The Many Permutations of Glee's Romantic Relationships: An Illustrated Guide

If there’s one thing Glee has (probably unintentionally) gotten right about high school, it’s the whirlwind romances, unrequited crushes, and homecoming hook-ups that leave dizzy onlookers in desperate need of some Dramamine. Last week's McKinley High School Sadie Hawkins Dance was the last straw for me, gang. I saw the need for a handy dandy reference guide and then I filled it. You’re welcome.

This is by no means meant to be a comprehensive encyclopedia of every musical misfit who's ever made googly eyes at the captain of the football team—I had to eat, sleep, and shower at some point, you know? But you know how those Glee kids are, all raging hormones and negligible self-control. Someone had to try and make sense of it all!


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The Glee Wiki was heavily relied upon during the making of this graphic, as some of those crushes literally lasted for a single episode.

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Rachel & Brody broke up. and i think we can add a yellow line between Rachel & Sam :D
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How could you forget that Rachel and Finn banged? and Tina and Mike banged!
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i think that was about couples that had sex but didnt date xD
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Didn't Santana and Puck hook up once too?
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You are forgetting kurt>finn and mercedes>kurt
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It's missing Kurt's crush on Finn!
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Don't think I'm any less confused. Maybe a flowchart wasn't the best way to go. Although it is solid evidence that McKinley High is full of nymphos.
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This is making sense of it? I think I'm more confused.

I think I will go back to forgetting about all the relationships as soon as they end and waiting for the writers to remind me of which ones need to be important for an episode.
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Some of these should be crush rather than dated. Like Becky and Artie
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This chart needs arrows for Crushed!
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Where is the Irish guy? Lol
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This is missing a lot of connections and not that easy to read, but a fun idea to do non the less.
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And if the rumors are true, we can add an orange line between Santana and Quinn soon...
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MaryAnn Sleasman, the Carrie Mathison of Glee. :-)

This is awesome!! I particularly love the line "But you know how those Glee kids are, all raging hormones and negligible self-control." So very, very true.
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Maybe I'm looking at it wrong, but shouldn't there be a yellow line between Finn and Kurt as well?
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Becky and Artie, huh. Isn't she about 8?
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...lol. I can't believe you actually made a flowchart. This is awesome, even if I did stop watching Glee.
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Lol, it was begging to be done.
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let me just say this .. if glee was on cinmax , there would been an orgy ..
everybody have a thing for everybody , even the viewers have some fantasy in their minds when they see a character .. ehm * Quinn Fabray*

but lets not forget , the show is about music , music brings love , passion and sex
at least that my experience of music..

so the show was aimed for that direction , the highschool theme is just an add-on , even if the show was on a work place with musical groups try to win a musical contest .. things not gonna change much ,, maybe adultery will play apart on that ..
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All this makes me so proud I was basically asexual in HS, haha. No idea how kids deal with the drama since I can't even now. :P Marley is incredible and would love her to deck Kitty.
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This is terribly useless and completely amazing. I love you for doing that. <3
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For a second, I thought Brittany and Quinn had a thing that I missed. I'm still waiting for my erection to subside.
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Did Finn and Britanny ever date, don't remember that one.

Funny though, if the chart was expanded to the whole school, Britanny's banged lines would spread like a spider-web as she has said that she has at least made out with a majority of the school.
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Yeeeah, a lot of the relationships are actually probably too complicated to be summed up as "broken up" because that kind of implies an ACTUAL relationship, and especially with like, Santana, a lot of her "break ups" are with beards who only dated each other to hide their sexualities. Brittany and Finn just went on a single date in the Madonna episode, but it wasn't a crush, and it wasn't a one night stand, so for the sake of including it....it ended up in the break-ups, since that seemed the most "technically correct" of the options.

Lol, Brittany's banged lines so would.
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Did Brittany and Kurt date twice? Is that why there are two lines between them?
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Nope, that looks like an editorial oversight on my part. :/
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And don't forget Rachel's crush on Mr. Schue and Puck's girlfriend Zizes.
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I can't remember Kurt and Tina, Kurt and Brittany or Mike and Brittany ever dating? Nor can I remember half of these crushes.
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From what I remember, Brittany was Kurt's beard in the first season. Can't remember Tina though. And Brittany once stated she banged all the football players in school, so that would include Mike I guess?
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Tina pretended to be Kurt's girlfriend for his dad in one season 1 episode
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