Nathan Riggs had us all swooning when he finally asked Meredith out on an official date on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. Of course in true Mer form, she told him she needed to think about it before she gave him an actual answer. She probably knows that once she goes down that route, that will take whatever it is they’re doing to a completely new level. But I’m all for it! I figured she needed my help to figure out if Nathan is really right for her. So I wanted to give her a few reasons to consider why she should give him a real chance.

It’s Beyond Time

I think we can all agree that it’s time. It’s been a couple of seasons since Shonda Rhimes made me and millions of others livid with Derek’s tragic and shocking death. Meredith went through her dark phase, as any woman would. And Derek’s passing is almost like a faint memory as the show has clearly moved on without him. Now, it’s time for Meredith to be in a serious relationship. She definitely deserves to be happy after everything she has gone through.

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He Just Might Be the One

Meredith has tried to date other guys after Derek and they obviously didn’t work out in the long run. But things are clearly different with Nathan. I mean, look how far he’s gotten already. Mer has tried to play hard to get on multiple occasions. Still, there is something about Nathan that puts her in a vulnerable spot. Avid viewers know that no one has the ability to do this, especially not a guy. While she even tries to be strong with Nathan, every girl needs someone they can let their guard down with, and Nathan has shown that he’s strong enough to play that role. Besides, I’m just ready to see her let go and be in love already. He fits right in with her friends and most importantly, loves her children. The whole thing of being guarded is getting me to the point where I want to reach through the TV and yell, “Snap out of it!”

Their Chemistry Is Undeniable

We wouldn’t even be having this conversation if there wasn’t an undisputable spark between Meredith and Nathan. After all, they hooked up in the parking lot of the hospital after suppressing their sexual tension with each other for way too long. And yes, there was the monkey wrench when Meredith’s sister, Maggie, confessed her like for Nathan (without knowing about him and Mer.) But that seemed to come out of nowhere. Plus Maggie’s connection with Nathan (or lack thereof) is nowhere near the one he has with Meredith.

He’s Not Alex

It looks like the writers are almost trying to add a little mystery of the future between Alex and Meredith and whether they’ll ever be more than friends. But let’s face it, they are perfect just the way they are. They are the only two left from the group of interns that started back in the first season so from death to birthdays, they have been through everything together. And I think it should stay that way. Alex should be the one that Meredith talks to about Nathan and Alex should be the one to give her guy advice about it. They shouldn’t be going anywhere near the exit for the friend zone.

He’s Basically Madly in Love with Her

Nathan professed his feelings for Meredith on a recent episode of Grey’s Anatomy. That took a lot for him to do because considering their back-and-forth, he had no idea how she would respond, not to mention her awkward new level of closeness with Alex. Still, he put himself out there. Plus, we have to agree with Maggie that Meredith is probably the only one who will understand Nathan in the way that he needs, considering they have both experienced tragic losses in their lives. I’m going to go out on a limb and say they just might be meant for one another!

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What do you think about Nathan asking Meredith out on an actual date? How do you feel about Meredith and Alex’s friendship? Do you think Maggie is better for Nathan than Meredith?

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Char Little

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV