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Look, we have nothing against May-December pairings (hellllooo, Harrison and Calista), but there’s something Ben Gay-scented on the set of Gossip Girl. Well, two things, actually. Namely, Serena (Blake Lively) and Steven Spence (Barry Watson), and Rufus (Matthew Settle) and Ivy (Kaylee DeFer).

Public service announcement time: we think it’s all a little arthritic, story-wise. In both cases, the pairs were slapped together with no explanation. While Rufus was Ivy’s faux step-uncle (or whatever), they barely interacted until the end. And even then, Rufus made no pants-dance in her direction, and she certainly wasn’t interested in him. It may be that it’s all part of a scheme, but the deed-doing is still diddling along with no sign of stopping.

In Serena and Steven’s case... well... things. Feelings. Feelings and things about tielessness and almost-incest and general discomfort and revilement and confusion. It doesn’t help that Serena slept with Nate (Chace Crawford) who’s sleeping with the underage Sage (Sophia Black-D’Elia), whose dad is, um, sleeping with Serena. That’s not square — it’s horrifying.

So, let’s lay it out there. Which one of these pairings is ruining your need to feed? Or do you think the whole affair is just peachy?

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