What I look for in OTPs is the emotional connection between the characters. Yes, physical connection is nice, exciting, and important. But it’s the emotional connection that sells it for me. Emotional connection is based on deep trust, honesty, understanding, love, and respect- it’s a difficult thing to achieve. I think that’s why I can’t ship every couple in every show I watch, not matter the gender/sexual identity/orientation. I need the emotional connection, that thing that tells me these two characters belong together, that the way they behave around each other is natural and not forced.