Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]
If they really wanted a Spock romance that bad just to establish that he has a case of the notgays, then it should have been with Nurse Chapel as that has been something established in TOS.
One, that's offensive. Two, the reason for the romance is that they picked up on a vibe from TOS and decided to explore what might have been.
"I had no idea you were so... formidable. " - Anan 7 to James T. Kirk, A Taste of Armageddon