Among the TV couples who appeared in South Korean dramas last year, fans hope the most that Song Joong-ki and Song hye-kyo of the hit series "Descendants of the Sun" will make their on-screen romance reality.
In a survey published Tuesday by online research company PMI, it was found that among all the on-screen couples awarded at the three major broadcaster's year-end awards ceremonies, the two "Descendants of the Sun" stars made up the couple most supported by fans.
The survey was conducted on 2,000 men and women between ages 20 and 60, and asked which actors they want to see in a relationship in real life.
The Song-Song couple topped the survey results, with 16.4 per cent in favour of them taking their romance offscreen.
Hyun Woo and Lee Se-young from KBS' weekend TV show "Laurel Tree Tailors" came in second with 11.1 per cent, followed by Park Bo-gum and Kim Yoo-jung from "Moonlight Drawn by Clouds."
Yoo Yeon-suk and Seo Hyun-jin from "Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim" came in fourth with 8.4 per cent, while Sung Hoon and Shin Hye-sun from "Five Enough" rounded up the top five with 7.3 per cent.
Kim Rae-won and Park Shin-hye from "Doctors" and Lee Jong-suk and Han Hyo-joo from "W" came in sixth and seventh, with 7.2 per cent and 5 per cent, respectively.
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Following behind in order were Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung from "Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo;" Seo In-guk and Nam Ji-hyun from "Shoppaholic Louis;" and Song Jae-rim and Kim So-eun from "Our Gab-soon."
The survey showed overall that more women than men were supportive of the stars dating in real life.
PMI said the research was done with a 2.19 per cent margin of error.