Before the rise of social media, K-Pop idols had to get creative to secretly date, such as sneaking their phone numbers into the famous Inkigayo sandwich. Now, there’s an easier way to get the job done.
During his appearance on Pungja Loves Alcohol, CNBLUE‘s Jung Yonghwa revealed the new way idols date privately.
Because Jung Yonghwa has been in the industry for almost fifteen years, Pungja asked the idol band singer for advice on how to “secretly date someone.”
Because the industry keeps growing and evolving, Jung Yonghwa admitted, “I’ve heard that a lot has changed these days.”
Since many idols have access to phones, Jung Yonghwa revealed that Apple‘s AirDrop function has become the go-to method for idols to date. Pungja questioned why that was.
Despite KakaoTalk being an easy messaging service to use, Jung Yonghwa explained that AirDrop was better for idols to avoid being caught by their staff and managers.
So whenever idols who are secretly dating attend the same schedules and events, all they have to do is AirDrop each other to communicate. Proving how long he’s been an idol band singer, Jung Yonghwa said, “Such a thing didn’t exist in my time.”
Making everyone laugh, Pungja joked that she should turn her airdrop on to discover all the dating secrets.