Originally Posted by Anno_Domini
The last sentence is also very, very true. Rachel Dawes, if anything, was just a crush, but it's Selina Kyle that is the true love Bruce had been seeking. Selina Kyle understands all that Bruce has gone through.
One of the worst parts about TDKR is the underdeveloped relationship between Bruce and Selina (but also Bruce and Miranda as well). It works fine for most of it, and I could buy that after more time they would fall in love and maybe even end up together. But as it stands it doesn't make sense to me that Bruce and Selina live happily ever after in Italy together.