As previously covered, Jessica and Hyoyeon were also involved in dating rumors but those relationships were proven to either be friendships or confirmed after the couple broke up.
Yoon A set the stage for Girls' Generation to prove that idols could engage in well-received dating relationships.
Kyuhyun said, "This is because Lee Yeon Hee is not dating," to which she replied informally, "How do you know? It's better to reveal their relationships, but that would mean there's no need to take talentless artists only bcuz of their looks anymore.. I think she would have wanted to continue the relationship if SM didn't stop her though.
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Confirmation of the relationship between EXO's Baekhyun and Girls' Generations' Taeyeon demonstrates that the industry and the Korean public are ready to accept the fact that popular idols are actually dating.
When the Girls' Generation idol relationship announcement of Tiffany and Nickhyun was made in April 2014, I was skeptical about the positive impact this could have on Girls' Generation.
Or has there been extreme attention to one side or the other?
K-Pop fans are known to get quite aggressive with their opinions when it comes to their K-Pop allegiances, so has this helped to blow a situation out of proportion – or is their uproar justified?