@ the previous anon, not only were connor and troye out in their sexualities, but the fact that they were in relationships. while it was not blatantly stated that they were committed to each other, mentions of being in love in connor's first book and a thank you to "my beautiful boyfriend" in troye's album were clear statements to lowkey out themselves (also you failed to mention the shitstorm that ensued after the break up, which shows that being out isn't always safe and good)
Thanks for the input! I’m not super up on the details of Connor and Troye’s situation so I didn’t realize they were so blatant in the terminology.
That part about the shitstorm after the breakup is real valid. If anything watching people like Charles and Alli and then Connor and Troye go through that would be evidence to Dan and Phil that not being out about their relationship will make it easier if at some point they do break up.
(Someone else also mentioned Dan and Phil being similar to Mitch and Scott; tbh, I don’t buy it as a similar situation. Mitch and Scott both had significant others that they were extremely public with, Dan and Phil give zero sign of being or having been committed to anyone but each other in the past eight years.)