Originally Posted by UchihaTaijiya
I see. That's how I see Sakura -> Sasuke. She's worked so hard to become who she is now, confessed love, matured because of those feelings (and other influences, of course), and has put an incredible amount of effort into her love for Sasuke. Also I think Sasuke, as the one character who needs the most healing in the series, should end up with the girl who's desire to heal is very powerful and who has already shown a willingness to stay by his side unconditionally. Which he was grateful for.
the funny thing is that the entirety of that section could be replaced with the words Hinata and Naruto for Sakura and Sasuke respectively and it works perfectly. I think that definitely shows, at least partially, why people most often like one and the other (unless there is severe hatred for either Sasuke or Sakura, which I have seen which screws with it.)