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Video: Chuck vs. Dan — Who Is Better For Blair on Gossip Girl?

Gossip Girl returns this week after a short hiatus that left fans in the lurch regarding Blair's romantic fate. It seems as if she's getting more serious with Dan, but is Chuck really out of the picture for good? As fans take sides on the matter, BuzzSugar editors Becky Kirsch and Shannon Vestal debate who is better for Blair in this episode of The Buzz.

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it's the biggest Gossip Girl question right now, Dan or Chuck? "I can't stand the thought of you with anyone else. I don't want to be your friend Blair. I want more. I want you! Hi, I'm Shannon Vestal. I'm Becky Kirsch. We're the editors of BuzzSugar, and in this week's episode of The Buzz we're looking at the hot "Gossip Girl" love triangle: Chuck, Blair, and Dan. Now, Blair and Chuck have been on and off for years, but lately we're getting to see Blair explore a relationship with Dan which I love because I am firmly team Dan. But, Becky is actually team Chuck. So, I just want to know why do you like Chuck and Blair so much? I don't think I really need to explain myself here. I think most Gossip Girl fans will agree that Chuck is the right choice, the only choice, when it comes to Blair. Alright. Well, you're going to get a chance to prove yourself, because we're going to put Dan and Chuck in a head to head match up, play a little game, and we'll see who is actually better for Blair. Great, let's do it. Alright. So for our face off we're going to look at who has better chemistry with Blair. I'm going to go ahead and say that all of the years of sexual tension between Blair and Dan are going to pay off. This is kind of a relationship that started off with this mutual loathing, where she made fun of him for being from Brooklyn, he criticized her for being a snobby rich girl and they've always had these funny scenes of being to back and forth, so let's take a look. I'm sorry, are we friends? Of course not. You're trying to ruin my life. You're insane. Never to be realized literary aspirations, check. Towny? You're from Brooklyn, so check. You are such a girl! I didn't want you in the car, and I don't need you now! Fine. Fine! Goodbye. Bye! Yeah, I mean, that's cute funny banter, but they don't have that heat on the other hand, might I present Chuck, who if you remember in the first season, I mean, they have always been so hot for each other right from the beginning. You know, where when she did that little striptease for him and he had scene that way before and then they just totally did it right there in the limo and they've kind of catch it up that way. They always trying to spice it up, so let's take a look at that I hate you. I've never hated anyone more. This has got to end. Well, the evidence speaks for itself. I think, as you said, Dan and Blair make great friends. I think they should stay that way. It's not really fair yet, because we haven't gotten to see Blair and Dan consumate their relationship, yeah. So, they might be just as hot. We've seen a little bit of it in the teaser for the next episode and it's not looking like it's gonna go so well. "Wow" really meant "wow". That was terrible. All right, first time's always awkward, but I still think that the best relationships come out of friendships. Yeah, tell that to Joey and Dawson Well, we're gonna call this one, and since I believe that that scene with Blair and Chuck is never going to leave my brain, but I still love Blair and Dan together. It's a draw. So far, our next match up, we're gonna look at the behavior of the guys and play a little game called, "Who has screwed up more?" We're a chance to list off the bad things that Dan and Chuck have done and we're going to sign strike. Sounds great! All right, well, I think you're going to be in trouble with Chuck. Ooh! I'm so scared. All right. You ready? Yeah.All right. Well, what about the times that, actually all the times that Chuck refused to say "I love you" back to Blair, especially when, that time when she was trying to comfort him after his father's funeral? Think operative words here, "father's funeral", emotional trauma, you can't be blamed for that. Still, I say strike. Okay. Alright, what about the time he gave up on her when they were supposed to meet at the top of the Empire State building. She couldn't make it because Dorota was giving birth and he ran away. He didn't run away. He waited for her. She never showed up. She could have texted texted him. I mean we know all of those kids have cellphones, that was not his fault. Alright, I say strike. Especially when you consider that fact that right after that, he ran off and slept with Jenny. Okay, that was done. That was done. Strike. And I think my trunm card for the bad things that Chuck has done come with that time that Chuck basically sold Blair to his Uncle Jack. It was more complicated than that, and you know it. I still think it comes down to, my boyfriend tried to sell me to his uncle for a hotel, so I say strike fine. Four strikes against Chuck. However, however, Dan himself, not really Mr. Perfect. Okay. Let's break down what Dan does. Let's start with the fact that he He totally fabricated his relationship with Blair. In his book, he said they had sex but they really didn't. Much to get her anger, just to sell more copies. Strike. Unfair because he was not even trying to get his book inside published, that was all Vanessa. Okay, strike. Now, let's go to the next one. How about the fact that he totally ruined Blair's wedding to Louis by leaking that video to Gossip Girl, then he let Chuck and Serena answer and take the blame for it, which is like bad friend on all counts. I just have to say that love makes you do crazy things. I just have to say strike. Now, let's go to the next one. My final point is the fact that Dan has never really manned up when it comes when it comes to Blair, he's always kind of followed her around, he's kind of been her lap dog, errand boy. So, to me that is a strike. All right. Well, what I think what we are looking at is three pretty weak strikes against Dan. Four very strong strikes against Chuck. So we're going to call this one, as far as who treats Blair better, it is definitely Dan. Fine Alright, well for our final section, I think we're gonna go for the ultimate which is, who has better long term potential with Blair? So tell me why you think that Chuck would be a better partner for Blair in the long run? Well to me, Chuck and Blair are the Ross and Rachel of this show. They have always been on again, off again but I think everyone is always kind of rooting for them to get back together and they are really soul-mate. I mean, Chuck has only had a couple of other relationships. He had Raina and he had Eva, that French girl, but they've all been really short. It's always been Blare for Chuck. On the other hand, Dan has had soul-mates all over the He and Serena have that thing that I still don't think is over. Then he also had Vanessa, who was this kind of childhood crush, growing into more. I just think that eventually Dan's going to end with Serena, which leaves room for Chuck and Blair. I mean, I think my biggest problem with Chuck and Blair is the fact that they have had so many opportunities to be together and have a relationship and Chuck always screws it up. He also by the way gets himself in trouble, gets shot, who's to say he is even going to be alive in the future. I think an important thing with Dan is something that Blair recently realized, which is also that he loves her for exactly who she is and that's big because she's pretty difficult. And I think for my final point, but there's like, a little thing I like to look towards, which is the relationship of Lily and Rufus, which is a good example for them because they're from different sides of the tracks, and they have made it work. Yeah I mean like are Lily and Rufus a relationship you want to strive to have on that show? They are so boring! I just think Blair wants a lot more excitement and she wants that big kind of life that only Chuck can give to her. Dan is like more laid back, like Brooklyn style. I just think that's not what she wants in the long run. I think that someone being so different from Blair is actually something that is exciting. All right so, who wins? Well, I kind of have to concede you because I feel like Chuck and Blair show's Ross and Rachel. They might be each other's lobster. So, we're gonna call this one as shocked. Okay. So, to sum up the score card. I think what we have here is chemistry is a draw. Who Blair better, that's definitely Dan. But for future long term potential, it's Chuck. We're just gonna have to see how it shakes out in the future. Alright, well one more final question question. If it were you and not Blair, who would you rather date, Dan or Chuck? I think if it were me, I've been team lonely boy for a long time, I'm gonna say Dan. What about you? I'm gonna go with super option C, Nate Archibald. Why on earth would you want to be with Nate Archibald? I wouldn't want to be with anyone on this show if we're being real but we kind of just said, you know, what's wrong with Nate, I mean, what's wrong with Chuck? What's wrong with Dan? And also Nate's the cutest. All right, well that, I don't really agree with that, but you guys, please let us know who you would pick, Dan or Chuck, in the comments. And thanks for watching The Buzz..

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dair-ftw dair-ftw 3 years
first of all compliments for the interview it was funny and u made a very good analysis of the whole situation and also my congrats are for the fact that you two talked bout this topic without arguing ahahaha which - let's say that - is quite a miracole nowadays xD xD xD by the way i'm a dair supporter... i love penn and leighton they're great actors and they really match well together ,i always have a smile on my face when i see them . I obviously can hide the fact that between blair and chuck and between dan and serena there's a strong connection....but their relationships belong to the past ...serena and chuck hurt dan and blair's feelings a lot of times, their love is profound but ...sick  ....i support dair because when blair is with dan she is happy she laughs, she is free to express herself , dan protects her ,guides her ,he's always been there for her when she needed to even when they weren't  friends ...and despite all they've got a lot of intellectual stuff in common which is a great thing...dan and blair should definitely end together they need and they deserve a pure and simple love.... DAIR FTW  
alexisd alexisd 3 years
Okay.....what is going on here??? First off, i would like to just stop with all this Chuck and Blair are Ross and Rachel??? Have you even seen Friends??? If you are going to compare Ross and Rachel to anyone it would be Dan and Serena not Chuck and Blair. Last time i checked, Ross was the geek that was in love with the most popular girl in school. He loved her for years and she eventually noticed him...um that's pretty much Dan and Serena's story since S1. So invalid argument!! Second, last time i checked Chuck Bass has slept with half of NY's women.  And how on earth would Blair have a long term relationship with Chuck rather than Dan? The longest Chuck and Blair lasted was a few months. I don't think that they would last, if she were to choose Chuck it will just be an endless on-again-off-again relationship and trust me when i say this that any girl,even Blair,  will get tired of it. Hell she got tired of all the games and crap she went through with Chuck in S2/3. I just feel like Blair has already gone through hell and all she needs in her life is some good. I'm not saying that Dan is saint, cuz he isn't, I'm just saying that she will treat her right and give her something that she has lacked for so long....happiness!!! I feel like Chuck's purpose, even since the beginning, is to have a family that appreciates him. I feel like he needs to come into terms with who he was and start to improve not change bc then he wouldn't be the Chuck Bass we know him as. And i don't believe that an apology, a dog, and few episodes of no scheming satisfy as a character growth, especially when you have done what he has in his past.  Same goes for Blair, she needs to find herself again, cuz since the hotel fiasco, she has lost a part of who she is.    I just feel that in order for Blair to get back to Blair, she can't be around someone who always brings her two steps back. Chuck can try all he wants, but i don't think he knows what he needs to do in order to give Blair what she wants. (emotionally) Have you noticed that mostly all Chair scenes are full of sadness?? That just gets tiresome for me at least. I think that alot of GG fans whether they are Chair or Dair or Derena, are bored of the same recycled SL every year. And I'm tired of hearing that Dan manipulated Blair? Are we all watching the same show? Last time i checked, Blair is the one that goes to Dan not the other way around. And let's face it, even if Dan wanted to, he wouldn't very good at it anyways, at least not against Blair. I just hope that Dan helps her become the new and improved Blair Waldorf that we love. Cuz the only time I have seen Blair being a glimpse of the Blair we know from earlier seasons, has been when she was insulting Dan or arguing with him.    BTW: Funny thing is that Chair fans can't really debate why Chuck is better other than they're Chuck and Blair or They're Meant to Be. Proof? Q: He slept with Jenny. A:........  Q: He sold her for a hotel. A:......... And don't give be BS saying that Dan hurt Blair with that video leak on her Bday. First they weren't even friends back then. Second, he was standing up and protecting his sister. And he felt horrible after that. Plus its not like Blair treated his that great either. I just feel like the things that Dan did to Blair (if you really think about it is really just the wedding video leak thing, which was for her btw) do not even come close to what Chuck has done to her!!! I have to admit that Chuck and Blair had their appeal in S1/2. But when i saw how much crap Blair had to go through to get Chuck and the things she went through while with him. I just don't see what the point is? Its not like Chuck is some great person to have. If you have to work that hard to keep something, then maybe its not yours to keep.    So answer to your question. Who is better for Blair? Dan. What kinda of man does she need in her life? Dan. What kinda of man does she want? Chuck. Who will she choose?? Probably Chuck. 
RainyWho RainyWho 3 years
Dan of course Chuck is the story of first love -with all its passion and catastrophe   They are growing Dan and Blair -is about real, good, growing love
Laurène2519239 Laurène2519239 3 years
" And the fact that people are saying well Dan loves her for her...um last time i checked so did Chuck." Ed himself said Dan loves Blair more than Chuck.   " if the sex ain't good the relationship won't last, and the last time I checked Chuck and Blair's sex was AMAZING!!!" And the last time I checked, Chuck and Blair weren't together anymore.
Lalit2545137 Lalit2545137 3 years
I would have to say Dan only because it hasn't happened yet. Since there is only one more season of Gossip Girl left, that too a shortened season :/ , Chuck and Blair will eventually be back together for sure :)   Btw, Season 6 is indeed the last according to the producers...sucks, doesn't it?
Laurène2519239 Laurène2519239 3 years
The question is an insult for women. And I said WOMEN not little girls who think it's Blair and Chuck, Chuck and Blair because "OMG! Ed is hot" LMFAO!!   And by the way, Chair fans should stop giving their opinions with "we" and "no one"  cause, thanks God, there are people who don't approve that unhealthy and disgusting relationship (and they are not 13)
bassgirl bassgirl 3 years
im a chairleader and will always be one! <3 oh and you also forgot when DAN did that roast thing in blairs birthday or when blair did that party in NYU and he made everyone go to the georgina thing and im sure im forgeting more stuff. And , chuck slept with jenny but it didnt mean anything he was just hurt ok? and I mean DB is like sooooooo boring and im a DERENA FAN so gg is practicaly ruining both of my ships. CHAIR FOREVER <3<3 THEY HAVE THE MOST AMAZING CONNECTION EVER, IF U DONT SEE IT, UR CRAZY!
Leah2521728 Leah2521728 3 years
I like Dan, just not with Blair, well I like them as friends anyways. Chuck and Blair are on the same level. He's the king of the UES and she is the queen. They have been through so much together, yet still love one another. And the fact that people are saying well Dan loves her for her...um last time i checked so did Chuck. I mean he did give everything up that HE wanted because he wanter HER happy, even if it means her marrying someone else. And he loves her flaws and all. And they do spice everything up, even if it is just being extremely flirty with one another. And for people who says that sex is the only thing they have is totally not true but hey, sex is a large part of every relationship, and as much as I hate to admit it, if the sex ain't good the relationship won't last, and the last time I checked Chuck and Blair's sex was AMAZING!!!
gd101 gd101 3 years
Blair's one true love is Chuck!
lilymi lilymi 3 years
Definitely Chuck!!!!!!!!
Milica2520991 Milica2520991 3 years
Wait, you really just asked that??CHUCK OFC!!!!!CHUCK AND BLAIR ARE MEANT TO BE TOGETHER!!!AND DAN IS JUST A... DONUT! AND BLAIR SAID THAT!!!!!CHUCK AND BLAIR FOREVER ♥
Assistant-Community-Manager Assistant-Community-Manager 3 years
Chuck!  All the way.
Lamore01 Lamore01 3 years
Dan is better for Blair of course. I love Dan and Blair together. They are Flawless.
fairlawn fairlawn 3 years
Chuck Bass
Eunice2520173 Eunice2520173 3 years
DAN & BLAIR (L)
bonnieleighc bonnieleighc 3 years
 @nontugumedair But Penn acknowledged Chuck and Blair were EACH OTHER'S soulmates.. Chuck has loved and gotten Blair from the beginning. The REAL Blair, not the messed up, crazy one on screen now that no one recognizes. We want Real Blair with Chuck.
bonnieleighc bonnieleighc 3 years
Chuck and Blair. They're the pairing most have loved and watched. No one's watching Blair and Dan because we're all grossed out by them. We want the real couple.
Megc2424 Megc2424 3 years
Easy Chuck Bass
Victor2519441 Victor2519441 3 years
Even tho this doesn't require an answer more than "CHUCK CHUCK CHUCK" here is my comment:  CBare everything, exiting, passionate, compassionate, understanding, sharing life goals, smart and intellectual soulmates, partners in crime lobsters <33333 i cant tell how much i love CB and watching them. every scene is exiting with them. They are fun, dramatic, hot and so compelling. and they can actually manage to be all of those things in one scene! and this db thing is a real show killer. d managed ruin every relationship of him and look how he treats to those girls he actually been in love with. how can anyone root for him for any of his relationship? he is a horrible douche who never actually faces any consequences and gets what he wants, he is not an underdog here. not to mention how judgemental he is and not changed a bit since the S1! even the scene you put, shows how dan is horrible for her.  he wanted to have a relationship with her while knowing the risk of she is having (bankrupting her family). he manipulated and isolated her all season. kept secrets from her just to have her to himself. blair is not good this season either -thx to dan mostly- so only for season i can say that they actually deserve each other, and chuck and serena truly deserve better <3 db became their worstselves with each other. lol. chuck and serena on the other have been amazing adults.  they have grown up. and may i mention all the things chuck has done all selflessly for blair? and not just after he fall in love with her, not just this season!  all the strikes you count for chuck are true, but at least he owned up to them and payed for so long time! and those were exiting times actually. not like now. also this makes one of the reasons which makes D's strikes worst! also 3 strikes for him were not true. he has more (and only for this season I'm not even counting the times he acted horribly in previous seasons). what about the time he actually kept the secret of Louis helping him and causing Blair to break her engagement? He kept Chuck's situation as a secret when B asked him. Could he help B about her crisis? He enabled her fairyland actually. He wrote the vows and make her continue with the wedding and then he claims that he sent the video just to ruin the wedding he saw she didnt want in the first place after framing chuck and making her isolated from her friends. How hypocrite he is.   also he loved her for who she is? lol so much!!! "i dont want to change anything about us" Chuck to Blair in S2,  "its stupid of you to want her other than she is" Chuck  to Nate in S2, "you are special on your own, you dont need any other group to say" Chuck to Blair in S3. Look how he encourages her to become herself and now how D manipulated her to become her worstself, made ashamed of her wonderful self. THIS IS NOT EVEN BLAIR EFFING WALDORF! Dan to Blair in season 5 "I thought you have changed"  Also about your Rufly and DB parallel? Did you have amnesia and forget about DS? So funny. DB is not original at all. Can't you see how unnatural they are?    What they show and try to sell is very different things. And they can not sell to majority as it seems. and they only have thid CB vs DB thing to make buzz i guess. but there is no comparison, only a bad taste in our mouths.      
Nadezhda2519538 Nadezhda2519538 3 years
Chuck and only Chuck!
Victor2519441 Victor2519441 3 years
CHUCK CHUCK CHUCK :)))) they are everything, exiting, passionate, compassionate, understanding, sharing life goals, smart and intellectual soulmates, partners in crime lobsters <33333 i cant tell how much i love CB and watching them. every scene is exiting. They are fun, dramatic, hot so compelling. and this db thing is a real show killer. d managed ruin every relationship of him and look how he treats to those girls he actually been in love with. how can anyone root for him for any of his relationship? he is a horrible douche who never actually faces any consequences and gets what he wants. not to mention how judgemental he is and not changed a bit since the S1! even the scene you put shows how dan is horrible for her.  he wanted to have a relationship with her while knowing the risk of she is having (bankrupting her family). he manipulated and isolated her all season. kept secrets from her just to have her to himself. blair is not good this season either -thx to dan mostly- so only for season i can say that they actually deserve each other, and chuck and serena truly deserve better <3 db became their worstselves with each other. lol. chuck and serena on the other have been amazing people. they have grown up. and may i mention all the things chuck has done all selflessly for blair? and not just after he fall in love with her!  all the strikes you count for chuck are true, but at least he owned up to them and payed for so long time! and those were exiting times actually. not like now. also this the reason which makes D's strikes worst! also 3 strikes for him was not true. he has more (and only for this season I'm not even counting the times he acted horribly in previous seasons). what about the time he actually kept the secret of Louis helping him and causing Blair to break her engagement? He kept Chuck's situation as a secret when B asked him. Could he help B about her crisis? He enabled her fairyland actually. He wrote the vows and make her continue with the wedding and then he claims that he sent the video just to ruin the wedding he saw she didnt want in the first place. What kind of a  hypocrite are you? he is a unique douche-bag i would never want to meet or be friends with. ughh   also about your Rufly and DB parallel? Did you have amnesia and forget about DS? Hellooo? So funny. DB is not original at all. Can't you see how unnatural they are? 
Francesca2519474 Francesca2519474 3 years
Of Cousre Chuck!!!!! This is the olny answer!!!!!!!!!!!
Irene2519439 Irene2519439 3 years
dair is better  
TheCrow TheCrow 3 years
CHUCK BASS. Anyone else is just a waste of time. Just like replying to DB fans.  
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