his grandfather who is a ruthless King. So he has resolved in his heart to be a better monarch and reform the law once he takes the throne. Amid political corruption and crime revelations, Yi-san falls in love with a clever and free-spirited court lady and pursues her to become his royal concubine.
Prepare for a poetic dialogue if Yi-san is your date. He will truly leave you spellbound with his beautiful thoughts and words and make your heart melt with a single look. You also get a tour around the royal court and probably a horse ride through the woods and a walk by the lake.
8. Baek Yi-jin, the swoonworthy dreamer.
Nam Joo-hyuk as Baek Yi-jin in tvN’s Twenty-five Twenty-One (2022), is a fascinating character who came from riches to rags and worked hard to achieve his dream of becoming a TV reporter. While most of the K-drama crushes represent intelligence, elegance, and social status, Baek Yi-jin is a relatable character who is hard-pressed on every side, faced with moments of giving up, but moves forward to build a better life, making him totally a swoonworthy character.
His fresh aura, charming gaze, and fluent English will surely make your heart flutter. Get ready to be picked up by his red luxury car if you are his date. You will probably go for a long drive and spend a fun time together eating ice cream, running by the beach, walking on the bridge, or playing with water fountain.
9. Mr. Gu, the mysterious worshiper.
Mr. Gu in JTBC’s My Liberation Notes (2022) is a mysterious man with extraordinary skills made iconic by Son Su-kku. He is a wealthy, alcoholic man who owns an elite entertainment club involved with loan sharks and gangs. Stressed out and in despair about his life one day, he leaves his former life and arrives at the fictional countryside of Sanpo to live a quiet life. Dressed in farming clothes or rugged shirt, he begins to work for a family who has a furniture business and farming property. He works hard all day and drinks soju all night while staring at the night sky. As time goes by, the family discovers that he has the amazing speed to run, the agility to jump as far as possible, owns a luxury car, and not an ordinary man at all.
Although he looks coldhearted and avoids people, he is a listener who can endure the night listening to your complaints. As his date, he has this knack to make your heart flutter simply by worshiping you. He knows his “worship” duties well, one who quietly fetches you up at work, walks beside you or behind you, and sits beside you for a relaxing conversation.
10. Seo Yul, the selfless, noble mage.
Hwang Min-hyun as Seo Yul in tvN’s Alchemy Of Souls (2022) is an introvert and genius young mage of the most distinguished family who is “as noble as the sunset in fall and lacks nothing”. Although he is known to be the most handsome among mages, he stays humble and loves only one woman since childhood who loves another as time passes. Nevertheless, he shows selflessness by protecting his first love, his rival, and the whole country even if it means his loss.
Seo Yul is a quiet type of lover but he sure is kind and faithful. As his date, you will enjoy long walks while sharing stories about anything. He might also take you to a magical tree and see the world or tour you around Seoho fortress.
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