No teams! No twi-teams
Anyway I like them both actually but I am biased to Peeta, he is my favorite character!
Gale is Katniss best friend, the one she can confide in, the one who she can swap skills, secrets and strategies with. That is nice and I think that is as far as it would ever go. My thing with him is that in THG, he made no moves or intentions of making moves. The most 'romantic' thing you see them do is hold each other before she leaves D12. After her time in the arena he now wants to feel something for her! What the heck? If the supposedly loved her that whole time (or part of it anyway) why didn't he do it BEFORE the games? Since he did it right after, it seems like he only noticed her, after her victory or being with Peeta.
Anyway as much as Gale is good, he even fess up that she only cares about him when he is hurt. Example? When he was whipped in CF. They shared a moment sure, but that is all. In MJ, he becomes more, and more full of hatred. I do not blame him one bit though, look what he went through! After the games and what Katniss has gone through, both mentally and emotionally, I think Gale was out from then on in. If she would have never went to the games, they may have ended up together. With Gales lack of making a move prior to the games, make me highly doubt that
As for Peeta, well he confessed he loved her since they were little. He helped her and her family from starving. He sacrifices himself time and time again for her. (Gale would too). My theory for THG when he professes his love to her was Haymitchs idea. When Peeta wanted to be coached separately, I bet that is the time he confided in Haymitch that he loved her and wants to know how to protect her. That is when Haymitch probably thought that confessing live on TV would help get HER sponsers and thus giving her advantage in the games. That was all for her, although others think that is a selfish act on his part.
Anyway, I dont think anyone pointed out that Katniss noticed Peeta all though out the time after him saving her with the bread. When he is boosting her up to Haymitch in THG, she fires back by saying all the stuff he does (wrestling, carrying flour) that she surprised herself in knowing. She was watching him too. Now I dont think it was out of love, but either guilt or something like caring about him.
Anway, there are several examples of her having moments with Peeta that never happened with Gale, like the cave, the beach etc... Besides those, the way that they took Peeta away after the first games and how (if I remember correctly) she yells after him and wants to be near him while the doctors work on fixing his leg. Also, in CF she would do anything to save him. Now I know that was more of a political move on the rebels (soon to be) part, but who gives their life like that for a supposed political cause. Supposedly, they wanted to keep Peeta alive because he has the voice to sway crowds. True. But her risking her life for him, was a love thing not just a political thing.
The hijacking to me was one of many of the sad parts of MJ. The way he acted when he saw her and hated her and was bent on killing her was so upsetting. Poor boy went though so much. The Capitol turned a boy who would give his life for this girl into a burning desire to destroy her. What an effect that can have. I also can see she loved him by the way she was angry about his crazy attitude. Unfair to think that way but that is what love does.
In the end I am glad they end up together. They compliment each character well. The opposite theory only goes so far with them. Their personality is the opposite part that is ok. The other part that makes them complimentary is that they have been through 2 HGs and a war together. That is something only these two can know together. Good ending to an excellent series, just wish Prim wasn't killed off
Sorry for the rambling!