TV Fanatic Staff Selection, Take 1: Delena for Best Teen Couple!

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At first blush, the love of Elena Gilbert's life seemed to be Stefan Salvatore. Sweet, caring, heroic Stefan. He looked especially lovely when his seemingly good-for-nothing, brutish and arrogant brother, Damon, came to town.

But it didn't take long before viewers were thinking: hey, not so fast!

Elena with Damon

Stefan spent a good portion of his relationship with Elena lying about his past, never allowing her to discover his true self. Through generations, he and Damon had fought over one woman, Katherine. When we finally learned the truth about their past, it appeared Damon got the short end of the romantic stick. Caring and passionate, he was easily swayed by the charms of a woman he loved.

Through the years, Damon has learned how to hide his feelings. Rather than be hurt, he does do the hurting himself. But it turns out even the cockiest of dark souls can be tamed by the innocence of Elena. Instead of lying to her and pretending to be someone he wasn't, he let it all hang out. He drank greedily from the throat of her one good friend and tried to kill another. Still, through it all, these two came to an understanding. 

Being honest with each other has its advantages. Whereas Stefan set up Elena for disappointment, Damon had nowhere to go but up. When she thought Damon might be dying at the end of season two, Elena kissed him. That smooch held far more emotion than she dreamed, and they both knew it. Once he realized what he was feeling, Damon never let an opportunity pass to express those emotions to Elena. To wit:

"As I Lay Dying" 
Damon: I know you love Stefan. And it will always be Stefan. But I love you. You should know that.
Elena: I do.

"The Reckoning" 
Damon [to Elena]: I promise you. I will never leave you again.

"The Hybrid" 
Damon: When I drag my brother back from the edge and deliver him back to you, I want you to remember the things you felt when he was gone.

Damon: I just need to say it once, and you just need to hear it. I love you, Elena. And it's because I love you that I can't be selfish with you. And why you can't know this. I don't deserve you. But my brother does. God, I wish you didn't have to forget this, but you do.

Despite her unending faith in Stefan, Elena places more in Damon every day. He's become her rock, the one being she knows will always have her back. When he says he isn't leaving, she knows she can rely on his honesty. 

Through their many turbulent adventures together while trying to save Stefan from the dark side, Elena and Damon have grown ever closer. It's that kind of foundation upon which lasting relationships grow. Their antics don't become old and they will always inspire each other, but never tire of one another. There will come a day when Elena sees it as clearly as does Damon. He has both secretly and openly given her his heart. She needs only grasp onto it to find a true, unwavering love.

Do you agree? Who is your favorite teen couple?

Poll is now closed! Here are the results:

Elena and Stefan (The Vampire Diaries)

Blair and Chuck (Gossip Girl)

Finn and Rachel (Glee)

Aria and Ezra (Pretty Little Liars)

Caroline and Tyler (The Vampire Diaries)

Blair and Dan (Gossip Girl)

Spencer and Toby (Pretty Little Liars)

Matty and Jenna (Awkward)

Annie and Liam (90210)

Damon and Elena (The Vampire Diaries)

Emma and Ethan (The Lying Game)

Kurt and Blaine (Glee)

Total Votes: 63262

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I am votiing for elaine and damon as a couple.


Delena isnt even a couple....


@sweedishprincess:Please don't take this too far,this is just a TV show,bt thanks for your advice anyway and remember nobody is above mistake,and am not being bias,tell me how will u feel if your favourite character is so much hated and never appreciated for everything he has done?


manty, dear please go through spell check before you post. I can never understand anything you write. Your so bias its quite scary, it's like your chasing your tail. Your in the extreme minority, it's not the end of the world. There are other characters, other shows and grammar classes ;)


@roselovesdamon:i knw damon has never lied to elena bt jst like i mentioned in my previous comment that even if it was damon he can't tell her that he's a vampire instantly and u can't say damon has told her everything he's done 4 the last 145yrs,and about the issue of katherine if stefan told elena that she looked exactly like katherine definately the issue of adoption must come up,and she just lost her parents,she has been thru so much,and u want him to add more pain to her?he said he wanted 2 her but she was so sad,the only thing he lied about was being a ripper,look am not trying to make lame excuses for stefan here jst like you damon's fans did everytime,wen ever he's at fault i'll definately say it,for example hiding abt his ripper days was wrong,she should have told her no matter what.U also mentioned that if elena luv stefan so much she won't bring the idea of letting him go,it's not like that,take urself as an example u can't say u have never given up on something u love dearly in ur life even for once,she was angry at that point thinking stefan has betrayed them so she can say anything,and don't even start with the whole"if u love someone truly,u can't fall for another",this is a love triangle,something like that must happen.


If you loved the first there would have never been a second ;) WORD


damon's never lied to elena, well not about anything big? - stefan has, stefan lied about being a vampire,then lied about elena and katherine, THEN lied about secretly being a mass murderer, yeah in the first season damon was a bit rough, but he never lied about it? like the page says above 'damon has nowhere to go but up'.
i dont get what these stefan lovers are on about, yeah maybe you think he hasnt lies, well, we think he has. who cares what we think, its not going to change anything - its what elena does, yeah you might think stefan is best for her, but right now she doesn't even trust him. but she trusts damon - who is at her back, always, stefan wont even turn his emotions back on, he obviously doesn't want to anymore, and in the last ep this year (homecoming)he only showed emotions for damon, not elena. and anyways, if elena looved stefan 'soo' much then why is she even mentioning the idea of letting him go? - and she has obviously fallen for damon, there is no denying that, but if she loved stefan 'so' much them why is there another man involved? saddly - delena may not be an endgame, but love triangles always go both ways eventually, now its damons turn.


Delena all the way"i just lov those 2 2gether.


Delena is the best. The End.


And stefan didn't tell her he was a vampire at first but eventually he'll,and u can't say if it was damon he'll tell her he's a vampire instantly,and let's not forget stefan has already changed into a better man even before he met elena,so he isn't pretending with her by being something he isn't,elena knew stefan has a dark side in him and even helps him to learn hw to control it,it's just that she's never seen it.Stefan told elena he was worse than damon wen they turned,she should expect worse,what else do u need him to tell her and why would he even keep bringing that up since she said she luv him no matter and she believes in him.

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.


When 9 Russians tell you you're drunk, you lie down.

Enzo [to Bonnie]