A question from Kathya Garcia on my post Just Like Old Times:
I read in a post about it, a comment of a girl, and she said: “he is really dating with Ailee, she acted like she knows a lot YH’s house. He’s using PSH to cover his real relationship” What do you think about it?
I don’t usually get asked “What do you think…” questions, and when I do, I usually just ignore them. Not out of rudeness, mind you, but out of concern for the asker’s psychological well-being. Inviting the bluebird to give you a glimpse of her thoughts may be dangerous to your health. At the very least, you’re at risk of mental exhaustion. Just ask The Abominable Mr. Bluebird (yes, that’s my husband’s official title). Every time he asks “What do you think…” questions, he usually just ends up saying “Never mind, what’s for dinner?” I’m saying this now so you know what to expect. The bluebird’s mind is 3-D. It’s Dark, Disorganized and Disturbing. Trying to explain something usually results to a long, winding speech/article full of side-trips and segues with an ever-present danger of getting lost and ending up as blabbered nonsense.
But I like your question and you were so brave to ask it, so I’ll try to give you a proper answer.
First off, I don’t know where you found the comment but by your statement alone, I am amused that the girl just flat out declared Yong Hwa is dating Ailee. She drew that conclusion just by how familiar Ailee acted in Yong Hwa’s house? It’s a reality show, sweetness, the house is probably rented by FNC. It’s a small flat and they’ve probably been there the whole day shooting. Every person from the cast to the crew probably knew all its nooks and crannies by then. So yeah, that was cute. And horrifying at the same time. See, that’s exactly the type of behavior that puts shippers in a bad light in the eyes of regular fandoms. With all them celebrities trying very hard to protect their careers and doing everything they can to not get embroiled in scandals, jumping to conclusion and declaring it as fact is the most insensitive thing a shipper can do.
My take in shipping is that we all should always hover within the bounds of WANT and THINK mindsets. We can say we WANT our couples to date because they’re super adorbs together, or we can say we THINK they’re dating because they’re super adorbs together. But we should never ever cross the line and say we KNOW they’re dating until the couple themselves up and announce it first.
Having said that, I’ll do as your comment girl did and base my entire answer from the vid of Shin Hye’s Hologram guesting. If Yong Hwa and Ailee are indeed dating, then poor them, they’re probably on the verge of break up by now. You also noticed the looks and the skinship between the Dooleys, right? You said so in your comment. Add to that the two things I feel overly-swoony about – 1)Yong Hwa’s thoughtfulness when he gave Shin Hye the bag of chips and 2)Shin Hye tugging at Yong Hwa’s sleeve just to get him to show her out – and you have the ingredients for a very potent lover’s quarrel recipe. Seriously, imagine the backlash of all that once the cameras stop rolling. What man/woman wouldn’t get jealous when you see your romantic partner being all touchy-feely with someone else?
And that’s not even a one-time deal. The Dooleys have been affectionate and familiar with each other since the beginning of time, if you can still remember this:
On a side-note, it kinda makes me feel a little bit sorry for the guy/girl either of them will be dating should they not end up together, what with all these jealousy-inducing traps just a click/tap away from their fingertips. (Note to self: Delete site upon relationship announcement of either Dooleys.)
Now, the kind of affection the Dooleys show each other does not prove they are dating. Let me be very clear about that. But I find it hard to believe they would act that way if one or the other is in a serious relationship with someone else. Even more so if said someone else is in the same room as them. So bottom line is no, I don’t think Ailee and Yong Hwa are dating based on that vid alone. And no, I don’t think Shin Hye is being used as a cover up (I don’t even like the sound of that, very malicious and manipulative) because she’s always been that way to Yong Hwa, long before Hologram and Ailee came into the picture.
But if it’ll make your comment girl feel better, tell her that the bluebird didn’t get the I-think-they’re-dating vibes between the Dooleys from there either. That’d cheer her up, I guess. The only conclusions I’d draw from watching Shin Hye’s Hologram guesting is that A) things have not changed a bit between her and Yong Hwa, B) they still look super adorbs together, and C) their closeness (that I’ve been documenting here on this blog) can still lead up to something more special. That’s still a far cry from I think they’re dating but it’s good enough for the bluebird right now.
So there goes my answer. I’m not sure if it made sense but aw, who cares? Let’s just enjoy the ride, shall we? :)