->''"When I was six, my Franchise/PowerRangers were married and divorced in more combinations than Music/FleetwoodMac!"''
-->--'''Kurt''', ''Series/{{Glee}}''

These tropes are about people getting involved in characters' romantic relationships. Since real-life people are infinitely more into pairing fictional people than fictional people are, most of these are AudienceReactions. For tropes actually dealing with ships, [[TropesAtSea please look here]]. For the shipping ''of'' tropes, consult the TropeCo catalog. Warning: [[HurricaneOfPuns loads of puns]] [[JustForPun ahead!]]
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!!Tropes:
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* AbandonShipping: An event that leads to the fandom abandoning a pairing.
* ActorShipping: Shippers who ship the ''actors'' instead of the characters.
* AnchoredShip: When two characters aren't in a relationship/can't be paired, but it's only for now and can theoretically be reversed.
* AngelDevilShipping: Shipping a good guy with a bad guy.
* CrackPairing: Shipping a pair that would be ''insane'' as a couple.
* CargoShip: Shipping a sentient being with an object.
* CrossoverShip: Shipping two characters from different works.
* DieForOurShip: A character is TheScrappy, but only because of reasons related to shipping.
* DryDockedShip: Characters who are not together, but the fans like to think that they used to be together.
* DryDocking: The opposite of shipping. When fans break apart an OfficialCouple.
* EveryoneIsGay: Fanfics with a CastFullOfGay.
* FanPreferredCouple: The fans prefer an unofficial pairing.
* FauxYay: Characters pretend to be gay.
* FoeYayShipping: Shipping a pair of enemies.
* GhostShipping: Shipping a live character with a dead character.
* GottaShipEmAll: ''Everyone'' is shipped with one another.
* {{Het}}: Straightness. Being sexually attracted to the other gender.
* HetIsEw: Being straight (heterosexuality) is bad.
* HoYay: Fans interpret things with homoerotic subtext.
* IdiosyncraticShipNaming: Using an actual word to refer to a pairing.
* IncestYayShipping: Shipping people who are related.
* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Character is shipped with everyone.
* TheMatchmaker: Someone tells someone else to pair up with a third person.
* MatchmakerCrush: The matchmaker ends up with a crush on one side of the pair they wanted to happen.
* MatchmakerQuest: Character A sends Character B on a quest so they can impress Character C, who they are in love with.
* MentorShip: Character shipped with their mentor.
* MindGameShip: Person shipped with the character they mess with mentally.
* {{Minionshipping}}: Two minor villains who are shipped.
* NoYay: A {{Squick}}y or scary pairing.
* OfficialCouple: Two characters are canonically a couple.
* OfficialCoupleOrdealSyndrome: The Official Couple have a bad life.
* OneTruePairing (usually abbreviated {{OTP}}): A group of fans' preferred ship.
* OneTrueThreesome (usually abbreviated {{OT3}}): When a group of fans ship three characters together. A form of {{Polyamory}}.
* PortmanteauCoupleName: Referring to a couple as a portmanteau of the peoples' names.
* RoboShip: Shipping a machine with a non-machine.
* ShipperOnDeck: A character ships two other characters in-story.
* ShipperWithAnAgenda: Shipping with a reason behind thinking the couple is cute.
* ShippingTorpedo: The opposite of a Shipper on Deck. A character who tries to break up a couple.
* ShipMates: When a fan supports pairings that don't interfere with their favourite pairing.
* {{Shipping}}: Pairing characters up in fanfiction.
* ShippingBedDeath: Two characters get together and then the fans lose interest in shipping them.
* ShippingGoggles: Person reads ''everything'' as romantic/sexual subtext.
* ShipSinking: A moment which means that two characters ''can't'' logically be shipped.
* TheShipsMotor: A piece of fanon which helps a ship happen.
* ShipsThatPassInTheNight: Shipping two characters who have never met.
* ShipTease: Two characters are teased as a couple in-universe but don't actually get together.
* ShipToShipCombat: Fans arguing about who should be shipped to whom.
* JustForFun/TheShipYard: Non-tropes with punny ship-related names.
* SisterShip: If two characters are together, then another two must have UnresolvedSexualTension or something.
* SlashFic: A fanfic pairing two characters of the same sex together.
* SleepingWithTheBoss: Person has sex with someone they're in authority over.
* {{Starboarding}}: One-sided shipping.
* SuperCouple: A pairing which intrigues everybody.
* ThemePairing: Couple is chosen due to their similarities.
* ToyShip: Shipping children.
* UndercoverAsLovers: AliceAndBob are in disguise, pretending to be lovers.
* UnequalPairing: A romantic/sexual relationship where one has more power over the other.
* WarShip: Shipping two characters who are on different sides of a war.
* {{Wimpification}}: Character gets made shyer for the sake of shipping.
* YaoiFangirl: A woman or girl who watches male anime characters making out.
* YuriFan: Character who ships females.
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