Dating 101: How Korean Celebrities Date Secretly

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Dating is always a hot topic of discussion, but celebrity dating generates discussion like no other. As soon as the dating “scandal” breaks out, we might find ourselves asking: “How did they do it? How did they manage to date without fans finding out about it?” The internet is immediately filled with news and gossip about the latest celebrity couple because everyone is dying to find out about the “when, where, how” of celebrity-style dating, as well as speculate about the possible hints and secret “messages” shared between the couple.

While each relationship is different, most celebrity couples have a similar dating routine and style due to the constraints of being a public figure, and here we list the some of the most common ways celebrities couples meet, date, and share their affection. From the first meeting to the expression of full-fledged romance, it’s all about secrecy.

1. The restaurant

Let’s start off with the restaurant. Restaurant dates are possibly the most classic ones out there, and celebrities are certainly no exception to this rule. Who doesn’t love them some good food and nice company? For stars, however, entering a random restaurant with their loved one can be risky, and celebrities often opt for privately owned spots that can provide them with much needed privacy.

Hong Suk Chun is not only a well-known TV star, but also an established restaurateur. His trendy restaurants in the Itaewon district are frequented by many stars, and not only for the tasty food. The entertainer revealed on a variety show, “Whenever top stars come visit us, we provide them with a private top floor, and make additional adjustments depending on their popularity.” Hong Suk Chun added that when the stars are ready to leave, the restaurant staff helps create gaps between the stars’ departure times to minimize the risk of getting caught.

More recently, actor Lee Jung Jae and entrepreneur Lim Se Ryung were pictured on a brunch date at an upscale restaurant. Turns out that the spot is actually run by Lim Se Ryung herself, which obviously provides the couple all the privacy they may desire. The restaurant is known for being quite the hot spot among celebrities, and I’m sure the menu is not the only reason for that.

Lee Jung Jae and Lim Se Ryung

On December 26, Lee Jung Jae and Lim Se Ryung were pictured having brunch at a fancy restaurant run by the businesswoman herself. Their dating news broke out a few days after, on New Year’s Day.