Two cokes, two salads, a medium pizza, and one large question that was better left unasked.
For Kim Jiun, these were the contents of the Pizza Hut Couple's Set which was ordered last Wednesday evening during her dinner with fellow Seoul-ite Lee Jeehoon. After meeting 2 months ago at a 'sogaeting' (a sort of blind date), the pair have been regularly meeting for dinner once or twice a week. Despite the frequency with which they see each other, they have yet to establish themselves as a romantic couple beyond some brief handholding and one 'ass-out' hug.
"I don't think we're really a couple," says Ms. Kim. "He's a nice guy and I like being with him, but I'm afraid if he ever gets the nerve to make a move, I'm going to have to turn him down. Maybe if Pizza Hut served a 'Comfortable In Each Other's Company Set' or a 'Simply Want to Enjoy Pizza Together Set' it would have been a little less awkward." As it was, the ordering of the couple's set was followed some stifled laughter and the avoiding of each other's eyes for what seemed like an eternity. Says Kim, "It was a really weird moment. I was counting the seconds until the waiter came over with our bowls so that I could go to the salad bar and get some pickles and jello."