BY Julie Jones | Jan 28, 2016 10:16 AM EST
When actor So Ji Sub was interviewed for the February issue of the Korean magazine @Star1, he spoke about marriage. The subject seems to naturally come up in many interviews he does. And it's not always the reporter who brings up the question.
During the interview So Ji Sub discussed his recent drama "Oh My Venus," his lovable co-star Shin Min Ah, and was then asked about his wishes for the new year. They were romantic.
"It's been a long time since I've been in a relationship," he said. "I want to be in love. If I meet the right person, I want to get married."
A year ago the 38-year-old actor was interviewed by the Chinese media outlet Sina and expressed the desire to get married before he was 40.
"Since I don't have much time left, I think it'll be difficult," he said. "I personally believe that once you start seeing someone, you have to see them for at least a year before getting married. I think it will be hard for me to get married before I'm 40."
He said that it had been a long time since he was in a relationship, although he has been involved in dating rumors.
Marriage rumors linked him with actress Han Ji Min in 2010, but he denied them, and apologized to her for any potential damage to her career.
In 2013 dating rumors linked him with After School's Joo Yeon. He denied those dating rumors too.
Why is he still single? He obviously wants to get married. What is he looking for in a woman?
He once said that his ideal woman would be "very understanding and comfortable to be around." He especially needs women to be understanding of his career and the demands that it places on his time. In the Sina interview he said that many women think they can understand his profession, but find it difficult.
"When I want to see them, I can't," he said. "I often can't go see them because of work."
Do you think he should make more of an effort to date?
Perhaps he will be inspired to date more by the story of his best friend, 39-year-old actor Song Seung Hoon, who recently went public with his relationship with Chinese actress Liu Yifei.
Let's hope So Ji Sub finds true love this year and there's a happy ending.
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