‘Pair and a Spare’. Dating in today’s world
Lampshaded in Mahou Sensei Negima! Natsumi reasons that she can't make a pactio it requires kissing, but not necessarily coupledom with Negi, because he's the protagonist and she's just "a side character".
She then reasons that she could only do it with "the one guy who's in the same 'side-character' position as me" Kotarowith whom she has quite a bit of Will They or Won't They? They do, and they end up getting married. Macademi Wasshoi has one of the weirder versions of this.
At the end of the series, we have Takuto's harem still after him, though with Metallis being a huge supporter of Suzuka. Metallis' former sidekick George has been paired up with Macho Camp angel Hapshiel. It's a healthy, if somewhat bizarre, relationship.
Seems to be the main reason for Shugo Chara! In Fullmetal Alchemist near the beginning of the series everyone was familiar with the three bordering canon couples Edwin, Royai and Lingfanand thought that was all we'd get- but wait, what's this? Mei's got a crush on Al? Olivier and Buccaneer have a talk on the rooftop? Rebecca and Havoc are the cavalry?
And in the epilogue, Mei's presence in Elric family photos implies that she really did hook up with Al. In the Naruto epilogue chapter, this is what happens to Karui and Chouji, two characters who never even appeared on-panel together, much less interacted. The same with Kiba and Tamaki, the latter only having a few panels worth of appearance prior to this and last appeared over chapters ago.
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Novels, and later the anime, showed how Kiba and Tamaki met, however Choji and Karui is still up in the air. Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun has some very clearly defined pairings for its cast This usually results in Mikorin either getting paired up with everyone or pairing him up with Mayuas he's the only other character without a pairing.
It all seems to have worked out in hindsight, as Mayu's original purpose was to be paired up with Mikorin anyway as a girl when the author noticed that Mikorin was the only shipless character. At the end, Daiki confesses his feelings for her, but it's unknown whether anything comes out of it.
The anime, however, shows that Ledania hasn't replied to Jacques' marriage proposal. Chapter 84 of Horimiya had a case of pairing the spares of the spares when it starts teasing Yanagi and Sakura. The two of them were originally interested in Yuki and Tooruwho in turn were originally interested in Miyamura and Hori.
Saori had never once shown interest in Doi's one-sided crush on her. Unusually, Saori isn't technically a "spare" since she is dating someone, however her boyfriend is treated rather like a disposable fling.
It sort of makes sense because they both know Mark's identity, but when Eve realizes how immature William is, they break up after a few issues.
It looks like Mark and Eve will finally get together, if the book starts coming out on time The spin-off comic Life with Archie: In either scenario, the woman Archie didn't pick ends up dating Reggie Mantle. Comic Strips A December FoxTrot storyline had Peter in conflict over whether or not he should take new character Mindy, who has a crush on him, to the Christmas dance, thus hurting the feelings of his girlfriend, Denise who's taking a vacation to her grandmother's.
In the end, though, Peter's problem is solved when Mindy falls in love with his friend Steve and then mysteriously vanishes from the strip afterwards. Nabiki and Kuno are a popular fan couple due to a combination of some Ship Tease a manga Filler story has them temporarily become enchanted with each other after being caught by a Love Potion version of the Umbrella of Togethernesswhile an anime one has Kuno mistakenly being predicted as destined to marry Nabikithough this invariably ends with Ship Sinkingand the fact that Kuno is Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense and Nabiki's Money Fetish makes her easy to picture her hooking up with Kuno for his money.
Ranma the Second time Around takes it in a different direction - Ranma and Akane end up together, as do Kasumi and Dr. Ryouga, meanwhile, ends up with Shampoo due to accidentally marrying herwhile Mousse and Kodachi fall in love with each other. Uyko marries Konatsu, and Kuno ends up with Akari. Nabiki, meanwhile, becomes engaged to Sota Higurashi. Yurio got this with various characters before his Ship Tease with Otabek in episode Alphonse Elric x Winry Rockbell is a pretty common tag in Fullmetal Alchemist fanfiction for a pairing that doesn't seem to have many fans of its own Flame and Ember from Spyro: A Hero's Tail are almost always shipped together, despite the two never showing interest in each other, and Ember's crazy obsession with Spyro.
This is mainly because Spyro gains a canon love interest, Cynder, in The Legend of Spyro reboot series, even though Flame and Ember don't exist in that continuity. Note that Ember is canonically paired with Bandit the Armadillo in a future game.
The possibility of Aqualad and Ferris dating has been hinted at in Life Ore Deathbut is at least averted in the first season of the story. Specifically, the early additions of Ferris and Zatanna to the Team have evened out the gender ratio as early as mid-September, with the members gravitating toward canon's Dick-and-Zatanna, Wally-and-Artemis, and Conner-and-M'gann pairings.
Kaldur'ahm and Renka are both single, both older than their teammates, both members of minority populations, and they both enhance their melee combat with magic. They haven't really thought about dating though, less for Twice Shy reasons than because they both currently prefer a Celibate Hero lifestyle. But of course, there's the perfectly available Buzz right there and Toy Story 3 expands on their relationship considerably.
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In Gnomeo and JulietJuliet's father tries to set her up with Paris. Unlike in the play, he survives and winds up falling for Nanette, Juliet's friend roughly equivalent to the Nurse. In the wedding scene for Despicable Me 2Silas Ramsbottom Lucy's boss and Natalie Gru's "bad" date are shown dancing together and actually enjoying each others' company.
Inside Out has an odd example: During the Creative Closing Creditswe find out that Riley's teacher is apparently involved with him now. One would assume that, since Anna and Kristoff are falling in love that Hans would suddenly become Elsa's love interest, especially since he earns her trust while she's in the dungeon.
However, it turns out he's trying to seize the throne of Arendelle from its heirs and is sent back to his country a criminal.
This doesn't stop fanfiction from pairing the two. This was dropped by the time filming was done. Many screwball comedies, from The Philadelphia Story the reporter and his female assistant are told they should get together, when they've shown absolutely no interest in each other throughout the movie to The Palm Beach Story the couple considering a divorce decide to get back together, but tell their paramours they both have identical twins, leading to a triple marriage at the end.
Oddly enough in the musical version the assistant has a crush on him for the entirety of the play. Shown absolutely no interest in each other? I don't mean to criticise, you probably have other interests outside your work. Done for laughs at the end of Baseketball.
Coop ends up with his love interest Jenna, and Squeak embraces the possible transsexual he has been sharing looks with. Remer on the other hand looks despondent until he meets gazes with Yvette, a character he has had no interaction with throughout the movie. They immediately begin making out. In Enchantedleftovers Edward and Nancy get together after an uncertain amount of time passes.
Since the two travel to Andalasia to get married rather than in the "real" worldwhere the fairytale nature of the realm can make spontaneous love work it's quite probable that they literally live happily ever after.
Although in a Deleted SceneNancy gets some extra character development that foreshadows this quite nicely. Lee Ermey playing himself, as usual. Subverted in A Knight's Tale slightly in the movie and expanded in a deleted scene. Will and Jocelyn get together, Chaucer has his wife, and Roland and Christiana hook up. Kate and Wat are left standing there rather awkwardly and Wat hold his hand out.
Instead of her hand, she gives him a pastry and walks off. Wat is fine with this. Taken to its logical extreme in Billy Madisonwhich ends with just about every character who got at least one line sharing passionate kisses including an imaginary penguinonly one pairing of which was set up prior to the ending. In High School Musical 3, all of the main cast is paired except for Ryan, the closest Disney will ever get to having an openly gay character, and Kelsi, who has been the source of a heated debate over whether or not Disney also put a lesbian in the film.
So, naturally, Disney covers their butts from the many people who would have objected to having homosexual characters in a Disney film, and pairs them up. That said, all they do is sing a duet together, and have no other screen time together.
In the stage version, Kelsi is paired with Jack Scott who doesn't appear in the films. This is done right at the end with no explanation. The two have about five seconds of dialogue. In the musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothersthis is the premise from the beginning; 6 of the titular brothers, unhappy that the oldest of them is wed, kidnap 6 girls they like from the nearby town and try to Stockholm-seduce them over the winter.
Parodied, then played straight with a little justification in Mean Girls. The remainder of the Power Trio one a gay guy, the other probably not a lesbian have an Almost Kiss at the final dance, before being mutually disgusted and breaking apart. Then another minor character, who's actually shown an interest in the girl previously, finally gets his chance.
Granted, Frank and Heidi would probably be a pretty good couple. Three characters are newly single at the end, two of them by choice, and the narrator says words to the effect of "sometimes the best person for you is you," which means that being in a relationship isn't the be all end all of life, and that not being in one is sometimes the best route to take.
In She's the Manthe main characters' mean exes wind up together. Implied with Finch and Evey in the film version of V for Vendetta. Also implied with Uncas and Alice in the film version of Last of the Mohicans.
In the final Harry Potter film, Neville throws in a line about wanting to find Luna and finally tell her that he's "mad about her. The filmmakers say that they only have a summer fling, but who cares what they think? The rivals date for a while, but the trope is subverted in the end, as the Alpha Couple finish up leaving each other for the rival suitors. Order-inverted in When Harry Met Sally The title characters Just Friends at the time unintentionally cause the Beta Couple to form, from a cross-pairing in a Double Date.
This leaves themselves as the "spares" and after much drama, as the Alpha Couple at the end. Cinderella and the Baker are hinted in the third act of Into the Woods.
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Meanwhile, Lisa's ex Darryl appears to end up with Lisa's sister Patrice, who has had the hots for him for a long time. In fact, Cosmo and his daughter Ariel are Starfish Alienswho escaped from their planet's tyrannical emperor. Ariel's mother was killed during the escape, but she can't bring herself to accept that. So, when Megan's mother and Ariel's father start dating, both girls are determined to drive them apart.
Megan also wants her parents to get back together. They invite their parents to dinner, and Ariel invites Serena Soo, a strange woman who believes in Reincarnationthinking that she is a better match for her father.
Fast-forward to the end of the film, and the girls have given up their attempt, Cosmo marries Megan's mother, the girls exchange boyfriends sort of, Ariel ends up hooking up with Megan's high school crush, but Megan starts liking Ariel's ex-boyfriend Fanul, the Emperor's sonand Megan's dad starts dating Serena. Subverted Trope at the end of Incest! This basically comes out of nowhere, as Lupe and El Presidente have shared literally zero scenes beforehand. In A Cinderella Storythe closing narration reveals that Carter, the protagonist's best friendwinds up with Astrid, the snarky school announcer, with whom he had never really interacted before this.
Big Trouble in Little China. Jack attempts this by telling Margo that Eddie has a crush on her. It's mostly a ploy to keep both of them out of the way while he and Wang are Storming the Castlebut Eddie gives Margo a look that implies Jack isn't wrong.
Near the end of the movie, Margo suggestively asks Eddie to come over to her place later and help her choose the title of her planned book.
Tolkien originally wrote Eowyn as the love-interest for Aragorn, before he revised the story to include Arwen; therefore after he did so, Eowyn becomes rather hastily paired with Faramir, and a chapter is dedicated to their growing relationship. Rowling of Harry Potter fame said in an interview that although she left open the possibility of a relationship between many characters such as Neville and Luna, she didn't explicitly state one in the wrap-up because it "felt too neat.
In Twilightpretty much every character gets a Love Interest. It seems to tie into a theme of romance being the only important thing in a person especially a woman 's life. Even the baby gets betrothed!
At a few days' old! To her mom's ex! Charlie, a divorcee ends up dating recently widowed Sue Clearwater. Edward himself was the only single member of his family prior to meeting Bella, which is partly why all of them except Rosalie like her. Averted and Lampshaded in The Tomorrow Series. Ellie mentions in the first book how the eight of them are in three different romantic relationships: Lee and Ellie, Kevin and Corrie and Homer and Fi, and then goes on to comment that it was too bad there wasn't any chance of Robyn and Chris getting together "then we really could have had Perfect Partners".
In The Belgariadthis ends up happening to many of the supporting characters, such as Silk with Velvet, Zakath with Cyradis, and even Beldin with Vella.
In fact, several of these characters aren't even mentioned until the second quintet, which suggests that the characters were created specifically for this trope. Justified in that The Destiny is a huge Shipper on Deck. Polgara remarks that people who aid Destiny will be rewarded by finding happy love. At no point does anyone entertain the notion of being happy alone. Beldin is quite happy alone. Belgarath also spend lots of time wandering the earth or doing research in his tower with little to no interaction with the outside world and liked it this way.
But they are happier when Destiny-shipped. This probably isn't all that unlikely, but it comes out of nowhere nevertheless. Generally subverted in P. A Pair and a Spare is the suggestion to date multiple people not necessarily to have sex with multiple partners and to get to know the person you really like a lot, but to also date a few others that you may not have that same strong chemistry that you have with the guy you think is your soul mate, because you never know.
Below are 6 powerful reasons you should not be monogamous right away. So not only is it much smarter for women to not be committed too soon to one man, it makes sense to not rush into a sexual relationship with one dude too fast. We want that push and pull, to chase and be chased. Really get to know each man to see who might be the best fit for you.
The more abundance you have in your life, the more you attract more of the same. Avoid the Cra-Cra Lust clouds our minds. Sometimes person B reminds us that we not only need to find a partner appealing, but we need to feel loved, cherished and desired as well. However, as we get older we usually realize what it is we really like and what suits us best, and then we tend to go for classics. Sometimes it just takes us awhile to figure it all out. But imagine having only that one pair of painful shoes in your closet?
Girl, you need to shop around until you finally get that comfortable, but sexy, perfect pair of shoes.
Two can play that game and should. Spending time with different people helps us to learn more about ourselves, to learn what we deserve, and to know exactly what we do want.