Stolen glances from across the room, trying not to make your relationship evident to your coworkers. Mmm… sound so exciting! If you have ever been attracted to your boss or had a fantasy of dating a colleague, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a list of the top 10 Chinese romance dramas in a workplace setting.
1. The Rational Life
Shen Ruo Xin (Qin Lan) is a woman with many talents and jobs, including her actual career, where she is underestimated and undermined, a daughter, a good friend and a potential romantic partner, among others. Watch as she manages to rationally navigate through all of them while slowly falling in love with a younger man, Qi Xian (Dylan Wang).
2. When A Snail Falls In Love
Xu Xu (Wang Zi Wen) is a criminal profiler, great at understanding people and their motives, but not at interacting with them. Her new boss is Ji Bai (Wang Kai), a prickly man with no patience for the incompetence his student shows. Still, Xu Xu and Ji Bai are excellent at their jobs, and as their admiration for each other grows, so does their love.
3. My Little Happiness
Cong Rong (Xing Fei) is a legal intern who keeps running into her childhood friend, Shao Qing (Tang Xiao Tian), everywhere she goes. Shao Qing is a surgeon who does not wish to revisit his friendship with Cong Rong. As fate pulls them closer together, their fights may inevitably lead to a steamy romance very soon.
4. Forever Love
Xia Lin Xi (Julia Xiang) and Jiang Zheng Han (Wang An Yu) have been friends throughout their school and university life. Now, as a couple, they are entering their adult life as working professionals. Through ups and downs, they realize that their love for each other burns brighter than the fire of the burning sun, but are they willing to take the next step in their forever love?
5. Why Women Love
Zhao Jiang Yue (Gina Jin) is a powerful working woman and head of a tech firm. Her new assistant is the heir of the company, Gu Jia Xin (Wang Zi Yi), who would rather put effort into his pro racing career than a 9 to 5 job. As the two clash heads and try to intimidate each other, they grow closer while working on a dating app for the company.
6. Master Of My Own
Becoming fed up with her career that doesn’t seem to advance, Ning Meng decides to change jobs. The man who was hindering her was her old boss, Lu Ji Ming, who is now helping her from the sidelines to achieve her goals as an investment director. As Ji Ming is awed by her talent and Ning Meng is grateful for his support, the two give romance a chance as better versions of themselves.
7. Mr. Honesty
Xu Yi Ren (Liang Jie) is the new assistant to the CEO of an architecture company, Fang Zhi Yuo (Xin Yun Lai), with whom she had a bad history. Zhi Yuo hates lies, and Yi Ren is a professional liar. Will the two be honest in admitting their growing feelings for one another?
8. Dine With Love
Yu Hao (Gao Han Yu) is promoting his new food platform on a cooking show, but the problem is that he does not know how to cook at all. As his image faces a hit, a PR agent, Su Ke Lan (Jade Cheng), helps him out while teaching him how to cook. A recipe for the sweetest romance, Dine With Love is a must-watch!
9. You Are So Sweet
Xia Xiaoning (Amy Sun) is a rookie voice artist who has just secured the job of Gu Chenyu (Zhao Zhi Wei), a legendary dubbing artist's assistant. Meanwhile, the CEO of the company, Xie Fei (Li Xiang Zhe), is also pursuing her. With two very different guys entering her life, Xia Xiaoning's average life is about to become extraordinary.
10. Find Yourself
Fan Xing (Victoria Song) is an accomplished career woman who does not plan on settling for the traditional marriage route. She meets a younger man, Yuan Song (Song Wei Long), who changes her perspective on love with his sweet mannerisms and obvious adoration for her. Meanwhile, Ye Lu Ming (David Wang), an older man, is also pursuing her and is considered age-appropriate for her by her parents.