TV Fanatic Staff Selection, Take 3: Dare to Dair for Best Teen Couple!

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Welcome to the latest opportunity for a TV Fanatic staff member to defend one of our Best Teen Couple nominees. If you missed previous editions, so far...

Now, Eric Hochberger steps carefully into the world of Gossip Girl fandom and dares to love Dair. Tell us why, Eric...

There's no beating around the bush. I'm just going to come out and say it:

I was a Chair 'shipper at one point. There's no hiding it when there's a thing known as the Internet Archives and a quick Gossip Guy search would reveal me as a fraud. But you know what? It wasn't just Chuck's downward spiral that turned me off to that couple.

Dair Sleeping Together

It was the entertaining chemistry between two frenemies that really dominated season four for me. I don't think a Round Table went by that one of the two didn't steal my quote of the week with their witty banter.

But then something really happened between them. They realized they weren't just intellectual equals and rivals that could give each other a run for their money in a battle of wits.

The two are clearly the most cultured on Gossip Girl, and it was a delight to watch them go from frenemies to full on friends (much to Blair's chagrin) as they bonded over their love of classic movies, art and culture-ish things I'll never get.

Dair Moment

But this poll isn't for favorite teen friends. It's favorite teen couple. And Dair fans will never forget "Empire of the Son." It was the episode that validated years of fan fiction and made these two friends eligible for this poll. It was the kiss that shocked the GG community and sent Chair and Derena fans alike into a frenzy.

No, they may not be the prettiest couple in the poll in the traditional sense. Heck, if all people wanted was that and no substance, Serenate would have been nominated and received 100% of the vote.  

We don't need the blonde hair, big boobs look of Serena. We don't need the pretty boy look of Nate. We need the raw sexiness of Blair and that hipster, hot nerdy guy next door look of Dan. We just need to get him a haircut and Blair to get over the fact he's from Brooklyn.

Dair Picture

Oh, and the legions of you Dair fans out there to Dare to take to the Twittersphere, Facebook, Tumblr, Google Plus, or whatever the heck social networking tool you kids use these days and support the controversial couple that is Dair. Because... you know what? Chair may have end game, but we will have this poll. Let's prove that Blair's minions can take down any vampire, werewolf or Gleek.

Poll is now closed! Here are the results:

Elena and Stefan (The Vampire Diaries)

Blair and Chuck (Gossip Girl)

Finn and Rachel (Glee)

Aria and Ezra (Pretty Little Liars)

Caroline and Tyler (The Vampire Diaries)

Blair and Dan (Gossip Girl)

Spencer and Toby (Pretty Little Liars)

Matty and Jenna (Awkward)

Annie and Liam (90210)

Damon and Elena (The Vampire Diaries)

Emma and Ethan (The Lying Game)

Kurt and Blaine (Glee)

Total Votes: 63262

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I think its hilarious how people can even consider putting Dan and Blair together. It makes me wonder if Dair fans have even been watching the same show that I have been watching these past 5 seasons. It is so obvious that Chuck and Blair are the better couple. Their relationship is on a whole other deeper level than Dan and Blair, and their chemistry is electrifying! How you can watch this show and not root for Chair baffles me. Chuck and Blair belong together, always have and always will. Dan and Blair are simply better as friends,great friends. But when it comes to lovers and having that romance, nobody can even come close to Chuck and Blair.For all you 'Dair' fans, just go back to previous seasons and watch all the moments between Dan and Blair. DAN HATED BLAIR. Their relationship is so unrealistic.The only reason people still watch this show anymore is to make sure that their favorite couple on the show (CHAIR) lives on and finally gets the fairytale ending they deserve.


Blair and dan are the best couple it ever appeared in gossip girl I hope they end together!


You know I wish you Dair shippers would make a case for your couple without trashing others. I stopped reading the moment you had to mention Chair, but you didn't even stop there. You had to mock Nate and Serena as well! That's just sad. I know people who shipped Dair as early as season 1, long before season 4 and this so called frenzy (which I can't even take seriously because that kiss was hilarious, not to mention Blair still has no feelings whatsoever for Dan, and it's that same kiss that made her want Chuck again) Maybe you should consult those people before writing such a weak argument. There's no need to put down someone else's favorite couple and characters in order to glorify yours.


Dair are the most amazing thing about this show. They're all that's left that's decent to watch at this point. Something is definitely missing when they're not together on screen.


The chemistry between DAN & Blair is impeccable, they really are soul mates... i don't think Blair's character is ready for that real relationship yet... Chuck was just a complete and utter waste of time and she's only with Louis because of the baggage that comes with him. I don't think, Chuck and Blair or Louis for that matter will ever be end game. Dan and Blair are very special and compatible.. the writer's of the show have been foreshadowing their relationship from the very start and trust me it's going to happen, the real question is when and how... so excited to see what happens with Dair!!


2 comments below shows how insecure they are with Dair ship/fandom. It seems like they feel threaten. Oh my, oh my. It just how childish these two girls are.




Oh my goodness. Blair and Chuck are the most perfect, beautiful couple I have ever seen. Ever. They complete each other, and they bring out the best of each other. I will always envy their relationship. They are hilarious together, and so intimate. I hope they will get back together because their love is too strong to ignore. They are always there for one another, and they have changed due to their relationship. Blair and Chuck are so interesting IT'S AMAZING ♥ Chair.




Dair forever!!!

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