One of the things that I'm always hesitant about is how much the characters in a ship should rub off on each other
I like development but sometimes it feels like the pairing becomes a single unit of personality-identical fuck buddies rather than two individuals with chemistry
Should a bad/hardcore girl become less so if they date a mild-mannered guy?
How about Vice versa? Is it normal?
The main romantic relationship of my life (aside from the purely sexual ones which I find are more similar to badgirl x badboy) has been with a person who was fiercely independent and we didn't try to change each other and we were fine so I don't know how it ought to be in narratives