But you're forgetting that he's the hero saving his princess. That instantly makes it a tiny bit romantic, doesn't it? I kid. It can be interpreted many ways, but yeah, romance is barely hinted at. The major thing is that, remember after the credits when Link leaves Ordon? (and Ilia) Where exactly might he be going?I honestly cannot see this supposed romance at all. They barely even exchange words, never mind affection. The only instance of potential attraction between them I can think of is when Link takes Zelda's hand and bows to her, but she had just granted him a great power and therefore honour. It was simply respectful of him to show thanks in a humble way. Not necessarily romantic at all.