Sansa Stark Should Get A Girlfriend On ‘Game Of Thrones’ According To Sophie Turner

From Ned Stark’s beheading to the Red Wedding to having siblings scattered around the world dealing with all kinds of heinous shit, House Stark is notorious for having it rough. But arguably just by merit of her gender, Sansa Stark in particular has really been put through the ringer on Game of Thrones. At this point, while it’s possible Lady Stark herself has yet to come to the same conclusion, the actress who plays her is pretty convinced men are the main source of Stark’s problems in life. The solution: To Sophie Turner, Sansa Stark should get a girlfriend.

I mean, it’s fair, considering that so far, men haven’t really been awesome to Sansa: In six seasons, she’s been engaged to and tormented by fuckhead dweeb Joffrey Baratheon, disastrously used as a pawn by the Lannisters and Littlefinger, and, most recently, raped and abused by known sadist/devil incarnate Ramsay Bolton. Quitting men isn’t the least logical conclusion.

Entertainment Weekly asked Turner last week who she believed in the Game of Thrones universe was Sansa’s “ideal romantic match,” to which Turner brilliant replied:

“In the GoT universe, I think she’s going to have to swing the other way – because the men thing isn’t working for her. Judging by Sansa’s relationship with Margaery … probably Margaery.”

At least on the show, by the end of their Season Four marriage, Sansa and Tyrion seemed to be getting along well enough (possibly because Tyrion is the single most lovable and wonderful person on the show, but that’s a conversation for another time), and it may well be that had Littlefinger not taken it upon himself to whisk her away and then marry her to Bolton that she would be chilling in Essos with him.

But alas, had that happened, we wouldn’t have gotten that epically satisfying reunion scene between her and Jon, or that epically satisfying scene from Sunday night’s most recent episode, “The Door” (tears in my soul forever now that I know the meaning of that title) wherein she gloriously shutting down Littlefinger, so, at least there’s that.

There’s no denying that beyond her own half-brother (or cousin if you buy into the increasingly plausible theories), Jon, the GoT universe is severely lacking in eligible, decent human males. For all his shrewd, entertaining insights, Tyrion himself tends to veer on the misogynistic and manipulative at times, and for all his too-good-for-this-world-ness, Davos Seaworth is a bit old for Sansa. Meanwhile, Sansa would have quite the lot to choose from between Margarey and Dany and Melisandre and Yara/Asha Greyjoy and her own sister Arya if she’s into the Lannister way of things (jk please don’t, dear god).

But looking back to Season Three of the show, it’s pretty clear Margarey would be her first choice. I’ve watched every episode of the series and can honestly say the one scene they shared walking in the garden together was probably the happiest (and by that, I mean she actually looked happy for once) I’ve ever seen Sansa. I mean, look:

And let’s also not forget for even a second what their seemingly friendly dialogue entailed:

“Some women like tall men, some women like short men, some women like pretty men, some women like pretty girls.”

So, take from that what you will.

But at any rate, for all you Sansarya shippers, Sophie sees you:

“Or [Sansa could hook up with] Arya – because I’d like to see that happen,” Turner said, laughing. “I’d love a love scene between Arya and Sansa.”

Not that women like Sansa on GoT usually have the luxury of getting to choose whom they want to be with, but this is something to keep in mind: Without men (and, eh, probably Cersei too) around with their violence and mad senses of entitlement, the GoT universe might actually be a pretty cool place to be. Tyrion is finally not worried about sex for once, Jorah is hella fighting the clock, and Jon Snow is all brooding like “I died, life is weird, waaah” right now, so fuck it: All the women on the show could stand to heed Turner’s advice (ya know, like Dany did).