“Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” has come to an end, and it’s worth reflecting on some of the life lessons the drama taught us: how to stand up for yourself, how to achieve your goals, how to find love… and how not to find love, thanks to Bong Soon’s well-intentioned but hilariously misguided mother (Shim Hye Jin). On that note, here is a collection of the pearls of dating wisdom that Bong Soon’s mom gave us throughout the drama. Follow her advice at your own risk!
1. Figure out your ideal type.
Does he have a sense of humor? Is he sweet and caring? Mom is not impressed. Come back when he’s a rich CEO.
2. Accept that there is no perfect man.
Sure it may seem like a big obstacle to overcome, but every relationship has its issues, right?
3. Enlist some spiritual help.
Praying to Buddha, consulting a shaman… When it comes to love, Mom knows it’s important to get all the help you can.
4. Don’t let anyone get between you and your beau.
Especially not your handsome police officer friend who is just concerned about your safety.
5. Show him you care about his health.
Min Hyuk (Park Hyung Sik) is totally touched and not at all disturbed… really.
6. Don’t waste time.
Some people say you shouldn’t rush into love, but what do they know?
Use every chance you get to take your relationship to the next level. What’s the harm in trying?
7. Change up your look.
A little lace can’t be too terrible… but knowing Mom, it’ll be more than just a little.
8. Surprise him with your hidden talents.
This definitely falls into the category of actions that would cause Bong Soon to lose her powers, but Mom has priorities.
9. If all else fails, remember: the way to the heart is through the stomach.
Because who can resist delicious home-cooked meals?
Of course, we all know that Min Hyuk fell for Bong Soon simply because she was her lovable self in front of him — but Mom sure tried to speed things along. And can we really blame her when Min Hyuk is so perfect for her daughter?
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