In reality, Inoue Orihime could be every boy's dream girl. She is polite, nice and helpful. Although Orihime is a bit of a scatterbrain, bad cook, and has a weird sense of humor her overall good qualities shut out the bad ones. She's also very supportive of Ichigo. Unfortunately, it seems her care and attention is unrequited. Ichigo seems to have hots for someone else.
I wonder when did the Ichihime movement started since it was obvious from the start who Ichigo wanted - but that's alright. My bro prefers the Ichihime pair. The duo first met (TV appearance) in Bleach episode 2 when Ichigo accidentally bumped into Orihime. Leaning over to help, Ichigo face's embarrassed Orihime and she ran away. I just assumed Orihime was just shy. It couldn't be, I thought then. When Byakuya was fighting Ichigo, Orihime wanted to help the latter. But she restrained herself. It was the confirmation as far as I'm concerned (of my suspicion that she admires/loves/adore Ichigo). To make it clear to those who didn't get it, Ichigo is the only person Orihime said farewell to before going to Hueco Mundo.
Orihime is not at loss at all. She is the only female character linked to many like Ishida (Ishihime), Sado (Sadohime), Ulquiorra (Ulqihime), and even Tatsuki (Tatsuhime).
The prospect for the Ichihime pair is dim but still possible. Ichigo still cares for Orihime...as a friend (showbiz answer). Being friends is a great way to spark something.
There has been a lot of hating between Ichihime and Ichiruki fractions (not the Arrancar type but tend to act like one) but please relax! I wrote this for fun okay? Don't take it seriously geesh. Enjoy the article...