Created By: NateTheGreat on January 2, 2012
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Love Realization Through Proximity

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Needs a better name. So you've got two people who are of the Everybody Can See It variety of relationship, who only see each other as friends.

How do we fix this? Somehow get them into close proximity with each other. Maybe one is showing the other how to do a golf swing. Maybe they've been forced into dancing with each other for some reason or other. Maybe the car is swerving and dumps one into the others lap. Stuff like that. Up for Grabs.
  • The inspiring example is from Asu no Yoichi!. The female lead is showing the male lead how to bowl through the traditional "stand behind them and move their arms" technique. Cue a blush and a quick step back.
  • White Christmas. Bob is helping Betty get down from the upper bunk. She lands and is facing him with his hands under her arms. For a moment both get a bit distant as they look at each other.

Community Feedback Replies: 14
  • January 24, 2012
    NateTheGreat
    No comment?
  • January 25, 2012
    Arivne
    See the YKTTW's Literally Falling In Love and Rescue Hug, which would be specific Sub Tropes of this.

    Compare Practice Kiss and Suggestive Collision, which can result in this trope.
  • January 25, 2012
    Koveras
    • In War And Peace, The Vamp-ish Elena Kuragina exploits this trope to manipulate Pierre Bezukhov into proposing to her. He later realizes that he never really had any feelings for her.
  • January 25, 2012
    randomsurfer
    Attempted invoked on The Simpsons: when Homer is laid up due to an injury he's bored at home. "I know...I'll breed the pets - to each other!" He grabs Santa's Little Helper (a dog) and Snowball II (a cat) and stuffs them into a bag. Theoretically, just by being in such close proximity Coitus Ensues.
  • February 14, 2012
    NateTheGreat
    Bump.
  • March 3, 2012
    NateTheGreat
    Bump.
  • March 8, 2012
    Lyendith
    • In Naruto, one passage in a flashback just after Konan's death shows Konan treating Yahiko's wounds while Nagato is not back yet and there are just the two of them. They look into each other's eyes, and it's strongly implied that a kiss ensues.
  • April 11, 2012
    NateTheGreat
    Bump.
  • April 11, 2012
    kevinj
    Doctor Who: Amy and Rory are basically forced into the realisation that they are meant for each other, by their best friend, who turns out to actually be their daughter. And for a title how about "Penny in the air...."
  • April 11, 2012
    NateTheGreat
    That's not this trope.
  • April 29, 2012
    NateTheGreat
    Often leads to blushing.
  • December 9, 2012
    NateTheGreat
    No further comment?
  • June 30, 2013
    NateTheGreat
    Last chance before discarding.
  • June 30, 2013
    eunnikins
    The Proposal, canadian boss marries employee so she can stay in america, over time and before the wedding they end up liking each other.
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