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.
Be with someone who looks at you the way Monroe looks at Rosalee.
Someone who looks at you with love and desire, who is impressed by your knowledge and wisdom, who will do anything to protect you. Be with someone who looks at you like you are everything they ever wanted and then some. Be with someone who sees you as an equal, especially intellectually.