Single’s Inferno 2 fans are shipping contestants Lee Nadine and Shin Dong Woo more than ever.
When Single’s Inferno 2 first premiered, it seemed like these two would be the OTP. Dong Woo seemed very interested in Nadine, always putting forth an effort to include her in conversations.
Naturally, they sent each other postcards based on first impressions. He made reference to their conversation about working out and sports by writing, “We should work out together sometime,” while she wrote him, “Purple looks good on you!!”
The next day, Dong Woo and Nadine up for a conversation. He confirmed our theories that he did care about Nadine…
Nadine apologized for her short answers from the day before and thanked him for helping her be more comfortable. But when the topic of going to Paradise was brought up, Nadine said going there was not her priority.
Dong Woo told her she needed to, though. So, maybe he was still interested…
Nadine added that she would like to go to Paradise if it was with the right person. It would have to be someone she wanted to get to know.
This sparked Dong Woo to mention being interested in more than one person. He started to send mixed messages.
Still, Nadine was only interested in one person at the time. Him.
So, viewers (and even the panelists) were shocked and disappointed when the time came for everyone to choose their first Paradise date, and Nadine was rejected. Dong Woo had chosen Shin Seul Ki instead.
The next time that contestants were given the option to choose their Paradise date, Nadine chose Dong Woo again. This time, he chose her too.
Viewers were happy for Nadine to go to Paradise finally. Yet, they did not like Dong Woo after he chose another woman before. Everyone agreed Nadine was “too good for him.”
— moon ⍨ (@folkims) December 21, 2022
— t🍵 (@kdramamor) December 20, 2022
— ｄｉｊａ (@ezahk7) December 20, 2022
I can’t wait till Dong-wook learns Nadine attends Harvard and is a pre-med student… you know why pic.twitter.com/KydAXHoIju
— gabriela silva (@GabySilva143) December 21, 2022
Nadine is a better person than me, because if *I* was a model who went to Harvard, the sheer intensity of my arrogance could power the entire eastern seaboard's electric grid#SinglesInferno2#SinglesInferno
— 🇳ELSØ🇳 (@nelsokt) December 13, 2022
During the Paradise date, it turned out they had a lot in common. Nadine aspired to be in the same profession as Dong Woo. He also empathized with her, having lived in the U.S.
— LYNDA. (@omoluabilynda) December 27, 2022
Still, Dong Woo chose Seul Ki in the finale. He did stop by Nadine briefly on his way, though. He said it was nice meeting her and she was a “wonderful person” in English before hugging her.
Since the finale, it seemed like these two were surprisingly close.
During the cast’s reunion, when they reacted to Single’s Inferno 2, Nadine playfully called Dong Woo out for “tricking her.”
LOL I’m so glad the cast is watching the show cuz I wanted to know what Nadine thought abt Dongwoo in this scene
— ash 🍃 (@3amkdramas) January 10, 2023
Despite their complicated love line on the show, they have actually since spent time together. Dong Woo and Nadine were spotted with Season 1 contestant Kim Jun Sik.
Nadine also teased her followers when she showed her list of questions she would include in an upcoming Q&A. She chose a question about Dong Woo.
Before then, an interview with ELLE Singapore was released where Nadine exposed the heavy editing of Single’s Inferno 2. She communicated that while her date with Dong Woo appeared serious, they actually had a great time together.
— tati (@lolasbeIly) January 19, 2023
Dong Woo and Nadine’s most recent interactions was when she unexpectedly joined his and Jo Yoong Jae‘s Instagram Live. The men were out camping, and she had been doing homework when they went live. Dong Woo encouraged Nadine to call Yoong Jae “uncle,” while she referred to Dong Woo as “friend.”
*nadine joined the live*
dw: hello! nadine say hi to uncle yoongjae
yj: nadine, why am i an uncle but dongwoo is friend??
nd: you’re friend too, oppa!
— ye. (@yeanskii) January 24, 2023
Dong Woo spoke mainly in English, making her comfortable. But he continued to tease her, which some could interpret as flirting.
Dongwoo says that korean traditional thing that youngers one will bow to the elders when seolal
But nadine "I'M NOT BOWING TO YOU GUYS" 🤣🤣
Dongwoo: "we'll give you pocket money"
Yoongjae: "you want dollar?" 🤣🤣🤣
Ahjussi deul jinjja 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/Yfj6SolBwT
— Mal🌿🕊 (@skylaama) January 24, 2023
So, it was no surprise Nadine picked Dong Woo when they asked her who she was more comfortable with.
dongwoo asked between these two ahjussi which one she will pick or she feels more comfortable around, nadine pick dongwoo😂
— YoongSeo💙 (@kdramasfangirl) January 24, 2023
Clips from the Instagram Live are going viral, and fans can’t deny Dong Woo and Nadine’s chemistry.
We’re happy that they at least remained friends after the show!