When we think of romantic boyfriends, we can't leave out the handsome, charming guys who we'd wish to  travel back in time to meet. As a sequel to my Favorite Boyfriends series, here are some ideal boyfriends from historical dramas. Some of my choices may surprise you. Which one does your heart belong to?

Since this is DramaFever, naturally we'll pick our selections from Asian dramas. Feel free to post your ideal boyfriend or prince charming in the comments. (He doesn't have to be only from a K-drama or Chinese historical drama!)

REMINDER: These ideal boyfriends aren't ranked by who's best. They are simply listed as examples of boyfriend qualities. So please don't feel slighted in behalf of your ideal boyfriend if he isn't included. Just post your comment to include him.

Let's start!

IU really did travel back in time in Scarlet Heart: Ryeo and met many handsome princes. Instead of the two royals who left our leading lady brokenhearted, we offer these two ideal boyfriends who are both kind, gentle, and friendly. Their love would never waver!

1. Thirteenth Prince Baek Ah (Nam Joo Hyuk)

2. Fourteenth Prince Wang Jung (Kim Ji Soo)


Scarlet Heart: Ryeo

Starring Lee Joon Ki and Lee Ji Eun (IU)

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3. Tuoba Jun (Luo Jin) in The Princess Weiyoung - The loyal prince will do anything and even sacrifice himself for his beloved princess in disguise. Luo Jin is also Tiffany Tang's real-life boyfriend. Three cheers for true love!


The Princess Weiyoung - 锦绣未央

Starring Tiffany Tang and Luo Jin

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Hwarang has so many boyfriend prospects, but we'll focus on the top two.

4. Sun Woo Rang (Park Seo Joon) - He has a big heart and gets the girl.

5. Sam Maek Jong (Park Hyung Sik) - He is destined to rule a kingdom and many a heart. His princely handsomeness is a double winner since his Min Hyuk in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon is also one of the ideal modern boyfriends.

6. Crown Prince Hyomyeong (Park Bo Gum) in Moonlight Drawn by Clouds is a prime example of the ideal boyfriend who accepts you for who you are, in the gender-bender historical romance with a happy ending. 


Moonlight Drawn by Clouds

Starring Park Bo Gum and Kim Yoo Jung

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7. Choi Young (Lee Min Ho) in Faith - He kidnaps a plastic surgeon from the 21st century in order to help the queen in ancient Korea. Of course he turns out to be a smart and brave warrior. The hair is fabulous too! He is not shy about declaring his love for you in public.



Starring Lee Min Ho (Heirs) and Kim Hee Sun

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8. Lee Chung Woo (Shin Hyun Soo) in Ruler: Master of the Mask - (Who?) Here's a surprising find because I'm looking past both the real crown prince and his double. Have you noticed the handsome warrior guard to the crown prince? He possesses many great qualities and will never leave you in the best and the worst of times. 


Ruler: Master of the Mask

Starring Yoo Seung Ho and Kim So Hyun

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9. Gyeon Woo (Joo Won) in My Sassy Girl - He is an elite scholar who is willing to bend strict rules to help the sassy Princess Hyemyeong (Oh Yeon Seo). He'd even eat the stinky fish, her favorite snack, when he misses her. Wouldn't you wish to be the apple in his eye?


My Sassy Girl (2017)

Starring Joo Won and Oh Yeon Seo

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10. Kang Joon Young (Lee Jung Shin) - He cuts a dashing figure in his palace commander uniform in in My Sassy Girl. He is secretly in love with the Princess but is placing duty to country above all else. When will you look at him?

Looks aren't everything! Even though these boyfriends from historical romances are sometimes more eye-catching than flowers, we'd still focus on their inner qualities in the search of an ideal boyfriend.

Which one would you prefer to be your favorite boyfriend?

BTW,  Lee Min Ho is celebrating his 31st birthday (Korean age) on June 22. Happy Birthday to the Hallyu star who is on civil duty for his military service. We fans are thinking of you!

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