i think part of the reason people love dan + phil so much (not even talking romantically, just them collabing or doing something together) is because they have such chemistry. like dan’s sarcasm works with phil’s happy ramblings. phil’s cheerful, vibrant persona works with dan’s “edgy” dark aesthetic. dan’s soft, pretty dimples works with phil’s sharp, godlike cheekbones. phil’s excitement to try anything once works with dan’s relatable, cautious nature. dan’s discussions into existential topics like death works with phil’s encouragement to remember how special you are. they’re like yin and yang, completely different and yet exactly the same, and i love it.