They do love each other, and notice that Kathy is weakening in the second panel. There’s a common misconception in humor (TV as well as comic strips) that female characters are ‘more sensible and together’ than the males. The Mary-Sue complex. Some Seinfeld viewers used to ask why Elaine hung around with those losers. Somehow they missed the fact that she was a loser too. They all belonged together.
John Zakour and Scott Roberts