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This trope is when a character sighs when they are around another character to indicate that they are in love with them. The Chick Magnet tends to experience this a lot from the people attracted to them (usually from girls).

This can be done because the other character in question is Oblivious to Love. Alternatively, if they are already together, the character may be sighing to indicate how happy they are to be with them.



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    Anime and Manga 
  • Pokémon: In one of many Ship Tease moments between Ash and Serena in X and Y, in the episode "The Cave of Trials", the group has a photo taken, with Serena standing really close to Ash. Serena is later seen looking at the photo and sighing happily before Ash calls for her.

    Films — Animated 
  • In Aladdin, the titular character gives an enamoured sigh when describing Princess Jasmine.
    • Also right after their First Kiss- after she turned around and gave him a last look.
  • In Beauty and the Beast, the three lovestruck Bimbettes all sigh at Gaston at the intro to the "Gaston" song.
  • In Despicable Me 2, Margo sighs happily when she first sees Antonio.
  • In Frozen, Anna tends to sigh and giggle a lot around Hans from the moment they meet, at least until he reveals his true colours.
  • In Inside Out, Riley's mum Jill's emotions sigh happily when recalling a memory of a Brazilian helicopter pilot, due to Riley's dad Bill inadvertently making Riley upset. This is done again at the end of the film, when Jill's emotions sigh happily when looking at Bill, who had them both wear face paint for Riley's hockey match.
  • At the beginning of Puss in Boots, Puss compliments a Persian molly named Rosa, who he flirts with (despite his Accidental Misnaming of her). When he rides off into the sunset, she sighs, indicating she has a crush on him.

    Films — Live-Action 

  • In the Warrior Cats book Starlight, Leafpaw sighs after thinking about something difficult. Cinderpelt misinterprets it and asks if that sigh had something to do with a certain WindClan warrior.

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    Video Games 
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Paya can be heard sighing every so often when she is talking to Link.
  • Yandere Simulator: In the basement tapes were footage of Yandere Chan's mother abducting her father. When she forces him to use her first name, she lets out an ecstatic sigh that sounds rather orgasmic.

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    Western Animation 
  • In Kim Possible, when Kim is under the influence of the Moodulator in the episode "Emotion Sickness", it gets inadvertently set to Love, and she sighs happily before she starts eagerly hitting on Ron. They eventually get together in the movie.

    Real Life 
  • This article states that we sigh for a number of reasons, one of them being when we're in love.


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