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.
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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.