He said, “It is a lie to say I have never dated. I have even kissed … My first dating experience was in elementary school, my first kiss in kindergarten." However, rather than saying the word "kiss,” he used the korean word “bbo bbo,” which is generally used more to describe pecks on the lips or cheeks.
In relation to public relationships, Taemin said, “Many people think I would like to date, but unexpectedly, it’s not like that. Maybe it’s because of ‘We Got Married,’ but I feel like I am experiencing this and that.”
He also revealed that he would like to someday have a public relationship: “If I do ever date, I want to date comfortably. I do want to calmly try having a public relationship when I am older, but I don’t want it right now.”