I think people see Regina and Emma as an awesome team not just in power but as mom's for Henry. I like them 更多 for that then as a couple. Captain 天鹅 is really weird I wouldn't make them a relationship goal I view 更多 Snow and Charming as relationship goals on the show.
哈哈 if CS is what 你 call relationship goals then I apologize! I can name a good handful of reasons why CS is not a healthy relationship.
Why not ship things that aren't things? Non-canon/AU pairs are the best. They're creative and fun. It's so annoying when people hate on non-canon ships. Why yourself on ships any how? I also gotta ask if you'd have a problem if the 'not thing' thing being shipped was something like Regina/Gold? Are 你 only saying it's not right because there are two women involved? If so I guess I ain't got anything to say, that's your issue.
Also 你 should probably be informed that the vast majority of fanpoppers don't ship SQ. Frankly it isn't my OTP either I'm 更多 for OQ and Stable Queen.
As for the why; they're cute together. They've had a lot of screentime that grants chemistry. They make magic together. They share a son. They're an interesting pair. They're relationship has had a lot of development. Emma helped pull Regina out of the dark and Regina returned the favor. Etc.
Long story short; ship and let ship. 你 ship what 你 want to ship. They'll ship what they want to.
For me, it's because they share a 爱情 for Henry and they share a special bond when it came with magic and both of that has helped them form a cool friendship. I never saw them as a couple cause unlike most people, I know that Regina is technically Emma's step-grandmother so the thought of them being a couple sounds like incest to me. 哈哈 I do 爱情 seeing their friendship grow each season though. Maybe it's cause I'm such a huge Evil Regal and I like seeing Regina happy and forming friendships with people.
I can't say that I'm a 粉丝 of 天鹅 皇后乐队 或者 Captain Swan. I was a 粉丝 of 天鹅 Thief/Swan Fire, but since that obviously isn't going to happen, I just want Emma to be happy. If that's with Hook, so be it. I like that Regina's got Robin and she's obviously happy with him.
My two 最喜爱的 ships are still Rumpbelle and Snowing.
When I started wathcing season one I wouldn't get it either but even though I still don't ship them romantically ,only in an AU way, I can totally understand why people are so passionate about them. First of all, their chemistry is amazing and sometimes the looks 或者 语录 they share are really shippable, also their relationship development is really admirable. They started as two people who literally couldn't stand each other and they grew to appreciate, support & even call one another their friend. Don't forget that thay have aslo saved each other mutliple times. And then of course they have their magic bond and Henry, these two will always be a family because of their son.
As far as I am concerned I 爱情 them as 老友记 but I can totally understand the reason why people ship them. Although I have to admit that after all the scenes CS & OQ have shared I don't understand how some people consider them endgame :)