It’s Valentine’s Day! Since 2013’s most love-centric day of the year just so happens to fall on Vampire Diaries Thursday, we’re celebrating by taking a look back at our the favorite love scenes from the show, because why not? TVD has a long list of things that make it great, but the show’s crafty use of sexy people doing sexy things is definitely on it. It was a very tough decision, but below are our top 10 hottest TVD hook-ups (so far!), from first kisses to steamiest sex scenes. 1. Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev): Season 1, Episode 10, “The Turning Point” Ten episodes into Season 1 and these two had already had an up-and-down relationship, and it took Elena’s “Don’t hide from me” to get the sensitive Salvatore brother (who was afraid of hurting her, which was nice) into bed. Too bad that photo of Katherine (Nina Dobrev) really killed the mood.
2. Stefan and Katherine (Nina Dobrev): Season 2, Episode 11, “By The Light of the Moon” Just because Katherine made Stefan imagine this crazy hot, up-against-a-cave-wall hook-up doesn’t make it any less sexy.
3. Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), Season 2, Episode 14, “Crying Wolf” Bonnie finally got over her “But you’re Elena’s little brother” complex when Jeremy finally went in for the kiss.
4.Matt (Zach Roerig) and Caroline (Candice Accola) Season 2, Episode 16, “The House Guest” Caroline compelled the band at The Mystic Grill to let her sing “Eternal Flame” to Matt, and it totally worked! Their onstage kiss, complete with old-fashioned dip, was just adorable.
5. Tyler (Michael Trevino) and Caroline: Season 3, Episode 1, “The Birthday” Caroline was all pouty that Tyler was dating someone else, and he told her to put up or shut up (maybe not in those words). Caroline answered by putting her mouth on his mouth, and they went to have hot inter-supernatural-species sex. Well done, everyone.
6. Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Rebekah (Claire Holt): Season 3, Episode 14, “Dangerous Liaisons” After Damon and Rebekah both screwed things up at the Originals’ ball, all it took was a couple of bar stools and the phrase, “You should find someone a little more durable,” to get these two having rough revenge sex.
7. Damon and Elena: Season 3, Episode 19, “Heart of Darkness” After all that build-up, it was no wonder that Damon and Elena’s road trip make-out session was one of the hottest things ever, even though it was near a motel vending machine and under terrible fluorescent lighting.
8. Stefan and Elena: Season 3, Episode 22, “The Departed” When Stefan walks over and plants one on Elena and says, “That’s just in case there is no later,” we all get a little swoony, right?
9. Damon and Elena: Season 4, Episode 8, “We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street” OK, so Damon and Elena’s fireside dance and first fling in bed was hot and all, but this morning after hook-up, complete with Damon’s happy face and bloody fingernail marks down his back really took the cake.
10. Stefan and Rebekah: Season 4, Episode 11, “Catch Me If You Can” Rebekah: “No feelings, no attachments.” Stefan: “None whatsoever.” And with that, Stebekah relived their 1920s glory days of crazy sex.