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6th Jun '16 1:54:41 PM Doug86
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* [[DivineComedy Dante Alighieri]] and Beatrice, not just in real life but even in his poetry.

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* [[DivineComedy [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante Alighieri]] and Beatrice, not just in real life but even in his poetry.
5th Jun '16 8:10:31 AM Eievie
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->''"Unrequited love -- it's fantastic, because it never has to change, it never has to grow up, and it never has to die!"''

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->''"Unrequited love -- it's love--it's fantastic, because it never has to change, it never has to grow up, and it never has to die!"''



If someone is desperately in love, but finds it unrequited, they might either [[LoveMakesYouEvil go]] [[LoveMakesYouCrazy bon]][[{{Yandere}} kers]], or follow a thought like "[[IfICantHaveYou if ''you'' don't want to be with me, no one will]]!" and choose solitude or at least [[CelibateHero celibacy]] for the rest of their life.

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If someone is desperately in love, but finds it unrequited, they might either [[LoveMakesYouEvil go]] [[LoveMakesYouCrazy bon]][[{{Yandere}} kers]], or follow a thought like "[[IfICantHaveYou if "If ''you'' don't want to be with me, no one will]]!" will!" and choose solitude or at least [[CelibateHero celibacy]] for the rest of their life.



If in the form of such a [[HeroicVow vow]], it often causes {{Inner Monologue}}s and moral conflicts, since the character must keep a balance between suppressing their feelings for the person (to prevent IfICantHaveYou) and abandoning their self-chosen duty. The concept of CourtlyLove is similar, based on cultivating a chaste loyalty to one's beloved when s/he is a socially unacceptable match.

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If in the form of such a [[HeroicVow vow]], it often causes {{Inner Monologue}}s and moral conflicts, since the character must keep a balance between suppressing their feelings for the person (to prevent IfICantHaveYou) and abandoning their self-chosen duty. The concept of CourtlyLove is similar, based on cultivating a chaste loyalty to one's beloved when s/he is they're a socially unacceptable match.
20th May '16 1:58:43 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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-->-- '''Vince''', ''QueerAsFolk''

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-->-- '''Vince''', ''QueerAsFolk''
''Series/QueerAsFolk''
24th Apr '16 7:09:17 AM Wuz
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If someone is desperately in love, but finds it unrequited, they might either [[LoveMakesYouEvil go]] [[LoveMakesYouCrazy bon]][[{{Yandere}} kers]], or follow a thought like "if ''you'' don't want to be with me, no one will]]!" and choose solitude or at least [[CelibateHero celibacy]] for the rest of their life.

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If someone is desperately in love, but finds it unrequited, they might either [[LoveMakesYouEvil go]] [[LoveMakesYouCrazy bon]][[{{Yandere}} kers]], or follow a thought like "if "[[IfICantHaveYou if ''you'' don't want to be with me, no one will]]!" and choose solitude or at least [[CelibateHero celibacy]] for the rest of their life.
16th Apr '16 8:46:17 AM johnnye
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If someone is in love unrequitedly really, really strongly and desperately, they might either [[LoveMakesYouEvil go]] [[LoveMakesYouCrazy bon]][[{{Yandere}} kers]] -- or… follow a thought like "[[IfICantHaveYou if]] ''[[IfICantHaveYou you]]'' [[IfICantHaveYou don't]] ''[[IfICantHaveYou want to]]'' [[IfICantHaveYou have me, no one should]]!" and choose solitude or at least [[CelibateHero celibacy]] for the rest of their life.

Often, this trope is similar to "pledging loyalty" to the beloved person and trying to be "loyal" regardless of what the person in question actually thinks of the character. Seeing (or at least feeling) the idea of loving another as some sort of betrayal. In that way, it is kind of a passive version of StalkerWithACrush, but with much less actively obsessive behaviour and more IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy involved.

If in the form of such a [[HeroicVow vow]], it often causes {{Inner Monologue}}s and moral conflicts, since the character must keep a balance between suppressing their feelings for the person (to prevent IfICantHaveYou and such) and abandoning their self-chosen duty.
Common reasons for choosing solitude because of unrequited love are not being able to ever love anyone else or still loving the certain person forever, although the love is unrequited.

Often, especially if the admirer and the subject of love formerly were JustFriends, this leads to extreme regret about the events that caused the love to be unrequited.

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If someone is desperately in love unrequitedly really, really strongly and desperately, love, but finds it unrequited, they might either [[LoveMakesYouEvil go]] [[LoveMakesYouCrazy bon]][[{{Yandere}} kers]] -- or… kers]], or follow a thought like "[[IfICantHaveYou if]] ''[[IfICantHaveYou you]]'' [[IfICantHaveYou don't]] ''[[IfICantHaveYou "if ''you'' don't want to]]'' [[IfICantHaveYou have to be with me, no one should]]!" will]]!" and choose solitude or at least [[CelibateHero celibacy]] for the rest of their life.

Often, this trope is similar to person will see their behaviour as "pledging loyalty" to the beloved person and trying to be "loyal" regardless of what the person in question actually thinks of the character. Seeing (or at least feeling) them. They may see the idea of loving another another, or trying to get over their obsession, as some a sort of betrayal. In that way, it is kind of a passive version of StalkerWithACrush, but with much less actively obsessive behaviour and more IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy involved.

(But Not Me!)

If in the form of such a [[HeroicVow vow]], it often causes {{Inner Monologue}}s and moral conflicts, since the character must keep a balance between suppressing their feelings for the person (to prevent IfICantHaveYou and such) IfICantHaveYou) and abandoning their self-chosen duty.
Common reasons for choosing solitude because
duty. The concept of unrequited love are not being able CourtlyLove is similar, based on cultivating a chaste loyalty to ever love anyone else or still loving the certain person forever, although the love one's beloved when s/he is unrequited.

a socially unacceptable match.

Often, especially if the admirer and the subject of love were formerly were JustFriends, this leads to extreme regret about the events that caused the love to be unrequited.



Not to confuse with: AllLoveIsUnrequited (due to similarity in names), {{Asexuality}} (a character fitting this trope is sometimes mistaken for asexual), StalkerWithACrush (it ''can'' lead to this, but does not necessarily do; because of [[TheUnfairSex a certain]] DoubleStandard subjects of this trope are easily considered to be this or to have such tendencies.)

Compare CelibateHero, SingleTargetSexuality, DoggedNiceGuy, IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy, LoveMakesYouCrazy, ForWantOfANail and MyGreatestFailure.

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Not to confuse be confused with: AllLoveIsUnrequited (due to similarity in names), AllLoveIsUnrequited, {{Asexuality}} (a character fitting this trope is sometimes mistaken for asexual), StalkerWithACrush (it ''can'' lead to this, but does not necessarily do; because of [[TheUnfairSex a certain]] DoubleStandard subjects of this trope are easily considered to be this or to have such tendencies.)

doesn't necessarily.

Compare CelibateHero, SingleTargetSexuality, TheLostLenore, DoggedNiceGuy, IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy, LoveMakesYouCrazy, ForWantOfANail and MyGreatestFailure.
LoveMakesYouCrazy.
8th Apr '16 11:34:48 AM aye_amber
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* May or may not be the case with "Lovesong" by TheCure, depending on your interpretation.

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* May or may not be the case with "Lovesong" by TheCure, Music/TheCure, depending on your interpretation.



* "100" by Brandi Carlile.
-->''I always think about you\\

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* "100" by Brandi Carlile.
-->''I
Carlile:
--> ''I
always think about you\\



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ddz7MZCMG8 "Watching You Watching Him"]] has this twice over. The singer loves the subject, who loves a third person, who doesn't love her.
-->I love you \\
From the bottom of my heart \\
And that's not gonna' change \\
But things look grim \\
When I am watching you watch him\\

[[AC:{{Theater}}]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ddz7MZCMG8 "Watching You Watching Him"]] has this twice over. The singer loves the subject, who loves a third person, who doesn't love her.
-->I
her:
--> ''I
love you \\
you\\
From the bottom of my heart \\
heart\\
And that's not gonna' change \\
change\\
But things look grim \\
grim\\
When I am watching you watch him\\

[[AC:{{Theater}}]]
him''

[[AC: {{Theater}}]]



[[AC:VideoGames]]
* [[spoiler:Kaire]] in ''VideoGame/{{Quintessence}}''.
* [[spoiler:Gudrun]] in ''VideoGame/ExitFate''.

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[[AC:VideoGames]]
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* [[spoiler:Kaire]] [[spoiler: Kaire]] in ''VideoGame/{{Quintessence}}''.
''VideoGame/{{Quintessence}}.''
* [[spoiler:Gudrun]] [[spoiler: Gudrun]] in ''VideoGame/ExitFate''.''VideoGame/ExitFate.''
7th Mar '16 8:50:02 PM KeyaS
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* ''Bollywood/{{Lagaan}}'': Upon realizing that Bhuvan would never return her feelings, Elizabeth returned to England, where she remained unmarried for the rest of her life.
14th Feb '16 11:04:22 PM Eievie
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If someone is in love unrequitedly really, really strongly and desperately, they might either [[LoveMakesYouEvil go]] [[LoveMakesYouCrazy bon]][[{{Yandere}} kers]] - or... follow a thought like "[[IfICantHaveYou if]] ''[[IfICantHaveYou you]]'' [[IfICantHaveYou don't]] ''[[IfICantHaveYou want to]]'' [[IfICantHaveYou have me, no one should]]!" and choose solitude or at least [[CelibateHero celibacy]] for the rest of their life.

Often, this trope is similar to 'pledging loyalty' to the beloved person and trying to be "loyal" regardless of what the person in question actually thinks of the character. Seeing (or at least feeling) the idea of loving another as some sort of betrayal. In that way, it is kind of a passive version of StalkerWithACrush, but with much less actively obsessive behaviour and more IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy involved.

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If someone is in love unrequitedly really, really strongly and desperately, they might either [[LoveMakesYouEvil go]] [[LoveMakesYouCrazy bon]][[{{Yandere}} kers]] - or... -- or… follow a thought like "[[IfICantHaveYou if]] ''[[IfICantHaveYou you]]'' [[IfICantHaveYou don't]] ''[[IfICantHaveYou want to]]'' [[IfICantHaveYou have me, no one should]]!" and choose solitude or at least [[CelibateHero celibacy]] for the rest of their life.

Often, this trope is similar to 'pledging loyalty' "pledging loyalty" to the beloved person and trying to be "loyal" regardless of what the person in question actually thinks of the character. Seeing (or at least feeling) the idea of loving another as some sort of betrayal. In that way, it is kind of a passive version of StalkerWithACrush, but with much less actively obsessive behaviour and more IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy involved.



* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', [[spoiler:Snape was in love with Lily through their childhood and Hogwarts years. Lily refused to associate herself with him after he broke all the trust she had in him. Lily instead ended up with his archnemesis and rival, James Potter, whom had taken down his ego since their last encounter. They had a child named Harry, then they died and Harry grew up to become a student of Snape, who treats Harry like shit because his dad is James... and because he's still angry and in love with Lily, long after her death, as he demonstrated with his Patronus, causing [[TearJerker Dumbledore to tear up]].]]

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', [[spoiler:Snape was in love with Lily through their childhood and Hogwarts years. Lily refused to associate herself with him after he broke all the trust she had in him. Lily instead ended up with his archnemesis and rival, James Potter, whom had taken down his ego since their last encounter. They had a child named Harry, then they died and Harry grew up to become a student of Snape, who treats Harry like shit because his dad is James... James… and because he's still angry and in love with Lily, long after her death, as he demonstrated with his Patronus, causing [[TearJerker Dumbledore to tear up]].]]



* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has plenty. King Robert vocally mourns Lyanna Stark [[TheLostLenore long after her death]], but he never [[LovingAShadow really knew her]]. His wife Cersei was in love with Rhaegar Targaryen, whom Robert killed, though the fact that her ArrangedMarriage to Robert is abusive and horribly unhappy for her doesn't help matters. Then there's Petyr Baelish, who has always claimed to love Catelyn Stark, [[spoiler: and he starts a massive war that tears the seven kingdoms apart, as his way of lashing out to the world when he lost her to Brandon Stark]].

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has plenty. King Robert vocally mourns Lyanna Stark [[TheLostLenore long after her death]], but he never [[LovingAShadow really knew her]]. His wife Cersei was in love with [[spoiler: Rhaegar Targaryen, whom Robert killed, killed]], though the fact that her ArrangedMarriage to Robert is abusive and horribly unhappy for her doesn't help matters. Then there's Petyr Baelish, who has always claimed to love Catelyn Stark, [[spoiler: and he starts a massive war that tears the seven kingdoms apart, as his way of lashing out to the world when he lost her to Brandon Stark]].
Stark]]. And Catelyn's sister Lysa, who long loved the above mentioned Petyr.



* Yvonne Elliman's, "If I Can't Have You"[[note]]''Not'' to be confused with [[IfICantHaveYou the trope...]][[/note]]

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* Yvonne Elliman's, "If I Can't Have You"[[note]]''Not'' to be confused with [[IfICantHaveYou the trope...]][[/note]]trope…]][[/note]]
1st Jan '16 3:38:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* Implied in "Biscuit" by ''{{Portishead}}'':

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* Implied in "Biscuit" by ''{{Portishead}}'':''Music/{{Portishead}}'':
31st Oct '15 8:48:36 PM nombretomado
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* In ''QuantumAndWoody'', Eric Henderson has this for Amy Fishbein since his early teenage years.

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* In ''QuantumAndWoody'', ''ComicBook/QuantumAndWoody'', Eric Henderson has this for Amy Fishbein since his early teenage years.



* In LoveActually, Mark harboured a crush on his best friend's fiancee/wife and admitted to her that he may never fully get over it.

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* In LoveActually, ''Film/LoveActually'', Mark harboured a crush on his best friend's fiancee/wife and admitted to her that he may never fully get over it.
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