It's the question that has crossed every viewer's mind while watching Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir skate together — are the Canadian figure skaters dating?

The short answer is no, at least not officially. According to their completely addictive W Network reality show, "Tessa & Scott," Moir has a girlfriend, Cassandra, who he's been with for less than a year.

Moir and Virtue, who recently won silver medals in ice dancing at Sochi, certainly seem to have their chemistry down pat, finishing each others' sentences in interviews and gazing into each others' eyes in a way that feels like more than mere showmanship.

It's somewhat difficult to believe these two, who have grown up skating together, have never had any romantic feelings for each other. According to a 2010 Globe and Mail interview, they did in fact "date" for a brief period when they first met, when Tessa was 7 and Scott was 9. He ended with a phone call, saying, "Tess, I don't want to go out with you any more" and hanging up.

These days, they don't deny the challenge of their unique relationship and how it affects other potential partners.

“It is just different,” Moir said in an interview with the National Post in 2012. “The person has to understand.”

Also on HuffPost:

Loading Slideshow...
  • She Won An Olympic Gold Medal In Extreme Pain

    Virtue and Moir's gold medal performance at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics stunned everyone, but we were even more surprised to learn that she competed in severe pain. She suffered from chronic exertional compartment syndrome, a condition brought on by exercise that caused pain, swelling and pressure in her lower legs. She <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/olympics/virtue-and-moir-plan-to-savour-sochi-likely-their-last-olympic-appearance/article16519994/" target="_blank">underwent surgery in 2008</a> to allow the muscle in her legs to expand, but the problem returned, bringing pain so intense she couldn't walk around a mall for 10 minutes, <a href="http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/11/02/scott-moir-and-tessa-virtue/" target="_blank">she told Maclean's</a>. She went under the knife again in the fall of 2010, and that procedure was much more successful.

  • She And Moir Went To Couples' Counselling

    After a 2008 surgery to reduce the swelling in her leg muscles, Virtue said she and Moir stopped talking for a few months while he waited for her to come back to train. <a href="http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/11/02/scott-moir-and-tessa-virtue/" target="_blank">Moir told Maclean's</a> he was worried about whether or not she'd recover, so he kept his distance, but that ended up hurting their relationship. 'It took us a long time to trust each other again', she said in that interview. So they went to a sports psychologist who also does marriage counseling to try and learn to communicate better.

  • She's Currently In School

    Along with her grueling training schedule, Virtue is working on her degree. She's <a href="http://www.uwindsor.ca/dailynews/2014-01-27/draw-offers-prize-encouraging-olympians" target="_blank">currently a psychology student</a> at the University of Windsor. She started her degree in 2009, but we wouldn't be surprised if she hasn't finished it yet.

  • She Posed For Today's Bride Magazine (And It's Not What You Think)

    Perhaps because they're so glamorous, or maybe it's a subtle poke at everyone who doesn't believe they're not dating, but Virtue and Moir were the stars of a <a href="http://www.todaysbride.ca/articles/behind-the-scenes-at-today-s-bride-april-2013/Behind-the-Scenes-at-Todays-Bride-25" target="_blank">very classy photo shoot </a>for Today's Bride magazine. You can see more photos here on Today's Bride's website.

  • NEXT SLIDESHOW: Hottest Olympic Athletes

  • Caroline Calvé

    Age: 35 Sport: Snowboard Born: Hull, Que.

  • Caroline Calvé

  • Patrick Sharp

    Age: 32 Sport: Ice hockey Born: Winnipeg, Man.

  • Patrick Sharp

  • Heather Moyse

    Age: 35 Sport: Bobsleigh Born: Summerside, P.E.I.

  • Heather Moyse

  • William Dutton

    Age: 24 Sport: Speed skating -- long track Born: Regina, Sask.

  • William Dutton

  • Arianne Jones

    Age: 23 Sport: Luge Born: Calgary, Alta.

  • Arianne Jones

    Canada's Arianne Jones speeds down the course during her first run at the Women's luge World Cup race in Igls near Innsbruck, Austria, on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

  • Dylan Moscovitch

    Age: 29 Sport: Figure skating Born: Toronto, Ont. (shown here with figure skating partner Kirsten Moore-Towers)

  • Dylan Moscovitch

  • Alexandra Paul

    Age: 22 Sport: Figure skating Born: Toronto, Ont.

  • Alexandra Paul

  • Bryan Barnett

    Age: 26 Sport: Bobsleigh (and for the Summer Olympics, sprinting) Born: Edmonton, Alta.

  • Bryan Barnett

  • Jennifer Jones

    Age: 39 Sport: Curling Born: Winnipeg, Man.

  • Jennifer Jones

  • Sidney Crosby

    Age: 26 Sport: Ice hockey Born: Halifax, N.S.

  • Sidney Crosby

  • Kirsten Moore-Towers

    Age: 21 Sport: Figure skating Born: St. Catharines, Ont. (shown here with figure skating partner Dylan Moscovitch)

  • Kirsten Moore-Towers

  • Jean-Philippe Le Guellec

    Age: 28 Sport: Biathlon Born: Kingston, Ont.

  • Jean-Philippe Le Guellec

  • Dominique Maltais

    Age: 33 Sport: Snowboard Born: Petite-Rivière-St-François, Que.

  • Dominique Maltais

  • Alex Pietrangelo

    Age: 24 Sport: Ice hockey Born: King City, Ont.

  • Alex Pietrangelo

  • Tessa Virtue

    Age: 24 Sport: Figure skating Born: London, Ont. (shown here with figure skating partner Scott Moir)

  • Tessa Virtue

  • Jesse Lumsden

    Age: 31 Sport: Bobsleigh Born: Edmonton, Alta.

  • Jesse Lumsden

  • Maxime, Chloe And Justine Dufour-Lapointe

    Age: 24, 22, 19 Sport: Skiing -- freestyle Born: Montreal, Que.

  • Maxime, Chloe And Justine Dufour-Lapointe

  • Dan Hamhuis

    Age: 31 Sport: Ice hockey Born: Smithers, B.C.

  • Dan Hamhuis

  • Anastasia Bucsis

    Age: 24 Sport: Speed skating -- long track Born: Calgary, Alta.

  • Anastasia Bucsis

  • Neville Wright

    Age: 33 Sport: Bobsleigh Born: Edmonton, Alta.

  • Neville Wright

  • Marie-Michèle Gagnon

    Age: 24 Sport: Skiing -- alpine Born: Levis, Que.

  • Marie-Michèle Gagnon

  • Tristan Walker

    Age: 22 Sport: Luge Born: Calgary, Alta.

  • Tristan Walker

  • Meaghan Mikkelson

    Age: 29 Sport: Ice hockey Born: Regina, Sask.

  • Meaghan Mikkelson