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A common trope in the Duckverse is Daisy double-dating Gladstone Gander and Donald at the same time, never fully committing to either one.

During the times when he wasn't with Daisy, has Donald Duck ever had any love interest besides Daisy?

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    For those voting to close, this question is on topic per meta. – TheLethalCarrot Nov 14 at 12:35
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    What a marvelous question. <3 – Hanno Fietz Nov 14 at 21:18
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    "Double-dating" usually involves two couples. If only the three of them are present, wouldn't that be more of a one-and-a-half date? – jmbpiano Nov 14 at 23:29
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    Reginella maybe? – AndreKR Nov 15 at 5:37
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    Hmm, I suppose avoiding to answer in any way would count as ducking the question.. :/ – mathreadler Nov 15 at 16:20
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Yes, and no...

Donald Duck's first love interest was Donna Duck, first appearing in the Don Donald 1937 short film.

Donna Duck as she appears in Don Donald
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However, this is where things get confusing. Whilst she has appeared in comics alongside Daisy, Disney states that they are the same character.

1951 comic showing Daisy and Donna together Comic showing Daisy and Donna together
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I can't actually find a copy online to get the quote from it (will keep looking) but apparently Disney Dossiers: Files of Characters From the Walt Disney Studios refers to them as the same character. In the Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: Starring Donald and Daisy VHS the Don Donald short was re-released and it mentions it stars Donald and Daisy. See the still below and the video after it.

Title card for the Don Donald re-release
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As such it would certainly appear that the characters were combined, even though they clearly aren't the same character.

...But also yes

We also have Reginella, the queen of an alien civilisation and the pair do love each other but are kept apart. However, they meet a few times and appear to be in love.

Donald serenades Reginella
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