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* In the NarrativePoem "The Courtship of Miles Standish" (1858) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, [[UsefulNotes/TheThirteenAmericanColonies Mayflower pilgrim]] Miles Standish sends his friend John Alden to deliver a marriage proposal to Priscilla Mullens. Priscilla is not impressed and instead asks, "Why don't you speak for yourself, John?"

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* In the NarrativePoem "The Courtship of Miles Standish" "Literature/TheCourtshipOfMilesStandish" (1858) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, [[UsefulNotes/TheThirteenAmericanColonies Mayflower pilgrim]] Miles Standish sends his friend John Alden to deliver a marriage proposal to Priscilla Mullens. Priscilla is not impressed and instead asks, "Why don't you speak for yourself, John?"

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* In the last episode of ''Series/MimpiMetropolitan'', [[spoiler:Alan]] chooses to not to talk about his feelings or his failed love confession attempts to [[spoiler:Pipin in his last meeting with her]]. After [[spoiler:Alan leaves]], Mami Bibir is the one who tells [[spoiler:Pipin]] about those.


* On a first-season episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' ("[[TheOneWith The One Where]] [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming Rachel Finds Out]]"), Chandler accidentally blurts out to ObliviousToLove Rachel that Ross is head over heels for her.

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* On a first-season episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' ("[[TheOneWith ("[[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming The One Where]] [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming Where Rachel Finds Out]]"), Chandler accidentally blurts out to ObliviousToLove Rachel that Ross is head over heels for her.

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* In the second season finale of ''Series/NeverHaveIEver'', Eleanor tells Ben that Devi had initially wanted to choose him over Paxton.


* Telling it to the beloved in exchange for something (especially in a "forbidden love" setting or if the lover is just so shy).

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* [[ShipperWithAnAgenda Telling it to the beloved in exchange for something something]] (especially in a "forbidden love" setting or if the lover is just so shy).

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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', [[TokenMiniMoe Presea]] mentions to [[TheHero Lloyd]] in one skit that [[CoolBigSis Raine]] told her that [[BrattyHalfPint Genis]] likes her.
** In the [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld sequel]], if you pick Colette in the Iselia/Flanoir sidequest near the end of the game, Emil tells [[ObliviousToLove Lloyd]] she’s in love with him (Colette never told Emil this, but he seems to pick this information up from a skit that occurs early on in the game). This ultimately leads to [[ChildhoodFriendRomance the two getting together]] by the end of the sidequest.

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* In ''Literature/AnneOfTheIsland'', the third installment of the ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' series, Anne is having a sleepover with her friend, Jane Andrews, who proceeds to propose to Anne on behalf of Jane's brother Billy, who is too shy to court Anne much less ask her to marry him. Anne, having never thought much about Billy at all, refuses. Jane is unsurprised (having told her brother it was a long shot) and assures Anne that Billy will be fine since he likes Nettie Blewett (another local girl) almost as well, so he'll probably just marry her instead. Anne is wryly amused, and when she later hears of Billy's engagement, wonders if he managed to propose in person this time or if he asked his sister to do it again.


* ''Theatre/TheOddCouple:'' Felix falls madly in love with Gloria and wants to marry her, but he becomes such a nervous wreck that he loses his voice before he can propose to her, and he practically begs Oscar to propose to her on his behalf, even going so far as writing down very specific instructions on what to do and say. Oscar, wanting to get out of there, basically cuts to the chase and asks Gloria to marry Felix, to which she agrees.

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* ''Theatre/TheOddCouple:'' ''Series/TheOddCouple1970:'' Felix falls madly in love with Gloria and wants to marry her, but he becomes such a nervous wreck that he loses his voice before he can propose to her, and he practically begs Oscar to propose to her on his behalf, even going so far as writing down very specific instructions on what to do and say. Oscar, wanting to get out of there, basically cuts to the chase and asks Gloria to marry Felix, to which she agrees.


* In Chapter 32 of ''Manga/SasamekiKoto'', Tomoe accidentally implies to [[spoiler:Ushio]] that her best friend Sumika has romantic feelings for her.

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* In Chapter 32 of ''Manga/SasamekiKoto'', ''Manga/WhisperedWords'', Tomoe accidentally implies to [[spoiler:Ushio]] that her best friend Sumika has romantic feelings for her.

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* In ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' Barbara informs Ed that Penguin is in love with him. Her intentions however are more sinister than it is usual for this trope since [[spoiler:she uses it to prove that Penguin had a motive to kill Ed's girlfriend and to turn Ed against him.]]


* In Disney's ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog,'' Naveen intends to confess his feelings for Tiana and propose, but gets cold feet due to a combination of IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy and PoorCommunicationKills. Ray has to fill her in instead.

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* In Disney's ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog,'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePrincessAndTheFrog,'' Naveen intends to confess his feelings for Tiana and propose, but gets cold feet due to a combination of IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy and PoorCommunicationKills. Ray has to fill her in instead.


* In ''Manga/MyLoveStory,'' Takeo and Yamato like each other, but Takeo thinks she likes Suna, his best friend, instead. After a date gone wrong because of it, Suna just straight up tells Takeo that he's the one Yamato likes. When Takeo still didn't believe him, Suna tricked Yamato herself to confess her love.

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* In ''Manga/MyLoveStory,'' Takeo and Yamato like each other, but Takeo thinks is convinced that she likes Suna, his best friend, friend Suna instead. After a date gone wrong because of it, of this, Suna gets fed up with Takeo's denseness and just straight up tells Takeo him that he's the one Yamato really likes. When Even after hearing this Takeo still didn't can't believe him, it's true, so Suna tricked tricks Yamato herself into declaring her love for Takeo in no uncertain terms, thinking that she's telling it to Suna in confidence when Takeo is actually hidden in the room, eavesdropping. A stunned Takeo then reveals himself, and after the initial shock he and Yamato confess her love.to each other properly.


A lover doesn't make a LoveConfession to their beloved, but rather, [[LoveConfessor to a third party]]. That third part then declares the lover's love to the beloved--either deliberately or accidentally.

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A lover doesn't make a LoveConfession to their beloved, but rather, [[LoveConfessor to a third party]]. That third part party then declares the lover's love to the beloved--either deliberately or accidentally.


* In the NarrativePoem "The Courtship of Miles Standish" (1858) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, [[UsefulNotes/TheColonialPeriod Mayflower pilgrim]] Miles Standish sends his friend John Alden to deliver a marriage proposal to Priscilla Mullens. Priscilla is not impressed and instead asks, "Why don't you speak for yourself, John?"

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* In the NarrativePoem "The Courtship of Miles Standish" (1858) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, [[UsefulNotes/TheColonialPeriod [[UsefulNotes/TheThirteenAmericanColonies Mayflower pilgrim]] Miles Standish sends his friend John Alden to deliver a marriage proposal to Priscilla Mullens. Priscilla is not impressed and instead asks, "Why don't you speak for yourself, John?"


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* willing to tell the beloved about the lover's love at the request of the lover
* telling it to the beloved in exchange for something (especially in a "forbidden love" setting or if the lover is just so shy)
* telling it to the beloved behind the lover's back
* unaware that the lover hasn't already confessed
* [[CannotKeepASecret simply unable to keep a secret]]
* are a ShipperOnDeck for the couple in question

See also LoveLetterLunacy.

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* willing Willing to tell the beloved about the lover's love at the request of the lover
lover.
* telling Telling it to the beloved in exchange for something (especially in a "forbidden love" setting or if the lover is just so shy)
shy).
* telling Telling it to the beloved behind the lover's back
back.
* unaware Unaware that the lover hasn't already confessed
confessed.
* [[CannotKeepASecret simply Simply unable to keep a secret]]
secret]].
* are Are a ShipperOnDeck for the couple in question

question.

See also LoveLetterLunacy. \n



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* In ''Anime/WhisperOfTheHeart,'' Harada uses Shizuku to confess her love to Sugimura. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, [[LoveDodecahedron Sugimura likes Shizuku, who is starting to like Seiji.]]]]
* In ''{{Manga/Naruto}},'' Sai tried to be this, [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim with]] [[WhatTheHellHero disastrous]] [[ShipSinking results]]. Later in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', Sakura takes this role, [[spoiler: where she gives Naruto a important pep-talk regarding [[SingleTargetSexuality Hinata's love for him]]. This time, it worked]].
* In Chapter 32 of ''Manga/SasamekiKoto'', Tomoe accidentally [[spoiler: implies to Ushio that her best friend Sumika has romantic feelings for her]].

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* ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'':
** Sai tries to be this in the Five Kage Summit arc, [[ShipSinking with disastrous results]].
** In the {{canon}} movie ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', Sakura takes this role, where she gives Naruto a important pep-talk regarding [[spoiler:Hinata's]] love for him. This time, it worked.
* In Chapter 32 of ''Manga/SasamekiKoto'', Tomoe accidentally implies to [[spoiler:Ushio]] that her best friend Sumika has romantic feelings for her.
* In ''Anime/WhisperOfTheHeart,'' Harada uses Shizuku to confess her love to Sugimura. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Unfortunately, [[LoveDodecahedron Sugimura likes Shizuku, who is starting to like Seiji.]]]]
* In ''{{Manga/Naruto}},'' Sai tried to be this, [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim with]] [[WhatTheHellHero disastrous]] [[ShipSinking results]]. Later in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', Sakura takes this role, [[spoiler: where she gives Naruto a important pep-talk regarding [[SingleTargetSexuality Hinata's love for him]]. This time, it worked]].
* In Chapter 32 of ''Manga/SasamekiKoto'', Tomoe accidentally [[spoiler: implies to Ushio that her best friend Sumika has romantic feelings for her]].
Seiji]].



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* Creator/DaveBarry mentions that he had a friend named Phil in high school with the invaluable ability to talk to girls, and thus was able to get Phil to ask (by asking a female friend of) a girl out on a date for him. Her acceptance was passed on to her friend, who passed it to Phil, who passed it back to Dave.
* ''Literature/ACivilCampaign'' has an example of the accidental variant: Ekaterin learns that Miles is in love with her when Simon Illyan, who has memory problems, introduces the subject in conversation because he's forgotten she doesn't already know.



* In ''Literature/DragonBlood'', there are lots of shippers on board and ship the main couple. Before they become a couple. Which makes things a bit awkward. This goes so far that people even consider a possible marriage in political debates, in the hearing range of the not-yet-couple.



* Creator/DaveBarry mentions that he had a friend named Phil in high school with the invaluable ability to talk to girls, and thus was able to get Phil to ask (by asking a female friend of) a girl out on a date for him. Her acceptance was passed on to her friend, who passed it to Phil, who passed it back to Dave.



* ''Literature/ACivilCampaign'' has an example of the accidental variant: Ekaterin learns that Miles is in love with her when Simon Illyan, who has memory problems, introduces the subject in conversation because he's forgotten she doesn't already know.
* In ''Literature/DragonBlood'', there are lots of shippers on board and ship the main couple. Before they become a couple. Which makes things a bit awkward. This goes so far that people even consider a possible marriage in political debates, in the hearing range of the not-yet-couple.



* In the penultimate episode of ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'', Will asks Bedelia whether Hannibal is in love with him and she confirms it.



* In the 2008 adaptation of ''Literature/LittleDorrit'', John Chivery (who's in love with Amy) tells [[ObliviousToLove Arthur Clennam]] that Amy loves him.



* In the penultimate episode of ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'', Will asks Bedelia whether Hannibal is in love with him and she confirms it.
* In the 2008 adaptation of ''Literature/LittleDorrit'', John Chivery (who's in love with Amy) tells [[ObliviousToLove Arthur Clennam]] that Amy loves him.



-->She says she loves you
-->And you know that can't be bad.
-->She loves you
-->And you know you should be glad.

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-->She -->''She says she loves you
-->And
you''\\
''And
you know that can't be bad.
-->She
bad.''\\
''She
loves you
-->And
you''\\
''And
you know you should be glad.''

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