ByMatt Carter, writer at Creators.co
If the zombie apocalypse kicks off you'll find me in the Winchester
Matt Carter

The Walking Dead Season 5 kicks off in earnest in a couple of months and with it the promise of lots of blood, sweat and violence. However, it's the revelation that the new season will feature more "romance" that has set our collective pulses racing.

So who are the prime candidates to get down and dirty and roll around in the post-apocalyptic hay?

Here are SIX possible candidates.

Daryl and Carol

I Will Always Love You
I Will Always Love You

Why love will blossom

These two have been making flirty eyes at each other since Season 2 - so much so the internet has run out of space due to all the memes and fan fiction created about "Caryl".

And who can forget this Officer and a Gentleman moment...

Such strong arms!
Such strong arms!

Why love is dead

The fact that so many fans want this to happen is probably one of the biggest reasons why it won't. Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman doesn't want to make you happy - in fact he positively revels in our collective miseries - so don't expect this to have a happy ending.

Also, if Caryl actually happened, it would really piss off this next group...

Daryl and Beth

Crazy in love?
Crazy in love?

Why love will blossom

Despite being separated in age by lots and lots of years, Daryl and Beth bonded over their mutual love of weapons training, boozing and pyromania. There's no doubting Bethyl make a cute couple. After all Mr Dixon has already shown that he can cope with her singing a song at every single opportunity. There's definitely potential for these two.

Love can set you free, probably
Love can set you free, probably

Why love is dead

The biggest wedge between these two potential soul mates is the fact that Beth is being held captive by a bunch of NWO-style weirdos and there's no telling when - or if - she's going to get out.

Rick and Michonne

The Prisoner's Love Song
The Prisoner's Love Song

Why love will blossom

After a rocky beginning, Rick and Michonne have come to depend on each other more and more. She's great at making Carl laugh, while Rick is great at ripping out throats if someone tries to harm his son. The perfect combination really.

Why love is dead

Not a huge amount of time has past since Lori died, so the jury's still out on whether Rick is ready to get back in the dating game.

Bob and Sasha

Love is a Battlefield
Love is a Battlefield

Why love will blossom

Bob and Sasha already swapped saliva in Season 4, so perhaps they'll go to second base in Season 5?

Why love is dead

Erm, because Bob might actually be very dead in Season 5, especially if the trailer is anything to go by.

Carl and various cans of tinned foodstuff

Cigarettes & Chocolate Milk
Cigarettes & Chocolate Milk

Why love will blossom

Did you see how much happiness that can of chocolate pudding gave Carl? That shit ran deep!

Why love is dead

Finding a steady supply of delicious, pudding-y foodstuffs.

Also, diabetes.

Daryl and... Rick?

He ain't heavy, he's my brother
He ain't heavy, he's my brother

Why love will blossom

Because Robert Kirkman recently admitted that there's a possibility that Daryl Dixon could be gay, and these two hooking up would be the one of the most progressive and groundbreaking things to ever happen on TV.

Also, "Rickyl" has a certain ring to it.

Why love is dead

Because it would be the most progressive and groundbreaking thing to ever happen on TV and people would probably lose their shit.

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