Blaine is an out-and-proud member of McKinley High's New Directions (formerly of Dalton Academy's Warblers vocal group). He first meets Kurt when he catches the Warblers singing "Teenage Dream," and the two become fast friends. Blaine takes Kurt under his wing after Kurt transfers to Dalton from McKinley, and Kurt quickly develops a crush on the very crushable Blaine. After some ups and downs, the two finally get together just before Regionals. The following year, Kurt (a senior) transfers back to McKinley and Blaine (a junior) decides to go with him.