Boyfriend manual: Kwangmin who always had a cold demeanour, does not show you his tenderness only because he wanted to enjoy the feeling of quietly looking out for you. As a boyfriend, Kwangmin will be the type to quietly do things behind your back, secretly take care of you, but he will not be the type to say much. His little wish is to be an entertaining supporting role, quietly serving others. Those who don’t understand his inner heart might misunderstand him, he will stubbornly not explain himself either. However, we can only lean on a hard and stable wall right? His expression is a little stiff, and he cannot do winks, but he is a person who will take out the ring when the time is crucial. Even though he is still young, as a boyfriend, he may be surprisingly mature.
Girlfriend’s criteria: You have to understand him, only then you can be by his side. You have to learn to feel every small thing he has done for you, and also understand that stubbornness is a good thing in economics. Furthermore, if you want to keep up with Kwangmin’s thoughts, you’ll have to broaden your imagination. Even though Kwangmin’s expression is stiff, his ideas are countless. If he tells you that he saw a rabbit making medicine on the moon, don’t reply “You’re too much”, if he laughs crazily and then suddenly says that he’s hungry, don’t say “You’ve finally gone crazy”. Because if you say that, you might hurt his vulnerable feelings, and the stiff boy will keep those hurt feelings in his heart.
Uniform’s impression: Kwangmin’s comeback this time has shown a sexy image which could have been always there. If you say that in the first single, he had an image full of cuteness, this time he has fully transformed into a more manly boyfriend. This transformation has given him more confidence, that hairstyle which covers his eye could have been the hairstylist’s intention to give Kwangmin a cool image. This knight in shining armour doesn’t ride a horse, instead he rides a bicycle. When you think back now, the image of Kwangmin riding his bicycle with his messy hair and yelling with grief makes one’s heartbeat increase.
Boyfriend manual: Saying that Minwoo is a two-sided angel, it’s better to say that he is actually very domineering. Cuteness is only his way to attract others, as soon as you’re hooked, his domineering personality will make sure that you cannot escape. This isn’t surprising, seeing as Minwoo’s star sign is Leo, being kingly and domineering is a trait that will always be present. No matter what, whether he is being cute or domineering, his objective is to make you surrender, just as he will suddenly pull his girlfriend over while walking on the streets. Minwoo who is very serious about dancing does not hesitate while lecturing his hyungs! How can a lion be afraid of an elephant? Showing cuteness is just a lion cub’s most direct way to show his domineering personality.
Girlfriend criteria: Minwoo likes noonas, but this is only his current phase of being able to act spoiled and stubborn towards someone. As his girlfriend, you’ll have to spoil him no matter how old you are. When he shows a sad and lovable expression, you’ll have to care for him by patting his head. When he smiles brightly at you, you have to say “Ah~ So cute!” as if you’re going to faint. When he dances, you must watch his every move and when he wants to show his masculine side, you have to show a girly side, asking to be taken care of, to be protected, to be domineered, to be…. You’ll have to let him have his chance of being a man! He is your core, your everything. Also, don’t forget to always bring tissues with you, wiping his sweat for him is your privilege.
Uniform impression: In the MV, Minwoo seems to be telling everyone that his shoulder is a place worth leaning on, that even though his hand is not big, he can use it to block the sun for you. His sad expression is hard to accept instantly for some people. Is this the precious Minwoo who always shows a charming and bright smile? I want Minwoo to always be happy. But it’s as if this child is using his acting skills to show everyone that side of him whenever he is sad. Putting aside his domineering rap and dance, in the end, what everyone really wants to see is his smile.
Boyfriend’s manual: From the look, Jo Youngmin is of course the best boyfriend out there, but you know him not only for one or two days, his life is not like his look, not everyone can see through it.Maybe it’s his look that gave him too much confidence, which makes him has enough courage to give up the troublesome appearance, also it might be because of not enough practice in the artist road, that cause a lot of devastating photos.No matter if anyone yawn very madly , facing the camera with those fixed eyes, using the tongue and turn around licking the teeth, and those very unique high jump positions, this is known as his “god”, his source of his nickname evidence that has been collected by most of the fans. Youngmin successfully overturned our ideal type of boyfriend, our dream and hope. let us know that, even better human beings also have to eat in the world, this is life.
Girlfriend’s criteria: Those who want to be Youngmin’s girlfriend, you must endure his action that didn’t think about the consequences, if he feels very happy and carefree like this. But if he’s very sad, it’s suitable to have small little eyes staring at him, in case, losing your face throwing to outer space. So how? Life cannot be judged from the first time. Will you still choose him as your boyfriend?
Uniform’s impression: While others are acting so good, Youngmin is using his personality ! Although the rhythm is very cheerful, but the lyrics and the story line are a bit sad, but why Youngmin’s smile is the brightest and the happiest? Why did the director arranged the most childish pillow fight? Is it because of his acting and that he can’t do anything or is it wanting him to continue the first single place. Lastly, we found out that a lot of girlfriends hit the sofa and left, hope the director will give Youngmin a chance to perform out his charisma.
Boyfriend manual: As someone who was born in 1989, Donghyun joining Boyfriend is something that is very different. To be able to fit in with the other members who are born in or after 1993, he had to show cuteness. Actually, saying that he himself is “acting cute” is only a way for him to cover his true personality which is very playful! However, he will take matters into his own hands when the need arises. Donghyun who promised the fans that he would take good care of Minwoo, and that he would lead Boyfriend properly would be a boyfriend who makes people feel secure.
Girlfriend criteria: Cheesy Donghyun has a keen insight into your heart and mind. So if you have the intention of leaving him hints, relax, because he will definitely take the hint and satisfy your wishes. But if you have any bad intentions, or want to do any small actions unnoticed, he will know about it. His dorky side is his way of showing affection and forgiveness towards you, so hurting him is something you should never do! Besides that, as his girlfriend, you have to take care of his image. You have to always remind him that he is 22 years old, in case he forgets his manly image as a leader. You have to cruelly tell him that he is different from his dongsaengs, to be steady!!!
Uniform impression: Bestfriends, the action of the girl in MV poking her toes softly at him is worth learning from. This spoiled action must be used against the patient Donghyun, it can also make him more manly. The scene where he was composing songs by his girlfriend’s side, sitting cross-legged while she is sleeping on the chair has a calm feeling. Even so, the songs bring sad memories in the end. The image of him holding his headphones, looking down with a melancholic feeling without life in his eyes makes people feel pained.
Boyfriend manual: Hyunseong is the most innocent in their group, closing his mouth whenever he smiles, among the members, he looks the most sincere in his military outfit. Wait, what? Sincere? It can’t be! In reality, he is very hyperactive and moves around a lot, but he doesn’t show it because he is too shy. He actually wants to show it on camera, but couldn’t find an opening to do so. As a boyfriend, he may be so shy that he couldn’t even confess his feelings properly. Even so, he is so innocent that he is easily bullied. The member usually bully him by putting on music while he is sleeping and hiding his things, but he does not get mad. Donghyun says that Hyunseong is willing to sacrifice everything for the one he loves, and satisfy her wishes without any repayment in mind. Where else can you find a boyfriend like this?
Girlfriend criteria: If you don’t want to see him gain weight, please control his eating habits. This boy loves eating a lot, and that strong body of his may be the type to easily gain weight. He seems to have gained weight during the comeback this time…(Maybe it’s due to exercising?) Anyway, just make him eat less.(Is this too cruel?) Besides that, help him build his confidence! Make his camera shyness disappear!
Uniform impression: The scene which leaves the biggest impression on people in the MV is when Hyunseong uses all his strength to throw the ball onto the floor. That strength and his back view makes people feel his anger, this is very different compared to his usual elegant image. When the album photos came out, everyone was captivated by Hyunseong’s style. The scene where he threw the paper airplane on the balcony also displayed a mature feeling that is beyond his age, his acting skills gave everyone a surprise. But was the scene where he played basketball for losing weight? And the girlfriend wore high-heeled shoes to play basketball with our Hyunseong, that’s not sincere
Boyfriend manual: The mirror prince Jeongmin’s popularity as risen recently! As a boyfriend, he will bring you a lot of happiness, he will give his girlfriend little surprises, make the atmosphere very romantic as if nothing is lacking during dates, these events are things that makes him happy too. He knows how to act spoiled, to play instruments, to teach others a lesson. He who is full of humour is just like a vitamin, giving your strength to live your life. However, as a boyfriend, Jeongmin does not like to be clinged on. He is like the wind, blowing on your face, but he can also suddenly escape from your grasp. His playfulness and mischievousness originated from his cute personality, and he has a bit of a bad boy trait. (When asked which Boyfriend member he would choose to date) “I want to date myself, I am curious as to how the dating Jeongmin would become.” As soon as Jeongmin has satisfied his curiosity, you’ll have to be careful.
Girlfriend criteria: Being Jeongmin’s girlfriend, you’ll have to be able to withstand some pranks, because this boy is too good at playing pranks on others. If you are timid, you’ll probably be shocked and cry when he suddenly plays a scary prank on you. You have to have patience when listening to his lectures, and have an adoring expression when watching him play. Also, don’t make fun of this boy in case you are in turn made fun of. You have to improve on your speaking skills, train your debating skills. Whenever the urge comes, he will keep back talking to you. If you cannot keep up with him, he cannot prove himself right. But then, you can’t let him have his way too much, who knows how would the chemistry between the mighty noona fan and Jeongmin turn out?
Uniform impression: As soon as Jeongmin appears, his eyes can be seen full of worries. He can only tell them to the morning sun because his girlfriend is still sleeping. The scene where they brush teeth for each other is too cheesy, I guess it makes a lot of Bestfriends feel uncomfortable? In the new song, undeniably we get to see Jeongmin’s performance becoming more and more soulful, his sideways glance never fails to make others unable to contain themselves.
Sources: Scans by 无垠浮声_半脱饭中 (1678990160) on Weibo, bfkpop.blogspot.com
Translations: Yonghwazxc (Youngmin’s Article) and boyfriend-champion (Jeongmin, Minwoo, Hyunseong, Donghyun and Kwangmin’s Article), Edits: @yeolcheek for youngminbiased