10:45 pm - 01/24/2018

Jackson says he won't have time to date in 2018

On the January 24 episode of “Radio Star,” GOT7’s Jackson shared why he has no plans to date at the moment, even though he’s not restricted by his agency.

During the episode, MC Yoon Jong Shin reminded Jackson that the last time he’d been on “Radio Star,” he’d said that he was waiting to date until his three-year dating ban at JYP Entertainment had ended. Since GOT7 has passed the three-year point, the hosts asked Jackson if his dating ban has been lifted.

“It has,” he said.But lately I’m so busy, I don’t even have time to sleep. To be honest, I do want to date. But it’s not a joke. It’s not a game. You have to take responsibility.”

“You have to have time to be able to do it,” he said. “You need time to be able to meet up with them.”

The hosts said to Jackson that love isn’t something you can predict, and Jackson might meet someone without planning it.

Jackson responded, “I think it won’t happen in 2018. Because I’m going to be working hard for GOT7’s success.”

sources: soompi, osen

do you have time to date, OMONA? do you want to date in 2018?
pepsi_twist9 24th-Jan-2018 10:23 pm (UTC)
This sounds like a really lousy excuse but honestly with how exhausted some singers get it also wouldn't surprise me if it was true.
violoncelliste 24th-Jan-2018 10:25 pm (UTC)
if he's not into phone dating someone it sounds pretty convincing to me tbh
goshipgurl 25th-Jan-2018 12:00 am (UTC)
tbh, even tiffany and nichkhun were able to date when soshi and 2PM were at their peaks, so im always 👀 when idols say they dont have time, but to each their own i guess

Edited at 2018-01-25 12:01 am (UTC)
msgrottesca 25th-Jan-2018 08:59 am (UTC)
I think it depends on the person and how much they really want to date. I work from home and essentially make my own schedule but I still think I'm too busy to date lmao I could theoretically make time for it but even taking the time to make time seems too exhausting tbh, it'd just be adding another layer of complication or stress on top of work.
belintuchiha 24th-Jan-2018 10:26 pm (UTC)
Last time I dated was in 2011 and I'd like to keep it that way, I hate people XD
violoncelliste 24th-Jan-2018 10:31 pm (UTC)
i wish he had time to sleep. i've heard it's good for you

i've been alive for almost 24 years and i was on one date that i realized was a date 3 years after the fact. i'm not kidding. i'd love to date but i just get disappointed with every new person i meet when they start being racist or sexist or homophobic... it's exhausting.

daynr 24th-Jan-2018 10:51 pm (UTC)
I get it; I've been so busy a few times that I have had no interest to even contemplate it. I mean, if I'd met the love of my life maybe? but I also might not have noticed, because it's hard to focus on people you meet when you're that busy.

He could give up solo rapping, try sleeping, and then maybe date. I would support that.
camouflagecat 25th-Jan-2018 01:30 pm (UTC)
He could give up solo rapping, try sleeping, and then maybe date.

mte @ this order
cosmicdaze 24th-Jan-2018 11:00 pm (UTC)
i don't follow jackson's activities in china all that closely (even though i do follow him on insta and see his posts) and he does seem really busy so i don't blame him for saying he's not going to have time to date. i'm sure long-distance relationships aren't fun (or at least relationships where you can't meet up often, even if you live close).

as for me i have no interest in getting married so even when i feel lonely sometimes i'm like...nah lmao
yuujinchous 24th-Jan-2018 11:04 pm (UTC)
he's said similar things before and he always strikes me as someone who is very open about his feelings so i believe him i guess? it's not like idols don't date despite a severe lack of sleep but judging from jackson's daily schedules, it's not hard to believe. that boy needs a good rest. his exhaustion was very visible in this episode of radio star too! he looked like he'd fall asleep right then and there if he could.

in 2018 i hope he can find a good balance between work and rest. he really needs to start taking his own advice!! a healthy body is nothing without a healthy mind and vice versa
goshipgurl 24th-Jan-2018 11:19 pm (UTC)
honstly with his chinese career taking off i dont see him taking any breaks in the near future.
yuujinchous 25th-Jan-2018 02:26 pm (UTC)
yeah i guess in a way it is wishful thinking on my part lmao! he needs to practice what he preaches though
iksagor 24th-Jan-2018 11:31 pm (UTC)
Poor Jackson. He's way too busy to date! I think once GOT7 is at the point like 2PM, he will be able to do those things. It will be just him and his solo career then and hopefully by then he will have a stable hosting job or something like that to the point where he can get at least a few days a month off or something.
amyho 24th-Jan-2018 11:52 pm (UTC)

He doesn’t even have time to sleep lol

sra_interesante 25th-Jan-2018 12:14 am (UTC)
i have time to date and sleep ..... its just that i casually end up sleeping more than dating around lol

but if i was an idol i would use this excuse too
sounds like something everyone including any kind of boss would loooove to hear "you dont have a bf/gf? great! then you can make more extra hours and work on weekends while everybody with a life take a rest"
my former boss was like that lol

Edited at 2018-01-25 12:18 am (UTC)
smilla_sini 25th-Jan-2018 02:50 am (UTC)
My former and current bosses are like that too. It's either "my friend's son is such a nice guy, let's set up a blind date for you two!!" or "well, it's not like you have something to do after work, so you can stay until 10, right? right??" Well big surprise, I'm not dating and not willing to date at all, but I have a life!
sra_interesante 25th-Jan-2018 03:47 am (UTC)
i always assumed boss wasnt joking when he said "your job will be your new lover"

its the kind of things i bet happens a lot in any competitive working enviroment (particularly in a oversaturated market like kpop scene), specially in a workaholic country like korea
of course they prefer you to give up everything in your life to focus only in make money for them ... but its not like boss actually cares about what's better for you
cakeeatingidol 25th-Jan-2018 04:51 am (UTC)
I feel like Ann Perkins rn as far as dating goes.

We all know how that worked out....
camouflagecat 25th-Jan-2018 07:30 am (UTC)
I think Jackson is speaking the truth lol, he seems to be super busy all the time and I would like him to take care of his health first and maybe rethink that rapping career of his. (actually rn I'm trying to change my sleeping schedule so I'd get more sleep. Before I usually saw those extra hours for a good night's sleep a waste of time, but after the stress of last year I realized I feel much better and have energy for the whole day if I've slept well (lol shocking discovery isn’t it).) Idk how Jackson manages to be so charming all the time while having such a hectic schedule with little sleep...

And as far as dating goes... I remain bad at it? I would have time for it but every person I meet just never has that something that would keep me interested. I'm starting to think there's something wrong with me but I just can't force feelings if they're not there? Also too many times have men proven to be untrustworthy and not worth it. Also I enjoy being alone.

Edited at 2018-01-25 09:28 am (UTC)
heimelich 25th-Jan-2018 07:56 am (UTC)
I don’t care whatever celebs do or not do in their personal life (and therefore say) except when it’s damaging in any way then that’s definitely not okay. It’s their life. They don’t need to disclose everything.

I’m too busy with my own person to think of dating. Sure if things come naturally then that be it. I wouldn’t mind, but am not urging for it.
I’m no teenager anymore if anyone ever picks up my attention in that way I wanna pursue a relationship, I’m not up to any playing and guesssing games. I’m too old for that shit and complicated things.
I would want a person I click well with, who understands me and we fare well with each other and are on equal grounds. Where we can still be each our own person, but when we come together have a good time. Simple as that, but I’m aware in this time of being it’s not a given thing or seen as such, unfortunately.
If anyone wants to argue that there can’t be always sunshine and kittens, I didn’t exclude that, but I don’t want my relationship to predominate in that kind of way. If that’s where things come to be then I don’t even want to waste my time.
If I ever feel I’m in a toxic and abusive relationship, I’m out faster then you can call my name. If I don’t feel safe and secure, I’m out.
I have enough experiences and instances in my life to come to conclusions about what I want and not want even if I never have been involved in a romantic relationship in the past. Don’t ever let yourself be told by people otherwise!
People tend to meddle, and there it often ends and should end.
In the end what’s important is what you feel comfortable with, what you are, not what others want. It’s none of their business.
I’ve come a long way in trying to embrace myself and grow as a person to accept, learn and be aware things. It’s definitely a progress, but I’m resilient enough to stay and not leave.

People like my parents sometimes say things that include being a wife and having kids in the future, but I don’t really see myself like that.
I expect there to be drama in some years to be, but that shit I can handle when I’m not that depending on my parents. Now I don’t comment on it bc it’s senseless to have to work myself up when the other person doesn’t even want to hear it anyways.
msgrottesca 25th-Jan-2018 09:10 am (UTC)
I feel like I'm too busy to date even though I make my own schedule and work from home tbh lol. I could theoretically put room in my schedule for dating but it would be a strain on my work, and my work is already very emotionally / mentally taxing. So I'd rather just use my free time for sleep LOL I work like 12-16 hours a day so sleep seems more valuable.
hellicoptajuuce 25th-Jan-2018 10:23 am (UTC)
Aka he is probably just gunna do ine night stands imo
misspoirot 25th-Jan-2018 10:57 am (UTC)
i think thats the case with most idols. fans need to be happy if their idols are dating - at least (I hope) they don't sleep around and risk themselves getting STD/getting blackmailed by ex-one night stands
hellicoptajuuce 26th-Jan-2018 05:30 am (UTC)
G.O talked about it somewhat
misspoirot 25th-Jan-2018 10:55 am (UTC)
I have lots of time on my hands but i dont want to date. Idk, it just sounds very exhausting? I have to battle my depression on top of it so I'd like to stay single, at least for now. Also, not sure if anyone would want to date me - considering I'm quite a handful
captainshang 25th-Jan-2018 11:51 am (UTC)
I have to battle my depression on top of it so I'd like to stay single

this is where i'm at tbh i have so much of my own shit to sort out that i don't really want to drag anyone else into it all or expend energy i need for myself right now on another person. also i'm not exactly inundated with guys vying for my attention so lol
modestgoddess79 25th-Jan-2018 03:33 pm (UTC)
I agree. It does seem exhausting. I also have a history of depression and I'm an introvert. All of my energy goes towards working full time and taking care of myself.

Edited at 2018-01-25 03:36 pm (UTC)
modestgoddess79 25th-Jan-2018 03:32 pm (UTC)
I've given up on dating. It just doesn't seem worth the effort. My mom is pressuring me to find someone and even suggested online dating which shows how desperate she is cause she doesn't trust the internet at all. She already has grand kids so I don't know why she is so desperate. My attempts at online dating show that most men are scum or only interest in under 25 year old women. When I was that young I did meet a lot of guys, exchange numbers, maybe get one real date out of it but most guys just wanted sex and didn't even want a girlfriend. If I randomly meet someone interesting I might reconsider but I feel like it is too much work for too little pay off. Even my friends who are married or in long term relationships are tolerating a lot of bs from men. They do most of the housework, run all the errands, cook, take care of the kids, earn more money. I'm not sure what the men are contributing to the relationships but it doesn't seem like much.
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