Who would you choose for your K-Drama Boyfriend? Here’s Mine!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Since I’m single I thought I would write a Valentine’s Day post about who I would choose for my imaginary K-drama boyfriend. Now I’ve written in the past about my favourite – read hottest – actors and musicians but this post is about the characters in the dramas. Which character would I most like to be my boyfriend? This was harder than it looked!

Since I’m getting older I think about things like “Would my family like him?”, “Would I like his family?”, “Would his family like me?” as well as the normal dating considerations. Read on for the three characters I could picture myself with.

Who would you choose for your K-Drama Boyfriend?

Choi Han Kyul from Coffee Prince (커피프린스) – Hands down, Han Kyul played by Gong Yoo (공유) would be my first choice for my K-drama boyfriend. OMG I love his character from the start to the finish. Yeah, he’s arrogant at times but he’s also smart, loyal, hot, and funny. Oh yeah, did I mention he’s hot. Hey, physical attraction is important aspect for my imaginary K-drama boyfriend! It’s not JUST about the more serious considerations.

But seriously, his character is one of the reasons I’ve watched Coffee Prince so many times – and just finished re-watching it. He loves his mother and grandmother which is always a good sign of how well he would treat his girlfriend. He’s so gentle with his mother and I love how cute his relationship is with his grandmother. Plus his mother is sweet which is a good trait in a potential mother-in-law – I bet she would teach me how to make kimchi!

Actually he meets all five of the traits I look for in a potential boyfriend! He’s intelligent (his conversations, how he runs the café), has a sense of humour (pokes fun at himself at times), likes sports (basketball challenge), likes travel/adventure/fun (toys, working for a toy company, living abroad), and attractive to me (just look at the pictures). He’s confident and strong-willed – both are essential traits for me. Yeah, Han Kyul is pretty much my ideal K-drama boyfriend!

Yoo Min Hyuk from Full House (풀하우스) – Betcha thought I was going to say Lee Young Jae, Rain/비’s character! While I love Rain (have you seen his body?) his character in Full House was a spoiled brat who would drive me nuts within a week. Plus his kiss at the end of the show was the wimpiest ever! However, I loved the character of Min Hyuk played by Kim Sung Soo (김성수)! So manly and responsible. Not that I particularly need to be taken care of but Min Hyuk would take care of me, he’d be such a perfect boyfriend! His character made me realize that I could like a “suit”. He’d be good boyfriend/husband material.

In addition to his good job (yeah, that’s important – I’d never date someone just because of their job but I would like them to have one) and responsible behaviour; he’s considerate and willing to take time out of his busy day to spend time with the girl he likes. I like his confidence and how well he makes decisions (nothing is worse than dating a guy who can’t or won’t make a decision). I want my boyfriend to be a man and the character of Min Hyuk seems like a man.

Han Chang Ryul from Personal Taste (개인의 취향) – I’m sure this one is a surprise too. Of course I didn’t like Chang Ryul played by Kim Ji Suk (김지석) at the start of the show. He was an ass! But as the show progressed and we got to know him more, we saw he wasn’t really bad – just arrogant and struggling for his father’s approval. I actually liked his character by the end of the show and think he’s learned from his experience as a crappy boyfriend. His next girlfriend will get a more attentive guy (which I love). Plus it doesn’t hurt that he’s adorable!

I remember watching the end of the show and feeling sorry for him. His character really grew and developed during the show. Yeah, he’s not perfect but neither am I. Perhaps Chang Ryul wouldn’t make the best boyfriend but I think he would work hard to be a good one. I’d be willing to take that chance!

So those are my three choices for my K-drama boyfriend. Who would you choose?

Cindy Zimmer

Live life to the fullest everyday – this is a the philosophy I try to live by and it’s taken me on many adventures. I write about Korean culture from a non-Korean perspective as the editor/founder of ATK Magazine and I’m the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Korean Film Festival (TKFF). Previously, I ran a Korean-English language exchange group (in Toronto) for 3 years to stay connected to my three years living in Korea as an English teacher. I love music, film, food and sports and write about 3 of the 4.

9 thoughts on “Who would you choose for your K-Drama Boyfriend? Here’s Mine!

  • February 14, 2012 at 1:43 pm
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    I really enjoyed this post! Your considerations are so thorough and reasonable, they always make me think and I love what makes me think 😀 Indeed, your last choice was a total surprise, but I also felt bad for him by the end of Personal Taste, so I do get your point. I myself have two picks as k-drama boyfriends: Yoo Jin from The Musical and Jin Yoo Jin from Dream High 2. I know, it’s ridiculous how they have the same name XD Their personalities, though, are quite the opposite. The Musical Yoo Jin is cold and business minded on the outside, but only because of the harsh competitive environment he has grown up in, and is actually a very gentle hearted person. He’s not much of a talker, but what he says he truly means, plus he’s extremely responsible and considerate towards the people he cares for. Getting to crack the wall he has around him would be pretty difficult, but it would definitely be worth the effort. He’s also handsome of course 😛 Dream High 2 Yoo Jin is, on the other hand, an extremely talented wannabe rock star. He’s loud and fun to be around, he always speaks his mind and he doesn’t let people mistreat him. He’s also much better looking than the other Yoo Jin, if you ask me :3

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    • February 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm
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      Thanks Elena!! I’m glad you enjoyed my post 🙂 I haven’t seen Dream High 2 yet but I love your description of Yoo Jin in it – I love fun guys!

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  • February 17, 2012 at 9:44 am
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    I agree with the first two for the reasons you list. I’d also add Kang Ji Hwan’s character in Lie to Me. He was busy,but willing to make time, stood up for his lady and patient enough to wait for her to figure out what she wanted. Plus he was caring and gentle.

    And even though he was completely annoying in some ways, I’d have to include Kim Joo Won just because Hyun Bin is so hot! But also because he grew into a good husband. Although having a mother-in-law like that would drive me to murder.

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    • February 17, 2012 at 9:48 am
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      I haven’t seen Lie to Me yet… guess I should add it to my list of Korean dramas to watch 🙂

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  • February 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm
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    OMG, you were totally right about Full House’s last kiss! For an ending the kiss was so lame -________- I was literally waiting if both Rain or Song Hye-Kyo would ever move their lips a bit, not just sticking it onto each other and freeze -_-

    Too bad I don’t really watch that much Korean series, tho I watch their movies sometimes. And if I can mention anyone from a movie, I would take Kang Jae-Kyung played by Hyun-Bin. Sweetest guy ever *_*

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    • February 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm
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      Lol, glad I’m not the only one who thought it was the worst kiss ever 🙂 And of course you can mention a movie character!

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  • February 21, 2012 at 9:38 am
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    I agree with Han Kyul! XD I’d also have to say Song Sam Dong from Dream High.
    I would add Moon Jae Shin from Sungkyunkwan Scandal, but I think I’d have a problem with his fighting tendencies… I’d just be too worried about him all the time lol

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  • February 3, 2013 at 4:07 pm
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    Just found this post and even a year later, I’m with you on your number one choice. I wouldn’t pick the other two, but hey. As for Choi, he’s absolutely a super pick. I love how he teases and plays. That is so important. And of course the rest of what you mentioned. How a man treats his mom is a sign of what type of person he will be. I also watch Coffee Prince regularly and after my upteenth rewatching, it finally occurred to me that what he spends the most time mad about after he learns the truth is not that he was lied to, but that anyone else loved her too. He’s actually jealous, not mad. The conversation with his cousin when they apologize to each other is the clue.

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