>>95301747>Dipper is mature for his age.
Still looks 12, and Wendy knows that would look bad for her.>work so hard to get into her circle of friends only to be rejected.
Getting a significant other isn't about putting tokens in until they agree you've hit a quota and date you.
Dipper's whole speech to Gideon was "you've can't force someone to love you, you can only become someone worthy of love"
Plus, he was only rejected on the 'officially dating' level, (which is over rated)
He was still part of the circle of friends, got taken to Woodstick, hung out and watched movies,
pretty much everything he did with Mabel as a sibling he could do with Wendy as a friend he trusted and who trusted and liked him.
Go watch the scene where he runs up and hugs her during weirdmageddon. That's a damn good relationship of any type right there.