Strange facts about Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's relationship

What the what? Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner announced their engagement in October 2017, breaking the hearts of Camp Rock (2008) shippers everywhere and shocking the world. While we're happy they're happy, the "Cake by the Ocean" singer and the Game of Thrones starlet's romance is a bit odd. Here's why.

They haven't been together that long

People reported that Jonas and Turner were first spotted together at a Halloween party in 2016, then at the MTV Europe Music Awards the following month. That's less than a year before their engagement. Of course, they may have been low-key dating before they were seen publicly, but even so, that's not a long get-to-know-you period when making a potentially lifelong commitment.

She's much younger

The 28-year-old Jonas popped the question to 21-year-old Turner, but some insiders swear that age gap isn't a big deal. A source told Us Weekly, "They are madly in love. She's young but mature and comes from a small English town, so it's not that out of the ordinary and age doesn't create an issue. They are really good together and his friends and family love her and vice versa…"

Another source told People, "She's young but is beyond her years and is crazy, crazy mature. He's never been like this with a girl."

It was love at first sight

Both Turner and Jonas were reportedly smitten on sight. An insider told Page Six, "He's telling friends there's something different with her, and he knew it as soon as they met." A source told Hollywood Life that Turner felt the same: "Sophie knew Joe was the one the moment they met. She has never been more in love and she thinks she is the luckiest girl in the world. Sophie feels that Joe is the complete package, he is sexy, smart, funny, handsome, talented and successful. Sophie loves his amazing family too and she can't believe she will forever be a part of the Jonas clan."

Despite their magnetic attraction, Turner supposedly had no idea Jonas planned on proposing when he did. "Sophie was totally surprised," a source told Us Weekly. "Joe is a romantic. He is really so in love with Sophie and she's so in love with him."

They're big into PDA, but claim to want privacy

Turner and Jonas can't seem to keep their paws off of one another, whether it's getting cozy at an awards show or at a Kings of Leon concert…or during a shopping trip. Page Six reported that in May 2017, the couple went into a dressing room together in a Soho boutique. "They were both in workout gear, and she was trying clothes on for him in the dressing room," a witness said. "Every now and then they would get giggly and touchy, and he would disappear into her dressing room for a few minutes at a time. People in the store saw. They were all over each other."

In case you had any doubt about their bedroom chemistry, in April 2017, Turner was spotted with "Joe gives me da good good" written on her hand. Subtle.

That said, Turner insists she wants to keep her romance under wraps. "I found it easier to date someone who understands the industry or is in that world," she told In Style in May 2017, adding that she prefers "to keep things pretty private." She added, "You realize that you're not going to see each other all the time, and you don't feel like a jerk when you're like, 'My publicist says I can't do this…'"

She was reluctant to date another celeb

Turner previously admitted to In Style U.K. in 2016 that she's "never dated anyone who I didn't know before or who's in the industry. I think that's quite a conscious decision because the lifestyles wouldn't work. This profession is so different to any other; the going away for long amounts of time—I think it would just be really difficult… If you meet on a job, it's amazing. You have five months together and it's incredible. Then, once it's over, suddenly one of you is shooting in Australia and the other one is shooting in Spain, and you never know when you're going to see each other again, but at least you both understand it."

After she and Jonas got together, Turner admitted to Marie Claire U.K. in Aug. 2017, "You do feel like you're living in a fishbowl. It's frustrating [that] it's the most mundane things that make the news—how boring!"

He likes that she's rich

A source told Page Six that part of why Jonas is so smitten with Turner is that "she has her own money. He loves her because she won't let him pay for her all the time, which is so rare in girls he meets. She insists on paying her own way for flights when he asks her to come see him and offers to pay. Plus, he thinks she's so smart and sexy."

An insider concurred to Us Weekly, "Joe likes that Sophie is super independent. She will buy him drinks. He totally digs it!"

Of course, this isn't exactly a unique dynamic for Jonas. His past loves include Gigi Hadid, Camilla Belle, Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, and Ashley Greene who weren't exactly paupers themselves. It's unclear why this may be such a huge deal to him.

He played the field before settling down

When Turner and Jonas got together, he may have had all the leverage. A source told People in November 2016, "She's always been into him, but he's starting to like her more and more… [Turner] has had a crush on Joe for a while, but Joe isn't going to be a one-woman guy right now."

By December 2016, Jonas apparently changed his tune. A source dished to People: "[Jonas] thinks she's a cool girl… They're dating exclusively. He was playing the field, but he really likes her and is willing to settle down for her." By June 2017, an insider told People, "Joe is taking this relationship very seriously. She's different from other girls he has dated… She's the female equivalent of him and his family loves her too."

"He was such a dater before her but their relationship was much different from the start," yet another source told People. "She was just the one for him."

They were both rumored to be flirty with others

A source told OK! that while Jonas is happy his family and friends like Turner, they may have taken it a bit too far. "Joe wanted his friends to like her, but not this much," the source said. "The guys can't help but stare with their tongues hanging out when she walks into a room. She knows how to get their attention." However, Jonas himself was spotted getting close with a redhead that wasn't Sansa Stark, so perhaps he was projecting his own guilt onto his girlfriend.

They may have different attitudes about intimacy

Turner admitted that she didn't know anything about sex before she started filming Game of Thrones when she was 13 years old, and it may have skewed her views of it, considering the show is rife with controversial adult content.

"I'd be doing a read-through and we'd be talking about very graphic stuff," Turner told The Sunday Times. "…I was like… 'Wow! People do that? That's fascinating!'"

Meanwhile, Jonas really enjoys talking about his past partners and his private parts. Like, he really enjoys it. He boasted to Vulture in December 2013 about removing his purity ring, which he and brothers Kevin and Nick rocked during their Disney days. In an October 2016 Reddit AMA, Jonas talked about the size of a particular body part compared to his brothers', about losing his virginity to ex-girlfriend Greene, and about becoming a bit too excited while filming music videos with Ashley Graham and Charlotte McKinney. In November 2016, he also boasted to Pride Source about being into S&M. If he and Turner ever split, it seems he may be all too willing to exploit their intimacy for attention.