pacey & joey
It’s so funny how pissy Dawson gets, when it reality Pacey liked Joey first. He saw Joey lighten up and enjoyed being around her in a romantic way first. He was the one who kissed her first. He was the one who basically told Dawson (after Joey told him no) that you better wake up because she is a great girl.
So it is kind of funny and annoying for Dawson to get on his high horse. The difference between Pacey and Dawson will always be understanding. Pacey took Joey’s rejection and told his friend to go for it. Pacey and Joey were broken up and he still didn’t get mad that Dawson was with her. Dawson on the other hand needed almost a six season journey to admit his feelings, act on those feelings, get rejected and finally move on and realize him and Joey aren’t meant to be together.
Then people wonder why people like Pacey more. He didn’t hold Joey up on a pedestal. He loved Joey for Joey, flaws and all. You can already see their relationship in small moments in season one.