It’s always impossible to know where things will lead before, or even during, a first date. But one thing was clear on Sunday night’s The Romantic & Idol – the second season stars of the show are all ready for love. “I just want to fall in love,” Jewlry’s Yeon admitted. While ZE:A’s Kevin, 24, made the surprising confession that he’s never even dated before.
Re-live our five cutest moments from the first date episode:
1. G.NA and Choi Jong Hoon’s First Encounter
Like a scene from a movie, G.NA went to meet FT Island’s Choi on the famous Namsan stairs in Seoul. “This is my first time going on a date out in the open since my debut,” G.NA, 25, nervously giggles, as she made her way to the bottom of the famous tourist spot. Meanwhile, at the top, her 22-year-old date smells the roses he is about to give. “I feel like I’m going to make a confession,” he admits. When they finally meet, the chemistry is instant. Both are giggling wrecks.
2. Yewon’s Pre-Date Freak Out
“I have to look pretty,” the 23-year-old said to staff members, full of energy before her first date with BTOB’s Minhyuk. “Did I lose some weight? What do I do! Every little thing bothers me,” she goes on to admit. Seconds later: “Am I pretty? Do you think he’ll fall head over heels in love.”
Even before her date, she’s seen quickly touching up her makeup. “My mouth is so dry!” she freaks. What if she comes back from the date alone?, asks a staffer. “No! No! I didn’t come here for that to happen!” she screams. Luckily, she had nothing to worry about. The pair hit it off within seconds of meeting.
3. The World’s Most Awkward Date
At an art gallery, N, 22, paces a room with flowers in his hand. “I’m so nervous I think I’m going to die,” says Brave Girls’ Eunyoung, 24, who is in another room. Pointing to a messy painting, she laughs: “This piece is similar to what’s inside my head. It’s complicated.”
Finally sitting down together, there’s a (very) long silence. “Everyone is probably just as awkward as us, right?” the Vixx leader finally ask Eunyoung.
But perhaps their awkwardness could be a winning combination. At the end of the first episode, the couple separately admitted they were interested in dating again.
4. Love at First Sight?
There’s just something about G.NA and Jong Hoon that seems so… real.
“Oh my God!,” she says, pointing to his scarf. “I have the same one. I brought it with me.”
When set the mission of holding hands on their first date, the pair take their time to make a move. “Let’s not be like this,” the FT Island star says, looking at his date in the eye. “Let’s hold hands until we get to the cafe.” G.NA’s speechless. Later on the giddy singer tells the camera. “His hands were so warm! I was melting. So, I liked it a little.”
5. Sleep Comes First
So much for the romance. On the plane to Jeju Island, Min Hyuk confidently declares to Yewon that “those who sleep less, succeed”. Impressive words. Until minutes later he’s passed out asleep. Drooling.
But, far from grossed out, the Jewlry singer tenderly wipes his mouth with a tissue. As he stirs in his sleep, she says: “It’s okay, it’s okay. Sleep, sleep. You must’ve been really tired.”
The Romantic & Idol continues every Sunday on the tvN network.
Tell us: What was your favourite moment from this week’s episode?