Re: naruto romance
Well normally I don't argue about these pairing things, but there's a first time for everything.
Originally Posted by Nagato of the Six Paths
Sakura as you pointed out came to terms that she had been relying on Naruto for Sasuke, by Sai pointing this out. But if you have noticed when Shippuden started she was not begging Naruto to bring Sasuke back and she kept her promise that next time she would go with him to bring him back, and she did just that. But you and I know that ended in failure. Sakura, was actually willing to risk her life to relieve Naruto of the pain he caused her, by trying to kill Sasuke. Obviously she doubted she could kill Sasuke and when it came time for her to do just that, she couldn't bring herself to do it. I can hardly blame her, since Sasuke was one of her closest friends and no matter how far a friend has fallen it's still very hard to kill them. (I'm not speaking from a personal experience, just from a moral standpoint) After that ordeal, she didn't yell at Naruto or plague him with questions saying "Why didn't you tell me I was causing you pain?" In fact, she hasn't even hit him anymore since that time (Maybe in the anime she might have, but I'm not counting the anime.) Sakura was willing to risk her life, just to relieve Naruto of the pain she caused him.
I say Hinata loves Naruto. It's more of infatuation if anything. Yes, she risked her life for him, but does he even love her back. They hardly know each other at all. She's only spoken to him like a few times and was nervous each time. Plus, Naruto seems to not have any romantic feelings for her, he didn't even have the decency to confront her about her saying "I love you" to him. Has, Naruto even mentioned her since then? She may love him, for his Nindo, but if that's it than I don't think their love will last, especially since he hasn't shown those feelings for her.
I'm not saying Naruto and Sakura will end up together, she may just not end up with anyone. I'm also not saying Hinata and Naruto won't end up together, I just think that the odds of them getting together are highly unlikely. Or if they do end up together their relationship may not last long, especially since they hardly know each other.