Credit: Adam Taylor/FOX ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Booth and Brennan in Season 6, Episode 21: "The Signs in the Silence"

Sure they’re exchanging “I love you”s and getting all cute and cuddly NOW, but things certainly haven’t always been this way for Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel)!

The attraction has always been there, but it took B&B quite some time before they both realized their feelings. We have to admit, though — it’s been fun (and amusing) to watch along the way! We looked back over the past 7 seasons of Bones, and selected some of our favorite Booth and Brennan quotes on love. Take a look:

Credit: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX ©2007 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Booth and Brennan Kiss Under the Mistletoe in Season 3's

1. The great mistletoe debacle of Season 3 ...
Bones Season 3, Episode 9: “The Santa in the Slush”
[Brennan tells Booth she's going to kiss him]
Brennan: I'm only telling you out of professional courtesy.
Booth: What?
Brennan: So that you won't be surprised.
Booth: Yeah but when you say kiss you mean like, kiss kiss on both cheeks?
Brennan: No, the lips.

2. Debriefing the incident with Sweets later.
Bones Season 3, Episode 9: “The Santa in the Slush”
Sweets (John Francis Daley): You kissed?
Booth: Mistletoe.
Sweets: Was there tongue?
Booth: All right, you know what? Get your own sex life-
Brennan: Wh-that has nothing to do with sex.
Booth: There was no ... it was ... mistletoe.
Brennan: Totally sexless.

3. Booth and Brennan’s first “I love you.” Well, sorta.
Bones Season 5, Episode 1: "Harbingers in the Fountain"
Brennan: What did you want to tell me?
Booth: That I love you ... [pause] … In a professional, 'atta girl' kind of way.
Brennan: 'Atta girl' kind of way? Right back at'cha Booth. I love you too. 'Atta Boy.'

Credit: Brian Bowen Smith/FOX ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance Brennan and David Boreanaz as Special Agent Seeley Booth In Bones Season 7

4. Well, he has no direct knowledge of that yet ...
Bones Season 3, Episode 2: Soccer Mom in the Mini-Van
Special Agent Sam Reilly [to Booth]: She must be really good in bed, I can't see any other reason why you keep her around.
Brennan: I am, in fact, very good. But Booth has no direct knowledge of that.

5. Wait. When was this scientifically proven?
Bones Season 4, Episode 3: “The Cinderella in the Cardboard”
Booth: Marriage is very important to a lot of people, Bones.
Brennan: That's ridiculous. No one can guarantee how they are going to feel about someone for life. We're not a monogamous species.

6. Nothing like a nice bit of facial symmetry to get that dopamine goin’!
Bones Season 2, Episode 20: “Glowing Bones in the Old Stone House”
Booth: Well, I'm just saying, you believe in love don't you?
Brennan: I believe that dopamine and norepinephrine stimulate euphoria because of certain biological triggers like scent, and symmetrical features.
Booth: Symmetrical features?
Brennan: Yes it's an indication of a good breeder. You appear to be a very good breeder.

Credit: Brian Bowen Smith/FOX ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Temperance Brennan Paints Seeley Booth’s Face in Promotional Photo for Bones Season 7

7. Probably not exactly the type of conversation Booth wanted to be having with Brennan’s father ...
Bones Season 4, Episode 11: “The Bone That Blew”
Max: Are you sleeping with my daughter?
Booth: No.
Max: Why? Are you gay?
Booth: No!

8. As usual, Angela figures this stuff out way before Brennan does.
Bones Season 4, Episode 14: “The Hero in the Hold”
Angela: Listen to me, Brennan. Somebody you love is buried alive. You are allowed to save them, no matter how irrational it seems.
Brennan: I don't love Booth.
Angela: Yes, you do.

9. For once in her life, Bones wants to be more like Booth.
Bones Season 4, Episode 20: “The Cinderella in the Cardboard”
Brennan: You believe that love is transcendent and eternal. I want to believe that too.
Booth: Hey, you will. I promise. Someday you will. Someday, okay. You will.

Credit: Patrick McElhenney/FOX ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Booth Watches Over Brennan in Bones Season 7, Episode 5: “The Twist in the Twister”

10. Aww, Bones. For someone so smart ...
Bones Season 4, Episode 15: “The Princess and the Pear”
Brennan: I have no idea why Booth is so protective of me.
Special Agent Payton Perotta: You really don't, do you?
Brennan: No, I don't.
Agent Perotta: No, you don't. [shakes head]

11. Just look how much things can change!
Bones Season 5, Episode 13: “The Dentist in the Ditch”
Brennan: [raising her glass] When Booth and I first met, I didn’t believe that such a thing as love existed. I maintained that it was simply brain chemistry, but perhaps Booth is correct. Perhaps love comes first and then creates the reaction. I have no tangible proof, but I’m willing to accept Booth’s premise.
Booth: [raises his glass, looking at Brennan] To love.

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