arianna4president replied to your post: what do you wish you could change about the way dair happened on gg?You know, I don’t really think Serena was in love with Dan all that time. She even dated Ben for a while. I don’t know, just my opinion 😛
Yeah, Serena treated Dan pretty shittily in S4 but she fell in love with him in S5 when they were pretending to date during Blair’s wedding so that Louis wouldn’t suspect that anything was going on between Dan and Blair. But by that time Dan was already madly in love with Blair and hence he didn’t respond when Serena declared she was in love with him during B’s wedding. That part really baffled me because it was SO obvious that Dan really didn’t want Serena and wanted Blair. I think Serena started to fall in love with him when they spent time together because she remembered how great they used to be when they first started dating and the memories of their relationship in high school sort of made her want the same thing with him again. It’s quite sad, really, because I do think Serena deserved better than Dan.
And I completely disagree with people who claim that it was Blair’s fault and she shouldn’t have “dated her friend’s ex”. I don’t think Blair went out with the intention of hurting Serena because she started to fall for Dan without even realizing it. When she did realize that she liked him a LOT, she tried to fight it. Both of them did. After a point, they just gave in to it and I definitely couldn’t blame Blair for it. At the same time, Serena’s feelings for Dan finally turned her into the worst version of herself – where she plotted against not just Blair, but even Lola, stole Blair’s diary and sent the pictures to Gossip Girl and then finally slept with Dan as revenge (though even Dan had an equal part to play in it. But still. Serena did tape them and that was quite disgusting).
Honestly if Serena had gotten even half the development that the characters of Dan and Blair had gotten, she would have been so much more likable in S5. It’s sad because I really liked Serena before S5. I think it would have been nice if the writers had made Serena move on and be happy with someone like Nate who didn’t judge her the way Dan did and put her up on a pedestal and turn on her when she disappointed him. I think she deserved better than that the way Blair deserved better than Chuck.
Dan and Blair became so much better with each other in S5 where Blair was actually content and at peace and Dan was not so judgmental and actually did not have control of Gossip Girl at that point. This reminds me of the obvious contrast drawn between the DS and the DB relationships: Dan telling Blair that their relationship was “their world” in S5 and later telling Serena in S6 that he always felt like an outsider in “her world”. It wasn’t just about Dan’s world or Blair’s world in the DB relationship. It was both of them working as a team and their relationship really was their world. And it was beautiful.
I hate DS more than CB because it’s frankly super disgusting how Dan and Serena was step-siblings at one point of time and actually share a brother. I think DS are their worst versions with each other – Dan cheated on Blair with Serena and Serena stooped down to the level of manipulating him to sleep with her and then taping it. Dan was never like that with Blair and Serena was actually a lot nicer when she was with Carter or Nate.
Honestly, I would have loved to see Serena and Dan as friends and nothing more and Blair and Serena as BFFs and Dan and Blair
marrieddating and Serena and Nate together. It would have been perfect.
But then again this is GG and they HAD to put both the female leads with the men who treated them badly instead of the ones that treated them right.
I just realized that I’ve been ranting. Dair tends to do this to me -.-
I just watched Dair S4 and S5 and I love this couple. I stop at ep 22 coz I can’t stand the idea that they will separate. And I found this Dair Tag and thank you..
And I have to re-blogged this post, coz I love your thought and your idea how the story suppose to be. Dan and Blair really deserve each other they are perfect coz they learn and they make their relationship work in their ways.