Playing With / It Meant Something to Me

Basic Trope: A couple isn't a real couple, but one half says they should be.
  • Straight: Alice and Bob sleep together after a little too much to drink at a party. Alice has had a crush on Bob for a long time, and wants them to go out for breakfast together. Bob has no interest in Alice.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: They promptly talk it over, and nothing changes.
  • Justified:
    • Alice has had feelings for Bob for a long time, but Bob either doesn't return them or is Oblivious to Love.
    • Bob is one of those people that can separate the physical aspect of sex from the emotional; Alice is not.
    • Bob has cheated on Alice in the midst of a troubled relationship; Alice bringing this up is the "make it or break it" point.
  • Inverted: Alice and Bob are an Official Couple, but then decide they should call it off.
  • Gender Inverted: Bob suggests the Relationship Upgrade, and Alice is the one that turns it down.
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice and Bob both have feelings, and are upfront about them.
  • Enforced: Rule of Drama
  • Lampshaded: "I thought you loved me!"
  • Invoked: Claire accuses Alice of being a slut for being with a man she does not love, prompting Alice to seek out a real relationship with Bob.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied:
    • When Alice confesses her feelings for him, Bob stops sleeping with her.
    • Alice breaks up with Bob when she realizes he only wants sex from her.
  • Discussed: "Look Alice, I know you think Bob loves you but so did all of the other girls he was with".
  • Conversed: ???

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