BTS are the septet global phenomenon that have been ruling the charts with hit after hit all around the world. In the past week alone, BTS have managed to take over American late night shows, dominate trending lists, drop a new album Map of the Soul: 7 that would rack up over 4 million orders in presale orders and be met with widespread acclaim from critics and fans alike. BTS are undeniably pioneers of the Korean pop wave in America and have reportedly been responsible for $4.6 billion to the South Korean GDP.
On the heels of their continued success with their latest hit single ON, many fans are wondering if the boys with luv are in love with anyone currently. The talented, charasmatic group of seven also happen to fine as hell so there’s no wonder there’s some curiosity. Keep reading to find out who the BTS members are dating.
Those who are familiar with K-pop artists and the K-pop industry in general, know that there are often “no dating” clauses worked into contracts to add to the allure that fans and supporters have towards artists. In the past, the group’s label Big Hit Entertainment has been notably more lax with the group than other labels, but it hasn’t been confirmed if that extends to the guys’ romantic lives.
In interviews, BTS plays coy when asked the dating question. In a 2018 interview with Access, group leader RM stated, “We want to focus on our career so now it’s very hard to date.”
Find out more about each member’s dating history below.
The group’s youngest member and main vocalist, Jungkook, has been at the receiving end of his fair share of dating rumors. Given his influence, it’s no surprise. The 22-year-old My Time singer has been romantically linked with some of the K-pop industry’s top entertainers, like Lovelyz’s Jeong-Ye and DIA’s Jung Chae Yeon.
In 2019, rumors swirled the Jungkook was dating a tattoo artist who worked at a parlor the star frequented. However, both Big Hit and the woman denied the reports.
In the past, singer V (which stands for “victory” not “visual” like some of his biases would like to suggest) has been romantically linked to a Red Velvet member named Joy. He is also the only BTS member who is believed to have had a relationship with a fan in the past.
Allegedly, the fan’s name was Hi and V would show love to her publicly through Instagram where he’d include the word “hi” in his captions. There was also speculation that a ring he wore for some time was a gift from Hi. Big Hit commented on the alleged romance and told the word V and Hi were just friends.
Jimin, another singer in the group, known for his elegant dance moves and the uniquely feminine color of his voice, has been rumored to have dated Seulgi from Red Velvet. Though he admitted he liked Red Velvet, he also denied speculation that anything romantic was happening with any of the girl group’s members.
Dating rumors also swirled when a singer from KARA, Han Seung-yeon, revealed that Jimin “caught her eye” in an interview. “We were promoting ‘Danger’ and ‘Mamma Mia’ at the same time and since then, I had my eye on him.”
If the BTS members are keeping their private lives under the radar, no one is doing that nearly as well as “Airplane” rapper J-Hope. The rapper/dancer known for his bright personality and charming smile, hasn’t been romantically linked to anyone publicly since the band’s catapult into mainstream success.
Leader and rapper RM is another BTS member who hasn’t been publicly linked in any romances. The last drop of speculation was heard in 2017, before the group really took off, when RM was reportedly involved in a serious relationship with someone. RM has never confirmed that to be true though.
The eldest of the group Jin is another vocalist and is often regarded for his physical apperance. He jokingly goes by the nickname WWH or “World Wide Handsome” after a news outlet referred to him as such. It’s now morphed into his tagline. The “Epiphany” singer has been rumored in the past as having dated a South Korean comedian, Lee Gook Joo. He specifically credited her in the dedication section of the group’s first three albums which made fans wonder just how close they were.
Rapper Suga was believed by ARMYs (the band’s dedicated supporters) to be romantically involved with singer Suran after they collaborated on the song “Wine” together. Following the collaboration, Suran shared an image of macaroons on Instagram and captioned it with the band member’s birth name “yoongi”. The rumor mill turned even harder after that so Big Hit stepped in and issued a statement, “The dating rumors of Suga and Suran are not true. They have only worked on music production together.”