When do ron and hermione start dating in the books
But it's all subconscious at this point, I'm pretty sure. I think Ron knew, or realized, even if he didn't deal with it at the time, right after Hermione was unpetrified. Emotional-Range-of-a-Teaspoon doesn't act on it until book five fully, but he's clearly gunning for Hermione's attention and care after Sirius bites him in the Shrieking Shack.Anyway, Ron's reactions to her behaviour that particular day, particularly after she slaps Malfoy ... In my opinion, Ron and Hermione began realising they were falling for each other in Go F, when Ron is jealous of Krum for "no reason" and Hermione tells Ron that "next time, invite me to the ball before someone else does and not because I'm your last option! That's the bit that made me start thinking about it. Fleur bent down, kissed Harry twice on each cheek (he felt his face burn and wouldn't have been surprised if steam was coming out of his ears again), then said to Ron, "And you too - you 'elped -" "Yeah," said Ron, looking extremely hopeful, "yeah, a bit -" Fleur swooped down on him too and kissed him, Hermione looked simply furious [...]Chapter 26, U. It's a slow burn, but I think it is there pretty early on.
I think they were interested in each other in the earlier books as well, though at that point they didn't realize it yet and they were too young for it to be a romantic interest.But I think Hermione comes across as simply offended she's seen as a last option/the boys didn't even notice she was a girl rather than she wanted to be asked by Ron. You could argue it started around the Po A, but the first obvious signs of liking each other romantically started in Go F, with Ron's obsession with finding out who Hermione was going to the ball with and his jealousy of krum. Like most other's mentioned, I think Ron had developed the beginnings of a crush during Co S, which developed more in Po A, and then started to become fully realized by Go F.My memory's terrible so I might have the timeline and exact events wrong, but I also smiled when Ron was awed by her punching Malfoy, and I think there's a part where she breaks some other rule and Ron says "Hermione! Hermione was also very jealous when Ron showed physical attention to other girls as well as girls showing affection towards him. It's a silly little thing, but I like to think Ron and Hermione's first kiss was sometime during the 5th book.To your last point with the jealousy, I think Rowling openly confirms in the Cursed Child that jealousy and the interplay it causes between the two is a big part of what has them end up together - I don't want to ruin it if you haven't read it, but this is called out specifically. But they just come out of a long fight (I find that sometimes getting over a big conflict with a friend actually brings us much closer), so that may have played a role in kind of changing their dynamic.
I actually suspect that this may have played a stronger role in both their feelings for each other than is shown, but I don't really have proof of this ..."This is one of my favorite Ron-and-Hermione moments because it's classic Ron Weasley -- "No one gets to say something mean to Hermione except for her friends!