Love lessons to learn this V-Day, from your favorite K-Dramas

This is a press release.

[Manila, Philippines] – Just like that, January’s history and now, we enter the season of love. There’s plenty to celebrate for February, but for the hopeless romantics among us, this month is about love.

Love can mean different things to different people. It can be expressed in so many ways that, oftentimes, it gets confusing.

If you’re one of those baffled by the complexity of this mystery, fret not. We did some research—aka binge-watched Netflix K-Dramas—and put together this list of love lessons that truly hit home.

From My First First Love

My First First Love

Friendship is a great foundation for a romantic relationship, but only if you’re willing to put in the hard work.

Tae-oh and Song-yi are childhood friends who end up living under the same roof, though in a less-than-ideal situation. You know there’s something special between them, but they initially resist it. Eventually, they give in to their feelings, despite being in seemingly perfect relationships.

It’s a fairytale ending many people would hope for, but being good friends does not automatically translate into being compatible lovers. Often, it requires extra work to make the relationship last, especially since it’s easy to fall into that comfort zone of familiarity. Friendship is a great way to start, but romantic love requires a deeper commitment.

From Love Alarm

Love Alarm

Technology can be a third wheel in a relationship.

It’s an all-too familiar scenario—you’re together but you’re both fixated on your mobile phones. You hardly talk and when you do, it’s bits and pieces of someone else’s life you’ve seen online.

Mobile technology can change lives and relationships for the better. But if unchecked, it can also drive a wedge in a relationship. Love Alarm depicts an example of what happens when we become too reliant on technology to nurture relationships. It starts off as a cutesy love triangle, but as it progresses, it becomes a compelling, and perhaps cautionary, tale of love in a digital world.

From My Holo Love

My Holo Love

Pain and loneliness can help teach us to love ourselves.

So-Yeon is lonely and yearning for love. She has a facial blindness disorder which keeps her distant from other people. Then, she becomes a beta tester for a hologram AI assistant, Holo, which helps her get through life when his creator, Nan Do, starts to fall for her. In the process, she learns a thing or two about love.

Nobody wants to be lonely or suffer pain, but it is inevitable. If anything, it is essential to growth. Through our missteps, we learn. Through our pain, we become stronger. It’s overused but also true. Learning to love ourselves is important so we can learn to love others better.


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Bea Mandac
Bea was introduced to the world of Korean culture through Full House, Jewel in the Palace, BoA, and TVXQ. She is also a fan of J-Pop, figure skating, and tennis. When not in her day job, she likes to be alone in her room or in a café with her pen and paper, or a laptop. She co-runs a figure skating blog with fellow KStreet contributor Clara. You can reach her on Twitter.

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