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19th May '16 8:25:00 PM nombretomado
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* On DrQuinnMedicineWoman, the backstory of Loren and Dorothy is revealed to be this--he had courted her back in their younger days before she abruptly married someone else. Her sister consoled him and they ended up marrying.
* On ''MyNameIsEarl'', Earl helps a Frenchman he once teased by finding a few girls from their class for him to hook up with. One of the girls was nowhere to be found, but "she had a real friendly sister," who ends up having sex with Pierre in the back of Earl's El Camino.

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* On DrQuinnMedicineWoman, ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'', the backstory of Loren and Dorothy is revealed to be this--he had courted her back in their younger days before she abruptly married someone else. Her sister consoled him and they ended up marrying.
* On ''MyNameIsEarl'', ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Earl helps a Frenchman he once teased by finding a few girls from their class for him to hook up with. One of the girls was nowhere to be found, but "she had a real friendly sister," who ends up having sex with Pierre in the back of Earl's El Camino.
9th Apr '16 5:17:58 PM Goldfritha
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This can entail a BettyAndVeronica situation, where a quiet Betty whom he would never have noticed in the ordinary run of things comes to his attention when his prolonged wooing of Veronica means he sees a lot of her and so comes to notice her profound but not paraded virtues. Or a situation where Bob and Carol are the same age, Alice much older, and Bob's interest is a PrecociousCrush that nevertheless lets him meet Carol.

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This can entail a BettyAndVeronica situation, where a quiet Betty whom he would never have noticed in the ordinary run of things comes to his attention when his prolonged wooing of Veronica means he sees a lot of her and so comes to notice her profound but not paraded virtues. Or a situation where Bob and Carol are the same age, Alice much older, and Bob's interest is a PrecociousCrush that nevertheless lets him meet Carol.
while Carol is still immature; growing up makes Carol mature and Bob notice her.
3rd Apr '16 12:39:17 PM arnoldmcguire335
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* This is what every fanfic concerning [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Spike the Dragon]] going for Sweetie Belle than Rarity.
11th Mar '16 1:47:01 AM jormis29
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This can entail a BettyAndVeronica situation, where a quiet Betty whom he would never have noticed in the ordinary run of things comes to his attention when his prolonged wooing of Veronica means he sees a lot of her and so comes to notice her profound but not paraded virtues. Or a situation where Bob and Carol are the same age, Alice much older, and Bob's interest is a childish crush that nevertheless lets him meet Carol.

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This can entail a BettyAndVeronica situation, where a quiet Betty whom he would never have noticed in the ordinary run of things comes to his attention when his prolonged wooing of Veronica means he sees a lot of her and so comes to notice her profound but not paraded virtues. Or a situation where Bob and Carol are the same age, Alice much older, and Bob's interest is a childish crush PrecociousCrush that nevertheless lets him meet Carol.
10th Mar '16 7:10:56 AM Goldfritha
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This can entail a BettyAndVeronica situation, where a quiet Betty whom he would never have noticed in the ordinary run of things comes to his attention when his prolonged wooing of Veronica means he sees a lot of her and so comes to notice her profound but not paraded virtues. This could also, more tragically, lead to a case of ReplacementGoldfish, where the sibling can start to view themselves as a "[[InsecureLoveInterest Consolation Prize.]]"

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This can entail a BettyAndVeronica situation, where a quiet Betty whom he would never have noticed in the ordinary run of things comes to his attention when his prolonged wooing of Veronica means he sees a lot of her and so comes to notice her profound but not paraded virtues. Or a situation where Bob and Carol are the same age, Alice much older, and Bob's interest is a childish crush that nevertheless lets him meet Carol.

This could also, more tragically, lead to a case of ReplacementGoldfish, where the sibling can start to view themselves as a "[[InsecureLoveInterest Consolation Prize.]]"
4th Nov '15 1:28:30 PM DrOO7
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* ''Literature/SeedsOfYesterday''. Bart thinks he's successfully seduced brother Jory's wife Melodie away from him following the latter being left paralyzed after an accident, but eventually comes to realize he's only a substitute.


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** Keesha got together with AJ following her boyfriend/his brother Jason's brain damage from a car accident (which unbeknownst to Keesha, was ''caused by'' AJ) left him not only with no memory of her, but treating her like dirt.


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* On ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful'', Caroline, Taylor, and Brooke all ended up with Thorne Forrester at various intervals, generally because they were fed up with big brother's Ridge's constant waffling between them and Brooke (in Caroline and Taylor's cases), or them and Caroline or Taylor (in Brooke's case).
* ''Series/OneLifeToLive: After teen sweethearts Jessica and Christian's relationship fizzled, she ended up with his brother Antonio, while he ended up with her sister Natalie.
4th Nov '15 1:15:54 PM DrOO7
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* ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. Frank Kennedy ''thinks'' he's doing this is regard to marrying Scarlett instead of her sister Suellen, who he's been courting for years, thanks to Scarlett's lie that Suellen's going to marry someone else.


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* Speaking of the British Royals, Prince Charles presumably would never have met Diana Spencer had it not been for his romantic relationship with her older sister Sarah, which ended when she seemed to enjoy the publicity too much for his taste (in stark contrast to the shy Diana).
28th Sep '15 2:45:54 PM margdean56
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* In the Paul Claudel play ''The Tidings Brought To Mary'', Violaine kisses a leper and gives him her engagement ring to sell for money. Her fiancee, upset that she's given away his ring and contracted leprosy, marries her sister instead.

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* In the Paul Claudel play ''The Tidings Brought To Mary'', Violaine kisses a leper and gives him her engagement ring to sell for money. Her fiancee, fiance, upset that she's given away his ring and contracted leprosy, marries her sister instead.
28th Sep '15 2:41:13 PM margdean56
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* In ''Literature/KristinLavransdatter'', Kristin leaves her bethrothed [[DoggedNiceGuy Simon]] for [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Erlend]]. Simon ends up marrying Kristin's little sister, but never really gets over Kristin.

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* In ''Literature/KristinLavransdatter'', Kristin leaves her bethrothed betrothed [[DoggedNiceGuy Simon]] for [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Erlend]]. Simon ends up marrying Kristin's little sister, but never really gets over Kristin.
28th Sep '15 2:39:57 PM margdean56
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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', due to male GenderRarityValue, all the sisters of a family marry one man, so a man cannot settle for sibling, he gets all of them or none. However, a family who offers for Jerin seems inexplicably (it is suggested) unwilling to consider one of his (not yet of age) brothers, or any of his (close to him in age) cousins, despite it being an arragend marriage, anyway. (Though they do appreciate Jerin's good looks) A minor character, who would like to get his sisters married to a brother of his wives, for a DoubleInLawMarriage that would allow him frequent contact with his sisters, is willing to settle for a cousin of his wives to be married to his sisters.

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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', due to male GenderRarityValue, all the sisters of a family marry one man, so a man cannot settle for sibling, he gets all of them or none. However, a family who offers for Jerin seems inexplicably (it is suggested) unwilling to consider one of his (not yet of age) brothers, or any of his (close to him in age) cousins, despite it being an arragend arranged marriage, anyway. (Though they do appreciate Jerin's good looks) A minor character, who would like to get his sisters married to a brother of his wives, for a DoubleInLawMarriage that would allow him frequent contact with his sisters, is willing to settle for a cousin of his wives to be married to his sisters.
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