Many people have argued that a dating ban does not need to be implemented in order to ensure fan loyalty to K-Pop idols. With Western celebrities, most fans do not lose interest when they find out that they are dating somebody, so why would it be different when a K-pop idol chooses to date/marry someone? Many of their fans would want the idols to find happiness and fall in love, as they know that is what’s best for them. The idols may receive online hate initially from some fans, but a significant decrease in popularity is rare. The singer Hyeri, a well known K-Pop idol, was publicly dating Ryu Junyeol, which has not had any negative impact on her career or popularity, despite her talking about the relationship several times in interviews.
Therefore, fan loyalty will not be affected just because their idol chooses to date someone.