Exactly what I'm saying. No real companion relationship building. You get nothing but "stop prying" from most of them and no joking laughing or anything. Then, suddenly, "Hi. My my. Aren't you the catch of the day. Let's do it."

THAT'S what I'm talking about. No connections. Just 0 to 60 out of nowhere, ALL of them, and I don't even REALLY like any of them by that point. Gale pretends to be good, but I don't think he really is. He's totally sus to me. Wyll has a dark side too in spite of playing Mr. Hero. Lae'zel...well... need I say more. Astarion... same. So like you said, maybe Shadowheart is kinda likeable when she's not being a sarcastic jerk and pushing you away.

They need to give us reasons to like them and even WANT to be intimate with them. Otherwise, why would my awesome MC even consider sullying themselves with any of the origin characters?

Romance is truly dead in BG3.