This time on Would I Date Them? I consider the leading men of Descendants of the Sun. Each guy deserves individual consideration, so this is a two part post.
Our candidate: Officer Yoo Shi Jin, portrayed by Song Joong Ki, from the series Descendants of the Sun.
His Background: Special Forces Captain who pursues his career and his love life with commitment and passion.
Pluses: Uber cool, witty, protective, a leader to be respected, with a killer smile. Shi Jin was suave and engaging. It would be difficult not to fall under his spell. Joong Ki made you wish you knew this guy, could hang out with this guy, and could count this guy as a friend. He had excellent chemistry with everyone. He and leading lady Song Hye Kyo created a memorable couple.
Minuses: Dangerous profession with separations that happen without warning. When he’s off on a mission, those who love him can only wonder – when will he return alive? A side effect of loving him is a life of loneliness and fear when he’s away. To be fair, Shi Jin’s belief in service for country requires sacrifices. This is not just a job but a personal mission. Those that love him have two choices – accept it and live with it OR let him go.
Would I date him? Shi Jin the man? Yes. Shi Jin the solider? A guy who could disappear from my life without explanation and never return? Hmm, that is not easy. His job is not just a job, it’s his passion and identity. In the end, I’d take the risk. This would necessitate independence to survive the “alone” times and be able to relish the “together” times.