Finger hearts: Korean ‘love language’ takes over globe

Finger hearts: Korean ‘love language’ takes over globe

Korean dramas are a giant hit with desi romantics, lots of whom began following them throughout the lockdown. Ok-dramas haven’t solely launched the Indian viewers to many swoon-worthy romances but additionally Korean love languages just like the ‘finger hearts’ – a gesture generally utilized in Ok-dramas in addition to by Korean celebrities, and now Hollywood stars too. Right here’s what it means:

Finger hearts: Korean ‘love language’ takes over globe


‘I take advantage of the finger coronary heart whereas speaking with pals’

Crash Landing On You

For any Ok-drama follower or Ok-pop fan, finger hearts are a typical manner of exhibiting affection. Sujata Singh, a category 12 scholar and Ok-drama fan, was launched to the finger hearts via Crash Touchdown On You, through which Yoon Seri, the protagonist makes use of the gesture along with her romantic curiosity Captain Ri. “Since then, I’ve been utilizing it frequently. It’s not only a romantic gesture. I take advantage of it whereas conversing with my pals to indicate affection too. It additionally works in selfies!”

Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman posed with finger hearts when they visited Korea
Tom Cruise made the finger heart gesture while in South Korea for Top Gun: Maverick’s promotions

The place did the finger hearts come from?

A still from What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim

Korean media retailers have reported that actress Kim Hye Soo was noticed utilizing the gesture again in 2010. In a photograph taken on the units of Dwelling Candy Dwelling, the actress may be seen utilizing finger hearts with actor Shin Sung Woo. Some Korean celebs have even claimed themselves to be the originators of finger hearts. In 2015, South Korean rapper G-Dragon shared his childhood image on Instagram and wrote, “I used to be the unique finger coronary heart”. Comic Yang Se Hyung, in 2016, up to date his Instagram with a photograph and a caption that stated, “Hey y’all. I used to be the unique. #Yang Se Hyung # The one who created the finger coronary heart #Reported by mom #Agree? (sic)”

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‘I desire finger hearts over crimson hearts in textual content messages now’
“I’ve been utilizing finger hearts in textual content messages for six months now. Typically, whereas speaking to a crush, sending crimson hearts can appear too dangerous. However with a finger coronary heart, you possibly can say what you wish to and be all mushy and nonetheless have the scope to cowl up if one thing goes mistaken,” explains Rimmi Roy, a scholar at a non-public college in Noida.

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