We’ve heard your pleas and cries every week. The conversation continues on Twitter, on Facebook, at the lunch table, with your friends. Everyone has their opinion. That’s why we asked two very passionate Gossip Girl shippers to debate Chair vs. Dair! Check out @DaredtoDair tweeter Alexandra’s two cents on why Dan and Blair are meant to be together (and find the link to the Chair rebuttal below!) Read the posts and be sure to vote in the poll at the bottom of each article to say who you’d rather see Blair with.
Dan and Blair are intellectual equals. They are easily the most cultured characters in the show. I quote Blair, “Dan and I have a real connection.” A connection that in the last two episodes was proven to go beyond a friendship — a friendship that no one thought could come to exist. That friendship brought out the real Blair that hides under the ice queen façade, the Blair that debates, reads, goes to art exhibits, etc.
Blair makes Dan a better man. She helps him expand his narrow mind. They bring out the best in each other. Blair is happier, lighter. I quote one of the show’s executive producers, Sara Goodman, “They feel really great together.” Some of the actors ship them. Leighton Meester said, “I think they are good for each other in a lot of ways, in a way that Chuck and Blair aren’t.” Penn Badgley said, “I think Blair is Dan’s soul mate.” Ed Westwick, when asked who loves Blair more, he pointed to Penn and answered, “Definitely him.”
People say that home is not a place, but a person. Dan is Blair’s home. She trusts him. He brings comfort to her. He’s her shoulder to lean on. He’s there for her always. She can talk to him about anything; she can come to him for anything. She comes to him in her most vulnerable moments. He suggested a kiss because he wanted it. She told Chuck that she would kiss someone one day and she would do it for her. She kissed Dan because she wanted it and he didn’t force the kiss because he would never do anything to her that she didn’t want.
He stepped out because she said she wanted Chuck. He kept his feelings to himself. He sacrificed his happiness for hers many times. He waited. He reunited Chuck and Blair because it made her happy. He cherished all the moments with her because he would rather have a piece than have nothing. He kissed her on Valentine’s Day because he decided that she could be happy with him, and she kissed him back because she wanted to. She went against all odds and tried to show they were only friends because she was insecure.
Inside showed Blair that Dan cared since the beginning. She decided to admit her feelings and take a risk, which was worth it. She has it all in her grasp: A love that is pure and simple; no games or lies, just love… a love with Dan Humphrey who loves her for who she is, not in spite of her flaws but because of them; something she never thought possible yet she has it at the palm of her dainty hand.
At the beginning, Dan said that Blair was everything he hated about the Upper East Side distilled into one 95-pound, doe-eyed, bon mot tossing, and label-whoring package of girly evil. That was five years ago. They both grew up. He learned to look past that. She learned to grow up and accept him. She said that his vows peered into her soul. She brought out a side of him that he never thought existed. Before her, he did not truly know how to live, and because of that, Dan and Blair are one true pairing.
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[Editor’s Note: At 100,000 votes, Dair was in the lead! Don’t miss the rest of season 5 starting April 2, 2012 to see what happens!]