So I suppose I could say I’m one of those people who ‘ships everything’ because I love to see characters engage in romantic relationships/build relationships in general. But I like to put a little more significance to the term, just personal preference. To explain, I’m going to use the ultimate love triangle from the ultimate show - Bangel vs. Spuffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. There are no specific spoilers, I just vaguely describe situations.
This is for my fellow Originals fandom followers, since I’ve been rather confusing on my shipping habits. If you love The Originals and haven’t seen the penultimate vampire series and its spin-off, then I urge you to do so as soon as possible. It’s more blended than TO, with humor and levity and dated pop-culture references, but the drama and story lines basically started the modern vampire genre. It’s so good. It’s so important. It’s Buffy.
Buffy and Angel is my OTP, I suppose. I’ve never yearned for two people to be together so badly - and the show avoids no opportunity to cause hard-core yearning. Spike and Buffy is an absolute treasure, a blast to watch, with electric chemistry - but I don’t ‘ship’ it. They don’t have Love, they have love - and even that is debatable for some (me included, depending on the day).
Honestly, your first OTP is like your First Love. You never forget it.