HOT STUFF: 10 most eligible Asian celeb bachelors

With wedding bells tolling nonstop this year, we round up a list of Asian bachelors who are still on the market

HOT STUFF: 10 most eligible Asian celeb bachelors
HOT STUFF: 10 most eligible Asian celeb bachelors
04 Aug 2017

HOT STUFF: 10 most eligible Asian celeb bachelors

It’s been a busy year in the wedding department as union after union have been announced – Korean A-listers Song Joong Ki announced (to the sound of countless fangirl hearts shattering) that he would be marrying Descendants of the Sun co-star Song Hye Kyo on October 31.

Over in Taiwan, Yoga Lin and Kiki Ting became man and wife after the singer successfully proposed to her after a two-year courtship.

With so many of these male stars settling down, just how many of them are still on the market, and which of these will be the next to bid farewell to bachelorhood? Wonder no more. Here’s our roundup of bachelors who are still on the market (at least to our knowledge).

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So Ji Sub
So Ji Sub
04 Aug 2017

So Ji Sub

Age: 39

While Song Joong Ki might be off the market, his The Battleship Island co-star So Ji Sub is still very much available, in case you were wondering.

Having grown up in an environment that believes in tough love, this star has shared that he used to cry when other children asked him about his Christmas presents as his parents rarely went out shopping with him, even on special occasions.

His foray into showbiz wasn’t planned, with his first step into the business because he needed the money that modeling would give him. Who could’ve guessed that 20 years later, he is now regarded as one of the top tier actors in Korea?

These days, when he’s not working on his next project, he also spends his time on his passion – hip hop. While some have commented that it’s not their cup of tea, it’s something that he truly enjoys.

The Battleship Island’s Hwang Jung Min, So Ji Sub, Song Joong Ki and director Ryoo Seung Wan will hold a Meet & Greet session on August 8, 7pm at Suntec City’s North Atrium.

The Battleship Island opens in cinemas on August 17.

Related:
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JJ Lin
JJ Lin
04 Aug 2017

JJ Lin

Age: 36

JJ is always busy – when he’s not jetting around to different destinations around the world, he’s working on his new album, which he says is almost ready (yay!). Due to his workaholic tendencies, the local star has confessed that he doesn’t have much time to date, despite the dating rumours that crop up once in a while.

Plus, we heard it from the horse’s mouth at an event last year that he is in no hurry to settle down, and that his family is not pressuring him to get married, either.

Related:
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Jerry Yan
Jerry Yan
04 Aug 2017

Jerry Yan

Age: 40

The only remaining member of F4 who has yet to tie the knot has expressed his wish on numerous occasions to settle down and start a family. Alas, fate has yet to come a-knocking on his door and he is (officially, at least) still a swinging single.

Whether or not he reunites with his old flame, model Lin Chi-ling, we hope that he’s able to fulfill his wish and finally exchange vows with his special someone soon. We’d love to see an F4 reunion at his wedding, too.

Gong Yoo
Gong Yoo
04 Aug 2017

Gong Yoo

Age: 38

We’re pretty sure there’s a long line of women who would queue up to date this A-lister, more so after his hit drama Goblin aired earlier this year. Rumours that he’s dating his former co-star Kim Go Eun have been circulating since the end of the drama, but this might be wishful thinking on their fans’ part – after all, not everyone is so lucky to see their reel-life romances transcend to the real world.

Lu Han
Lu Han
04 Aug 2017

Lu Han

Age: 27

The former EXO member is making major waves in China these days – he’s consistently nominating (and winning) prizes at ceremonies such as the Tencent Asian Star Awards and iQiyi All-Star Carnival. Apart from his music, he’s also established an acting career and has starred in both dramas and movies.

He’s also one of the top earners in the Chinese entertainment industry – and all this is before he even hits the big 3-0. We predict an even bigger future for this young star – after all, when you have someone like Andy Lau standing up for you, that pretty much tells you that you’ve made it.

Ji Chang Wook
Ji Chang Wook
04 Aug 2017

Ji Chang Wook

Age: 30

We’re only a couple of days away from when Ji Chang Wook will enlist for his mandatory military service on August 14, but we’re already looking at the silver lining and awaiting his grand return to showbiz sometime in 2019.

While he’s best known for his action flicks – just think of his secret agent moves in The K2, but he’s also shared his romantic side in his most recent drama, Suspicious Partner, where he charmed the socks off many a fan while romancing his on-screen partner, Nam Ji Hyun.

You know what they say – get you a man who can do both – and in this case, he can be both a badass and a master of romance.

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Eddie Peng
Eddie Peng
04 Aug 2017

Eddie Peng

Age: 35

Back in 2015, Eddie Peng declared that he hopes to tie the knot before he hits 35, and after passing his deadline, we wonder if he’s anywhere closer to finding his missus than he was two years ago.

Last year, however, Tony Leung shared that Eddie was in a relationship, adding that he’s met all of Eddie’s ex-girlfriends. In response, Eddie chuckled that he can then get married in 2017. We’re not entirely sure that he was joking, so we’ll have to keep our eyes peeled for a sudden announcement for the next four months.

Kim Soo Hyun
Kim Soo Hyun
04 Aug 2017

Kim Soo Hyun

Age: 29

Even for the uninitiated, this celeb, also fondly remembered as alien oppa after working on hit drama My Love From Another Star, has been consistently included in the who’s who celeb lists, including the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity and Asian 30 under 30 lists.

If his acting chops and impressive list of works aren’t enough to get your attention, he’s also an accomplished bowler – he applied to become a professional bowler last October but fell slightly short of the minimum number of points to qualify. Well, there’s always this year.

Ethan Ruan
Ethan Ruan
04 Aug 2017

Ethan Ruan

Age: 34

Is he, or is he not? After breaking up with Tiffany Hsu, Ethan Ruan has been spotted on at least one occasion with another female, starting rumours that he has finally moved on from his ex.

While he might be currently on the market, allegations that he cheated on Tiffany four times during their eight-year relationship aren’t the best things to hear about. There were also reports of him losing his temper at a fan while drinking with his friends earlier this year, which also don’t reflect quite well on his character – but as they say, in showbiz, take all reports with a grain (or a mountain) of salt.

Kai Ko
Kai Ko
04 Aug 2017

Kai Ko

Age: 26

The on again, off again relationship between this star and Taiwanese actress-singer Tia Li has hogged the headlines throughout the years, and while he hit a major roadblock in his career after his marijuana scandal in 2014, it seems that he’s well on his way back to small and big screens around the world.

Despite the dating rumours that have surrounded him, he has yet to speak about the prospect of marriage, which could mean that this actor has no intention to settle down quite yet.

Related:
Kai Ko: The road back to acting

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