In the enchanting realm of K-Dramas, where romance blossoms amidst captivating storylines and dreamy landscapes, the quest to win Oppa's heart is a journey. Whether you are a hopeless romantic or a casual viewer, the irresistible charm of Oppa, the endearing term used to address a beloved older brother or crush in Korean dramas, has left hearts aflutter worldwide. Do not worry if you find yourself longing for that unique bond with your own Oppa! In typical K-Drama style, with sparkling chemistry, heart-stopping moments, and a dash of serendipity, this blog serves as your guide through the ups and downs of love.
Tip #1 The Planned Coincidence
In Birth of a Beauty, Sara, the heroine, shows up everywhere Han Tae-hee goes. While what she does in the drama is a lot like stalking, you can try a less extreme version. Find somewhere/something your crush likes and show up to those events. You will get a chance to see him and since he too will see you there, he might want to strike up a conversation with you. Sara achieves to win Tae-hee’s heart by showing up to the fishing place he goes to. Let her story inspire you by watching the drama.
Tip #2 Working out together
In a scene in Secret Garden, Gil Ra-im helps Kim Joo-won do sit-ups and every time he does a sit-up their faces get so close to each other and you can see their heartbeats racing even from the screen. If your crush is into workouts, try going to the gym with him. There will be many moments you can get help from him and it will surely lead to sparks flying around you. If he does not do sit-ups, ask him to help you and make his heart flutter in every sit-up you do.
Tip #3 Ask him if he likes Messi
You can ask your crush if he likes Messi to show you like him just like Kim Bok-joo did, but it probably will not work. Even though this is just a joke for people that have watched the drama, you can ask your crush about the sports he is interested in. If you are too shy to ask about what he is into, check out his social media profile, or ask mutual friends. If he is interested in football, start researching about the team he is a fan of. This way, you will have something interesting to talk about with him and get closer. Showing genuine interest about his hobbies or passion will make him feel connected to you, as everybody likes to talk about their interests.
Tip #4 Small Gestures Matter
Thoughtful gestures, like remembering important dates or surprising them with a small gift, can leave a lasting impression on your crush. These acts of kindness will show that you are attentive, considerate and sincere. You can cook him his favorite dish or bake something for him. You can buy him something that he has mentioned before, showing that you listen and care bout what he says. You can show up to an important event for him, showing that you support him just like Lee Mi-joo showed up before Choi Kang-ho’s exam in The Good Bad Mother. Compliments, shared vulnerabilities, and thoughtful actions form the building blocks of a love story that unfolds like the most heartwarming of dramas.
Tip #5 Be Yourself
Lastly, this might sound like a cliché but being yourself is the most important thing you can do to impress your crush. Acting like someone else might get you somewhere until one point. Show who you are and what you like to your crush. Authenticity is attractive, let him see the true you. Open up to him about your interests and the things you are passionate about. If he does not like you for who you are, he does not deserve anything from you either. In True Beauty, Suho liked Joo-kyung even without her makeup, when she thought she was the ugliest with bare face. To win your Oppa's heart, it's crucial to be genuine, showcasing the unique qualities that make you special. Remember, your story is as compelling as any script, and embracing your true self is the first step towards a love story that transcends the small screen.
K-dramas to watch on love month
1. A Love So Beautiful
A Love So Beautiful is one of the perfect series you can watch in love month. It is the story of Shin Sol-i, a high school student who has a crush on her neighbor and classmate Cha Heon. The drama follows their journey through high school, exploring themes of friendship, unrequited love, and personal growth. Sol-i repeatedly confesses her love to Cha Heon, who appears distant, but is in fact awkward when it comes to expressing his feelings. Even though he acts cold towards Sol-i, she never gives up and keeps on liking him. After all her efforts, will she be able to win her crush’s heart?
2. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha could be the best enemies to lovers k-drama of all times, narrating the tale of Yoon Hye-jin, a practical and diligent dentist who moves to the countryside in search of a new beginning, the scenic background of the seaside village of Gongjin. She meets Hong Doo-shik there, a kind and easygoing man who goes by "Mr. Hong" around the area. Mr. Hong is a multi-talented individual who performs a range of odd tasks, including managing a local store and providing problem-solving assistance. As Hye-jin and Mr. Hong navigate life in the charming village, the series unfolds with a mix of comedy, romance, and heartwarming moments. What awaits the charming dimple couple?
3. Run On
Run On, with the rising star of the K-drama world Im Siwan, revolves around the lives of individuals from different backgrounds, each navigating their own dreams, aspirations, and challenges. The story primarily follows Ki Sun-gyeom, a former track and field athlete and Mi Joo (played by Shin Se-kyung) who is a translator for movies. Their worlds collide when Sun-gyeom hires her for a translation project. If you are a fan of romantic dramas with a touch of realism and character depth, "Run On" might be a great show to add to your watchlist.
4. Business Proposal
Business Proposal starts off with Shin Ha-ri (Kim Se-jeong) agreeing to take the place of her friend Jin Young-seo (Seol In-ah) on a blind date, planned by her friend’s father. When her date turns out to be the CEO of the company she works at, Hari realizes the mistake she has made when she accepted her friend’s offer. Tae-moo, who is being pressured by his grandfather, the chairman of Go Food's parent company, to go on blind dates with suitable marriage partners, decides to marry his blind date partner to avoid going on the rest of the dates, without knowing she is the fake Jin Young-seo or that she is his employee. This blind date leads to the start of one of the best love stories in K-drama world, loved by many fans.
5. Oh My Baby
Oh My Baby tells the story of Jang Ha-ri (Jang Na-ra), who is a 39-year-old single workaholic woman that has not been in a relationship for over 10 years, but wants to have a baby of her own. Faced with societal expectations and the pressure to conform to traditional norms, she decides to take matters into her own hands. In a unique turn of events, Ha-ri decides to pursue single motherhood and sets out to find suitable candidates to be the father of her child. Just when she has given up on love and marriage, three men appear in front of her. If you enjoy lighthearted romantic comedies with a touch of social commentary, this drama might be an enjoyable watch for you.
As we reach the closing scene of our romantic K-Drama journey, it is time to reflect on the captivating tips we have undertaken together. Just like the protagonists in our favorite K-Dramas, the pursuit of love is a tapestry woven with laughter, tears, and a sprinkle of enchantment. As you step into the enchanting world of your own K-Drama romance, armed with the tips and tricks from our guide, remember that your love story is destined to be as extraordinary as the most beloved dramas. May your hearts flutter, and may the pages of your love story be filled with the magic that only K-Dramas can inspire. Now, go forth and let the adventure of K-Drama style love unfold in the most spectacular and heartwarming way imaginable. Happy watching, and may your love story be as timeless as the most cherished dramas in the K-Drama universe!