On the most recent episode of The Vampire Diaries, brooding vamp Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) and sassy temptress Katherine Pierce (Nina Dobrev) shared a steamy hookup and we were all for it! In fact, we hope their burgeoning love affair continues. Here are five reasons why Katherine and Stefan make the perfect couple.

They balance one another out. These two make a weird sort of sense in an “opposites attract” kind of way. While Stefan spends too much time worrying about the future, the past, and the present, Katherine just lets things happen. We think both could use a little bit of the others’ outlook: Katherine could stand to reflect on the kind of person she’s been and the kind of person she wants to be, while Stefan should learn how to let go of the guilt he carries with him. Basically, these two complete one another at least right now.

They share an intense history. Who doesn’t love a good century-long romance? These two first met 150 years ago, and fell in love. Vampire hunts, Katherine’s well-developed sense of self-preservation, and the passage of time tore them apart, but those years together still meant something. Their love story is the gift that keeps on giving, and we think this storyline could give it the closure (or continuation) it never really had before.

Stefan could use a little fun. Let’s face it: Stefan has had a tough time of it as of late. When he’s not suffering from PTSD attacks, he’s trying to avoid thinking about the fact that the girl he loves fell in love with his brother or, as Katherine so insightfully pointed out, these two activities are related. Stefan could use a little fun in his life right about now, and Katherine is nothing if not fun.

Katherine’s love is her redemption. Katherine has done some pretty terrible stuff in the last 500 years, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t capable of changing into a better person. That won’t happen completely with a relationship with Stefan, but making a choice to love someone other than herself would be a welcome change of pace for this character and there’s nothing we love more than a good redemption story!

They’re super sexy. That living room hookup scene was pretty steamy . These two gorgeous characters share some seriously sex chemistry. They can even make a PTSD-fueled almost-kiss seem hot. We can only imagine how great these two would be together in a full-on relationship. Bring on the Steferine!

Do you think Stefan and Katherine make a good couple? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments below!

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.