'''Basic Trope''': Two people are obviously attracted to each other, but some element of the story is keeping them apart.
* '''Straight''': Alice likes Bob, Bob likes Alice, but neither admits it to the other, ever.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** All of AliceAndBob's conversations end with both of them [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything flushed, breathing heavily, and sweating]], but the relationship never goes anywhere.
** Alice and Bob are [[WhosTheBoss living in the same house, regularly attend events as a couple]], have a joint bank account, haven't dated anyone since they met each other, and radiate sexual tension around each other but neither will admit they like the other, ever.
* '''Downplayed''': Alice and Bob have some mild interest towards each other, but both are obviously too distracted to really pursue it.
* '''Justified''':
** They both have other significant others and don't want to complicate things.
** [[TwiceShy They're both shy and have trouble telling each other how they feel]].
** Bob has an ArrangedMarriage with Claire, and Alice knows this. However, if either speak against this (such as, say, Bob saying he likes Alice or vice versa), they'll get in serious trouble.
* '''Inverted''': Both AliceAndBob think the other is interested, but neither of them actually are.
* '''Subverted''': AliceAndBob spend a lot of time together, always seem perkier while the other is around, and even get [[LuminescentBlush flushed]] around each other often, but neither has any romantic interest in the other.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...until a situation GoneHorriblyWrong leads them to think they're going to die, and they discover an interest in one another, only for them to be rescued just before it all comes out.
* '''Parodied''': AliceAndBob get married and have seven kids. [[BlatantLies They often heatedly deny that they've ever seen each other in their life]], [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial much less had sex]].
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob wants to admit his feelings for Alice, but she's involved with [[RomanticFalseLead David]]. At the same time Alice develops {{green eye|d monster}}s due to Bob developing a closer relationship with Claire. Eventually both Bob and Alice return to being single but are still unable to admit their feelings for each other.
* '''Averted''':
** AliceAndBob meet, get to know each other, eventually fall in love and develop a relationship.
** Alice and Bob meet, and are genuinely not attracted to each other.
* '''Enforced''': The author aims to avoid a ShippingBedDeath.
* '''Lampshaded''': "They're never going to get it on, are they?"
* '''Invoked''': Alice and Bob have a mutual friend, Charlie, who ships them in-universe and arranges a MeetCute, but it doesn't go quite as planned.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': "I'm going to tell her how I feel, I don't want this uncertainty to drag on forever."
* '''Discussed''': "Bob and Alice obviously like each other. Why don't they just hook up?" "Just...because."
* '''Conversed''': "I've been watching this show for four seasons! When are Alice and Bob going to get together!?"
* '''Implied''': Alice and Bob are the subject of a ShipTease.
* '''Deconstructed''':
** AliceAndBob like each other but won't admit it. This leads to all sorts of friction, eventually ending their friendship on bad terms.
** Alice and Bob's attraction ruins all their other romantic relationships, leaving them perpetually alone and unhappy.
* '''Reconstructed''': AliceAndBob like each other but won't admit it, because they're each afraid the other doesn't reciprocate. Eventually, they realize the other ''does'' feel the same way, and get together.
Back to UnresolvedSexualTension.
%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???