The Vampire Diaries knows how to do romance. At its center, stands an epic love triangle that has managed to keep fans interested — more than that, passionate — for four-and-a-half seasons and counting. In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are the five more romantic moments in TVD history.
Elena tells Stefan not to hide (Season 1, Episode 10)
Stefan and Elena have had so many epic moments over the course of TVD, but one of our absolute favorites came early on when the couple first has sex. In the episode, Stefan is planning on leaving Mystic Falls for good… until Elena convinces him to stay by telling him she loves him. They make out and, when Stefan goes into vamp mode and tries to look away, Elena won’t let him. “Don’t hide from me,” she tells him. They stare into one another’s eyes as “Cut” by Plumb plays in the background and it’s beautiful. Also, it happens to be Paul Wesley’s favorite Stelena scene, too!