Originally Posted by Fudgie
How many chicks in Bruce's life made him give up on a normal life for 8 years? Love her or hate her, Rachel got closer to Bruce emotionally than any other gal. She was a big cause of the bust up between Alfred and Bruce over the letter Alfie burned in TDK.
But remember, Bruce went into hiding three years prior to the start of TDKR because of his failed clean energy project. He was still out there in the world for at least five of those eight years.
I'd have Rachel and Selina neck and neck, really. But I'd give the edge to Selina because she was the spark that ignited Bruce to come out of his self-imposed exile. Not only that, but she also gave him the chance to start a new life, fresh without the burden of his demons in Gotham City.
Positive emotions always trump negative emotions.