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A romance, sexual or otherwise, between two different species. Sometimes they are humanoid aliens, and a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe is involved, or they can be a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire and a human, two {{Funny Animal}}s, or a BeastAndBeauty couple. The type of species can diverge greatly, so long as they are different.

May include a moral about the FantasticRacism version of inter-racial romances. Also may be StarcrossedLovers, anyone looking for more built in angst will make one of these a MayflyDecemberRomance. In [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness less realistic]] settings, can easily result in {{Half Human Hybrid}}s or {{Hybrid Monster}}s.

Chances of it actually becoming an OfficialCouple (and evolving into a mixed marriage) are increased if the nonhuman has a [[HumanAliens human form]], although that still doesn't take away the {{Squick}} for a steadfast minority of viewers. Most people accept it, though, if there are ''no'' humans involved, just two different animals. For anthropomorphic animals, this can be a source of FurryConfusion, especially if they're the ''only'' couple seen to be of different species.

For some this is [[BoldlyComing the way to go about First Contact]]. [[AlienInvasion Alien invaders]] seemingly love to tempt humans with this as part of their {{Masquerade}}, although [[HowToInvadeAnAlienPlanet you'd think they'd learn better]].

A lot more likely to happen in fan works (FanFic, WebComics, etc) and more likely to be...um...[[NotSafeForWork NSFW]].

See also: ExtremeOmnisexual; BestialityIsDepraved; MarsNeedsWomen; DivineDate; MagicalGirlfriend; DeusSexMachina; DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu; BoyMeetsGhoul; {{Robosexual}} (for when the "species" barrier is a robot, AI, or other artificial lifeform), and HotSkittyOnWailordAction for when you wonder how these two things could actually reproduce. May involve ExoticEquipment or the MaleToFemaleUniversalAdaptor. May lead to {{Half Human Hybrid}}s or to a NonhumanLoverReveal if one member was keeping secrets. If society does not approve of such romance, then it's also MalignedMixedMarriage. InterspeciesFriendship is the platonic version of this trope.


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