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[[caption-width-right:350:"And who'd have guessed they'd come together on their own?"]]

The [[DamselInDistress princess to be rescued]], or the PrinceCharming to sweep the {{hero|es}}ine off her feet. Or just someone that happens to become romantically involved.

It's a SuperTrope so universal, that there are too many specific examples to list. There are a few in the list below.

Compare AttractionTropes, FlirtingAndCourtship, DatingTropes, MarriageTropes, Contrasts {{Asexual}} and CelibateHero, who are immune to this.

More innocent SisterTrope to LustObject.
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!!{{Sub Trope}}s:
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* TheAce
* ActionGirlfriend: His girlfriend is an ActionGirl.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AmazonChaser: In love with an ActionGirl.
* BadassGay, usually for the GayAesop
* BastardBoyfriend: Is in love with him even though he abuses her cruelly.
* BastardGirlfriend: Is in love with her
* BeastAndBeauty
* BespectacledBastardBoyfriend
* BettyAndVeronica: A character has two conflicting love interests with contrasting personalities.
* BettyAndVeronicaSwitch: When two love interests with contrasting personalities switch places.
* BigBadFriend, when they pull a HeelFaceTurn because of ThePowerOfLove.
* {{Bokukko}}
* BrokenBird
* CatGirl
* TheCharmer
* TheChick: A female group of a FiveManBand who will likely be a love interest for TheHero.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Your love interest doesn't like it when other girls talk to you.
* CollegeWidow
* CowboyCop
* CrazyJealousGuy: He doesn't like is when boys talk to his girl.
* CuteSportsClubManager
* DamselInDistress: A female character is kidnapped (or otherwise endangered) and in need of rescue by a male hero, who would become their love interest.
* TheDarkChick, when they pull a HighHeelFaceTurn.
* DarkMistress
* DatingCatwoman: When a protagonist and an antagonist are in love with each other.
* DeconfirmedBachelor
* DefrostingIceQueen: The love interest initially rejects them, but begins to warm up to him eventually.
* DemotedToSatelliteLoveInterest
* DeterminedWidow
* DivineDate
* DisposableFiance
* DisabledLoveInterest: A love interest despite their disability.
* DisposableLoveInterest
* DistressedDude
* DoggedNiceGuy -- because SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan
* {{Dominatrix}}
* DungeonmastersGirlfriend
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* FemmeFatale
* FirstGirlWins: The male protagonist ends up with the first girl we saw him meet.
* GirlNextDoor:
* GirlOfMyDreams: A character meets their love interest in a dream.
* GirlOfTheWeek
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HelloNurse: A female character who attracts all of the guys will most definitely be a love interest for the lead protagonist.
* TheHero: The main character of the series will often be a love interest of TheChick.
* HeroesWantRedheads: A character is in love with a redhead girl.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold
* HospitalHottie
* HotLibrarian
* HotScientist
* HotTeacher
* ImpliedLoveInterest: Two characters seem to have an interest in each other, but it it implied and not pointed out.
* IncompatibleOrientation
* IncorruptiblePurePureness, since SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan
* InnocentFanserviceGirl
* InsecureLoveInterest
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* JunglePrincess
* KnightInShiningArmor
* KnightInSourArmor
* LadyOfWar
* LadykillerInLove
* LastGirlWins: The last person the protagonist meets is ultimately his/her true love interest.
* LikesOlderMen: She's in love with men older than her.
* LikesOlderWomen: He's in love with women older than him.
* LittleSisterHeroine
* LonelyRichKid
* TheLostLenore
* LoveInterestTraitor: When a character's love interest betrays them.
* LovesMyAlterEgo
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter
* MagicalGirlfriend
* MagneticGirlfriend: Women don't take an interest in the hero until after he gets a girlfriend.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: An energetic upbeat girl whose love gives the brooding male hero a new lease on life.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage
* {{Meganekko}}
* MoralityPet: The love interest is what softens a character.
* MuggleAndMagicalLoveTriangle
* MrFanservice: A love interest who provides eye candy for the female viewers.
* MsFanservice: A love interest who provides eye candy for the male viewers.
* NaughtyNun
* NiceGuy: The love interest is a nice person.
* NonActionGuy
* TheNotLoveInterest: A partner who is not romantically involved with the main character, despite fulfilling the usual role of one.
* NewOldFlame
* TheObstructiveLoveInterest: A love interest who constantly misunderstands her lover's behavior and treats him terribly until the ending.
* OfficialCouple: When a character and their love interest get together in {{Canon}}.
* OldFlame
* OldFlameFizzle
* TheOneThatGotAway
* PatientChildhoodLoveInterest
* PeerlessLoveInterest
* PrinceCharming
* PrinceCharmingWannabe
* PrincelyYoungMan
* ProperLady
* RebelliousPrincess
* ReformedRakes
* RelationshipRevolvingDoor
* RelationshipSue
* ReplacementLoveInterest: A character gets a new love interest (who often resembles the first one) after the previous one dies/leaves.
* RichBitch, since AllGuysWantCheerleaders
* RobotGirl
* RomanticFalseLead
* RomanticRunnerUp
* RomanticVampireBoy
* SageLoveInterest
* SatelliteLoveInterest: A character whose personality revolves around being a love interest to another character.
* SecondLove
* SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl
* SelfProclaimedLoveInterest
* SettledForGay
* ShrinkingViolet
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
* SleuthDatesCop
* SouthernBelle
* SpeechImpededLoveInterest
* SpiritedYoungLady
* SpoiledSweet
* StacysMom: A character has a crush on another character's mom.
* StalkerWithACrush: A character stalks their love interest.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TheTease
* TemporaryLoveInterest
* ThirdOptionLoveInterest
* TricksterGirlfriend
* TroubledButCute, since AllGirlsWantBadBoys
* {{Tsundere}}: In in love with their love interest, but outwardly acts hostile towards them to hide it.
* UnderstandingBoyfriend
* UnwantedHarem
* UnwantedSpouse: They're married to them, but can't stand them.
* UselessBoyfriend
* WellExcuseMePrincess
* WetBlanketWife
* WidowWoman
* WhiteMagicianGirl
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, since they're TroubledButCute
* YamatoNadeshiko
* {{Yandere}}: Is in love with their love interest and makes sure they feel the same...or else.
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