Ho Yay: Dan has expressed to Chris that he should have never gotten married, his distaste for Elise, clinginess to Chris ("Why was your phone off?...This is not ok. You never turn your phone off, ever again. Promise me!...PROMISE! ME!"), seems to really like touching Chris's mouth, knows Chris well enough to know his grooming habits from his knock, and had such dialogue gems as: "Seriously, if this doesn't work, I'm leaving you." followed by a quickly whispered "I would never leave you." and while gloating to Elise: "Possession is nine tenths of the law, I'll have you know. Technically, Chris is mine now." Chris is also the only person in the universe Dan seems willing to show any sign of caring or affection for, however minuscule the gestures may be (this being Dan, what's common courtesy to the rest of us is angelic from him). But the kicker for this trope has to be:
Dan (talking as Chris): I love you.
Dan as himself, shyly: Um, I...feel...somewhat warmly towards you.
- And in "The Wolfman", Dan's response to Chris's heart-shaped locket containing a picture of Elise? "Hey, that's not me."
- From "Canada":
Chris: I'm not going to do that.
Dan: I'm just saying you could..!
Chris: Well, I'm not going to.
Dan: FINE! (slams hand and pouts)
- From "George Washington":
Chris: This is why our children are getting dumber. No standards!
Dan: We don't have children.
Chris: You know what I mean!
- And in "The Beach", the "love pinch" anyone?
Chris (after Dan saves him): "You came here to help me, you do care..!"
(Dan pinches him)
Chris, beaming: Ow! Ah, you can't fool me! That felt like a love pinch..!
- Any time Chris and Elise start to have a moment, Dan makes sure to interrupt in some way. He also keeps trying to get them to break up.
Chris: Shh! Do you mind? I'm trying to leave a message.
Dan: Well just tell her you've left her. (into the phone) He's left you!...He's left you! And he's never coming back!
- In the "The DMV", Chris keeps a mugshot of Dan because it looked—quote, unquote—adorable.
- Plus, in "The Family Camping Trip", he continually calls Colby "dreamy" and gets lost in his eyes.