TV Fanatic Staff Selection, Take 6: Klaine for Best Teen Couple!

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Welcome to the latest opportunity for a TV Fanatic staff member to defend one of our Best Teen Couple nominees. If you missed previous editions, so far...

Now, let's hear from Renata Selliti, who has many nice things to say about a certain Glee pairing...

Let’s face it. I’m a sucker for a well-dressed man.

So, naturally, I’m all about Glee’s same-sex power couple, Kurt and Blaine. Granted, Kurt’s wardrobe is more chic than that of most females, but still... this a fine-looking pair.

But that’s not why I think Kurt and Blaine - “Klaine” or “Blurt” if you’re into couples’ nicknames - should be TV Fanatic’s Best Teen Couple over Dair, Delena and other options. And it’s not because they’re gay, either. I’m sick of people gaining recognition by default because they’re considered a novelty.

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I think Kurt and Blaine should win Best Teen Couple because they embody what it means to be teenagers: desperately trying to figure out who you are (and trying to get out of your teen years alive). Teen couple-dom also involves a strong undercurrent of not knowing what the eff you’re doing. Kurt and Blaine have that in spades, too.

Their story is not unlike that of the other couples on Glee, as we saw on “The First Time.” They’re adorable and clumsy, hormone-driven and caught in the perpetual battle between what they want to do (tear each other's clothes off) and what they should do (wait until they’re ready). Guess we figured out which side won that battle.

If that episode showed us anything, it’s that Kurt and Blaine aren’t as different as people like the Parents Television Council would have us believe (suck it, by the way, PTC). Amidst the emotional obstacle course that is high school, they managed to find their person. Then they took the next hardest step: acknowledging it.

They also have each other’s backs, are unflinchingly supportive and oozing with talent. The kind of talent that makes you wildly dynamic and magnetizes people to you, that’s what Kurt and Blaine are all about.

I mean, did you see the episode when Blaine serenaded the Gap guy? Swoon. He made me wish I were a guy, for crying out loud. Plus, if Kurt and Blaine ever got married, having the Warblers provide the musical accompaniment would make their wedding more fabulous than Will and Kate’s.

Kurt’s ability to stare down slushy-wielding bullies and Blaine’s love-driven transfer from Dalton to McKinley make them head and shoulders above other garden-variety teen couples. Also, they can rock a pair of boat shoes and a man cape better than anyone I’ve ever seen.

Bottom line: they know who they are and they don’t run from it. Their relationship is more functional and healthier than a lot of what goes on in high school. After all, gay isn’t the new black. It’s the black that’s been there all along but we’re finally acknowledging.

So come on, vote for Kurt and Blaine, Gleeks, you know you want to!

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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L stefan

no-one defending stelena? i dont think they should need it, personally i think there perfect, i probebly love them more than everyone added together, but they still deserve a mention

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