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The Best Part Of Sheldon And Amy's Relationship On The Big Bang Theory

The extra-slow-burn romance of Jim Parson's brilliant and quirky Sheldon Cooper and Mayim Bialik's similarly super-brained Amy Fowler formed one of the signature will-they-won't-they arcs on the CBS hit comedy "The Big Bang Theory." They were first brought together after Sheldon's two uber-nerd buddies Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) and Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) stealth-enter his name and availability on a dating site. Amy is immediately interested and even physically fascinated, while Sheldon remains cluelessly aloof.

In fact, Sheldon's utter lack of any perceptible inclination toward romance or physicality forms yet another long-running trope on the series. Instead, his primary interests for much of the show's 12-season run are quantum physics, video games, and trains. And of course, flags. But when Amy enters his life and reveals to him an intellect in every way equal to his own, the first seeds of something more than friendship are sown. And as their bond deepens, the genuine affection they feel for each other finally blossoms into something that fans of the show found truly endearing. With all of the above in mind, what stands out as the best part of the Sheldon and Amy dynamic on "The Big Bang Theory"?

The best part of Amy and Sheldon is how they adapted to each other

As their bond begins to grow truly serious, Sheldon and Amy throw caution to the wind and attempt living together. This major decision is made in the series' 10th season, when they set up housekeeping in Penny's (Kaley Cuoco) apartment while Amy's is being renovated so she needs a place to stay. As fans watch them respond to each other's individual quirks in such close quarters, the true reason for why Amy and Sheldon "work" begins to materialize on-screen. That reason is primarily the evident effort these two strong-willed human beings put into actually being compatible. And that means compromising, which is especially hard for the rigidly set-in-his-geeky-ways Sheldon. But as time goes by, Sheldon adapts by overcoming his aversion to physical contact, while Amy adapts by also becoming less rigid in her ways and learning to navigate more genuine, caring interactions not only with Sheldon but also with new gal pals Penny and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch).

Eventually, Sheldon's willingness to make big-time changes was made unambiguously clear in the Season 10 finale, "The Long Distance Dissonance," when Amy leaves for a summer gig at Princeton. Not long after, Sheldon rushes off to track Amy down and propose. Five episodes later, in "The Collaboration Contamination," Amy and Sheldon finally start to pool their considerable talents (and make compromises) on the kind of scientific endeavor that fuels their professional passions, which only serves to further strengthen their by-now unbreakable romantic union. So while it may have taken a long time to come to fruition, it's their willingness to adjust their expectations and behavior to accommodate each other that represents the best part of Sheldon and Amy's relationship on "The Big Bang Theory."