It’s Valentine’s Day! Since 2013’s most love-centric day of the year just so happens to fall on Vampire Diaries Thursday, we’re celebrating by taking a look back at our the favorite love scenes from the show, because why not?
TVD has a long list of things that make it great, but the show’s crafty use of sexy people doing sexy things is definitely on it. It was a very tough decision, but below are our top 10 hottest TVD hook-ups (so far!), from first kisses to steamiest sex scenes.
1. Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev): Season 1, Episode 10, “The Turning Point”
Ten episodes into Season 1 and these two had already had an up-and-down relationship, and it took Elena’s “Don’t hide from me” to get the sensitive Salvatore brother (who was afraid of hurting her, which was nice) into bed. Too bad that photo of Katherine (Nina Dobrev) really killed the mood.
2. Stefan and Katherine (Nina Dobrev): Season 2, Episode 11, “By The Light of the Moon”
Just because Katherine made Stefan imagine this crazy hot, up-against-a-cave-wall hook-up doesn’t make it any less sexy.
5. Tyler (Michael Trevino) and Caroline: Season 3, Episode 1, “The Birthday”
Caroline was all pouty that Tyler was dating someone else, and he told her to put up or shut up (maybe not in those words). Caroline answered by putting her mouth on his mouth, and they went to have hot inter-supernatural-species sex. Well done, everyone.
6. Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Rebekah (Claire Holt): Season 3, Episode 14, “Dangerous Liaisons”
After Damon and Rebekah both screwed things up at the Originals’ ball, all it took was a couple of bar stools and the phrase, “You should find someone a little more durable,” to get these two having rough revenge sex.
9. Damon and Elena: Season 4, Episode 8, “We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street”
OK, so Damon and Elena’s fireside dance and first fling in bed was hot and all, but this morning after hook-up, complete with Damon’s happy face and bloody fingernail marks down his back really took the cake.
10. Stefan and Rebekah: Season 4, Episode 11, “Catch Me If You Can”
Rebekah: “No feelings, no attachments.” Stefan: “None whatsoever.” And with that, Stebekah relived their 1920s glory days of crazy sex.