Dating in the dark damian
She initially dated Stefan and had a rocky relationship with Damon as she was nervous, assuming he was a killer.
Over time, she became Damon's first friend and began to bring out his emotions.
Elena kissed Damon on his supposed deathbed, officially forgiving him from regularly breaking her heart.
They learned from Katherine that Klaus had taken Stefan away. He got her to confess her feelings for him first, however, and told her to remember how she felt when Stefan does return.
I don't think Elena necessarily came into my life to be my soul mate. We loved each other, but she was also the only person I've ever met who actually believed that my brother was worth loving.
And she reminded me that I used to believe that about him too.
Damon begins to become more open about his feelings and tries to become a better man so she can be happier.
After learning that Katherine always loved Stefan, not him, Damon forces himself on Elena despite her pleas that she only loves Stefan, and in a drunken rage he kills Jeremy.
Despite telling Elena he no longer loved her, Stefan later confesses that he's never stopped loving her and wants to win her back.
Her faith in him, it brought Damon and me back together, and yeah, I loved her, more than I thought I could love somebody else, but I think in the end I needed him more than I needed her.
This is the former relationship between the deceased cured vampire/human doppelgänger, Stefan Salvatore, the cured vampire/human Damon Salvatore, and the cured vampire/human doppelgänger, Elena Gilbert.
When Isobel demands a meeting with Elena, a recovered Stefan becomes suspicious when Damon seems to be acting like he's in love with Elena.
Isobel later tells Elena that Damon is in love with her.