Repeat after me: We certainly don’t read webtoons solely because of the extremely swoon-worthy male leads, but it’s certainly one of the main reasons. Hey, I’ve never hidden how much of a simp I am for a well-written, well-rounded male character in general. Combine that with my obsession of a good romance and, well, is there any doubt on why I am absolutely gone for webtoons in general? Like, the men in these stories are the standard we should be searching for, people!
But even more than that, there is just something so comforting about the boyfriends in webtoons. The Line Webtoon app doesn’t actually allow any explicit stuff to go through, and yet the actions of those characters make you blush ten times more than any steamy novel you can find. They are often created while keeping the female gaze in mind, which is why they end up being so utterly appealing.
And who can blame the audience? Like yeah, these male leads are fictional, but they are so relatable at the same time. They aren’t exactly perfect, but that’s what makes them so dreamy. Sure, they can get formulaic sometimes, but this is the formula we need to uphold. The potential these characters hold, is the bar you should keep out for the men in your life. All the green flags and none of the red ones, that’s all I’m saying.
But say we were making a list of some of the best of the best love interests here. Do you think your favorite would rank high? Or even make it into this list? Well, I haven’t read every webtoon out there, but I think my curated list is probably good for both mainstream enjoyers and extreme enthusiasts of the medium. So, welcome to Get Ranked! Here are the top boyfriends in webtoons you need to indulge in ASAP!
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5. Landon – Where Tangents Meet
Surprisingly, Where Tangents Meet by instantmiso was one of the very first webtoons I read, that also got completed in my time. I feel like it’s so underrated for what it is, which is a genuinely adorable love story between two very different individuals.
The way Landon goes from this very stoic and pessimistic kid to a caring and open partner was lovely to see. I mean, in a sea of ‘bad boys’ and whatnot, Landon was just someone so realistic and nice. His love for astronomy is adorable, and his character growth just blew me away.
4. Rain – Atnomen
I’m not even going to try and pretend to deny what this one says about me. I love Atnomen, I feel like, again, it’s one of those webtoons that gets overlooked despite it having the most beautiful art and a love interest so out of the ordinary.
I mean Rain is a literal monster. A gargoyle made of stone, with claws and fangs to boot But the reality is that he is so much more than that. He’s caring, insightful, and kind, despite how cruel the world has been to him. And the way he cares about Lana is so intense, I just can’t!
3. Emperor Heinrey – Remarried Empress
Listen, I will never shut up about Remarried Empress, so help me God. I mean, hello, a strong female lead that doesn’t cry over her ex. Sign me up!
But most importantly, Heinrey exists in this webtoon. Heinrey is all about patience, which is one of the most attractive qualities in a man, I think. He’s a character that takes a genuine backseat to Navier, but never stops supporting her through everything she ends up going through.
2. Dr. Matias Guevara – The Doctors Are Out
Please read The Doctors Are Out. It’s practically criminal how good this webtoon is.
And part of that is the genuinely multi-faceted characters which include Dr. Matias Guevara, who is a gem of a human being, and I will hear no slander about him. I mean, he’s a good friend, trying to be a good single dad and goes far for the people he loves?
No wonder Dr. Fernando is so enamoured by him, he’s the perfect catch!
1. Hades – Lore Olympus
Ah yes, my first love in real life and now in webtoons too. I was just big into Greek Mythology as a kid, and Hades was always my favorite God.
So, this number 1 ranking should come as no surprise. I mean, Hades from Lore Olympus the definition of tall, dark, and handsome. He’s sensitive and sweet, just a dad to his pack of dogs. He’s also the only one of the gods not indulging in casual philandering so he’s loyal and his love is true.
And he happens to rule the Underworld? That’s it, he’s The One!