The writers brought out the worst in Odo when it came to the unrequited love with Kira. I never bought that part of the character.
Really? I always liked the angsty side of Odo. A man who's been lonely his whole life, finally working up the nerve to feel something for someone else, only to be too shy and see the opportunity pass him by.
That is was Quark of all people who saw that and helped him through it was even more gold.