RM is one member of BTS who has admitted to having a girlfriend. On an episode of Problematic Men, RM discussed his relationship in high school. His ex used to have a lot of boys around her and would often make him doubt himself. The two eventually broke up because of this.
Besides this instance RM has not openly admitted to having a relationship with anyone!
Although he may not have openly admitted to having been in another relationship, some things he has said have made fans wonder about their idol’s love life. In 2017, after an interview with Billboard, RM drew a lot of attention for the way he answered a question about the group’s Love Yourself: Her album. The interviewer said that he felt the whole album was really introspective and asked if it was meant to be this way. RM’s answer had many people thinking he had a secret girlfriend.
“I think that was the fastest work I did for this album. I wrote the verse in 20 minutes. It just came, very truthfully, from the bottom of my heart. I thought it was the right outro (“Outro: Her”) for this album because it is really a range of emotions. I’m saying I met this person that I really love, this person is the love of my life right now. I’m saying that I was confused and I was looking for love and this world is complex. But I think it’s you so, ‘I call you her, cause you’re my tear. I think you’re the start and the end of me.’ That’s what I’m saying: You’re my wonder, but you’re also my answers.” — RM
Even when some time had passed, netizens still can’t help but speculate just what he meant by that answer. Netizens have also pointed out how skillfully BTS, particularly RM, are at avoiding dating question. For example, both times they were on Ellen they managed to dance around the subject, which in turn has raised some fans’ suspicions.
When BTS made their second appearance on Ellen they expertly danced around the girlfriend question by mentioning Ellen’s comment from their first visit!
While RM has never openly admitted to having any relationship besides the one he had in high school, he has reported that his ideal type is someone who is both smart and feminine, looks good in casual clothes, can be sexy, and doesn’t smoke or go clubbing often.
In 2015, Jin faced rumors that he was dating comedienne Lee Guk Joo. The rumors started when comedian Jo Se Ho publicly joked that Lee Guk Joo was dating a handsome idol trainee. The rumors gained even more traction when netizens found out that Lee Guk Joo and Jin were close.
They were even more convinced that the two were dating since Jin had previously revealed that his ideal girlfriend would be a little chubbier. The rumors continued to spread until Lee Guk Joo spoke out on an episode of Radio Star. She said that Jin was never her boyfriend and Jo Se Ho had never previously seen him. Then Hong Suk Chun spoke and said that he had seen her boyfriend when they ate at his restaurant and Lee Guk Joo’s boyfriend looked nothing like Jin.
Besides this rumor, Jin has stayed relatively free from other dating rumors.
Jin has said in the past that his ideal type is someone who has a puppy-like face and personality. He wants to date someone who has good cooking skills and a is very kind. He has also admitted that he has a celebrity crush on Anne Hathaway.
In middle school, Suga submitted a letter about love to a local radio host. He had said that he shyly fell in love with a fellow classmate and friend. He had befriended her but wasn’t able to tell her how he felt. Eventually, he wasn’t able to deny his feelings and confessed. She said yes and the two began dating. Unfortunately, things were very awkward between the two. He admitted that the two didn’t date long because of their problems and broke off their relationship.
Although Suga has had a girlfriend in the past he has also been very open with his support of LGBT rights. And some of his statements on the topic have left some fans thinking that Suga could be bisexual or pansexual. For instance, in an interview with Oricon Style in 2014, Suga answered a question about what he first notices when he looks at girls by saying, ” I focus on personality and atmosphere. I don’t have an ideal type and it’s not limited to a girl.” He also answered a second interview question with Billboard in 2018 in a similar way.
“There is nothing wrong. Everyone is equal.” — Suga
Suga has also stated that currently he isn’t in a relationship because he doesn’t need one. Instead, he is serious about his job as an idol and is busy working on music.
On an episode of Rookie King, the boys each performed a song that held a special memory for them. When it was J-Hope‘s turn he said he would be performing Dynamic Duo‘s “Solo” because it reminded him of his past girlfriend. He reminisced about how the song played after his girlfriend left him for another man.
Although the memory was somewhat painful for him, he also said that it was nice to perform the song and think about all of the memories he had made with her in the past.
J-Hope is one of the few idols who seems to have no past dating rumors. Since his girlfriend in high school, fans are pretty sure he has remained single. His ideal type is someone who loves to read, takes care of others, and is good at cooking. He has also said that he wants someone who will support him and will only think about him.
On that same episode of Rookie King where J-Hope talked about his past girlfriend, V revealed the memory of his one-sided love with a girl in the past. He had said that he planned to confess to her but she never picked up the phone.
While V broke hearts with his sad one-sided love story, he later confessed on a radio broadcast that he had had girlfriends before, although none of them had been serious.
“I’ve have never been in a serious relationship. Actually, I couldn’t refuse a confession. I think that’s the reason why I have never been in a relationship for more than 20 days.” — V
V’s ideal type is someone who at first appears cold but actually has a warm heart. He wants to date someone who is kind and respectful to her parents and can help him manage his money. He has said that actress Kaya Scodelario is someone similar to his ideal type.
J-Hope and V weren’t the only one to bring up their past feelings on Rookie King. Jimin talked about his one-sided love in the past. He talked about how whenever he was near his crush he would blush like crazy and his heart would go crazy.
Although Jimin has faced a couple of dating rumors with other idols, all of them have been proven to be fake. Jimin has never publicly admitted to having been in a relationship with anyone.
During an interview on Idols True Colors Radio, Jimin confessed he likes someone who is cute and has odd charms.
When the MCs asked him to elaborate what he meant by weird charms he went on to say that he likes someone who is a little bit silly.
He has also said he would prefer it if his girlfriend was shorter than him. Although he doesn’t have someone in mind similar to those traits, the right girl will come along someday.
Jungkook has had a few rumored girlfriends before his debut. The first was with a fellow classmate by the name of Park Se Won. Fans reportedly found a picture of the two of them together. It was a selfie of her with part of Jungkook’s face in the corner. Park Se Won also once tweeted about her boyfriend that was too busy and couldn’t spend time with her. Around this time, netizens also found a picture of what looked like Jungkook kissing a girl. The pictures and the tweet had some netizens convinced that the two had once dated although it was never confirmed.
He was also rumored to have dated a former CUBE Entertainment trainee in 2015. Her name was Ko Seo Hyun and the rumor started thanks to a picture of Seo Hyun that somebody had posted on the internet. Like Park Se Won, people were convinced that Jungkook’s face could be seen in the corner and were convinced she was his girlfriend. No other evidence of a relationship between the two came forward and eventually this rumor died down.
Jungkook has never openly admitted to either of these relationships and may have never dated previously. In the past, Jungkook has said his ideal type is someone with a healthy body but is also very intelligent. He wants someone who is great at singing and cooking. Since he is very competitive he wants someone that is just as competitive as him.
Jungkook has also been known for his massive crush on singer IU. He’s confessed multiple times that she is his ideal type and has been caught fanboying during some of her performances.
He has also said that Emma Watson is another person close to his ideal type.