I'm getting over my initial shock and learning to accept Hawick/YM dating news. Despite being an ardent FengMi fan, I knew that without an official announcement from the involved parties themselves, anything is possible since we have no idea what really happens behind the cameras and the minute details of their everyday life. Didn't everyone think Nicholas Tse and Cecelia Cheung were the perfect couple? Look at what happened now.
We often forget that they are normal people as well and work in an anything-but-normal profession. Showbiz is one hot messy business. These actors are not always the glamorous superstar we see on camera. FengMi may look wonderful on-screen and sound really cute when they joke about each other, because we always get to see the best side of their interactions. Perhaps in private, they have arguments or clash of value system, which YM always mentioned during their interviews, that we never get to see. I really believe in fate about love or yuanfen. Both Hawick/YM have the fate to become a real life couple while FengMi does not.
After reading up on Hawick, I can definitely see why YM is attracted to him. While I think FengMi have a lot of complementary traits, Hawick/YM seems to share a lot of compatible interests. When I got over my initial disappointment and started to read the nasty backlash on the Chinese forums to YM's public announcement, I started to feel bad for both YM and Hawick. They don't deserve all the ugly verbal attacks. Hawick's fans are attacking YM, YM's fans are attacking Hawick, and FengMi are attacking both. (though I really think YM should have kept her distance from FSF during the past few public events they attended and "cool" down the FengMi fervor when she was already dating Hawick).