One of the most appealing aspects of romantic K-dramas has to be the never-ending supply of romantic proposals to drool over. Nothing is more UWU than seeing the male and female leads declare their affections for each other and fall in love so joyfully. What better way to express love than with a proposal? When you ask someone to devote their entire life to you, you are making a commitment.
So let's take a look at some of the best proposals we've seen from K-dramas, a genre that has wrecked romance for the rest of us. Take notes, ladies and gentlemen, so your companions aren't disappointed.
10. Crash Landing On You
The top series adapts a modern Romeo and Juliet story to the topic of forbidden love. Instead of the Montagues and Capulets, it tells the story of Yoon Se-Ri, a South Korean billionaire and CEO, and Ri Jeong-Hyeok, a North Korean Special Forces Unit Captain. The main love interests in the drama are Yoon Se-Ri and Ri Jeong-Hyeok who fall in love and make the world wonder. What makes this loving couple even more beautiful is that they loved each other in real life which makes this proposal even more innocent.
"I’m grateful that you came into my life, as a gift. You asked if we can see each other again by praying and waiting with all our hearts — The answer is yes, you can. I love you."
9. The Crowned Clown (2019)
The series is based on the 2012 film Masquerade and tells the story of a Joseon King and his doppelganger, a clown who he installs on the throne to avoid the royal court's fierce power conflicts. This proposal has one of the most beautiful lines.
"They say lovers who walk beneath this tree live happily ever after. Would you like to be my happily ever after? I promise you, I won’t let you down. So promise me this. Promise me that you won’t cry alone ever again. Promise that you’ll share all of the good times and the bad times with me."
8. Descendants of The Sun
The story follows the development of a love story between a surgeon and a special forces officer. Captain Yoo Shi Jin of the South Korean Special Forces and Doctor Kang Mo Yeon, a Surgeon at Haesung Hospital in Seoul, start a romantic relationship. Despite the fact that the main couple was brilliant but we can't ignore the fact that the second lead couple was as special and adorable as the first one. The proposal mentioned here is of the second lead couple.
"If you’re reading this will, I have failed you and broken your heart again. Don’t ever forgive me. Instead, be happy. Be happy for as long as I have carried you in my heart. I am passionately in love with you. Dead or alive, that is the one thing that won’t ever change for me."
7. Oh My Venus
The scarf suggestion! This is one of the sweetest proposals I've ever seen. We all knew something big was about to happen as Young-Ho picked up the small ball of yarn at the end of the scarf he handed Joo Eun. A ring appeared when the ball unfolded, dangling from a single yarn strand. The image of the "Red" String of Fate connecting the two is difficult to ignore. Young Ho lowered the rope as Joo Eun reached for her ring, allowing the ring to fall down to him so he could place it on her finger himself. To be honest, this concept could have passed for a jewellery commercial.
“Kang Joo Eun. I might make you a little sad. I might make it a little hard for you, too. But I’d like to spend the rest of my life with you.”
6. Coffee Prince
Don't we all wish to spend all of those key life milestones with the person we love till our hair goes white when we get married? Han Gyul makes it appear with these simple and kind remarks that all he wants is to be able to share the simple pleasures of life and marriage with Eun Chan.
“Although we’re apart right now, later…when you make your first kimchi when you hold the hand of your first child when they go off to school when you marry off our kids…ah, proposing is so embarrassing.”
It's not the best way to start a marriage when two teenagers are brought together against their will because of a commitment made by their elders. They discover that they do want to spend the rest of their lives together as they grow and mature together. Shin makes a decision and puts his heart out there to ask Chae Kyeong to marry him, this time out of love. Shin's proposal was fantastic, but Chae Keyong's acceptance of it was even better, as she pretended her scarf was stuck and requested her husband to untie it for her so she could see the engagement rings, symbolizing her acceptance of his confession.
“Let’s get married…Instead of an arranged marriage…I’m proposing to the girl I want to spend the rest of my life with.”
4. The King 2 Hearts
We can all confess that cherry blossoms are a slight obsession in Korean dramas. If it's cherry blossom season, you can bet they'll come up in the show, and they did so in "The King 2 Hearts," when they provided a stunning backdrop for a king's proposal to his queen.
“Every single morning I will give you a kiss. As revenge.
Every single day, I will follow you like a stalker, and buy you everything you want. I am never going to cheat on you. You’ll be the only one in my eyes. From now on, not a single tear will I ever cause.
In the whole world, I’ll pamper you and make you the happiest queen. And until the day I die, to the point of disgust, I’m only going to love you. As revenge.
Can you handle it? My royal queen? Right now, I’m formally proposing to you.”
3. City Hall
After overcoming numerous challenges, Jo Gook is able to propose to Mi Rae one of the most brilliantly done proposals ever. Lamp posts turn on one by one as Mi Rae walks down a dimly lit country road, leading her to a basket of flowers. Jo Gook and a candle-lit table in the midst of her front yard meet her as she delivers those flowers to her house. The trees light up in what can only be described as a wonderland when a switch is flipped. After a slow dance, Jo Gook asks Mi Rae to marry him in the most swoon-worthy way possible.
“I have had a dream form inside of me. I want to become president of Korea one day. And on my inauguration day when I become president, just like tonight, I will be dancing with my wife…On that inauguration day… won’t you dance with me?”
2. What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?
Lee Young-Joon is the vice-chairman of a major corporation. His world is shaken when, one day, his highly-capable secretary, Kim Mi-so announces that she will resign from her position after working for Lee Young-Joon for nine years. Young-Joon and Mi-So are one of the best couples in the history of K-dramas.
You said you liked it when I sang the lullaby for you. You said it helped you sleep. Remember? So I’ve decided — I’m going to sing for you for the rest of your life. Please fall asleep next to me every night.
The titular goblin must locate his bride in order to escape his cursed fate of immortality, which is a central element of the drama. As a result, the goblin's wife becomes less of a romantic notion and more of a means to a purpose. When the goblin realizes that his intended bride is actually his first love, he asks her to marry him, not because the gods have decreed it, but because he loves her and desires it. He proposes to her, not as a goblin, but as a man of Goryeo, and he begs her to marry him. He stripped down to his underwear for her, removing all exterior masks, and asked her to be his first and last bride.
“I’m saying this because the day is just so…because you’re still blindingly bright. I’m saying this because you are my first love. On another day that is just so…will you be this man of Goryeo’s bride?”
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