and Elena Gilbert
were one of the most popular pairings in The Vampire Diaries
. The two were initially entangled in a love triangle with Damon
's younger, also vampire brother Stefan
. Despite her love for Stefan
falls in love with Damon
throughout the series and Delena
shippers everywhere rejoiced when they reunited in the series finale.
Damon and Elena's romance was epic but many other characters would have been more suited with the older Salvatore. Damon shared sexual tension and, occasionally, genuine respect with several other people. In hindsight, maybe he should have been with these characters instead...