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Unlucky In Love: Our Advice for Emma Swan

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Our favorite TV characters are amazing in so many ways. Great hair, beautiful clothes, even mystical powers. Unfortunately, sometimes not even magic spells success when it comes to love.

Here at TV Fanatic we're doing our best to pinpoint those characters whose love lives seem particularly unlucky and take them under our wing. We've already doled out our sage advice to Olivia Pope of Scandal, Tony DiNozzo of NCIS and Dr. Temperance Brennan of Bones.

Now it's time to wave our magical wand over Emma Swan of Once Upon a Time

Emma Is Stunning

Dear Emma,
What can we say? Has anyone ever been more unlucky than you when it comes to love? After being abandoned by your parents in an enchanted tree trunk, things didn't get much better for you.

Your first love, Neal left you. Yes, August had convinced him he was doing the right thing. That ditching you would help fulfill some magical prophecy but did desitny really require you to be alone, pregnant, and in prison?

When it comes to curses, you need look no farther than your own love life. The moment Sheriff Graham had eyes for you Regina crushed his heart to dust…literally,

Things with August looked interesting but then he left. When he finally returned he was more wood than man and then the Blue Fairy turned him back into a little boy.  Tough break.

The appearance of Captain Hook looked hopeful, until you ditched him on top of a bean stalk with a giant. Not the best way to build trust.

When you and Neal finally crossed paths again he found out you shared an 11 year old son. And you found out Neal had a secretly evil fiancee. Sigh.

When Shakespeare wrote, "the course of true love never did run smooth" I doubt even he could have imagined a love life such as yours. Cursed is truly the only word we can come up with to accurately describe it.  Perhaps you should talk to Rumpelstiltskin or that Blue Fairy about a cleansing spell before you try your hand at love again.

That said, this isn't the time to give up. Although Neal was sucked through an otherworldly portal after declaring his love for you, all hope is not lost. And if that doesn't work out don't forget about that pirate, Hook. There seems to be a heart hidden under that swagger…and a hotness even magic can't hide.

Do not despair dear Emma. Once Upon a Time season 3 is on its way and with a new season comes the opportunity to change your luck in love.

Dear readers: who would YOU pick to win Emma's heart?

 

C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Regina. Swan Queen has been building it's strenght amongst fans of the show for the last seasons.... And given the fact none of the pairing they've tried so far for Emma stuck, I believe it's time to give the fans a chance to have a say. So, I (and I know a LOT more people) say: Regina Mills. Make it work. Make her good. And make a Family.=D

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Where's Regina? She's the obvious choice. Neither Hook or Neal are worthy of Emma. Neal is pathetic. Hook is gorgeous, but without the true depth to make him a viable option. Emma's the savior and Regina is the one most in need of saving. Regina is the most fascinating character on the show. Emma is the second. They share a son. If Regina were a man, there wouldn't be any other options proposed for Emma -- the show would be Bones or Castle with them just so obviously destined to be together no one would question it.

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...It’s not important that the two of you combined were strong enough (strong like love is strength) to stop that unstoppable diamond (the only magic powerful enough to break any curse)! Forget about her and the way she makes you feel. Don’t think about it, don’t think about her eyes, her lips, the way that top button on her blouse is always ready to burst, don’t think about what she must’ve looked like painted in leather in her Evil Queen days, don’t you dare think about it. Don’t think about the way she looked at you when she said she was sorry, or when she looked at you across that diamond and you both knew that, somehow, beyond all reason, it was going to work. Don’t think about her, about Henry, about how you could be a family, how you could make a home, together. Forget about it, because it’s not going to happen. You’re straight, Emma, duh!

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...an act of comfort (why am I doing this), of encouragement (who am I protecting), an act of love (feel it). Forget the feel of magic flowing between you and the confusion as you literally transcended realms (the only magic powerful enough). Forget about how badly it hurt when you thought she had betrayed you, lied to you, fooled you into trusting her, into… Don’t think about! Forget how you felt in the mine, desperate for another way, desperate not to lose her- for Henry, of course, always for Henry. It was for him again that you were finally going to tell her- No, it’s best you didn’t say it, don’t even think about finishing that sentence because it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter that you were glad your parents justified going back for her, or that in an instant you knew what had to be done, and you knew it could only be you two. It doesn’t matter how it felt, looking into each other’s eyes, the magic surging through you, combining with hers. It’s not important that the two of you combined were strong enough (strong like love is strength) to stop that unstoppable diamond (the only magic powerful enough to break any curse)! Forget about her and the way she makes you feel. Don’t think about it, don’t think about her eyes, her lips, the way that top button on her blouse is always ready to burst, don’t think about what she must’ve looked like painted in leather in her Evil Queen days, don’t you dare think about it. Don’t think about the way she looked at you when she said she was sorry, or when she looked at you across that diamond and you both knew that, somehow, beyond all reason, it was going to work. Don’t think about her, about Henry, about how you could be a family, how you could make a home, together. Forget about it, because it’s not going to happen. You’re straight, Emma, duh!

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...we’re pretty sure magic has something to do with True Love. Nevermind that, nevermind logic- she’s a woman! You’re only interested in men, despite the chemistry, body language and magical connection that suggests otherwise. It’s best you stop thinking about her, Emma, stop thinking about the way you felt when you first saw her. Forget about how you thought she’d devour you underneath that apple tree and don’t you dare think about that time at the mine when you were absolutely certain she was going to kiss you right then and there. Don’t think about her eyes and how you saw genuine love in them. Don’t think about how you wanted to protect her, even before Henry asked, and how relieved you were that he did. Don’t think about how she smiled at you and how it made you feel something like you’ve never felt before. Whatever you do, Emma, don’t think about it! Forget how it felt when you touched her arm (magic is emotion), in an act of desperation (ask yourself), an act of comfort (why am I doing this), of encouragement (who am I protecting), an act of love (feel it). Forget the feel of magic flowing between you and the confusion as you literally transcended realms (the only magic powerful enough). Forget about how badly it hurt when you thought she had betrayed you, lied to you, fooled you into trusting her, into… Don’t think about! Forget how you felt in the mine, desperate for another way, desperate not to lose her- for Henry, of course, always for Henry. It was for him again that you were finally going to tell her- No, it’s best you didn’t say it, don’t even think about finishing that sentence because it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter that you were glad your parents justified going back for her, or that in an instant you knew what had to be done, and you knew it could only be you two. It doesn’t matter how it felt, looking into each other’s eyes, the magic surging through you, combining with hers. It’s not important that the two of you combined were strong enough (strong like love is strength) to stop that unstoppable diamond (the only magic powerful enough to break any curse)! Forget about her and the way she makes you feel. Don’t think about it, don’t think about her eyes, her lips, the way that top button on her blouse is always ready to burst, don’t think about what she must’ve looked like painted in leather in her Evil Queen days, don’t you dare think about it. Don’t think about the way she looked at you when she said she was sorry, or when she looked at you across that diamond and you both knew that, somehow, beyond all reason, it was going to work. Don’t think about her, about Henry, about how you could be a family, how you could make a home, together. Forget about it, because it’s not going to happen. You’re straight, Emma, duh!

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Dear Emma,
Everyone is straight until proven otherwise, so we’re only going to talk about men. We’re not even going to mention the mother of your son, the woman you’ve got insane chemistry with, who you believe in when no one else does. We won’t mention her, even though she’s the one person you have more in common with than anyone else, the one person who can relate to you better than anyone else, even though the idea of a romance between you two is far more compelling than with any other person. We won’t mention her because only gay and straight people exist, and being with men automatically checks off the “straight 4 lyfe� box- that can never be undone. So, Emma, even if you like Regina more than you let on, even if she has strong feelings for you that she’s coming to terms with, it’s just too bad- get over it. Settle for a man, any man- pick one. Flip a coin. But know that Regina is not an option, even though you’ve made magic together more than once, and we’re pretty sure magic has something to do with True Love. Nevermind that, nevermind logic- she’s a woman! You’re only interested in men, despite the chemistry, body language and magical connection that suggests otherwise. It’s best you stop thinking about her, Emma, stop thinking about the way you felt when you first saw her. Forget about how you thought she’d devour you underneath that apple tree and don’t you dare think about that time at the mine when you were absolutely certain she was going to kiss you right then and there. Don’t think about her eyes and how you saw genuine love in them. Don’t think about how you wanted to protect her, even before Henry asked, and how relieved you were that he did. Don’t think about how she smiled at you and how it made you feel something like you’ve never felt before. Whatever you do, Emma, don’t think about it! Forget how it felt when you touched her arm (magic is emotion), in an act of desperation (ask yourself), an act of comfort (why am I doing this), of encouragement (who am I protecting), an act of love (feel it). Forget the feel of magic flowing between you and the confusion as you literally transcended realms (the only magic powerful enough). Forget about how badly it hurt when you thought she had betrayed you, lied to you, fooled you into trusting her, into… Don’t think about! Forget how you felt in the mine, desperate for another way, desperate not to lose her- for Henry, of course, always for Henry. It was for him again that you were finally going to tell her- No, it’s best you didn’t say it, don’t even think about finishing that sentence because it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter that you were glad your parents justified going back for her, or that in an instant you knew what had to be done, and you knew it could only be you two. It doesn’t matter how it felt, looking into each other’s eyes, the magic surging through you, combining with hers. It’s not important that the two of you combined were strong enough (strong like love is strength) to stop that unstoppable diamond (the only magic powerful enough to break any curse). Forget about her and the way she makes you feel. Don’t think about it, don’t think about her eyes, her lips, the way that top button on her blouse is always ready to burst, don’t think about what she must’ve looked like painted in leather in her Evil Queen days, don’t you dare think about it. Don’t think about the way she looked at you when she said she was sorry, or when she looked at you across that diamond and you both knew that, somehow, beyond all reason, it was going to work. Don’t think about her, about Henry, about how you could be a family, how you could make a home, together. Forget about it, because it’s not going to happen. You’re straight, Emma, duh!

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Captain Hook is my choice especially after the finale. Really have a good feeling for captain swan in s3 sorry swan queen shippers.

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REGINA MILLS.
Excuse me but why wasn't she included in this?

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REGINA,FOR CHRIST'S SAKE!

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Regina is the only one who is Emma's equal in every way. They have both been through hell and are still evolving as individuals. They both love Henry and place his life and happiness first. No other main character makes sense as a love interest. If you insist on an opposite sex individual(really?) I'd suggest Anton the giant. He is kind and a hard worker but he also lost his family and is alone. He'd be a much better choice than Hook or Neil.

Once Upon a Time Season 2 Episode 22 Quotes

They didn't kill my son. I did. I brought magic to this world to find Bae and now he's dead. Magic always has a price and this is it but I'm prepared to die.

Mr. Gold

Lucky? I'm a prisoner of pirates in a world cursed by magic.

Bae
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