35 of the most shipped television couples

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Elena and Damon – The Vampire Diaries

What you need to know: As far as Elena goes as a vampire, she’s pretty terrible. She constantly needs to be saved, she faints incessantly, and she’s the first one to be nabbed if the bad guys need some leverage.

As a girlfriend, she is equally as hopeless, bouncing back and forth between the Salvatore brothers. It isn’t until Damon falls wholeheartedly in love with her and makes her realize her fickleness was just downright silly.

Why we ‘ship them so hard: When you factor in immortality, doppelgangers, blood ties, and alternate dimensions, you can’t help but root for this couple and their linked destinies. The more they had to endure and overcome, supernaturally of course, the more fans wanted them to be together. They had to fight the universe — and we were ready to be on their side.

How to watch it all unfold: Netflix has the seasons, but you’ll have to slog through a fair amount of nonsense to see this relationship truly bloom. But it’s worth it to see them finally prevail over all the differing supernatural forces.