7 Love and Life Lessons I Learned From Watching K-dramas

Staying home and having more time in our hands may have turned many of us into pseudo Koreans. Our binge watching of K-drama has completely convinced us to try out as many Korean dishes as possible, to talk like Koreans, and to even follow their skin care routine! I never thought I would be a part of the fandom that has taken the world by storm, but after giving in to the Crash Landing on You hype, I was hooked and down the rabbit hole I went. I’d like to think I picked up a few things from the stories that caught my eye (and my heart!) and I’m sharing some of those lessons with you below. I’m sure that you have your favorite K-drama lines as well. Share it with us in the comment section below! Arraseo? 

7 Love Lessons I Learned From Watching K-dramas


Photo: Netflix | Title: What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim? | Producer: Bon Factory WorldWide

"I want to be in this kind of relationship where I feel like the tiredness of my day gets washed off just by hugging you once, even if you don’t make my heart flutter every second.“—Mi So, What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim
It’s the little things in love that matter the most. I can’t deny that grand gestures are sweet and it’s always a win to have new social media content, but they cannot take the place of love letters and acts of kindness. Whether in big ways or in small ones, the key is consistency in putting in effort and appreciating when you are given the same.



Photo: Netflix | Title: Legends from the Blue Sea | Producer: Studio Dragon

"For me, loving someone is the easiest thing to do. Even when I tried so hard not to, I couldn't help but to love. No matter how much I wanted to be disappointed, I couldn’t. For me, love overcomes everything.” —Sim Chung, Legend of the Blue Sea
When you love someone, you accept them and all their less desirable traits. It means choosing them again and again, no matter what. It may be difficult at times due to your differences, but more often than not, it is easy. You remember why you chose them in the first place and then suddenly, you feel hopeful that you can work it out.



Photo: Netflix | Title: Crash Landing on You | Producer: Studio Dragon

"You're waiting for someone, but even you think that you're pathetic. That's not love. It's an obsession. The love you once had has changed and is now rotting. You should throw it away." —Seung-joon, Crash Landing On You
There is a time to hold on and a time to let go. There are a lot of selfless people who choose to hold on because of what ifs and hope that things will change, and Seung-joon dishes out the harsh truth they need but may not want to hear—you should respect yourself enough to walk away from whatever no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.



Photo: KDramaKisses | Title: She was Pretty | Producer: Bon Factory WorldWide

"When someone is doing something that they really want to do, that’s when they look the most beautiful. I want to look truly beautiful as I do what I like, not for someone else, but for myself.” —Hye-jin, She Was Pretty
It’s been said time and again that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. If you are lucky enough to discover what it is you love doing at a young age, don’t be afraid to take the risk and pursue your passion. If it doesn’t work out, you still have the rest of your life to figure something else out, but if it does work out, you will be on the right track to success and happiness.



Photo: Netflix | Title: My Love From Another Star | Producer: SBS

“Before holding a grudge against the people around you for not taking your side, think about why you haven’t been able to make them stand on your side.”—Min-Joon, My Love From Another Star
There is a fine line between having a person’s back and blind loyalty. Although it is fairly easy to get caught up in your emotions, it couldn’t hurt to take a breather and refrain from making decisions until you’ve calmed down. People who love you may make mistakes but more often than not, they want what’s best for you but have a different way of showing it, so it would be helpful to try and see things from their perspective as well.



Photo: Netflix | Title: Descendants of the Sun | Producer: NEW

“You are very charming but dangerous. I don’t like it. Every time I catch your eyes, I am charmed.” —Mo Yeon, Descendants of the Sun
We all know that guy who every girl knows is trouble but also cannot seem to say no to. I don’t believe in judging a book by its cover, so go ahead and cautiously give him a shot and you might be surprised with your own Yoo Shi-jin! Although your girlfriends may advise against it at first, he can easily win them over when they get to know the side of him that is completely captivated by you.



Photo: Netflix | Title: Crash Landing on You | Producer: Studio Dragon

“I got on the wrong train, and that very train brought me here. It brought me to the place I've yearned to come every morning and night. It brought me to my destination.” —Captain Ri, Crash Landing On You
No k-drama roundup is complete without Captain Ri Jeong Hyeok! The development of his feeling for Se-ri from nonchalant curiosity to head-over-heels-in-love is a testament to great things coming out of the most surprising circumstances. There isn’t just one path to falling in love. Just like all of our favorite k-dramas, there are many twists and turns in every love story—it may not start out like a fairytale, but if you open your heart, you might just be on your way to something even better (or more magical).

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  1. “If you give up waiting the pain of loss will kill you. That’s why you wait.” Captain Ri, Crash Landing on You.

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