Sucker for Romance? But unable to get the best of Romance Webtoons? Sometimes we all crave nothing more than just a good romance story with a good, almost cliché free plot. With increasing readers and supporters of webtoon manhwa, the need for good plot increases. While searching for romance webtoons and manhwa to read, most of us often get troubled with either lack of proper suggestions or the confusion about where to start the list from. More so, checking out every other title falling in our way is extremely tiresome.
Romance is a genre that usually does not go down well alone. It is essential to choose a webtoon/manhwa which contains a good amount of romance moment whilst keeping the plot full of new surprises. Luckily, nowadays a lot of artists thrive to cover the gray area in between two genres and provide us with soul-touching stories. None the less it still is tough to pinpoint the stories which take you to a whirlwind of emotions yet keep you fully stabilized as it progresses further.
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Top 40 Best Romance Webtoons
In order to save you from this difficult task at hand of finding a good romance webtoon. We present you with the top 40 romance webtoons – manhwa. With some of the fairly known titles for you to rewind back down the classic memory lane to some of the latest titles with massive fandoms; this list will introduce you to all. These are ranked backward, so while going through the list keep guessing what titles are going to score the Top 5 mark. My Ranking is mainly based on the degree and quality of romance in the series as compared to the series as a whole.
40. First Crush
The first in our list of best Romance Webtoons is First Crush. Avery fell in love with the voice of a mysterious singer, Kami. 3 years later, she lands in the city where the singer lives just to find him. Will she be able to find Kami? Love emerged due to voice, where will this relationship take them?
Plain plot integrated with some drama and darkness. Nice character development with decent art. Hence, a good short read of a cute school romance.
39. Your Smile Is A Trap
Beware: The title is serious when they say the smile is a TRAP!
Kiyu, a gorgeous ex idol trainee, wished to live life as an ordinary high schooler. And to avoid being the center of attraction in school, he started wearing glasses to hide his beauty. But little did our socially awkward Kiyu know how hard it is to make friends without the looks.
The plot revolves around Kiyu and Lily, the scary-looking girl and a supposedly bully. Season 1 has a little love interest development but we can surely look for more in season 2.
Also, the beautifully designed characters are a visual treat along with a decent-paced plot. And the main theme tells us never to judge a book by its cover. It’s sweet, it’s salty, it’s wholesome.
38. Nice To Meet You
Hot and heart-fluttering guys. Clumsy romance plot brimming with pure cuteness. Sounds inviting?
Mew is a girl who believes in fate. When Mew found out a lost student card, instead of returning it she let fate play its part by playing a prank. And that’s how she stumbles upon the rightful owner of the card, Daze. Thus, it leads to the beginning of a new relationship.
Fluffy. Adorable. Hilarious. Thus, a wholesome school rom-com with some backstories and character development! Note: Watch out for their funny expressions.
37. Let’s Play
Sam is an introvert-nerdy girl who is one of the only major dreams is making games. Though, her dreams crash before taking a flight as one of the greatest gaming reviewers trash down her game. The story is totally new. Achieving many critical acclaims the author did a great job making this webtoon up. All the characters from Sam’s overprotective dad to her boss display a unique personality with no lack of humor and plot twist. a noteworthy piece when discussing the pile of romance webtoons. Currently, the first season is done and the author is about to be back with season 2 of this awesome webtoon.
36. My Deepest Secret
Emma has the perfect boyfriend. He’s caring, he’s handsome, he’s reliable and overprotective towards Emma. But, their relationship confines a deep and dark secret. A secret when unveiled can leave you thunderstruck. At Least that was for me when I got to know it.
A well-developed plot, striking art style with a hint of cute romance. The main theme includes trauma, personality disorder, abuse, and some other dark themes. I included it in the romance webtoon list because of the cute little dark romance in the webtoon. So, get ready for some psychological and twisted dark ride.
35. Lonely, Lonely Fireflies
Lonely, Lonely fireflies is a cute webtoon with has a splash of romance. In this, four teenager meets, each one has a secret of their own. Setup on a school background, it gives a heartwarming flavor with its interesting plot, which keeps the reader wanting for more. The most engaging thing in this is the interaction between the characters, whether it comprises of conflict or sweet moments. It is a must-read if you are a fan of the romance webtoons and youth’s life centric storyline.
34. Uncle Cool’s Love Story
The webtoon is a humorous romance take on a dark subject. Its story will make you laugh and cry at the same time. It is a story of a dramatic, and timid girl who caught the eye of a grim-looking man. She is frightened but keeps her cool. On the other hand, this man has a completely different side to him. Despite the big age gap, the leads look accurate, and their story together is a hit. So do give a read to this hilarious love story, between two distinctly different characters.
33. Pasutri Gaje
Originally in the Bahasa Indonesia language, this webtoon feels like watching a sit-com. With a beautiful married couple forwarding in their lives and dealing with all the changes marriage cause in one’s lifestyle this webtoon nowhere lacks in romance. It also has a prequel series named My Pre-Wedding which showcases the previous ordeals of the couple. You can find this warm-hearted webtoon in the fan translation section of Line Webtoon.
32. The Moon That Rises in the Day
This webtoon is a romantic thriller that displays the struggle of past and present. It is a story of a man whose time has stopped, and a woman who flows like a river. In the past, at the age of 14, Do Ha became a Hwarang, got married at 16, and lost his wife, Ri Ta, at the age of 19. At present, Kang Young Hwa is Ri Ta’s reincarnation. She is a university student and has a one-sided love for Han Min Oh. Han Min Oh has a younger brother Han Jun Oh, who is a highschooler and suffers from a heart problem. One day when Han Jun Oh died, Do Ha’s soul takes his body. Then Young Hwa noticed that he was strange and different when he woke up at the hospital.
31. Unlovable Replacement
Recently dumped Chiko fell into a slump. When his ex was going to meet him at his home, he paid a delivery girl (Nobi), who arrived at his doorstep to deliver his order, to pretend to be his girlfriend. That’s how the relationship starts between Chiko and Nobi.
Captivating art, cute and funny romance with some backstories, and well-developed and likable characters. This romance webtoon is one to watch out for in the coming season. Moreover, their chemistry is one to watch for.
30. Miss Abbott and the Doctor
This is a romance-comedy webtoon that takes place in Victorian society. It is a light webtoon with the adventurous couple going about their endeavors. With a creative storyline and unexpected twists, this webtoon never fails to make you laugh. Along with the abundance of comedy, there is no lack of chemistry between the lead characters. Breaking the social boundaries though, still keeping the morals in check this webtoon has a lot to offer. The art style is cute and neat with details often left on the plane’s eye surface. Leading a beautiful and healthy webtoon never fails to provide you with relationship-goals.
This webtoon is set up in not too far future where people after getting tired of failing relationships now use the ultimate app LUFF. This app uses fingerprints in order to match you with ‘the one’. With luff conglomerate taking up all over the aspects of people’s life there comes the lead Bea gets her fate tangled. Whilst playing with your feelings these romance webtoons provides you with a strong female lead and a love triangle that is yet to come in its full wake. With the titles setup as ‘Friends’ sit-com’s episode names, this story takes introduces a new future possibility.
28. Siren’s Lament
When this story takes off you see rainbows and driving into the sunset type of a setting though it does not take long for a person to realize that it is not all the story has to offer. Soon the whole plot turns deep as more characters and theories are added to the plot. With a great love triangle forming, as a result, causing fandom to break into two massive ships, this webtoon is progressing further. This fantasy-romance webtoon essentially focuses on Lyra the lead character as she gets tangled in the unknown mysteries of the blue sea but probably all the mysteries have something in common with her. Enough suspense built up! Find out the details by giving this webtoon a chance. Fact: Sirens and mermaids are different.
27. Super Secret
Next on the list of top romance webtoons is a fantasy-romance webtoon with lots of cute moments. The art style is beautiful and light-colored. Emma and Ryan are ‘THE’ made for each other couple. The friendships and the intersecting relationships of other characters are mesmerizing. Throughout the webtoon, you will keep laughing at the humor and adorable naivety of Emma. This is one of the most wholesome romance manhwa one can reach out to. The simplicity helps the plot from getting caught up in the usual clichés of romance genres.
Edith is a romance-drama webtoon that is still very new and needs to go through thorough progress. However, until now it has managed to totally fancy the romance lovers. Edith is the lead character and she deals with insecurity and anxiety. It is up to her to decide whether to go with someone who seems like an addictive drug or root for her forever crush who has a girlfriend. This webtoon sheds light on the aspects of depression and other mental health issues whilst beautifully portraying the story of Edith. The art style is new and descriptive totally in sync with the plot.
25. See You In My 19th Life
Jieum has the ability to remember everything of all her past lives. In her 18th life, she fell for Seoha. But due to an accident, she died while saving Seoha. Now in her 19th life, she sets out to reunite with her previous life love interest. What does fate withhold for Jieum in her 19th?
The story is chucklesome sprinkled with cute little romance. Along with that emotional trauma and conflicts are displayed as well. It is a good plot-pacing romance webtoon with pretty art and a good potential ahead. Let the love blossom in her 19th!
To what extent can a person go to save their people?
The last princess (Clove) of a near-extinct dragon clan agreed to enter into a marriage alliance with her sworn enemy (Hotty Kyro). All to protect her land, end the everlasting war, and bring peace.
Intertwined in marriage due to political reasons. Where will this relationship take them?
Vibrant color scheme, visually appealing art with nice music infused with romance and action. Although a predictable plot with some plot holes. Yet it’s one of the best romance webtoons I read. Plus we have shapeshifting dragons! So, get ready for some romance-rich experience with political themes.
23. Villainess In Love
Yet another isekai where the female protagonist finds herself in a novel as Yunifer, the villainess. Yunifer turned out to be the person who used to torment Raelle (FL), the love interest of Ishid (ML). Thus, she ended up being killed as a result. But phew! She’s reincarnated one year before this happens. This time she’ll make sure not to cross paths with the people who might lead to her death. Years of avoidance yet the drunken Yunifer’s one-night stand turned out to be none other than with Ishid himself! How is she gonna deal with the situation?
Spicy and sweet romance webtoon with some steamy moments. Watch out for the alluring, pure, and drooling over material male lead, Ishid.
22. Age Matters
Rose is a girl reaching her 30s within months and the starting of her 30s is definitely not going according to the plan as her long-time boyfriend dumps her. Along with the emotional setback, financial insecurities creep down her life and in a turn of events she ends up getting employed as the assistant of the CEO of a top chatting service who is the youngest to have achieved such heights in business. The story progresses with both characters dealing with their issues and subsequently helping each other out as the question is still under the surface, does age matters?
Apparently, the female lead is not in a love triangle but rather in a love pentagon or something. Consequently, you lose count when everyone is swayed with a strong-open personality. The fact I love the most is that the business endeavors are ACTUALLY given proper light opposite to how usually it is shown in most of the webtoons with a billionaire and girl falling for each other. The webtoon’s base though seems a bit familiar yet the progress and setting differ with this belief.
21. Shall We Have Dinner Tonight?
This manhwa really helps one look at relationships from a whole different perspective. The chapter portrayal is also unique as in each chapter the two leads i.e. Doo-hee Won and Hae-Gyung Kim have dinner together as they share relationship stories. This small romance manhwa starts with both characters having dinner alone and then deciding to eat together. Throughout the manhwa, there is a happy vibe lingering. The friendship between the two grows as they have more meals together and heal from their past heartbreaks.
20. Days Of Hana
Another beauty by the author of Orange Marmalade.
Haru, a werewolf, and Hana, a human have been friends since childhood. Though the rights of werewolves are increasing yet they are treated as objects by most.
It is a heartwarming yet heart-wrenching romance webtoon. Be prepared with your handkerchief because shit is going to get tragic and darker as it proceeds. Several themes were raised in the webtoon including discrimination, racism, equality, sacrifice, and brutality. Highly recommended!
19. My Dear Cold-Blooded King
Deals with a bit more than just ‘romance’ in the foreground. Great art and content. The depiction of romantic scenes is quite versatile. With a love quadrant forming at its peak, this webtoon gives you all the traditional vibes with a touch of feminism. It is a story of a peasant Kihara Mei, who gets involved with the life of the royals. She has to live with the tangled web of secrecy, deceit, and desire while learning new secrets every day about her family, herself, and the cold-blooded king.
18. Where Tangents Meet
A pure romance webtoon from the author of Siren’s lament, and also one of the most loved titles under the romance genre. Where tangent meets is a sugar-coated love story of two opposite people, who grew in love. Landon and Rachelle get into continuous situations, which led them to fall in love. While dealing with this, they also discover themselves and learn self-acceptance. This made their relationship stronger and developed their character.
17. My Boo
A beautiful story about a girl who can see ghosts and a ghost boy who lived his ghost years alone in the house he died. The ending is not entirely happy but all the more right and fulfilling. With a minimalistic art style, this manhwa has won many hearts. Even though throughout the story the characters cannot have any physical contact because of the obvious reason that the male character is a ‘ghost’ not once do you feel that the webtoon is only focusing on one aspect. Both characters help each other transform into a better person. A totally binge-worthy title that falls in the romance webtoons category.
16. Ghost Wife
In case you want to read about something which can fill in all the voids of romance-humor-fiction. Yes! This is the option you have. As the female lead witnesses a disturbing image one night she is encountered by THE ghost. The relationship of Damon and Liz is pure to the core as Damon learns how to socialize and Liz gets comfortable with her now a totally different lifestyle. This webtoon is still in the question-building stage. For a new wind of art and story, this webtoon is a top title for our list discussing romance webtoons.
15. Seduce the Villain’s Father
“I have been waiting father, um I mean your majesty! Marry me!”
Transported into a web novel and on top of that 20 years before the main tragedy plot began, as Princess Yerenica. To prevent the villain from being born and save the lives of many people including herself, Yerenica sets out to seduce the fath. *coughs* emperor. And might, she in the process fall for the emperor herself!
A slow-burn love story with eye candy characters and heart-fluttering moments! A wholesome of cuteness with a decent pace.
Another vampire-human relationship focused on manhwa. This title has also won many hearts. The touch of modernization in the vampire-fantasy provides this story with a covered edge as it does not walk the path usually vampire stories do. More so the art style is gorgeous. With a full circle getting completed this webtoon fulfills the plot requirements to the best of its needs.
13. Orange Marmalade
With a k-drama made up for this story, you can’t afford to miss this manhwa. Dealing with a vampire-human relationship this webtoon is filled with feels and a dash of traditional ‘vampire’ context of love. The character arcs are wonderfully portrayed. This series is a must when it comes to top romance webtoons or manhwa.
12. Something About Us
A little cliché, a bit of warmth, a small number of feels, a thoughtful story, and an EPIC romantic manhwa. I tried to describe this in as few words as possible because you can never describe something as astonishing as this manhwa. The pace is very stable as the relationship grows further. This provides a good amount of fun and seriousness to properly sustain a relationship as precious as theirs. Therefore, a must-read when it comes to the ‘romance’ genre.
11. I Love Yoo
I Love Yoo scored a hit with its new curve towards high school romance and story. The art is by far marvelous and keeps getting better. As the story takes a drift you get into so many ships that the end game is impossible to spot out. Drama in this series matches the romance type and the way Shin Ae Yoo faces the negatives portrays the strong female character. From friendship to relationships with parents and siblings; all the aspects are carefully woven by the creator. Background detailing and foreshadowing are at the master level. The story is in its second arc by far and promises a wonderful plot ahead and gorgeous characters. Tip: Keep your theory formulating gadgets handy.
10. Devil Number 4
It is one of those webtoons you cannot afford to miss. Devil number 4 is a story of a handsome Devil no.4 and his client Hanna Yoon. In the past 20 years, Hanna had not wished for anything for once, but now she is facing a tougher time of her life. At this time, the devil enters her life and offers to grant her any wishes in exchange for her soul. Hanna refused the offer, which made the devil desperate, and he used many ways to pursue her, one of which was to become her boss in a part-time job. Hanna decides to sign the contract of her soul with the devil, but what she wished changed everything. She wished Devil no. 4 to be her boyfriend!
09. Midnight Poppy Land
Midnight Poppy Land is one of the top romance webtoons in the webtoon app. It has a great art style, character portrayal, and development, throughout the chapters, with some good action, romantic, and sarcastic scenes. You can actually able to feel the moments and get an adrenaline rush while reading it. The story revolves around Poppy, who works at a small media company and lives alone away from her hometown. She accidentally meets Tora, who works for a big, but shady organization. Tora tries to keep a distance between them, but they keep on crossing paths which each other
08. Oh! Holy
No doubt this webtoon will sometimes make you question your sanity and honestly, that is one of the strongest reasons why you should read this webtoon. This falls in the romance-drama genre with a gush of comedy and supernatural. This might seem pretty intense when evaluating the genres but will never disappoint you. The constant desperation of Holy Joo for Jaime Oh is irresistible. This kick starts with Holy, an overachieving-extrovert transfer student taking interest in Jaime Oh, a forever introvert boy whose only friend is a ghost. Then there is no turning back as you go down the adventurous ride of these two battling off their problems together. Portraying a strong female character with good comedy moments sprinkled throughout the course this is a go-to choice for satisfying a peculiar romance craving.
07. Honey Lemon
You can find this romance webtoon under the discover section of the Line Webtoon app. This story does proper justice to the genre; romance webtoons. Kyongmi and Sora are two friends who have been together forever and as they grow through their weaknesses, witness their story. It has a proper romance setting with two pairs of best friends bumping into each other. Fear not for this won’t disappoint you at any point. Colliding versatile personalities the creators do a great job in putting the whole story down. Lots of sweetness, blushes, emotions, AND cats await you there.
06. True Beauty
Tis’ but a sensation. Yes! True beauty is definitely not any webtoon but rather a whole sensation out there in the webtoon world. With art style so good that you have to go through the same panels again to take in the breathtaking beauty. The story in majority deals with three leads, Jugyeong Lim a girl with below-average looks, therefore, taking refugee under the makeup which is a unique feature to this story, Suho Lee, a top student plus awesome looks who does not care much about girls and Seojun Han who same as Suho have idol looks. All three go to the same high school and the plot intensify further. This does not end here as the webtoon further provides you with hysterical facial expressions that par the level of comedy element in the story.
05. A Good Day to be a Dog
Now here comes a title that is absolutely nothing like the ordinary. As I started this manhwa I honestly thought that the story was a bit haywire and the strings did not properly connect yet as you reach the first 10 chapters everything starts making connections. This manhwa won my heart with Jin the awesome male lead and Hana the clumsy but all the more strong and relatable character. It is a light-hearted small manhwa with feelings that stay with you for life. Worth a binge or two (Guilty).
04. The Reason Why Raeliana Ended up at the Duke’s Mansion
Transported into a web novel as Raelina who’s destined to die young by being poisoned by her fiance. To prevent her death in the future, she must find a way to cancel her engagement. That’s how she enters into a deal with Noah, the duke of the kingdom to become her 6 months fake fiancee. And that’s how the love relationship of Raelina and Noah emerges. Started from a contractual relationship. How will it end as?
Lovely storyline topped with cute and humorous moments through a captivating art-style and strong characters. Thus, a refreshing slow burn romance webtoon.
03. Cheese in the trap
So before anyone from the big fat CITT fandom kills me for putting it on this number I would like to make the reasons clear. Cheese in the Trap is one of the top titles which falls under ‘romance’ but the drama in the webtoon is extremely intense and often the romance part feels like just a small pinch of icing (Well! If you do not have a sweet tooth then kindly excuse me). I myself am a huge fan of this webtoon though it takes you down the dark road of psychology and suspense.
It is still necessary to put this up because you will never want to skip this masterpiece. The relationship of Seol with everyone and herself is shown in an extremely descriptive manner. Moreover, Jung is a character with multiple layering, and reading the manhwa as the layers peel of and starts making sense is a great experience. The storyline and foreshadowing are par with the usual level of expertise. When you want to dwell on a binge-worthy title with some beautifully romantic moments and still want to feel the rush of adrenaline while wanting to find out about the further plot; you know which turn to take.
02. Freaking Romance
From the author of this webtoon you can expect everything; from sarcasm to humor to jaw droopingly beautiful art and an intricate story. This webtoon revolves around Zylith an aspiring writer who leaves her home and settles into an apartment with some shady background of having a ghost residing in. There the story takes off to writing filled with humor, romance, and everything but a predictable plot. Providing cliffhangers at all the right moments this webtoon will surely make you fall in love with itself.
01. Lore Olympus
The top placed webtoon in the ‘romance’ section is Lore Olympus. If you have to ask why then you got to read it. It is basically a redo of Greek mythologies as the author perceives them. The plot is properly interacted and scattered to make a good story and provides you with a LOT of romantic moments. Persephone and Hades are totally head over heels for each other though where is the drama when there are no troubles? The art style is totally unique with full colors portraying different characters as a whole. You open it for feeding your curiosity and stay for everything it has to offer.
Thus, you have the list of top 40 romance manhwa – webtoons in your hands. The choices were very tough though we ranked them up by keeping the base genre in mind which is ‘romance’. This is a small list of webtoons – manhwa which is worth checking out. While there is definitely no doubt that everyone has their own choices so do not forget to mention your favorites down in the comments.
Here some of my other favorite Romance Webtoons you can give it a read to:
- Asura Bride (It’s short and beautiful)
- Broken Melody (Little romance but one of the best tragedy and drama webtoon)
- Iris the lady with the smartphone
- The villainess turns the hourglass
- Summer never ends
- I choose the emperor ending
- The abandoned Princess
27th Apr. 2022 at 20:14 PM
mpl in my opinion is overrated. i read abt like 60 something episodes and was not impressed. the storyline seems cliche and overused, and no hate to the artist, but the art style is just not it. the head shapes are weird to me. i have plenty of funny photos from just like 7 episodes. i feel like there are much better webtoons with a prettier art style and a more original story besides ‘mafia big man x small girl small town’, yk?
9th Oct. 2021 at 6:54 AM
I personally like Nanolist and 이두나! which are both by the same author.. worth reading 🙂
10th Apr. 2021 at 1:19 AM
I don’t know if Your Throne is considered romance but it is REALLY good so people should check it out. Most of these webtoons suggested are really good. For Romance you should DEFINITELY check out DEVILISH ROMANCE
2nd Mar. 2021 at 3:33 AM
Is Lonely, Lonely Fireflys gone from webtoon?!
I tried searching for it but it isn’t there, is it available somewhere else or is it completely gone?
26th Dec. 2020 at 18:42 PM
i dont understand the hype and ranking of lore olympus… i get it has a unique art style and a good plot but i just never found myself liking it, i tried to read and never found it interesting ontop of the art style that i wasnt really fond of. id compare it to a dream, easily forgotten i guess. sorry if i offend anyone with this its just i feel like it doesnt deserve the number one spot
9th Oct. 2021 at 6:49 AM
27th Apr. 2022 at 20:08 PM
same!! i read the first ep and was alr annoyed w the art style, nor do I know greek mythology much so I didn’t understand it. more webtoons deserve the hype tbh
15th Jul. 2020 at 3:27 AM
I’m mildly hurt SubZero isn’t here but this is a good list none the less
3rd Oct. 2020 at 22:52 PM
I completely agree!! Subzero as well as ‘My cold blooded king’s. Was a wonderful list but was still lacking a few top notch & extremely popular webtoons!!!
25th Jun. 2020 at 2:37 AM
no puedo encontrar un manhwua que lei hace años, era de una chica de cabello pelirojo y un chico de pelo castaño, el chico en un punto de la historia pierde la memoria en un accidente, y la chica tiene una hija pequeña, era como amor de jovenenes que se reencuentran de adultos, pero no lo encuentro en ningun sitio…
1st Jun. 2020 at 17:31 PM
I like True Beauty
28th Apr. 2020 at 0:46 AM
Where tangents meet is better than all of those things
28th Apr. 2020 at 14:31 PM
facts. Where Tangents Meet is just such a magical story.
8th Mar. 2020 at 15:15 PM
Midnight Poppy Land is now featured! Not only that but the art style is updated and mind-blowingly beautiful with lots of feels. It definitely deserves to be near the top of this list. Especially since Poppy is based on a more average female body type and you have this relatability that you just don’t get with other Webtoons
19th Mar. 2020 at 9:27 AM
Congratulations to Midnight Poppy for getting featured!
7th Jun. 2020 at 14:02 PM
Where can i read completed Lonely, Lonely Fireflies in english
8th Jan. 2020 at 3:01 AM