(If you think I'm wondering about this because it's an issue in my Sooper Sekrit UF Project, you'd be right.)
So, poll time! I'm curious to know what y'all think about love triangles/quadrilaterals/gordion knots/etc. As always, feel free to tear the issue apart in comments, whether you're ranting or raving.
What's your opinion of love triangles?
Love 'em. They add a really tasty (and hot!) layer of tension and conflict.
Hate 'em. They're horribly overused, and rarely convincing.
Don't really care. They're pretty much furniture to me nowadays.
Only if they stay triangles. Go go gadget threesome!
Who do you generally root for the heroine to end up with?
The good guy. He's the one who will actually make her happy, in the long run.
The bad boy. I don't read for realism; I read for hotness, and bad boys are way more hot.
Neither. Usually they've both proved themselves jerks by the end. Or they were cardboard cutouts to begin with.
Why choose? Menage a trois for the win!
How do you like to see the love triangle resolved?
One of the guys bows gracefully out, conceding the field to his opponent.
One of the guys dies heroically, thereby conceding the field to his opponent.
The heroine makes up her own mind, rather than having it made for her by circumstances.
I only kept reading the Anita Blake series to get to the inevitable Anita/Jean-Claude/Richard scene.
Viva la love triangles, or down with them?