Robert Kirkman on Daryl Getting Lucky

From the AMC interview with Robert Kirkman:

Q: I find it hard to believe the most badass dude in the zombie apocalypse is the only guy not getting laid! Will Daryl ever have a love interest? —Johnny ZimmermanA: Never say never! I think that it could happen eventually. I wouldn’t want to spoil anything, but Daryl is a complex character and he’s really got a lot of emotional hurdles to get over in his life. It is kind of odd that we haven’t seen him in that kind of romantic light, but I think that adds a layer to the character that makes him a little more mysterious and a little cooler. But I wouldn’t rule out some kind of love interest for him in the future.

I have to say I found this fascinating. I think a huge part of Daryl’s appeal is that he is both very visceral and real. He really cared about his brother. He really cares about the other people around him. Making him a poon hound would lesson that.

Having said that, I think there is a very tender relationship between him and Carol. I just wonder if it would ruin their chemistry if they had sex, and whether it would take something away from Daryl as a character?