Former K-Pop Idol Spills On Idols Meeting And Dating During Music Shows
In the past, K-Pop idols have talked about how idols are able to date while trying to keep any relationships private, a consequence of the “dating taboo culture” for K-Pop idols. When talking about past experiences, sometimes it’s an idol admitting to hiding their girlfriend in a suitcase, or sometimes a K-Pop lyricist admitting to being used as an excuse for idols to go on dates.
Many former idols have admitted that the Idol Star Athletic Championships (ISAC) is a well-known place where idols might interact and start dating.
But how about K-Pop music shows?
Actress Jang Mi told all about how idols interact during music shows. Before becoming an actress, Jang Mi was a professional dancer who danced alongside idols during their stages.
She even shared that dancers often sit in the hallway during weekly music shows since they aren’t given waiting rooms.
And Jang Mi has also experienced the idol side of performing on music shows, as she was a member of the K-Pop group Lime Soda.
But when it comes to idols’ dating lives, Jang Mi admits that while ISAC is well-known for a reason…
Music shows aren’t the same. Because idols mostly keep to their designated areas, it isn’t easy to interact with other idols…
Unless they’re busy filming content for YouTube or TikTok.
And even if idols do get to interact, they’re surrounded by other people.
According to Jang Mi, the only time idols would be able to interact is when they’re greeting each other.
But since “everyone was very careful about it,” it would be rare for idols to start dating after meeting during a music show.
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