Is your OTP Queerbaiting

by: jeanniekerr

So you have this OTP, let's say with two male characters. You ship them proudly come hell or high water. But recently you've heard about "queerbaiting" and people saying that your OTP is queerbaiting. Is your OTP queerbaiting and what does that mean? Hopefully this quiz will give you some answers.

  1. 1

    Are the characters in your OTP in a relationship with each other?

  2. 2

    Has anyone on the creative team of the stated that there never will be a romantic/s*xual relationship between the two characters?

  3. 3

    Do one/both of the characters have a romantic/sxual orientation that would make being in a romantic/sxual relationship with the other impossible?

  4. 4

    Do other characters joke or mistakenly assume that the two characters are in a relationship?

  5. 5

    Disregarding romantic/s*xual orientation, is there a legitimate reason that your the two characters aren't together (arch-enemies, seeing other people, etc.)?

  6. 6

    If a character suggests that the two characters are in a relationship, do one/both of the characters deny it?

  7. 7

    Has anyone on the creative team joked/suggested that there will be romantic/s*xual tension between the two characters?

  8. 8

    If the characters of your OTP have ever kissed, held hands, flirted, etc., was it played for laughs?

  9. 9

    If the characters of your OTP have ever kissed, held hands, flirted, etc., was one or both characters disgusted/disturbed by having to do so?

  10. 10

    Have one/both characters ever proclaimed their "straightness" when faced with a situation that might lead to a romantic/s*xual moment with the other character (think a "No homo" moment)

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