This just in from the Naruto fandom:
Hinata is not allowed to express her love toward Naruto while Hanabi is kidnapped, because normal humans do not immediately turn to loved ones and sources of comfort when they’re distressed.
Also, characters uniforms need to match for characters to hook up. It is law. (This means the end game is Saku/Hina, in case you’re curious) Long distant (or mid-distant) relationships are also impossible. Temari will be moving in to Konoha so that Shikamaru and Temari can get together properly.