Romantic Drama Gestures I WOULDN’T Want to Happen to Me In Real Life
For the most part, I think that guys in real life can take a few pointers from their drama counterparts; however, here’s a list of romantic gestures found in many Asian Dramas that I personally would not want to happen to me in real life. To be clear, just because it’s on this list doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy seeing it on screen :)
So, what do City Hunter, Personal Taste, Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, I Need Romance 2012, and Love Now all have in common?
Answer: a drama scene where there’s some form of hair washing and/or drying used as a romantic gesture.
What I want to know is who made this a thing?
To be fair, I think a large part of why I don’t like this gesture is because when I dry my hair it usually ends up looking like this or worse:
… and that doesn’t make me feel very beautiful. It just makes me want to flat iron my hair before another living being comes around the corner and sees me.
A Pet As a Present.
I’ve seen a few dramas where either the girl or guy buys their significant other a pet to raise as a surrogate child. You may know I like animals. You may even know I like dogs. But who knows if I want THAT dog that YOU picked? What if the dog doesn’t like me? What if I would just prefer to look at puppies in store windows or play with my friend’s puppy versus having to take care of one myself? And dangit, that’s a big expense you decided I wanted to take on too.
No. Just no.
A PiggyBack Ride.
I’m sure that hoards of you feel differently about this, but I don’t think I would ever want to be piggybacked. In dramaland, too many buff guys have complained about how heavy too many girls who weigh approximately 45kg are to carry. That’s why if I can’t get somewhere on my own two feet I’d rather crawl to my destination than be piggybacked. If my situation is really dire, I’ll also accept a wheel barrow.
Here’s what I think would happen to me if I were piggybacked right at this very moment–and this is how I envision the situation on a good day if he’s a nice guy. (If he were mean and I’m feeling insecure, I envision he’d probably say that he thought I was a cow, and now he’s confirmed it by picking me up):
But let’s say my circumstances change, and I’ve miraculously become as light as a feather!
I would enjoy being piggybacked like this. Look at Gong Yoo–he’s not even breaking a sweat. He’s not even putting in any real effort there. I could photoshop a backpack in there instead of Yoon Eun Hye, and his posture would remain just as relaxed.
Washing My Feet.
I’m self conscious about my feet. Well, I guess I wouldn’t mind it too much, but I still don’t consider it romantic.
The Wipe Away.
I don’t even touch my lips with my OWN fingers in fear of germ transfer, so I don’t think I could handle anybody else doing it. By the way, if you’re a guy, just take a tip from Hyun Bin and do it this way
(only if she likes you though, lol):