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* ''Radio/BleakExpectations:'' In series 2, Pip Bin is completely unaware of Ripely Fecund's increasingly unsubtle hints (which didn't exactly ''start'' at subtle) that she is lusting after him, and his own feelings for her, right up until Ripely storms his wedding to Tallulah Not-A-Man.

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'''Schroeder:''' Boy, I hope not!

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->'''Lucy:''' Schroeder, do you think love is the answer to everything?
->'''Schroeder:''' Boy, I hope not!

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->'''Lucy:''' Schroeder, do you think love is the answer to everything?
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everything?\\
'''Schroeder:'''
Boy, I hope not!



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* In ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame,'' [[HotGypsyWoman Esmeralda]] is oblivious to [[TheGrotesque Quasimodo]]'s love. Which, unfortunately for Quasi, means [[spoiler:[[DidNotGetTheGirl she hooks up with]] [[KnightInShiningArmor Phoebus]] [[DidNotGetTheGirl instead]]. Right in front of him, in fact]].

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Charlie Brown and Marcie. He's understandably intimidated by Peppermint Patty's overtures, but has yet to notice Marcie. Charlie Brown does figure out that Marcie likes him, but not until she (very bluntly) ''tells'' him so. His self-esteem is so low, he can't really believe that ''any'' girl can be interested in him, even Peppermint Patty. There's also Charlie and the Little Red-Headed Girl, who probably doesn't even know he exists.
* Calvin and Susie Derkins from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''. WordOfGod [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvin_and_Hobbes#Susie_Derkins says]] that they have a mutual crush on each other. Calvin, apparently, either doesn't know about it or doesn't know how to deal with it, so he does his best to gross out and anger Susie, who then always gets mad at him.
** Arguably, this may apply with Susie as well. Susie generally is contemptuous of Calvin, ignores him, and associates with him only when she has to, but at the same time, perhaps like Calvin, doesn't know how to handle her feelings towards him.
** Strangely enough, in the strip it's Hobbes (Calvin's [[LovesMyAlterEgo alter ego]]?) who is attracted to Susie and is always convincing Calvin to go play with her.
--> "...So what happened to the mandibles of death, you sissy furball?!?"
--> "I was beguiled by her feminine charms. Yow. Go soak your head."
** Most likely Calvin just projects his feelings onto his imaginary friend as a way of dealing with them.
** Though Hobbes also sometimes teases Calvin by suggesting he and Susie like each other; [[NotSoImaginaryFriend assuming he is real]], it's possible he's just acting infatuated to get under Calvin's skin.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Curtis}}'', the titular character is too busy crushing on Michelle (who most definitely does ''not'' reciprocate) to realize that his good friend Chutney is head-over-heels in love with him. Once or twice he does wonder "Could it be that Michelle doesn't like me and that Chutney does?" but [[StatusQuoIsGod always writes the possibility off in the end]].
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* In ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame,'' ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', [[HotGypsyWoman Esmeralda]] is oblivious to [[TheGrotesque Quasimodo]]'s love. Which, unfortunately for Quasi, means [[spoiler:[[DidNotGetTheGirl she hooks up with]] [[KnightInShiningArmor Phoebus]] [[DidNotGetTheGirl instead]]. Right in front of him, in fact]].



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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Charlie Brown and Marcie. He's understandably intimidated by Peppermint Patty's overtures, but has yet to notice Marcie. Charlie Brown does figure out that Marcie likes him, but not until she (very bluntly) ''tells'' him so. His self-esteem is so low, he can't really believe that ''any'' girl can be interested in him, even Peppermint Patty. There's also Charlie and the Little Red-Headed Girl, who probably doesn't even know he exists.
* Calvin and Susie Derkins from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''. WordOfGod [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvin_and_Hobbes#Susie_Derkins says]] that they have a mutual crush on each other. Calvin, apparently, either doesn't know about it or doesn't know how to deal with it, so he does his best to gross out and anger Susie, who then always gets mad at him.
** Arguably, this may apply with Susie as well. Susie generally is contemptuous of Calvin, ignores him, and associates with him only when she has to, but at the same time, perhaps like Calvin, doesn't know how to handle her feelings towards him.
** Strangely enough, in the strip it's Hobbes (Calvin's [[LovesMyAlterEgo alter ego]]?) who is attracted to Susie and is always convincing Calvin to go play with her.
--> "...So what happened to the mandibles of death, you sissy furball?!?"
--> "I was beguiled by her feminine charms. Yow. Go soak your head."
** Most likely Calvin just projects his feelings onto his imaginary friend as a way of dealing with them.
** Though Hobbes also sometimes teases Calvin by suggesting he and Susie like each other; [[NotSoImaginaryFriend assuming he is real]], it's possible he's just acting infatuated to get under Calvin's skin.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Curtis}}'', the titular character is too busy crushing on Michelle (who most definitely does ''not'' reciprocate) to realize that his good friend Chutney is head-over-heels in love with him. Once or twice he does wonder "Could it be that Michelle doesn't like me and that Chutney does?" but [[StatusQuoIsGod always writes the possibility off in the end]].
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* Herb Alpert's "This Guy's in Love With You" (for when he gets tired or hinting and finally comes out and says it...but it is obvious that he's been hinting for a VERY long time!)


'''Critic''': Ohhh, I see what you're saying: you want me and the actress from ''Series/GameOfThrones'', [[Creator/EmiliaClark the one who plays the Albino dragon chick, to hook up]].

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'''Critic''': Ohhh, I see what you're saying: you want me and the actress from ''Series/GameOfThrones'', [[Creator/EmiliaClark [[Creator/EmiliaClarke the one who plays the Albino dragon chick, to hook up]].

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-->'''Witch''': What's wrong with you?! I [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal want weird, wobbly witch]] sex!\\
'''Critic''': Ohhh, I see what you're saying: you want me and the actress from ''Series/GameOfThrones'', [[Creator/EmiliaClark the one who plays the Albino dragon chick, to hook up]].

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* Ethan in the ''Podcast/CoolKidsTable'' game ''Creepy Town'' may not be as dumb as Frank, but he's completely unaware of Veronica and Stacey trying to flirt with him.
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** Parodied ''mercilessly'' in ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'', as [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Rickey]] has absolutely no problems with CannotSpitItOut, but Janey fails to pick up on the hints. Said "hints" include reading "[[Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou Ten Things I Love About Janey Briggs]]" ''in class'', with other students groaning over hearing such works again.

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* In the ''Theatre/MrsHawking'' play series: In part IV: ''Gilded Cages'', Victoria does not realize that Reginald is falling in love with her. She explains it to her nephew many years later as her own aromantic nature made it hard for her as a young person to see the signs she herself was unfamiliar with.


* [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove Can not recognize love]] when it's not [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys edged with danger]] or [[ThinksLikeARomanceNovel occurring like a romance novel]],

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* [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove Can not recognize love]] when it's not [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys edged with danger]] or [[ThinksLikeARomanceNovel occurring and mistakes it for something else, like a romance novel]],blush for a fever,


If the problem escalates, then this can lead to a case of CluelessChickMagnet. Compare to ChasteHero, where the character in question is completely clueless about the concept of romance; this one knows things about love and may even have a crush, just that [[SelectiveObliviousness he's just oblivious to certain other characters' advancements]]. This is one cause of the IgnoredEnamoredUnderling's problems.

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If the problem escalates, then this can lead to a case of CluelessChickMagnet. Compare to ChasteHero, where the character in question is completely clueless about the concept of romance; this one knows things about love and may even have a crush, just that [[SelectiveObliviousness he's just oblivious to certain other characters' advancements]].advances]]. This is one cause of the IgnoredEnamoredUnderling's problems.


* A RunningGag in the original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters1984}}'' was Janine's crush on Egon and how he was absolutely oblivious of it due to his cold scientific nature.

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* A RunningGag in the original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters1984}}'' ''Film/Ghostbusters1984'' was Janine's crush on Egon and how he was absolutely oblivious of it due to his cold scientific nature.


If the problem escalates, then this can lead to a case of CluelessChickMagnet. Compare to ChasteHero, where the character in question is completely clueless about the concept of romance. This is one cause of the IgnoredEnamoredUnderling's problems.

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If the problem escalates, then this can lead to a case of CluelessChickMagnet. Compare to ChasteHero, where the character in question is completely clueless about the concept of romance.romance; this one knows things about love and may even have a crush, just that [[SelectiveObliviousness he's just oblivious to certain other characters' advancements]]. This is one cause of the IgnoredEnamoredUnderling's problems.


* ObliviousToLove/RealLife



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* If you don't think that it's possible for this to happen in real life, keep in mind that the single most common questions on Website/{{Reddit}}'s [=/r/AskReddit=] are all to do with this trope:
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1aglvw/whats_your_best_they_didnt_get_the_hint_story/ Whats your best 'they didn't get the hint' story?]]
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/jhp8q/did_you_ever_miss_obvious_hints_that_someone_was/ Did you ever miss obvious hints that someone was into you?]]
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ci5x9/female_redditors_what_hints_have_you_dropped_that/ Female redditors what hints have you dropped that guys surprisingly did not pick up on?]]
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ci4px/male_redditors_what_are_some_hints_females_gave/ Male redditors: what are some hints females gave you, but you didn't get them until it was to late?]]
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ci4th/female_redditors_what_hints_have_you_given_that/ Female redditors: what hints have you given that flew right over a guys head?]]
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/151z5j/male_redditors_what_hints_have_girls_given_you/ Male Redditors: What hints have girls given you that flew over your head and you now deeply regret? What's your worst "Oh, she wasn't actually inviting me over for coffee at 2am" moment?]]
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/152w0f/female_redditors_due_to_the_popularity_of_the/ Female Redditors: Due to the popularity of the "Male Redditors: What hints flew over your head…" Thread. What are hints that you think are obvious that Men sometimes don't respond to?]]
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/2r1s6p/any_time_a_girl_mistakes_me_for_a_socially/ Any time a girl mistakes me for a socially competent man and starts flirting]]
** [[https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/33jegu/what_are_some_hints_girls_usually_give_guys_that/ What are some hints girls usually give guys that they like them but we probably miss?]]
** [[https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/59b1ca/girls_of_reddit_what_signs_should_a_guy_pick_up/ Girls of Reddit, what signs should a guy pick up on that you like them?]]
** [[https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/4ukbj3/seriouswhat_was_the_biggest_hint_you_missed_from/ [Serious]What was the biggest hint you missed from someone who was attracted to you?]]
** [[https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/5g4t2u/guys_of_reddit_whats_the_biggest_hint_you_missed/ Guys of reddit, what's the biggest hint you missed from a girl? : AskReddit]]
* Very, very often the [[LoveHurts painful]] reason AllLoveIsUnrequited.
* A common weakness of the INTJ/INTP personality type. Being the [[TheSpock logical type]], it's little surprise they tend to have a some difficulty wrapping their heads around something as illogical as love, with certain courtships like "playing hard to get" flying right over their heads.
* Stephen Marks is the creator of French Connection UK, and met a designer named Nicole Farhi. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-oE7jfXlo4&feature=youtu.be&list=WL&t=138 According to Today I Found Out, he apparently missed her hints until she booked them a hotel room together for a business trip]]… then came out of the bathroom mostly naked. Ironically, Farahi is French, but Marks had failed to make the connection.
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* Rampant throughout the post-''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' comics, and probably at least some of the other versions as well. XS in particular is known for developing intense crushes on characters like M'Onel and Cosmic Boy, both of whom are entirely oblivious; meanwhile, XS herself spends a while being completely ignorant of the fact that Dyrk Magz has a crush on her. Eventually she catches on, but they get just about enough time for one date before Dyrk gets DemotedToExtra and then wiped from continuity completely.
* ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'': May Parker was for very long time completely unaware that one of her friends (or more likely, one of her friend's friends), Wes Collins has a crush on her. She was the [[EveryoneCanSeeIt only person in the entire school who didn't know about this]]. She got better, but it took a very long time.
* Despite being able to ''sense'' the emotions of others, ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''' ComicBook/{{Raven}} seems quite oblivious to Beast Boy's feelings for her.
* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}:
** ''[[ComicBook/{{Supergirl 1972}} In a Pre-Crisis issue]]'', Supergirl and ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} team up to rescue a guy both women have a crush on. Said guy never realized they were interested in him.
** ''[[ComicBook/{{Supergirl 2005}} In her Post-Crisis]]'' series Kara had a ''huge'' crush on Nightwing. She even kissed him at a point. Nightwing's reaction? "Oh, I'm sure she cannot possibly have a crush on me."
* The Soviet version of Franchise/{{Superman}} is quite oblivious to Wonder Woman's feelings for him in ''Comicbook/SupermanRedSon'', and it comes back to haunt him later on. It is an all female island of rape victims with a "no boys allowed" policy. It could be he doesn't think her kind would ever have affection for a man.
* In spite - or maybe because - the fact that he's possibly the biggest ChickMagnet in Franchise/TheDCU, Comicbook/{{Nightwing}} is at times utterly unaware that the girl he's having friendly banter with would like their relationship to go past the JustFriends WillTheyOrWontThey stage. It might just be professionalism on his part, since practically ''every single superheroine'' (and a few of it's villainesses) in the DCU has expressed interest in him at some point. He normally seems at least embarrassed by the sometimes very blatant advances some have made towards him. Despite spending a year flirting with her, Nightwing was somehow oblivious to the sexual tension between him and Oracle until Huntress had to point it out. This happened right after Nightwing and Huntress slept together.
* In ''Alex + Ada'', it is made very clear that Isabel likes Alex, but the guy is too busy complaining about his ex to notice when she tries to ask him out, and afterwards, he gets too busy to really care, and outright ignores her calls.
* In the ''[[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic]]'' comic issue #9-10, "Zen and the Art of Gazebo Repair", Big Macintosh is too focused on his quest to obtain nails for said gazebo to notice that two girls (Fleetfoot and Tealove) have fallen head over hooves for him.
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* Shirou in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' remains comically (or tragically, depending on your point of view) oblivious to Sakura's advances and obvious interest in him for many years. While he does find her attractive, all he wonders is whether or not this makes him a failure as a [[SempaiKohai sempai]], combined with the fact that she is the sister of one of his friends.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'':
** Keiichi was completely unaware of Mion's [[spoiler:true, more feminine personality]], ''let alone'' her huge crush on him. His ignorance is revealed to be the [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom trigger]] (he gives a doll he won to Rena, instead of Mion) [[spoiler:for the bloodiest murders in the series caused by her angry sister Shion.]]
** Keiichi is also oblivious to Rena's feelings for him, though he does [[TheGadfly tease her]] often nevertheless.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', Yuuichi has been doing this regarding Nayuki's feelings for seven years straight. [[spoiler:Probably the only reason that she hasn't given up or decided that he wasn't worth the trouble was because he'd already gone through too much at the time of the revelation. Indeed, in the end he realizes that his own amnesia is also caused by SelectiveObliviousness-- he wanted to forget the town where he "lost" Ayu.]]
* In ''VisualNovel/LuxPain'', [[HotBlooded Akira]] is oblivious to romance in general and just doesn't seem to catch on to who has a crush on who. Unless you tell him straight out that this person likes someone else, he's not going to catch it. The best example is the guy Inugaku who has a huge, obvious crush on his dad. [[NiceGirl Yayoi]] has to tell him outright that he's gay in order for Akira to understand...and that sends [[HeroicBSOD him into a humorous state of shock]] that doesn't last long.
** A more serious example is when [[spoiler: Sayuri]] calls him out on this trope technically and calls him a JerkJock that enjoys the women flocking to him and breaking their hearts. Naturally, Akira snaps only because [[TheQuietOne Atsuki]] [[HoYay was standing right there]] when [[spoiler: she]] said that.
** And of course, there's Akira's other friend Ryo who is also oblivious of affection from both the girls that constantly visit his store just to see him (and not buy books, which pisses him off) and his [[HoYay best friend]] [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Hibiki]] and like Akira above, it has to be spelled out to him in order for him to understand. Only difference is that the person who asks him if Hibiki and him are going out is a YaoiFangirl and Hibiki isn't going to say anything.
* In ''VisualNovel/OneKagayakuKisetsuE'' Kouhei can't understand why Nanase is disappointed when he takes her to cheap Ramen restaurant to try this new ramen, even though she is wearing an expensive dress and its Christmas Eve, in Japan, a Holiday for Couples.
* Masayuki looks this way in Miku's route in ''VisualNovel/AProfile''.
* This really doesn't help ''{{Tsukihime}}'''s Shiki out when you combine it with the [[ChickMagnet Tohno Gland]] and penchant for attracting only people with superpowers or are dangerously crazy. By Kagetsu Tohya he seems to be at least a ''little'' aware, going out of his way to keep people like Ciel in his [[UnwantedHarem wanted harem]] focused on him. But still clueless to a baffling extent when you consider the six people in love with him in that story that he doesn't recognize ''at all.''\\
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Some of those are justified, though. Akiha is his sister ([[spoiler:he thinks]]), Hisui has a crippling fear of men and acts quite cold, and he doesn't think Arcueid, being a vampire, is even capable of love like a human is. And to his credit, he does clear these up faster than most characters.
* Kyoko in ''VisualNovel/KaraNoShoujo'' is completely unaware of Uozumi's affections for her. It seems at first like Reiji is similarly oblivious to Kyoko, but it turns out to be a [[SelectiveObliviousness subversion.]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** Miles Edgeworth seems to be entirely unaware of the [[MrFanservice frothing masses of fangirls he has]], let alone when females develop obvious crushes on him. Although he is all too aware of [[AbhorrentAdmirer Oldbag's]] affection to him. Needless to say, it {{squick}}ed him out. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Trials and Tribulations'', when Gumshoe suggests that maybe the suspect (who Edgey vaguely recognised) was an ex who he forgot. His reaction? Genuine surprise, along with the genius line: "D-Do I really inspire this sort of frothing desire from the female masses?"
** Speaking of Gumshoe, it is ''very'' strongly hinted that he has a whopper of a crush on Maggey, though she seems to be almost unaware of his attraction to her.
** Apollo Justice is arguably worse: Juniper Woods tells him that she thinks he is wonderful ''while knitting hearts,'' and he still doesn't get a clue. Of course, [[EveryoneCanSeeIt everyone else can see it.]] It really doesn't help that Juniper speaks glowingly of Apollo, in a series where nobody in the rest of the series speaks glowingly of anyone else.
* Hiroki in ''VisualNovel/{{Canvas 2}}''. Seven love interests and multiple students gunning for him and he's unaware of all of them.

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* Shirou Parodied in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' remains comically (or tragically, depending on your point ''[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic The Nostalgia Critic's]]'' fourth video about commercials, which has a RunningGag about a witch who wants to have a sexy time with someone. She attempts to tell her targets about it via all sorts of view) innuendos, and when that fails, she resorts to bluntly spelling it out to them. They remain utterly oblivious to Sakura's advances and obvious interest in him for many years. While he does find even then - TheStinger shows [[spoiler: Mark, from ''Film/TheRoom'', being the final recipient of her attractive, all he wonders is whether or not this makes him a failure advances, acting just as a [[SempaiKohai sempai]], combined with the fact oblivious before until [[BrickJoke telling her that she is the sister of one of his friends.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'':
** Keiichi was completely unaware of Mion's [[spoiler:true, more feminine personality]], ''let alone'' her huge crush on him. His ignorance is revealed
it's sexual harassment and he doesn't have to be the [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom trigger]] (he gives a doll he won to Rena, instead of Mion) [[spoiler:for the bloodiest murders in the series caused by her angry sister Shion.take it]].]]
** Keiichi is also oblivious to Rena's feelings for him, though he does [[TheGadfly tease her]] often nevertheless.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', Yuuichi ''WebVideo/PokemonPals'': Ash has been doing this regarding Nayuki's feelings for seven years straight. [[spoiler:Probably the only reason that she hasn't given up or decided that he wasn't worth the serious trouble was because he'd already gone through too much at the time of the revelation. Indeed, in the end he realizes that his own amnesia is also caused by SelectiveObliviousness-- he wanted to forget the town where he "lost" Ayu.]]
* In ''VisualNovel/LuxPain'', [[HotBlooded Akira]] is oblivious to romance in general and just doesn't seem to catch
catching on to who has a crush on who. Unless you tell him straight out that this person likes someone else, he's not going to catch it. Misty's advances. The best example is the guy Inugaku who has a huge, obvious crush on his dad. [[NiceGirl Yayoi]] has to tell him outright that he's gay in order for Akira to understand...and that sends [[HeroicBSOD him into a humorous state of shock]] that doesn't last long.
** A more serious example is when [[spoiler: Sayuri]] calls him out on this trope technically and calls him a JerkJock that enjoys the women flocking to him and breaking their hearts. Naturally, Akira snaps only because [[TheQuietOne Atsuki]] [[HoYay was standing right there]] when [[spoiler: she]] said that.
** And of course, there's Akira's other friend Ryo who is also oblivious of affection from both the girls that constantly visit his store just to see him (and not buy books, which pisses him off) and his [[HoYay best friend]] [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Hibiki]] and like Akira above, it has to be spelled out to him in order for him to understand. Only difference is that the person who asks him if Hibiki and him are going out is a YaoiFangirl and Hibiki isn't going to say anything.
* In ''VisualNovel/OneKagayakuKisetsuE'' Kouhei can't understand why Nanase is disappointed when he takes her to cheap Ramen restaurant to try this new ramen, even though she is wearing an expensive dress and its Christmas Eve, in Japan, a Holiday for Couples.
* Masayuki looks this way in Miku's route in ''VisualNovel/AProfile''.
* This really doesn't help ''{{Tsukihime}}'''s Shiki out when you combine it with the [[ChickMagnet Tohno Gland]] and penchant for attracting only people with superpowers or are dangerously crazy. By Kagetsu Tohya he seems to be at least a ''little'' aware, going out of his way to keep people like Ciel in his [[UnwantedHarem wanted harem]] focused on him. But still clueless to a baffling extent when you consider the six people in love with him in that story
fact that he doesn't recognize ''at all.''\\
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Some of those are justified, though. Akiha
know what sex is his sister ([[spoiler:he thinks]]), Hisui has a crippling fear of men and acts quite cold, and he doesn't think Arcueid, being a vampire, is even capable of love like a human is. And to his credit, he does clear these up faster than most characters.
* Kyoko in ''VisualNovel/KaraNoShoujo'' is completely unaware of Uozumi's affections for her. It seems at first like Reiji is similarly oblivious to Kyoko, but it turns out to be a [[SelectiveObliviousness subversion.]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** Miles Edgeworth seems to be entirely unaware of the [[MrFanservice frothing masses of fangirls he has]], let alone when females develop obvious crushes on him. Although he is all too aware of [[AbhorrentAdmirer Oldbag's]] affection to him. Needless to say, it {{squick}}ed him out. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Trials and Tribulations'', when Gumshoe suggests that maybe the suspect (who Edgey vaguely recognised) was an ex who he forgot. His reaction? Genuine surprise, along with the genius line: "D-Do I really inspire this sort of frothing desire from the female masses?"
** Speaking of Gumshoe, it is ''very'' strongly hinted that he has a whopper of a crush on Maggey, though she seems to be almost unaware of his attraction to her.
** Apollo Justice is arguably worse: Juniper Woods tells him that she thinks he is wonderful ''while knitting hearts,'' and he still doesn't get a clue. Of course, [[EveryoneCanSeeIt everyone else can see it.]] It really doesn't help that Juniper speaks glowingly of Apollo, in a series where nobody in the rest of the series speaks glowingly of anyone else.
* Hiroki in ''VisualNovel/{{Canvas 2}}''. Seven love interests and multiple students gunning for him and he's unaware of all of them.
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* Harry to Ginny in ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical,'' to the point that he tests out a love song for another girl by singing it to Ginny; the result is a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* The relationship between Marik and Yami Bakura/Florence in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' could be seen as this, in an entirely non-serious way (of course). Marik is implied to be gay but oblivious to it throughout the series, and completely fails to understand when Bakura hits on him, leading to many sarcastic comments on Bakura's end. Then, out of nowhere in a bonus video, when Marik is trying to get Bakura to sing Come Sail Away by Styx by offering him things like killing Yugi and giving him his Millennium Rod, he suddenly says, "What if I told you I loved you?" Cue shock from Bakura. Then they sing together to the end of the episode. It's actually kind of adorable.
* Parodied in ''Girlchan In Paradise'' (along with [[DeconstructorFleet everything else]]). Girlchan is in love with Yusuke and thinks that he is "incapable of love due to his dark and brooding past". Episode 3 implies that he is fully capable of love... he just despises Girlchan.
* Jaune Arc, of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', is interested in dating, unlike most examples, and constantly flirts with girls...however, due to his [[CasanovaWannabe self-acknowledged lack of skill at flirting]], he can't quite understand it when [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan Pyrrha]] actually reciprocates his feelings. It probably doesn't help that he constantly sets his sights on Weiss, who doesn't want to give him the time of day. In fact, Pyrrha has an ImageSong, "Dreams Come True", which is essentially her so fed up with his pointless Weiss-chasing.
* Parodied in ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'': All members of the Weiss-Jaune-Pyrrha love triangle get shot down in quick succession. Ren, watching, comments "If only they could see what was right in front of them." Behind him is Nora, who angrily says "Yeah! If only!" while waving a sign that says "[[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Notice me!]]"
* On the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' Tumblr blog [[http://ask-jily.tumblr.com/ Ask-Jily]], [[http://ask-jily.tumblr.com/image/61538633771 Lily for Severus]].
* In the ''WebOriginal/YouCouldMakeALife'' universe, David is oblivious to his feelings for Jake (though it's more a case of willful denial, since Jake is the always-better-than-him rival he's "supposed" to hate). He also fails to realize that Jake is doing his best to ''date'' him in between their bouts of sex. From another story in the universe, Andy is ''painfully'' oblivious to the fact that his crush on Derek ''isn't'' unrequited to the point where the only reason it takes them seven whole chapters to get together is that Andy keeps running away from Derek whenever they end up in bed together which causes Derek to assume that he doesn't feel the same after all, etc, etc.
* In ''Literature/SimpleComplications'' Drake is completely unaware of Abigail's crush on him, despite it being obvious to all of their friends.
* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Dende has a massive crush on Gohan, but Gohan, being a kid caught up in his father's shenanigans and his mother's demands for him to be successful, doesn't notice. Dende even confesses to him and Gohan only blinks in confusion. Doesn't help that, when he did, Dende panicked and dragged the entire Namekian race to New Namek in embarrassment.
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* Parodied in ''[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic The Nostalgia Critic's]]'' fourth video about commercials, which has a RunningGag about a witch who wants to have a sexy time with someone. She attempts to tell her targets about it via all sorts of innuendos, and when that fails, she resorts to bluntly spelling it out to them. They remain utterly oblivious even then - TheStinger shows [[spoiler: Mark, from ''Film/TheRoom'', being the final recipient of her advances, acting just as oblivious before until [[BrickJoke telling her that it's sexual harassment and he doesn't have to take it]].]]
* ''WebVideo/PokemonPals'': Ash has serious trouble catching on to Misty's advances. The fact that he doesn't know what sex is doesn't help.
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