Sometimes living in close proximity to an attractive person of the opposite sex can lead to more than just borrowing a cup of sugar. All too often, protagonists will end up falling in love. This can often lead to a minor character having a more significant role, or it could just end up as trouble.

Not to be confused with a 1970's British TV sitcom [[ValuesDissonance of the same name]] which was unremarkable for its time but so monumentally politically incorrect by today's standards that it could never be screened today [[note]]though it's managed to get a DVD release[[/note]]. There was anything ''but'' love between a white racist and his West Indian next door neighbours and this was frequently expressed in interesting words of few syllables...


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* The long-running ''Nescafe'' ads in both Australia and the UK where a man moves into the neighbourhood and is offered a coffee by his pretty neighbour. The Australian version was very sweet and the couple ends up married. The UK versions were a bit steamier.

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%%* ''Series/DesperateHousewives''. Susan and Mike would be the main example of this one.
%%* ''Series/{{Everwood}}''. Andy and Nina.
%%* Monica and Chandler from ''Series/{{Friends}}'' lived across the hall from each other.
%%* ''Series/McLeodsDaughters''. Tess and Nick. Alex and Claire. Alex and Stevie. Kate and Riley. Taylor and Patrick.
%%* ''Series/{{Neighbours}}''.
%%* Juan and Aurora from ''Series/SolamenteVos''.