Lee Dong Wook gives love advice but admits he’s terrible at relationships himself (Video)

So, with Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938 premiering today, I am currently on a quest to find cute and funny Lee Dong Wook interviews, even if they are a couple of years old.

As, let’s face it, the South Korean actor is hilarious when interviewed or forced to answer strange questions (see Lee Dong Wook bemused about something a fan said).

Plus, doesn’t he just seem like a laid-back and super nice guy who would be fun to hang around?

Something I can definitely get on board with as, while living in L.A. I met more than my fair share of spoiled, bad-tempered and arrogant “famous” actors and, thanks, but no I’d rather not.

Lee Dong Wook, on the other hand, seems delightful — sweet, funny, with a great sense of humor that means he can also laugh at himself, a deep voice and, yep, he’s intelligent.

Plus, handsome and with a nice body as well.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, don’t you just love that adorable overbite? 😉😊

Anyway, back to the Lee Dong Wook video search because, no matter which one you watch, he always says something fun in them.

And the gem I found today?

A video Lee Dong Wook filmed for Elle Korea a couple of years ago where he gives relationship advice.


Lee Dong Wook gives love advice, but he’s not exactly an expert

Now, there is a chance Dong Wook’s love advice might not be the best.

Especially when the Korean actor starts everything off by admitting “I haven’t been in a relationship for a long time so…”

Then, he boldly gets started pulling relationship advice questions out of a box, which results in a very quick admittance he has NO idea how to keep love lasting for a long time as, apparently, he has never been good at that.

He then confesses, when he does break up with someone, he walks away and never contacts them again. (Something any woman who has had a drunk ex calling her at 3am would probably love. I know I would).

What is interesting about Lee Dong Wook giving love advice, though, is even if he says he’s terrible in relationships himself, he still seems to have a good head on his shoulders.

That means, even if he personally sucks at love, he can easily see what other people should do to solve their own love problems:

  • Don’t chase people or wait for them to make a move for too long because… if they were interested in you, you would know it.
  • There are plenty of men out there. Don’t waste your time on one who isn’t giving you the attention you deserve.
  • If you had an argument that was your boyfriend’s fault and he doesn’t apologize, he’s a jackass. Plus, if you apologize first, even though you did nothing wrong, that becomes a habit you will be permanently stuck with while in that relationship. (As my mother always says “Start the way you mean to continue”, eh?)
  • There is no need to be too demonstrative when you love someone, because they will know it from the way you behave and speak. Don’t try too much, or be excessive. It’s annoying.
  • If your parents have a different idea about love and relationships than you do, move out of their house. 😂😂😂 (Mine do, and I did)

See, while Lee Dong Wook may find relationships difficult himself, he gives pretty good love advice as an Agony Aunt (Uncle?), doesn’t he?

Watch Lee Dong Wook giving love advice in the Elle Korea video below.

Just try not to smile so much your face feels like it is going to crack like mine did as, yeah, he’s really really cute.

Now, if you want to see more of Lee Dong Wook, don’t forget he is back this week starring in Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938.

If you are in South Korea, you can watch him and the rest of the superb cast via tvN or, outside the country, via Amazon Prime Video.

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About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered anime, manga, K-drama and music news for over a decade.