Couple Tips from Dramaland

Couple Tips from Dramaland
As you all know, there are several differences between Western dating style and Asian Drama’s dates. Well, we all envied (at least once) the cute couple moments in most of Asian dramas. Perhaps we wonder, "How can they be this cute" :3 If you’re looking for the great tips to be a cute couple, you sure can benefit a lot from watching and taking notes from the dramaland. Besides the hundredth anniversary of being a couple, couples celebrate more days with gifts and activities. Koreans have adopted the European tradition of Valentine's Day but there it's usually girls that give men chocolate. Nevertheless, aside from Valentine's Day, there is White Day, the day on which men give women candy, and also Diary Day, Rose Day, Kiss Day …etc. As you might guess, roses are given, couples go to parks and movies and hugs to honour these occasions. Therefore, here’s a list of the common things that happens in most of the Asian dates that shows the couple’s their affection for each other.



Let me count them down for you :-



Couple Rings
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Exchanging rings in dramaland is a sign of commitment but it doesn't always mean you plan to marry. Couple rings are often given on the hundredth anniversary of the day you started dating. In other parts of the world that might be considered early to be buying jewelry. Rings show that no stalker, evil mother or other misfortunes will ever break them apart. 



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You can also use it to protect you
r partner from being stolen xD 



Matching Pajamas and Clothes


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In Korea, some say, love means matching clothes. Whether it's Baek Jin Hee and Yoon Kye Sang wearing matching bunny sweatshirts in High Kick 3 or Lee Min Ho and Son Ye Jin donning matching pastel polo shirts in Personal Taste you may have seen a Kdrama in which couples decide to dress alike. The trend is so popular to let the the whole world know the couple are dating.






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Even matching mugs xD



Aquarium


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It’s really romantic and refreshing for dates. Actually, I enjoy watching these scenes. It’s pleasantly wonderful and displays variety animals and fish. 
Example: Nanase, 1 Litre of Tears, I Hear Your VoiceTo the Beautiful You




Ferris Wheel


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I think it’s a must in dates to ride a ferris wheel because it sets the romantic mood and the lovey-dovey aura. There’s also some rumours about kissing in ferris wheel for couples.





Fluffy Stuff


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Adorable matching Mobile Straps or other cute stuffed teddies it can work as a lucky charm. 



Example: Heartstrings, Big, Goong


Ice Skating Rink


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Usually Couples tend to go ice skating on dates and either one of them (mostly the girl) can’t skate, so they help each other. It’s kinda romantic and sweet when they skate along and one trips and falls on the other. It either gets them closer or creates awkwardness. 



Example: Full House, Marry Me Mary, Woman Who Wants to get Married, Personal Taste



Karaoke


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In dramaland , singing off key at a karaoke or at home is a great way to break the ice, erase the misunderstandings and reach out your feelings to the other party; It  can also be a great way to impress your prospective family or your in-laws. It can also create battles (Flower Boy Next Door). Karaoke is where the characters let loose, show their wacky sides, sing with enthusiasm, and sing with all their hearts and even to tears,


The most memorable for me is when Seung Won sings G-Dragon's "Heartbreaker." His over-enthusiastic performance makes the song seem comical and impresses the main girl.




However, there’s also some comical yet sorrowful karaoke moments



Sauna


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In kdramas, there’s always a jjimjibang (korean sauna) scene where someone gets scrubbed, wearing the distinctive sauna head towel, or relaxes in. Couples can also spend a romantic night together in a sauna. In addition, if there’s nowhere else to go, couples tend to temporarily live in jjimjjibang. Moreover, the most interesting thing above all is eating the herbal eggs and breaking them with their heads.



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 Actually, it can also be a place to practice your team dance in it.









K-Pop Bonus Pic ;D
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Bonus (Unforgettable moments)


Boys Over Flowers
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Hi My Sweetheart  (Dalang dance)
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 And if all those mentioned above were not enough,Christmas is considered a special day for couples.


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 In "Marry Me Mary" Mae Ri feels sorry for Jung In because he is alone and goes to his apartment to dine with him.




Exceptional Couples



It doesn’t happen so much in real life that a celebrity falls in love with a regular person but it sure does happen a lot in dramaland. 




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Another exceptional couple in
(Q10) the main guy fell in love with a robot.


P.S: I know that I’m too biased about kdramas but that’s what got in my mind right now, so if you have any other examples u can state it I’d be glad to read your opinions




Thanks my dear friends for reading my article
Your friend Lola ^_^

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    EvesSecret Apr 13, 2014

    What is the name of the aquarium in I can hear you voice? Thanks

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      JennaKim May 30, 2014

      I think it's the aquarium at coex mall in Seoul ^^ I've been there and I think that was the same tunnel room as in the drama :)

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    EvesSecret Apr 13, 2014

    When did that scene happen in City Hunter? I don't remember!

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    UnknownGirl Mar 4, 2014

    love it

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    Mary28 Feb 8, 2014

    I loved this. I wish we had public Saunas here in America. That would be so cool.

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    fwaaaah Jan 19, 2014

    I didn't want this article to end... Thank you for this article!^^

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    number1suzuki Jan 17, 2014

    :'( i wish we had all that stuff here theres no saunas the ice skating here is the worst ur foot will prob get swollen no couple pjs nd no karaoke T.T

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    KatieMac Jan 16, 2014

    Hi! My Sweetheart's Dalang/Ai Feng Tou dance scene is one of my favorite of all time in dramas. <3 LOL

    I'll never forget seeing that for the first time omg

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    Nina Jan 13, 2014

    These stuff are what make Asian dramas special and what make me love their culture too ,, I'm so gonna follow the tips with my oppa one day :P

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    Mcrew05 Jan 13, 2014

    My favourite moment in a jjimjibang has got to be from 'My Girl' when Joo Yoo Rin (Lee Da Hae) stands up and goes 'see you later unnie!' to Seo Jung Woo (Lee Jun Ki)as he's walking into the guys changing rooms.

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    steph_ravita Jan 12, 2014

    The Dalang dance! I almost forgot how much I loved that.

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    DontPanicToktok Jan 11, 2014

    the couple rings are the cutest though *.* thanks for the article :3

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    sena3927 Jan 11, 2014

    Good list! Makes me want to date in Korea now >.<
    I wouldn't really go for couple rings or clothes unless I was seriously dating someone but I think stuff like couple phone charms are a really cute way to subtly look couple-y. I would love going on a date at the aquarium or an art gallery or somewhere else where I can be a big ol' nerd, but karaoke is a no-no for me... Sorry, but a tiny room with bad acoustics combined with off-key singing is not my idea of a good date. Maybe if we've been dating long enough that I'm sure they won't run away after hearing my downright terrible singing voice, but otherwise no.
    A couple things (haha... couple... get it? haha.. sorry.. bad pun) I thought of is going to the beach even in the freezing cold (Flower Boy Next Door, anyone?) and as you mentioned, all those couple holidays like Pepero Day and Diary Day, and also 100th Day anniversaries. Too bad the only day I'm eligible to celebrate is Black Day TT TT

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    chaoticlolita Jan 11, 2014

    Man, Couple things would be awesome if i didn't have this darn need to be hardheaded.
    "Oh? You like this coffee cup?" *chooses the other one* xD

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    Miya Jan 11, 2014

    "Usually Couples tend to go ice skating on dates and either one of them (mostly the girl) can’t skate, so they help each other."
    Well,I can't skate,so...

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    PrettyCarEye Jan 11, 2014

    I find most of these couply things a little bit childish. Personally I wouldn't engage in them with my significant other, but to each their own. Well, my Ahjussi and I have colour coordinated our clothing when we attended a New Years theme party, but that's about it. It's something neither of us have an interest in doing on a daily or semi regular basis. I guess this is more for you young'uns (18-24)! :)

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