15 Sweet “She Fell First But He Fell Harder” Romantic Chinese Dramas

I love it when the go-getter female lead in a romantic Chinese drama falls for the male lead first and then does all she can to make him hers.

So, I’ve put together this list of my all-time favorite dramas with this trope, and trust me when I say you’ll will be rooting for her from the very first scene. 

Here are 15 lovely Chinese dramas where the girl falls first and he falls harder: 

1. Crush

Sang Wu Yan is a college senior who wants to be a broadcaster, so she works at a radio station.

She also likes a mysterious songwriter named Yi Jin, and one day, she meets Su Nian Qin and falls in love. 

She finds out he is blind and slowly learns about his past, and then discovers he’s actually the talented Yi Jin. 

They fall in love but struggle between happiness and fear of losing each other, and it was the sweetest thing watching them find their way to each other time and time again.

2. A Love So Beautiful

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Chen Xiao Xi and Jiang Chen have always lived near each other and go to the same school. 

If you’ve watched this high-school Chinese drama then you know that Xiao Xi was relentless when it came to propositioning Jiang Chen, and it was the most precious thing. 

I’ll absolutely recommend this drama if you want to watch a high school romantic Chinese drama where the female lead falls first and chases the guy. 

3. Cute Programmer

Lu Li fell in love with smart programmer Jiang Yi Cheng, so she started attending his school and even enrolled in his program. 

She got good grades by looking up to him, but after school, she found out his company wouldn’t hire women. 

So, she decided to pretend to be a man to work there, and she struggled with Jiang Yi Cheng’s demands and hid her identity. 

You’re probably already rolling your eyes because I know this premise sounds so unrealistic, but the drama is really fantastic and I have a feeling you’ll enjoy it!

4. Oh My General

Ye Zhao disguises herself as a man and gains a lot of power while serving as a general, but this drew the ire of the Empress Dowager who then forces her to marry the lazy, artistic Prince Zhao Yujin.

This sparks a battle for control in their new home, and if you’re in the mood for a Chinese drama with a strong female lead who falls for the male lead first but still doesn’t hold back when it comes to torturing him, you’re going to enjoy this one. 

5. Hello, The Sharpshooter

Years ago, in high school, Tang Xin met Shen Qing Yuan, and she liked him but didn’t say so and they ended up taking different paths in life – she became a report and he became an Olympic pistol shooter.

But when they meet again years later, he slowly realises that he actually loves her and when they start spending time together, he starts liking her even more.

6. I’ve Fallen For You

This Chinese drama in which the female lead falls first follows Tian San Qi, a quirky detective who’s looking for her missing ‘brother’ and solves many cases. 

When she was young, she enjoyed doing autopsies and was close to her ‘brother,’ but he vanished one day even though she promised to marry him because she had the biggest crush on him.

7. Bloody Romance 

During a chaotic time after a kingdom fell, a young girl whose parents sold herbs is fooled and sold to a bad place. 

She escapes and joins a group of female killers in a city, and with help from a guy named Chang An, she learns to be an assassin. 

They start to like each other, but their leader Cha Luo doesn’t, and soon Wan Mei’s talents catch the eye of Gong Zi, who runs the city. 

Chang An, who has secrets, starts to pull away from Wan Mei, and I believe you’ll enjoy this drama if you’re looking for a top Chinese drama where the woman falls first and confesses first. 

8. The Imperial Coroner

Chu Chu is from a family of coroners and then she meets Prince Xiao Jin Yu, a prince who handles crime cases. 

He seems weak, and he needs help to solve cases, but Chu Chu needs brave people, and then they then decided to work together to solve a big case that lasted 18 years. 

Quite unexpectedly, Chu Chu falls for him first and it was so lovely, but soon enough, he also realised his feelings for her and it was so lovely see them grow into their feelings.

9. My Sunshine

Zhao Mo Sheng is a cheerful college student who meets and falls for He Yi Chen, a smart guy from the Law faculty, and they become a happy couple, but suddenly he breaks up without explaining. 

She then leaves the country due to her dad’s wishes, and after seven years, she comes back and sees him in a store. 

As they keep meeting, they share the reasons behind their breakup and the time apart, and there was just so much to love about this drama.

In this romantic Chinese drama, the female lead falls first and then chases her man and I loved every bit of their romance – and the second time around, they were even more swoony. 

10. The Eight 

A regular college student gets caught up in a complex world of battles and hidden conflicts. 

In “The Eight,” skilled fighters in Jianghu deal with big changes. 

As he gets more involved, Hua Min Chu discovers his true self and becomes a hero.

11. Go Go Squid

Han Shang Yan, once a famous player in cyber-security gaming, created the K&K esports club to train young boys. 

After a K&K loss, he visits an internet cafe, and there, Tong Nian, a smart singer, falls for him. 

She tries to approach him despite feeling nervous, and many coincidences and misunderstandings bring them closer. 

In time, Han Shang Yan warms up to her, and she joins K&K’s esports world, and she discovers his past and why he left the gaming scene.

This is another endearing romantic Chinese drama where the girl chases the guy, and it was really wholesome in all the ways that matter because he eventually falls for her and it was interesting to watch!

12. Unrequited Love

Huai Nan and Luo Zhi became fast friends in university, but things get complicated when an ex sends a message and Huai Nan finds out that Luo Zhi liked him since they were young. 

Turns out that Luo Zhi has loved Huai Nan for more than ten years, and soon, Huai Nan realises that he also cares deeply about her and he does all he can to get her back into his life. 

13. Our Secret 

Zhou Si Yue is a really smart and kind of wild boy on campus, and one day, he sits next to Ding Xian, who is confident and cute, and this sparks their romance. 

At first, they don’t like each other, but over time, they start to see how good the other person is and become close friends. 

She starts having feelings for him pretty early, but he’s late to catch up, but when he does, it was so wholesome and heartwarming.

Also see: 22 Feel-Good Romantic Chinese Dramas with Happy Endings

14. A Little Thing Called First Love

This female lead falls first Chinese drama follows a regular girl, Xia Miao Miao, quiet and artistic girl who really likes a super popular guy at her school. 

Because of him, she decides to try new things, and with her friend’s help, she learns about fashion, joins clubs, and studies more. 

Her normal life gets more exciting when she decides to put herself out there and I have no doubt that you’ll love every bit of this sweet drama. 

15. All I Want For Love Is You 

Gu Xiao Man is a champion in sanda fighting, but she is struggling in school and is worried about graduating. 

Fortunately, one of the top students in her class, Zuo An, who is known for his good looks and intelligence, offers to tutor her.

The thing is that she has this major crush on him from the very beginning but he doesn’t start having feelings for her until later on and it was amazing.

As they start university life, they grow closer together and their feelings for each other begin to surface.

In some of these dramas, the guy rejects the girl and isn’t subtle about it, but by the end, the men so attached that air couldn’t pass between them.

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