Like many others that are late in climbing aboard the ship/pushing the cart, this is my first time posting after days of CLOY sepanx.
Genuinely never have I ever shipped a couple as hard as I do these two. Like many others, it became natural how beyond the RiRi couple, I thought “wow their chem is sooo strong, they could be a couple.” I wasn’t even an avid fan of either of them before the drama. But after initially watching the show and Swoon vids, I was 70% sure they could be a real life couple (30% bff). But then BAM this thread and all the evidence AHH
So after reading the entire forum (yes, this took days- love you guys and all the timelines of their love) and rewatching all their videos together with my mom (we’re in this together), we are both over 100% convinced, went beyond why they’re actually together, and were just trying to figure out when they started.
So here I am: I just wanted to provide my little two cents and possible additions to the MANY points on why the amazing BINJIN genuinely does exist: (if it’s long, I’m so sorry I’m just so excited)
Thumb rubs, back hugs, easy skinship- All these subtle gestures that I swear only VERY intimate couples can make (can best friends really do this?). I even went that far and searched other back hugs of not just HB doing back hugs, but other actors and actresses and SELDOM (if not ever) are back hugs so openly done across the actress’ chest (usually above or below on the stomach as an act of courtesy).
Behind the Scenes
The hand holding pic, SYJ's easy glomping of HB in the parachute shoot, the infamous scene of them laughing and holding each other after HB looked at the handsome soldier instead of her (HAHA), the cute BTS hospital scenes- need I mention more? It’s just funny how V*ST denied the hand holding and only mentioned that SYJ was holding her own hand, but then NOT explicitly deny their relationship.
Groceries (and LA)
#Ingrocerywetrust- the pics speaks for themselves- first time SYJ’s agency denied a rumor (could be wrong), but it’s so elaborate and emphasized she was there to meet a friend that I just laughed it off.
Her instagram pic (190127)- the watch! Someone wrote how the watch she’s wearing is way too big for her and how it matches HB’s watch (grocery pic). The way she was posing and holding her phone could mean she was emphasizing her wrist hehe (I've passed the point of delu, don’t mind me). And note fans caught him back at Incheon on 190124 so this could her way of telling him she misses him? (The caption of double hearts as well)
V*ST coming after me
The Busan pic- I’ve actually seen it so openly on other social media sites (not insta)- It’s such an innocent pic of them smiling and posing with an ajumma, I seriously can’t fathom why V*ST would want to have them take it down if they’re really BFFs. They weren’t holding hands, doing anything intimate so hey, if their real chingu’s, it should’ve been fine to leave up?
SO when did it all start?
Like many others, I used to think that they started dating AFTER the TN promo period with all their cute instas together. But my mom made a point that with all the press cons and insta hearts, she thinks they’ve already starting dating BEFORE that. The way SYJ actually got shy with some questions and all of HB’s gentlemanly and NATURAL tendencies to touch/guide her makes it a little suspicious. And I don’t know about a lot of you, but why put a heart with your male bff? They can argue they are hyping up the film, but hey you’re supposed to be enemies, not lovers HAHA. And combined with evidence people have mentioned about him meeting her parents in Daegu, this might make sense since they’ve already established that they are serious about one another.
And by the time of the CLOY BTS/Swoon videos, their relationship has already went WAY PAST the chase and honeymoon stage- they’re genuinely and old married couple that’s comfortable with one another, finishing each other’s sentences, answering for one another and just enjoying each other’s presence. Don’t get me started on HB’s stares. Everyone has made their point . But the little nudge SYJ did to HB to get him to stop staring at her (TVN interview) is still the thing that makes me smile the most. So subtle, but so telling.
I’m also so suspicious that the very hardworking SYJ AND HB’s only big project of 2019 is CLOY (in the second half of the year). Besides some ad work, fan meetings and other things, it’s just surprising how not one of them have another movie at least. Did this give them time to re-energize and spend some time together? SYJ's friend got married and went on her honeymoon in 2019. And like others mentioned, her friend explicitly stated SYJ came along. Third wheeling would be indeed weird so if she said SYJ and other friends, this wouldn’t suspicious. She didn’t so I would be over the moon if she went with her “BFF”!
My mom is genuinely convinced they were dating before the TN promo period and is even happier at the thought of HB suffering when watching all the intimate scenes of SITR. She thinks because of that, HB actively pursued her since it triggered his male instincts
I can genuinely write an entire thesis on why they’re actually a couple, but I’ll refrain so CEO-nim won’t come after me HAHA. I really enjoy reading all the comments and love for BINJIN and I’ll definitely be an active commenter with my new theories for them hehe.