16 days ago:
I'm kind of surprised that not more fans ship CS. Hook is similar to Damon in a lot of ways.
Damon - was infatuated with Katherine for 145 years.
Hook - loved Milah for 300 years and didn't think he would ever get over her.
Damon - wasn't the nicest of guys (to put it lightly) until he met/fell in love with Elena.
Hook - was obsessed with revenge on Rumple and was a bit of a bully in the early days.
Damon - his love for Elena changed him.
Hook - his love for Emma changed him.
Damon - was willing to put Elena's happiness first; yes, even if that meant her being with someone else. His love for her was selfless and true.
Hook - was willing to admit his feelings for Emma in front of everyone, just so she could be reunited with Neal. He didn't hesitate to tell the Charmings about Neal being alive even though he knew that by doing so, his chances of being with the woman he loved was greatly reduced.
Damon - didn't think he deserved Elena.
Hook - thinks his being a pirate means he's unworthy of Emma.
Swanfire/Neal also have more in common with Stelena/Stefan in some ways. I'm not saying they're identical, just as Hook/Damon are not identical. But they are similar. Swanfire have the 'first love' thing going on, and people frequently comment on how Emma is bound to 'always love Neal because you never get over your first love'. Doesn't this sound like Elena's 'I love Stefan! It's always gonna be Stefan' and the mantra that SE'ers were so fond of for at least 3 seasons; 'Elena will always love Stefan. He was her first love'(?)