Hand holding is like the second base for K-Dramaland couples (after the wrist grab). It’s always initiated by men.
The to-be couple will most of the time walk very close to each other and both want to hold each others’ hands. After the hands brushed each other a couple of times, the man usually takes the woman’s hand into his’.
If the man decides not to take the hand in such a tension filled situation, this is a sign of wanting to respect the girl’s feelings – believing he’s in a one-sided love.
Most of the time the hand holding starts with downward-facing palms and then the couple changes it to interlocking fingers.