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TWICE dating ban has been lifted

It appears nine girls from TWICE can finally start dating openly ― if their singer-turned-K-pop guru boss keeps his words from three years ago when the girl band debuted.


Saturday marked the multinational band's third debut anniversary. When the stars debuted, JYP Entertainment CEO Park Jin-young banned them from dating so they could concentrate on performances and training.


The chaste management was revealed by the band's Japanese member Sana and Korean member Jeongyeon on an MBC talk show in 2016. They said, "Now just two years left."


In 2015, Park said on an MBC celebrity news show that he would even treat the stars' boyfriends if he saw one after the dating ban was over.


Consisting of three Japanese, one Taiwanese and five Koreans, the band said on its official Instagram page "twicetagram" on Sunday that members looked back on memories throughout the past three years during which they "learned a lot from each other, laughed and cried together." They also thanked their fans ONCE.


One of the high-profile K-pop girl bands active in Asia, TWICE will release its sixth mini-album "YES or YES" on Nov. 5, according to JYP.


Its anticipated new song, the same as the album's title, will be its 10th title song since debut. The band is looking for this be its 10th consecutive hit following "What is Love?" in April and "Dance the Night Away" in July this year.


Its music videos have drawn steady international attention. "Likey" surpassed 300 million views and "TT" 400 million views.

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Murderfucker 23 days ago 5
23 days ago

Now AKP looks like fan blog where everyone can write about their favorite idols... in the new version of AKP anyone can pretend to be a journalist

Oh, I miss the old AKP... before the only place for this was AKP FORUMS

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Anpanman 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

akp probs can't afford to pay their journalists and trolls anymore so we got allredditpop

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dooms 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

couldn't agree more...
unbookmarked AKP. time to switch to soompi

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KpopluvR 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Exactly. This new version is annoying.

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Glittergir 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

They wont do openly

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methodman88 23 days ago 3
23 days ago

Watch their fans start burning all their shit once they find out one of them were dating somebody. The fans will lose their shit, post online telling them to leave the group, a wild witch hunt will start where the netizens will use their detective work and will find out the person they are dating, the world will end.

Date BTS, see what happens LOL

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TaeMinSeokJin 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

Hahahaha Twice dating BTS. Man, those fanwars are gonna be crazy. I hope the Onces don't bash members for dating.

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Kurapikaaa 23 days ago 1
23 days ago

Oh hell no. If that happened, I would literally be afraid for their lives. Some of their fans have 0 life outside their fandom. They have cultist behaviours. Shit is scary

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gizzo507 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

I mean BTS never had a dating ban, they choose to focus on their career. Lol Cult behavior-we proud of XD!

Anyways most int Armys will be chill cuz we want them to be happy since they gave us soooo much of their life. BTS feeds us more than any kpop group out there. But, yes we will see bouts of fans saying don't make false rumors, leaving fandom just cuz, maybe hating on the girl but these will only be the ones imagining they got a chance. Unless a BTS member announces it by themselves, I believe Army will take it then. But then u see see this behavior with any group fans lol, RV korean males fans are crazy, they legit hate on any man coming close to their idol.

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tyger11 23 days ago 1
23 days ago

"boyfriends", haha! Denial ain't just a river in Egypt, eh? Sana must be laughing really hard at that one.

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Pabo_Twice_Fan 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

OK, you got me

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bubble4 23 days ago 1
23 days ago

I do hope they kept their relationship private.. I mean.. Just go public when you want to get married.. #personalopinion

Its not because people own their private life.. And being in a relationship is definitely not a scandal.. But.. They are a public figure after all.. And a relationship is a personal thing that I dont want them to be judge by random people out of it..

And if its not work well then came another statement.. Etc etc.. So bettet be private about their love life.. Senior idols can do it.. You can do it too

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gizzo507 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Thats very true and it is better for them cuz they get freedom to get to enjoy the beginning without intrusion and constant pressure but then some fans might take it as betrayal. Like they prefer knowing then not knowing even though they might not like it. Dating is just so complicated for these poor groups.

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BangtanVIP 23 days ago 1
23 days ago

I actually really think JYP is the smartest one of the CEOS right now. I also think its fair to ban them from dating when they were young and debuted. He actually was fair and gave them 3 years and allows it right now. They are way worse CEOs than this. Its their decision what to do. I would still date secretly after all those recent scandals if you can even call that scandals.. private life is the most important one in this business.

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sandybee3 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

YG also has a 3years ban for his Girls now , it was once 5 years (because Minzy was under age) but now it's also 3 years. I just think it's kinda misogynistic to only give females a dating ban.

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AriShay 23 days ago 1
23 days ago

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Menece 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

If allkpop don't care you think a random people will care?

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favforsue 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

Time to celebrate!

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Anpanman 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

I can finally marry Momo. Ty JYP

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GreenPoop 23 days ago 1
23 days ago

So what? Doesn't mean they immediately look or entertain a suitor. Especially their success is on the roll. These girls are smart enough to avoid dating for few more years. It's not mandatory. No rush.

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pablo27 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

Someone with reason... you're one in a million.

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pink_oracle 23 days ago 7
23 days ago

Uh-oh! 9 virginity's ready to be thrown out a car window!

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krell 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

TWICE will 'cover' the GG song "Into the New World" soon! ... ;)

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holdthisLnoobs 23 days ago 2
23 days ago

hey bitch didnt know you were still around, missed u bby how have u been #FreeIron #FreeBlackNut

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jokbal_is_yum 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

::: snickers inappropriately :::

As IF. >___>
Even with being 'on restriction', love (or lust, or both) always fund a way.
^___^

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DimensionWitch 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

Finally, we get to know if sana is gay.

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Evil_joker 23 days ago 0
23 days ago


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hyukki 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

Talking about it, in and of itself is EMBARASSING!

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Not_interested 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

They probably won't date for another 1year because of fear of scandal. Then they will date secretly.

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pablo27 23 days ago 3
23 days ago

Poor Twice... Almost half of Twice's fans are the idiots who think that they own their private life and should not date, while approximately the same amount are the ones who would practically pimp them out to anybody just so they could have something to ship.

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tyger11 23 days ago 1
23 days ago

I don't know about that. Twice is second only behind 2NE1 in fans wanting them to date. International fans, anyway.

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pablo27 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

iFans are loud.

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TaeMinSeokJin 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

I'm really excited to see who Twice ends up dating. I just don't want any fanwars to arise.

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Jojo_Dancer 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

They will not date openly. This is just another gimmick so fans can dream they have a chance. They have likely been having lots of sex with boys the entire time anyway.

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melon 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I doubt they will date opening or date at all yet even if they can just to maintain their popularity

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jeyjin 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

This is obviously a big deal and thew orld needs to know about it. (sarcasm)

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WhippedForCookie 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

Well that's good I guess. Althrough I'm sure they were or are already dating someone in secret so it's not big deal honestly.

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Logan_W 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

To assume/believe they haven't been dating is crazy. Not all idols date/have sex because I do believe there are a few who genuinely don't want to have sex/date & want to focus solely on their career and I have also seen idols who seem to have severe social anxiety & don't have any friends or outlets besides their members which is very sad. I think at least one (if not multiple) from every single group is either dating or hooking up. I think its super childish & selfish & also delusional to think an idol shouldn't or wouldn't date/fuck or that they owe you anything from their personal lives, & owe you anything other than performances, meet & greets, & professionalism while on the job (& I don't mean the insane kpop version of professionalism where even forgetting choreo somehow means you don't deserve to be in the group or if you have a "bad" expression for two seconds you're the devil - I mean actual real world professionalism like showing up on time, trying to your best, etc.) These are children & young adults who have everything taken away from them from schooling, family, friends, personal opinions & the freedom to express them, political stances & involvement, partying & having fun, a normal youth, all privacy, & all sense of normalcy. Besides their group members the only thing they have left is the ability to secretly date/hook up. That's I'm sure the only thing where they can feel normal. You see idols express wanting that constantly. To be able to walk down the street with a partner & hold hands. You are not a real fan if you feel negatively towards them for that or hold that against them. Be jealous. That's fine. But to go beyond that & even think about commenting something negative or worse is so delusional. It's also on the agencies as well - they need to stop advertising these idols as objects or boyfriends/girlfriends to be owned if you spend enough time and/or money on them.

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TaeMinSeokJin 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

I'm not a Once, but I do like Twice. I don't really worry about the dating ban being lifted. I'm not sure how many of the members actually want to start dating now, but I just hope that the Onces don't bash on members for dating a certain person. I'd hope that the members announce their dating when it begins. Unlike Hyuna announcing their dating after two years. I just want Twice to be open to us.

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NgohiongPuso 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

What good is lifting a dating ban when having a relationship is like a crime for idols? LOLS!!!!

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Indri_hapsari 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

i am their fangirl so i dont have a problem with that...i am curious with who the lucky guys tho? Is it gonna be bts maybe 1 of them?😁

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gonfreecss 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

that's great but after seeing what happened to Hyuna i'm kinda worried lol

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eager_beaver 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

If I weren't butt-ugly and didn't have a horrible personality, I would see this as my chance.

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FriedChickenLove 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

Alright my chances with Sana went from 0% to .1% !!

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holdthisLnoobs 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

LETS GOOOOOOO, please date khiphop rappers, especially you Momo, and not k-actors thanks.

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LittleSukie 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

"Dating openly" bwahahah, nice one.Where is that lauging crying meme when you need it.

I remember we used to add memes and gifs here easily. AKP just go back to previuos page version.


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MidnightKpop 23 days ago 3
23 days ago

JYP buying their boyfriends dinner? Lol, I think JYP now is regretting the whole thing. He's a man of his words but I know he's having second thoughts on this whole idea especially since Twice is the company's prized treasure. If anyone watched their vlive of the 3rd aniversary, I don't recall the girls ever mentioned a comment by the fan on the lifting of dating ban. They probably saw one right? lol. It would be entertaining what they say about the dating now.

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pablo27 23 days ago 2
23 days ago

JYP is actually smart in saying that... I'm sure he talked to Twice about the repercussions. People think that lifting the dating ban automatically translates to actual dating. Would someone enjoying this much success jeopardize their bread and butter? Would any Twice member be selfish enough to fuck up their sisters' dreams?

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Hopefully 23 days ago 1
23 days ago

I actually remember him talking about it and I'm 99 percent sure he was talking about it with Twice since I don't watch JYP's solo interviews. I remember him talking about how he publicly admitted to having a girlfriend and then, when he went home that night, the crazy fan girls that were usually waiting outside his house weren't there anymore. He also said he was okay with it because it showed him who his real fans were.

I also agree that Twice isn't going to be running out to date right away.

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Impala 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I remember him saying that on knowing brothers when he was a guest with got7, he said he tells his artists to lie about being on relationships.🙄 great advice, take your fans for fools who'd not know when they're being lied to, like when the company lied about bambam and mina being just friends, when everyone knew it was bs.🙄

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MaeilKpop 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

They're not actually going to start dating anyone, they know that would make a lot of Once flip out (and members of other fandoms if they dated boy group members). Look what happened with that Mina & Bambam rumor.

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9AF 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

Great!! Hey Tzuyu; send me a private message and Ill give you my contact info! ^^

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Closet_KpoperMX 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

All the male idols watching Twice passing by now.

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whatever101 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

Mina and BamBam like this post

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homoschmexical 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

copy/paste much??

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