27 Heartbreaking Looks of Romantic Longing

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We all know those looks, a character spent a season battling their feelings for a crush and then there is that moment.

The other person isn't looking and our favorite character sneaks that glance that screams how in love they are with someone who has no idea.

It hurts our hearts because we just want those two to get together, and yet at the same time we love that for ourselves. 

There is something about getting to see someone's love that translates so successfully on the screen, leaving us with our own favorite looks of longing. 

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It is all about the buildup that managed to make that moment so iconic for us, but it is also about the promise of more of this.

It is really nice to get to see characters feeling, in a way it might even deserve to be celebrated.

This is why this is a slideshow that collected a selection of looks, either from one character that absolutely nailed it or even a couple that couldn't stop themselves from stealing a glance. 

1. Clarke Griffin (The 100)

Clarke Griffin (The 100)
Once could be an accident, but twice is a pattern. The 100 Season 5 had Clarke struggling to reconfigure a reunion with Bellamy that she was thinking about for six years. It didn't pan out the way she planned because her face said it all whenever she saw Bellamy with Echo and we really freaking felt that. It was heartbreaking in the best way because no one would have that longing look on their face unless they were jealous about the shift in their relationship with their soulmate.

2. Max Evans (Roswell, New Mexico)

Max Evans (Roswell, New Mexico)
Not getting romantic Max and Liz right away was a difficult adjustment, which is why having Max so in love with her carries the show while we weight. The potential is being crafted from the looks that Max constantly throws her way, heartbreaking doesn't even begin to cover it but it is a start.

3. Cassie and Cole (12 Monkeys)

Cassie and Cole (12 Monkeys)
There was no way these two wouldn't find their way into this slideshow, not when you consider this type of look being shared all throughout the series. We get it, these two are meant to be and want to make sure we all know it.

4. Kat Edison (The Bold Type)

Kat Edison (The Bold Type)
It almost hurts to look back at this right now, but maybe The Bold Type Season 3 will resurrect the intense feelings that lingered between Kat and Adena since they met. Kat trying to figure out her feelings for Adena was a rough ride, but these looks felt so relatable because we could feel it alongside her.

5. Wyatt Logan (Timeless)

Wyatt Logan (Timeless)
Wyatt put in a lot of work to make sure our hearts would break alongside his. It is fine though since it was all worth it, and this was the buildup to something truly epic.

6. Reggie Mantle (Riverdale)

Reggie Mantle (Riverdale)
Reggie really knows how to swoop in and make us root for him and Veronica. There was so much longing in these kinds of looks, it is honestly impossible to look away from our screen when this happens.

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