Yes. They are made for each other
No. He's using her to get Mockingbird back
It might lead to marriage, like Reed and Susan Richards
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Clint and Mockingbird had literally one adventure together and end up getting married... that seems a heck of a lot more random than what we got with Jessica and Clint.
They're 2 attractive people that worked together, formed an attraction, and decided to date. That's pretty normal if you ask me.
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For the New Avengers in particular, they were in a very unique situation during Dark Reign, They were fugitives together... and that bonds them in a unique sort of way. They lived together to some degree, and had to basically rely on each other 24/7. At the end of that, you're either going to hate those people or end up loving them.
I was pointing out Carol's objection to Jessica dating Clint specifically. IE - she was convinced he was just on the rebound and that Jess was going to get burned in the end. The icky dynamics of dating in a tight social circle.
As for Spider-Woman... why do people want to keep pairing her up with Spider-Man? That is so obvious that its just not interesting. If she wants a man who will do right by her, why not give old Ben Grimm a chance? Sure, he may not be the most attractive guy but he's a solid guy... and didn't they share a cartoon back in the late 70s or early 80s or something?
Who should Jessica Drew date?
Clint came in 2nd place, behind "Other". And alot of the "Other" votes seemed to go for Carol Danvers.
"I want to see beautiful people doing amazing things." - Grant Morrison
This is all in The Reunion, Hawkeye & Mockingbird and Widowmaker minis.
If they had some time to start afresh, without the stresses of superhero life, then they might find something, but honestly without those outside pressures, I'm not sure they'd actually find that much common ground. I'd like to see both Bobbi and Jessica do better than Clint "boned a Doombot" Barton, as pretty as he is.
Bobbi - "I was kidnapped, brainwashed and raped by a madman."
Clint - "You... you CHEATED ON ME?!?!?!?!"
Women of the world - "Oh, hell no."
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Women are beautiful. But we're not here for your goddamn titillation.- junesdisco
As a general rule, with very few exceptions, I prefer super-heroes to date outside of the super-heroic circles. When two established super-heroes get involved with each other, it has to be VERY well-done. From what little I have read, that was not the case with this.
Take for exemple Clint's past relationship. With the Widow, he was pratically introduced as being in love with her. His failed attempt of romancing Wanda had some background on him always hitting on her. The marriage with Mockingbird was a bit hurried (met, fell in love and married in a 4 issue mini-series), but it was in character with Clint's brashness and impulsiveness, Mockingbird was pratically a blank slate and the relationship was well fleshed out during the 100 issue run of WCA. I still think they should be together (after all, if not, why the hell bring back Bobbi? Please, who was it that DEMANDED IT, so that Marvel HAD to comply?). The seduction by Moonstone was quite well done, and made sense for the characters and the situation they were in, but I never saw it as going anywhere. For me, Clint should have had something with She-Hulk back when they were together in the team. I always liked the chemestry between the two of them, and IMHO, it would have been a fun relationship.
Hawkeye and Spider-Woman? Sorry, I just don't feel it.
Which is perhaps why it's a good thing they broke up. It's an opportunity for her to try and get out of his shadow a bit and define herself as her own character.