K-Pop idols dating has always been a touchy topic, as some “fans” and netizens aren’t in favor of idols dating, as they view it as idols “betraying” their fans. This is why idols usually date in secret, as they don’t want to cause any drama.
A YouTube channel by the name of Doyouram – Everyday K-Culture compiled some moments when Korean celebrities talked about idols dating, and found that idols have quite a few methods they use to date secretly. Here’s a list of some of the methods they use.
1. Picking certain locations
A common thing idols do to date secretly is finding spots where they’re less likely to get caught by fans or media.
In the past, idols would go to the Han River at night since there were few cars or people present there. This isn’t possible anymore, as fans and media eventually found out this was an area that idols would go to.
Nowadays, idols go to various places at night, such as movie theatres.
Another place idols go to secretly date is in their cars, as not a lot of people are going to be able to spot them inside. Some idols even go on dates in their homes if they live alone.
2. Passing information secretly
Idols also date by passing information secretly. In the past, idols would slip pieces of paper that had notes on them when they would pass around their CDs.
Now, idols just DM each other on their social media accounts.
Idols also sometimes ask people like staff members to pass along contact information or to give messages.
3. Meeting on certain programs
Idols also can meet each other when they appear in the same program.
The Idol Star Athletic Championships is a popular spot where dating idols exchange glances with each other. Idols can also try to get contact information about someone they’re interested in while at this event.
Idols also sometimes meet each other when they appear on the same music show, as there are certain blind spots where they won’t get caught.
Here’s the full video below!