Oh, Adam. You were adorable, and you knew Kurt was something special. Obviously I didn’t want you to be endgame, but I sure would have liked to have seen more of you.
It only would have strengthened the Kurt story and the Klaine story to see Kurt trying to find love with this very nice boy and it just not being as special, not being the same, not being magic. I would have liked to see Kurt see the difference, not just because he wasn’t over Blaine but because he realized he couldn’t be.
I’m sad that Adam just disappeared and his story was basically forgotten, because where the plot was going could have been fantastic character development for Kurt.
Adam was Kurt’s dream boy, on paper. When Kurt was a preteen dreaming of New York, Adam is the perfect boyfriend that Kurt would have imagined. A handsome English boy, who’s a hip New Yorker but also understands what it’s like to be an outcast. A man who can sing, who’s funny and sweet. A man who sees Kurt as Leading Male material and encourages him to take these dream roles. And this boy falls in love with Kurt first, so there’s no unrequited love. Adam is literally everything Kurt dreamed of…before meeting Blaine.
Kurt tries to move on from Blaine by focusing on the dreams he’s always had, but the “boy he always wanted” wasn’t even comparable to Blaine. Even when Adam fulfills everything on Kurt’s checklist, even when Kurt holds all the cards and feels in control of the situation…he doesn’t love Adam like he does Blaine. Meeting Adam made Kurt realize that your “dream” boy may not be your soulmate. Love doesn’t mean getting 100% of the personality traits you want. Love is messy and complicated and not that simple.
He meets his perfect fantasy boy, and all he wants is Blaine. It was a critical moment for Kurt, and Glee barely explored it.