They either felt jealous or rooted for each other's crushes.
Now moving on even more to season 3, there were major clues that Kim and Ron were destined to be more than just friends especially in the episode, Emotion Sickness, which shows Kim's emotions being manipulated to the point of falling in love with Ron.
For much of the series he treats her as a mature and responsible young lady, expecting her to babysit her younger brothers, instructing her to get a part-time job if she wants expensive new clothes, and accepting her going on dangerous missions without a second thought - believing that she is skilled enough to stay out of harms way.
They have a close but diverse father-daughter relationship.
Their opposite natures balance each other which is what makes them a great team. While they were friends, they had a tight bond and cared for each other.
These two people honestly had a real friendship with each other that I can say felt genuinely real (since I have my own guy friend).
Ron first appeared in the premiere episode in June 2002 and starred alongside Kim in all eighty-seven episodes of the show.
Ron did not realize that Kim's emotions were being manipulated at all and was confused.
Wade's reaction said it all, that kiss was out-of-nowhere but Ron clearly liked it. I saw their relationship bump up to a whole other level already and saw their love for each other develop.
However, because of the closeness of their relationship, he sometimes forgets that she isn't a child anymore and treats her as if she were much younger, failing to see that she doesn't always enjoy doing the same things that she did when she was little, and not being able to see when his behavior might embarrass her. Their mother-daughter relationship is given less airtime than her relationship with her father, but it is often scripted when emotional depth or conflict resolution is required, usually in relation to Kim's teenage angst.
His nickname for her is his "Kimmy-Cub," which she sees as a sign of affection, except when it is said within earshot of Bonnie. While Kim's father is often either oblivious to, or uncomfortable with, many of the teenage issues that Kim faces throughout the series, Mrs.