The world cannot seem to get enough of the enchanting universe of Korean dramas, and understandably so. Intricate displays of human emotions bolstered by captivating plot lines and stellar casts, these dramas have become watchlist constants. More than mere tools for escapism, K-dramas never cease to grace our screens (and hearts) with characters that are so insanely boyfriend-material. Must we even add that they’re all quality eye candy? From wealthy CEOs who go fully out of their ways with their elaborate dates to the charmers who ooze golden retriever energy, these men have raised the bar to astronomical heights. It’s no shocker that these K-drama males have become stars in the fantasies of many.
With it being the most wonderful time of the year, it’s natural to wonder just who among these Korean sweethearts could be the ideal man to transform the festivities into an unforgettable romance. Just picture this: watching the glimmering merry lights as the both of you embrace each other’s warmth, relishing little holiday dates. But of course, each individual has someone who is best suited to them over others – discovering who requires figuring out how we receive and express love in a relationship. Cue the five love languages: words of affirmation, quality time, physical touch, acts of service and receiving gifts.
Considering how these languages show what we both crave and offer, they could potentially lead us to the perfect match. Take a look at these new K-drama ‘oppas’ who make your man of dreams based on your love language:
Words of Affirmation – K of Soundtrack #2
Speaking this language: Encourage, appreciate and listen actively.
This singer-songwriter lover boy embodies the perfect amount of cheer and positivity that your heart deserves. Think someone who would walk you home every single day come what may, and do it all with the widest smile. His vibrance and enthusiasm to life is infectious, making him o’ so swoon-worthy.
K is someone who places importance on having honest interactions, which means he is open when it comes to his thoughts and words. That said, he would not think twice before giving you the right words – compliments, appreciation, everything you need and want to hear.
Acts of Service – Kim Jiyong of Vigilante
Speaking this language: Performing deeds to show appreciation and letting actions speak.
Jiyong is the exemplar of enigma, a force to be reckoned with – it is impossible to not have your interest piqued by him. Fuelled by strong virtues and righteousness, his brilliant mind only adds to his recipe of perfection. By day, he is a student at the police academy in South Korea and then by night, he becomes the ‘Vigilante’, punishing heinous criminals who escape with too light a sentence. He is known to take matters into his own hands and expresses an unfaltering dedication to anything that he pursues.
With Jiyong as your partner, you’d be no stranger to acts of service – he would go out of his way to ensure your happiness and make you feel loved and secure, no matter what it takes.
Quality Time – Ji Suho of Soundtrack #2
Speaking this language: Dedicating uninterrupted and focused time to each other.
A man who you’d not shy away from introducing to your family, Suho is a walking dream come true. He is caring, thoughtful and meticulous – a hardworking head of a successful business, he also leaves no stones unturned for those that matter to him. Despite his stern-looking facade, Suho actually struggles to hide his emotions – but this is more of a boon than not as you’ll always know your place in his life. What this also means is that he is someone who is unafraid to convey his affection and concern. You also can’t help but admire how he dedicates time to flourishing others, as seen in the way he helps rising artists chase their dreams.
Considering his organised style of work, he’s definitely one to plan things and also ensure that it all goes perfectly. Having him in your life is a guarantee for some good, focused time together – trust that he will find a way and time for you.
Physical Touch – Yoo Jeong Jae of Maestra: Strings of Truth
Speaking this language: Using touch and body language to express affection; closeness
Jeong Jae’s presence is powerful and a rarity all at once. Beneath all the poise and relaxed demeanour of this investment mogul lies an impeccable depth. As he is perceptive at heart, he has a sharpness that allows him to read right through people – his gift makes connecting an ease for him. Along with a calm aura, Jeong Jae is also a man fervid in his emotional expression – and while this means that he has a tendency to being unpredictable, the relationship will not ever lack spice.
If you are one who values expressing love through intimacy, Jeong Jae’s capability of foreseeing your needs bundled with the fiery passion that brims from him prove that you will be cared for.
Receiving Gifts – Cha Jinwoo of Tell Me That You Love Me
Speaking this language: Thoughtfulness through gifts to show care, prioritising the significant other
A personification of warmheartedness, Jinwoo is the kind of man who would drape a blanket over you when you’ve fallen asleep on a couch. He’d have spent the entire evening adoring you as well, quietly. As a hearing-impaired painter, Jinwoo is used to expressing his emotions through drawings instead of words – you’re likely to be gifted countless pieces of his art as well as other meaningful mementos.
The prejudice he’s faced throughout his life has only granted him resilience but that has not marred his easygoing persona – he will always shower you with priority. With his calmness and patience, he is your much needed balance to the chaotic adventure that is life.
Whoever your fated man may be, moments spent with them will always form the most wonderful escapades. It’s the perfect time to immerse yourself in their worlds, exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar.
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