Report: Taeyeon and Baekhyun went on five dates last month
According to Dispatch, Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and EXO’s Baekhyun went on a total of five dates last month.
Taeyeon, 25 and Baekhyun, 22 went on dates late at night to avoid sasaeng fans, typically after 2am or early in the morning. The two caught up whenever they both didn’t have any schedules.
Dispatch also revealed that the two idols started developing feelings for each other last year and started dating in February this year.
According to the report, Taeyeon would stay back late at night to watch Baekhyun practice.
Taeyeon apologised to fans after news of the idol dating EXO’s Baekhyun were confirmed by their agency yesterday.
The singer posted a series of comments on Instagram, where both EXO and Girls’ Generation fans left hateful messages.
“You were really surprise and hurt because of me today, right?”
“I’m really sorry that I made you feel things you didn’t need to feel and the article happened because I wasn’t more careful,
“I’m really sorry I hurt you.” Taeyeon commented on a photo of an Oreo she posted.
Korean idols often sign contracts stating that they won’t date during the term of their music careers due to the culture of fans overreacting to news of idols dating.
Read the full report below:
When did Taeyeon and Baekhyun started to have feelings for each other?
Dispatch: They first met in 2011 when Baekhyun became an SM Entertainment’s trainee. Since then, they have developed a bond with the things they have in common. They really began to develop serious feelings for each other last year and started dating this February.
What attracted them to each other?
Dispatch: Baekhyun was outspoken on his fandom for Taeyeon since his trainee period. Taeyeon cared most about Baekhyun out of all the EXO members. She was attracted to his persistence in effort, despite his cute looks. There are rumours that she would sometimes watch him practice whenever he stayed in late. Taeyeon has been a good mentor for Baekhyun as well.
Do they have nicknames for each other?
Dispatch: They call themselves “Taengkoong” couple. “Taeng” comes from Taeyeon’s nickname “Taenggu” and “Koong” comes from Baekhyun’s nickname “Baekoong.” Taeyeon calls Baekhyun “Baekyung” and “Baekoong” and Baekhyun calls Taeyeon “Taeyeon” and “Taenggu” despite Taeyeon being 3 years older.
Did fans realise their relationship even before yesterday’s official statement?
Dispatch: Suspicion aroused with their couple items, such as their bracelets, headphones, headsets, and sunglass. Furthermore, some of their Instagram photos are taken in similar positions.
Fans also took notice of their physical affections. Although they were not dating then, there were times when Taeyeon was spotted whispering to Baekhyun, such as SMTOWN 2012’s ending performance. Taeyeon was also spotted patting Baekhyun’s back during the 2013 Incheon Hallyu Concert and patting his head when EXO won an award in 2013.
The biggest piece was when Taeyeon posted a photo of a mug that had her face printed on in January. The photo’s caption stated, “Taengkoong very much” and the fans assumed that “Taengkoong” means Taeyeon and Baekhyun.
When do they usually go on dates?
Dispatch: They mostly saw each other late at night or at dawn. Dispatch first caught them together in May and the time was a little after 2AM. Fans and even sasaeng fans were all gone by that time. Although they have busy schedules as international K-POP idols, Dispatch has noticed them together on dates five times over the last month. When they were both in Korea, they usually met late at night or early in the morning. But when they had schedules overseas, they met earlier and for a longer period of time.
Where did they usually meet?
Dispatch: Most of times, they met in Taeyeon’s car (Mercedes-Benz SLK 55AMG). Since many people know Taeyeon and Baekhyun in Korea, they were very cautious when meeting in the city and were never seen in coffee shops. When they had no schedules, they would make a short driving trip to outskirts of Seoul.
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