10 Older Man-Younger Woman K-Drama That Shows Love Has No Limits

Korean dramas with older men and younger women in love always tell the most epic and memorable love stories.

Love doesn’t stop at any line. Yes, even age. Korean dramas about an older man and a younger woman (ahjussi-sonyeo) always have the most epic romances. The male lead swept the female lead off her feet with his good looks and, more importantly, his enviable maturity in how he deals with life.

There are a lot of May-December relationships on the Korean drama scene. And while noona romances are seen as enjoyable, the plot of an older man and a younger woman is a gamble: it can be a problem or make your heart flutter.

It wouldn’t be hard to find an older guy with a younger woman on screen or in real life. Most women like men who are older, wiser, and more stable (financial and beyond). So it makes sense that this couple is in some of the most popular Korean dramas.

Here is a list of some of the best love stories you shouldn’t miss, with older men who are so unique and attractive that women of all ages can’t help but fall in love with them!

1. Mr. Sunshine (2018)

Main Leads:

  • Lee Byung Hun (51 years old)
  • Kim Tae Ri (32 years old)

Age Gap: 19 Years

2. Doctors (2016)

Main Leads:

  • Kim Rae Won (41 years old)
  • Park Shin Hye (32 years old)

Age Gap: 9 Years

3. About Time (2018)

Main Leads:

  • Lee Sang Yoon (40 years old)
  • Lee Sung Kyung (31 years old)

Age Gap: 9 Years

4. Goblin (2016)

Main Leads:

  • Gong Yoo (42 years old)
  • Kim Go Eun (30 years old)

Age Gap: 12 Years

5. Coffee Prince (2007)

Main Leads:

  • Gong Yoo (42 years old)
  • Yoon Eun-Hye (37 years old)

Age Gap: 5 Years

6. Backstreet Rookie (2020)

Main Leads:

  • Ji Chang Wook (34 years old)
  • Kim Yoo Jung (22 years old)

Age Gap: 12 Years

7. A Beautiful Mind (2016)

Main Leads:

  • Jang Hyuk (45 years old)
  • Park So Dam (30 years old)

Age Gap: 15 Years

8. Entertainer (2016)

Main Leads:

  • Ji Sung (45 years old)
  • Lee Hyeri (27 years old)

Age Gap: 18 Years

9. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)

Main Leads:

  • Lee Joon Gi (40 years old)
  • IU (29 years old)

Age Gap: 11 Years

10. Oh My Ghost (2015)

Main Leads:

  • Jo Jung Suk (41 years old)
  • Park Bo Young (32 years old)

Age Gap: 9 Years

Final Thoughts

When a younger woman falls in love with a much older man, don’t be too quick to judge. “A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets,” says a line from the movie Titanic. You’ll never know why a woman loves a man despite his flaws and wrinkles, but she does.

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Neha Garia is the founder and Editor at The Drama Paradise. She is a long-time K-Drama addict and K-Pop lover. Her favorite K-Pop artists are BTS, SF9, ATEEZ, and INFINITE but there are many more groups she is having a look at. Her favorite actors include Nam Joo-hyuk, Kim GoEun, and Kim TaeRi, to name a few. She hopes to share her love for Korean culture with people across the globe.

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