Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) may just be Mystic Falls most eligible bachelor right now on The Vampire Diaries. Sure, he kinda, sorta has a thing going on with Katherine and he’s working through some crippling PTSD, but, ladies, how about that hair? When Season 5 picks back up on January 23, who should the brooding hero be with? You tell us!

Elena

There will always be something between these two. Elena was the reason Stefan returned to Mystic Falls, the love of his life, the person he chose to be with. Now that Delena has called it quits, might the time be right for a Stelena reunion? Should they get back together so soon? Let’s face it: there will always be a part of us that is always okay with this classic couple giving it another try.

Katherine

There have been some serious sparks between Stefan and Katherine in Season 5 -- and we have been falling more and more in love with this potential romance. These two were a hot item back in the day, and it seems like the planets have aligned again to bring them back together not just physically in the same place, but emotionally in the same place. We’re really hoping Katherine doesn’t die in the 100th episode. Because we want to see this Steferine storyline explored for real.

Caroline

In all of the ups and downs of Stefan’s love life, BFF Caroline has been a caring constant. She has always supported Stefan’s relationship with Elena, and has been there for Stefan whenever he needs a friend. Most recently, this took the form of helping him work through his PTSD. A romance between these two besties has always been something we kind of wanted to see explored, but never felt right timing-wise. Now, may be the time to see these two take their friendship to the romantic level. Especially with rumors of a potential Steroline kiss on the horizon.

No one

On the other hand, we’re kind of digging friend-zone Stefan. He hangs with Caroline. Grumbles around the Salvatore mansion. Maybe he could take up a hobby or two. Let’s face it: Stefan is kind of a mess right now. It might be good for his character to take a breather on the whole romance thing. If something happens, it happens. In the meantime, we want to see Stefan using his single time to form new friendships. How about some Matt/Stefan scenes? They can bond over the times Elena has dumped them! Or, maybe some more Detective Stefan! scenes. We’d totally watch some episodes featuring Stefan trying to get to the bottom of this Augustine Society nonsense, Sherlock-style.

Who do you think Stefan should be with? Vote in our poll and sound off in the comments below!

The Vampire Diaries returns Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!