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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.

"Rose"
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)
12.8%

Blair and Chuck (Gossip Girl)
20.3%

Finn and Rachel (Glee)
1.1%

Aria and Ezra (Pretty Little Liars)
0.9%

Caroline and Tyler (The Vampire Diaries)
3.8%

Blair and Dan (Gossip Girl)
6.8%

Spencer and Toby (Pretty Little Liars)
0.9%

Matty and Jenna (Awkward)
0.2%

Annie and Liam (90210)
0.3%

Damon and Elena (The Vampire Diaries)
26.5%

Emma and Ethan (The Lying Game)
0.4%

Kurt and Blaine (Glee)
25.9%

Total Votes: 63262

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Between Leila and Carissa damn. I love Delena

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Couldn`t write it better than you, Carissa.
You put my thoughts into your words.
And it`s not like that i don`t like Stefan and Elena.
They are sweet, honest and both cares about anything that
walks. On paper they are perfect together.
But watching them, it`s like eating without getting full.
Something is missing. Something really important.
Stefan has a big problem with the fact that he`s a vampire.
And for Elena and for himself he pretends to be as normal as
a human. But he isn`t and he never will. He is a hunter, and
as we eat animals, he normally would join human blood.
The problem is not that he choose not to drink human blood, the
problem is that he always must handle his addiction to human blood.
That`s so exhausting.
And he always feels quilty, for anything. How tragic is such
a existence, when all you feel is pain and guilt.
I think nobody can love you if you don`t like yourself as less
as Stefan does. And he`s so funny, and he still feels. We all can
see it last week. He still loves his brother. I think that Stefan
will be much happier with a girl who`s also a vampire. Because
a vampire maybe can teach him, that he`s also great when he`s not trying
to be somebody else.
I would ever route for the new Stefan. And Damon and Elena.
Well i must admit they overthrow my alltime favourite couple
Joey Potter and Pacey Whitter from the throne
Damned..
And what you wrote is more than true..
Somehow these both get a connection and a attraction to each other
that is so electrifying to watch.
Sometime i couldn`t breath or blink when they`re in the same room together.
What should i say it`s impossible not falling in love with the idea
of them..
And this time, i hope Kevin Williamson won`t screw it up like he did
it for me with Joey and Pacey..

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Tea I agree that Elena is still finding herself. Stelena isn't meant to be because back then she was made for Stefan but its becoming abundantly clear that she's slowly changing to be made for the lonely brother. I don't think she will end up with Stefan and I don't want her too. They are to much of the same, he needs fire and so does she. They wont find that ib each other. This is similar to Dawson and Joey vs Pacey and Joey. Pacey and Joey were unbelievably passionate and although she loved Dawson she couldn't live without Pacey. She always thought it would be Dawson but Pacey like Damon is who they will end up with. Much more compelling

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I love how the occassional prson says Elenas destiny is Stefan. Why because a young, immature and tramatized girl said so over and over? Because the powers that be threw them together so fast you could blink and miss it? There is just to many holes in S and E's non story. Elena had just turned 17 and both of her parents. I'm sorry but I can't be told to love a pairing. I have to believe it and FEEL it and those two are so boring. True love on a tv show can't just be stated to be believed. There must be passion and intensity because kiddie wuv wont last a lifetime. I wanna see a love you can't live without and I don't wanna see the couple consisting of two "nice and neat" boring characters. Stelena isn't made for tv and most people don't want to see that. That's why they never win anything, they are "safe" and placid. Cuteness or blahness depending on your view wont keep me tuned in. I can already see the connection and passion between a sightly more mature and stronger Elena. Damon makes Elena stronger and more fun, they will happen thank god. I couldn't take more flaky stelena. Atleast give us an alternative cuz delena burns. Stefan always gets the girl and so what if he saw her first, I believe she was meant for Damon. A lot of things need to change and they already are. Its a marathon not a sprint....

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I know that Damon and Elena are really close and I like that, I really do. But I don't think that these too could be together. They could be very close friends but not something more. Maybe and a kiss or two; nothing more. I love Damon, he is my favourite but I don't want to see him and Elena together. Elena's destiny is Stefan, end of story. Even though I am 100% team Damon, I am definitely a Stelena fan!

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OOh I remember whem they first met, I had that feeling. They give you that feeling in the pit of you stomach. Dayum.

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Damon: you must be elena..im damon,stefans brother. there was a connection from the first time they met! DELENA "TWIN FLAMES" they belong together..forever and a day!

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Keep these two best friends. Tired of the sharing GF's storyline. I am 30
and I have a Damon in my life. He is my best friend Christiaan and there is nothing he would not do for me or I for him. If we crossed that line and became lovers it would be something we cannot reverse. We love each other way to much to go there. So writers please leave this "couple" as they are,loving, involved but only as very good friends.It does work you know.It does work.

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Groff is a stelena fan. Wa wa waaaaa

Dairlove

LOL no thanks.

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.

Damon

I wanna say thank you for giving me everything I always wanted. A love to consume me, and passion, and adventure. There's nothing more I could ever want than for it to last forever, but it can't. This is the last time I'm gonna see you. This is goodbye, Damon.

Elena [to Damon]