courferre au where they’re both massively in love with each other but never say anything. and courf sleeps around a bit and never has many serious relationships, because he’s trying to distract himself but at the same time he doesn’t think it’s fair to date someone properly when he’s so in love with ferre.

and ferre never really dates anyone because he can’t think about anyone else. and he doesn’t say anything to courf because courf doesn’t seem interested in having a serious relationship, and he wouldn’t want to put that sort of pressure on him. and courf assumes that, because ferre never seems interested in dating anyone, he wouldn’t want to date courfeyrac, and he doesn’t want to make things uncomfortable. 

and it’s a mess, and they’re both so in love, but so convinced that the other doesn’t want the same thing that they don’t say anything.