(…which is to say, never!)
Now, my brain says I’d like to see Diana with another woman. I don’t have any specific woman in mind, it just makes sense. (I asked my partner, who said Wonder Woman and Tigra, so good luck getting that image out of your mind.)
She sort of had this thing going on with Etta Candy from the beginning:
And then there’s the time in Wonder Woman #30 where Diana helps a new female prison warden, named Suzan, to basically reform her prison. And the two of them just casually sleep in the same bed together:
But my loins … goddammit my loins say Aquaman. I’ve shipped it ever since I read Aquaman Annual #1 (1995, the “Year One” flashback annual) and a young, nubile Aquaman washes up on the shores of Paradise Island. He tries to “help” Diana fight off the mad demigod Triton and then tries to kiss her:
I know Aquaman’s characterization has changed dramatically over the decades — and I’m 10,000% sure the current state of their relationship is All Very Complicated™ even before the New 52 — but it should surprise no one that I have a more innocent and friendly Aquaman in mind. I’m thinking of the slightly goofy, orange-shirted, smiling Silver Age Aquaman that everyone makes fun of.
See, Diana would never go for someone who is part of “Man’s World” like Superman or Batman or Steve Trevor. They’re too much a part of the culture she’s trying to change. Aquaman is an outsider from a different culture, he doesn’t have a dumb alpha dog mindset, he’s comfortable with being thought of as the lesser partner, even though he doesn’t always understand it because he also has lots of hidden strength and self-sufficiency. I like fish-out-of-water Aquaman who gets made fun of and doesn’t care. Plus he’s a royal and understands nobility.
I know this Aquaman only really exists in my mind. And I’ve got nothing against Mera. I like Mera, but I grew up during a time when Mera was either dead or a crazy villain, so she’s not in the picture here. Besides, Wonder Woman would never cheat with a married man because that would harm the other woman.
I imagine Aquaman and Wonder Woman having admiring relations together and then being Okay With It when they have to part ways and go be independent for long stretches of time, but they always check in with each other every couple months or so and help each other sort through things. It’s not a Big Deal but it is very helpful and healthy. It’s not a Commitment (like Superman needs), it’s a strong attraction with healthy respect and lots of independence.
There’s also J’onn J’onzz…
…but perhaps I’ve said too much.
Anyway, I’m going with my heart: NO ONE. I like Wonder Woman dating no one.
This is the end of this post.