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8th Feb '18 4:26:53 PM nombretomado
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Subtrope of BirdsOfAFeather. Compare with BelligerentSexualTension which also has trouble getting together, but for different reasons. May be a driving force behind WillTheyOrWontThey, NotToBeConfusedWith TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest, a trope also described as "once bitten, twice shy."

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Subtrope of BirdsOfAFeather. Compare with BelligerentSexualTension which also has trouble getting together, but for different reasons. May be a driving force behind WillTheyOrWontThey, NotToBeConfusedWith JustForFun/NotToBeConfusedWith TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest, a trope also described as "once bitten, twice shy."
13th Jan '18 11:20:27 PM emcats
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* In ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn'', Yona and Hak eventually become this once their feelings are mutual. For her, it's a simple case of them [[ChildhoodFriends being long-time friends]] and she's worried he doesn't feel the same and might even be ''creeped out'' by her feelings. It's a lot more complicated on his side of things, as he has ''always'' liked her, while she always liked their mutual friend Su-won. After Yona and Su-won's romantic future is destroyed by [[spoiler:[[LoveInterestTraitor Su-won killing her father]]]], he does try to pursue her for a while before Yona [[ObliviousToLove unknowingly rejected him]]. After a few more instances of misinterpreting her affections for him, he eventually seems to give up completely and absolutely refuses to admit how he feels for a long time. [[spoiler: Ironically, it's him who grows so irritated with the misunderstandings between them that he blurts out a sudden LoveConfession.]]
21st Dec '17 10:50:41 AM td1989
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* ‘’Manga/LovelyComplex’’ has Chiharu and Suzuki who are both so freaked out by talking to the opposite sex that they can do nothing but stand quietly and stare at each other until their friends push them into admitting their feelings for each other.
3rd Oct '17 8:13:43 PM AmethystThaumaturgist
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* Kaizaki, main character of ''Manga/{{ReLIFE}}'', is the subject of an experiment which turns people into teenagers and sends them to high school again. Because of this he won't admit his growing feelings for Hishiro since she's 10 years younger than him and an actual high schooler. [[spoiler:Turns out she's also in the [=Re=]LIFE program and is having the same problems after realizing she might have fallen for ''him''.]]
28th Jul '17 5:29:39 PM nmn3r3
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** [[ShrinkingViolet Olivia]] can potentially have this going with [[MasterSwordsman Lon'qu.]] Specially bad because Lon'qu CannotTalkToWomen in general [[spoiler: for his DarkAndTroubledPast, in which his FirstLove Ke'ri was murdered before his eyes]] (though it seems [[LockedOutOfTheLoop Olivia ignores this "little detail"]]). Whether they properly develop a romantic relationship or not, it depends on the player.

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** [[ShrinkingViolet Olivia]] can potentially have this going with [[MasterSwordsman Lon'qu.]] Specially bad because Lon'qu CannotTalkToWomen in general [[spoiler: for his DarkAndTroubledPast, in which his FirstLove Ke'ri was murdered before his eyes]] (though it seems [[LockedOutOfTheLoop Olivia ignores never learns this "little detail"]]).little detail]]). Whether they properly develop a romantic relationship or not, it depends on the player.
29th Jun '17 9:31:32 AM mouschilight
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* Trevor Noah the South African Comedian and Show host tells in his autobiography how he was best friends with his crush for 3 years and how he wanted to ask her out for matric dance only to find out that she has a) moved away during summer break, b) to America, and c) was reciprocating his crush and only waited for 3 years to be asked out by him.

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* Trevor Noah Noah, the South African Comedian and Show host host, tells in his autobiography how he was best friends with his crush for 3 years and how he wanted to ask her out for matric dance only to find out that she has a) moved away during summer break, b) to America, and c) was reciprocating his crush and only waited for 3 years to be asked out by him.
21st Jun '17 11:39:40 AM morri
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*Trevor Noah the South African Comedian and Show host tells in his autobiography how he was best friends with his crush for 3 years and how he wanted to ask her out for matric dance only to find out that she has a) moved away during summer break, b) to America, and c) was reciprocating his crush and only waited for 3 years to be asked out by him.
14th Jun '17 10:48:56 PM Gamermaster
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* This is one of the main draws of ''Manga/TonariNoKashiwagiSan''. Yuuto and Kotone share several traits that make most of their problems and mistakes come from assumptions based on their insecurities.

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* This is one of the main draws of ''Manga/TonariNoKashiwagiSan''. Yuuto and Kotone share several traits that make most of their problems and mistakes come from assumptions based on their insecurities. In something of a twist, Yuuto actually confessed his feelings very early on (literally the same day as his LoveEpiphany), though he's still far to nervous to actually ask her out.
13th Jun '17 9:08:49 PM mouschilight
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has been unable to comprehend Hinata's feelings as romantic, even after she spit it out to him and then [[HoldingHands they held hands]] in the WarArc. In ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', when [[spoiler:[[LoveEpiphany he finally realizes her feelings and the true nature of his own for her]], he is [[EveryoneCanSeeIt incredibly unsubtle with his feelings]], effectively acting no differently than Hinata, ''[[ObliviousToLove who is completely unaware that he's in love with her]]'' -- the {{irony}} of which is not lost on ''anyone'']].

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has been unable to comprehend both Hinata's feelings and his own as romantic, even after she spit spat it out to him and then [[HoldingHands they held hands]] in the WarArc. In ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', when [[spoiler:[[LoveEpiphany he finally realizes both her feelings and the true nature of his own for her]], he is [[EveryoneCanSeeIt incredibly unsubtle with his feelings]], effectively acting no differently than Hinata, ''[[ObliviousToLove who is completely unaware that he's in love with her]]'' -- the {{irony}} of which is not lost on ''anyone'']].
10th Jun '17 5:48:53 PM pretzelbetty
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* In ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'', Mashiro's uncle and the woman of his dreams Azuki's mom were completely crippled by this. It's likely that Mashiro and Azuki would have fared even worse, if Takagi hadn't dragged Mashiro bodily into speaking with her and agreeing to draw manga.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'', Mashiro's uncle and the woman of his dreams Azuki's mom dreams,Azuki's mom, were completely crippled by this. It's likely that Mashiro and Azuki would have fared even worse, if Takagi hadn't dragged Mashiro bodily into speaking with her and agreeing to draw manga.
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