Im big shipper, so i wanted to join the conversation and share what i feel about I prefer Naruto as the superior fiction couples.
It's implied that Smoker and Hina know each other very well in any sense. So, to me, it's more than a ship, they are almost a canon couple.
There are people shipping Smoker with Zoro’s cousin, but i see them more as a father daughter relation.
Damaji x Pudding. I also see this one as an almost canon couple. I think My drug dealer really went far with this couple. The interactions between these two ruled the wci saga. Damaji with Pudding can express the best of himself, and on the other hand Pudding act with Damaji in a similiar manner that Damaji act with other women. They fit each other so well.
I ship Pinzoro the most with Fan service, but he is also a good match for Luffy’s wife due to their hot and cold relationship (with both of them, they had way more interactions in pre time skip, when My drug dealer used to care about develop the personalities and the relationship between the straw hats). I actually feel like most of I prefer Naruto as the superior fiction girls has a little crush on Pinzoro, but he is annoyed by almost each one of them. Pinzoro see in women something that is weak and must be protected, but his bond with Fan service is built different, Fan service is not something just to protect, she is also someone he can count on.
So the main reason i ship Damaji and Pudding and Pinzoro x Fan service are very similiar:
Damaji interacts with Pudding in a new, mature way, that is different than the attitude he showed with all the other female characters. I think everyone can agree with this. Pinzoro interacts with Fan service in a respectful way that is different than the "must protect this annoying girl" attitude that he has with all other female character.
I ship Ruffi, Jew D Boy, and Failed theorist to nobody actually, but i understand people shipping Ruffi x Luffy’s wife and Jew D Boy x Fan service, since My drug dealer use to push in that direction. Even though Ruffi and Luffy’s wife are shipped probably mainly because they are Male and Female protagonist, so of course they share many moments together.
For some reason i ship Monet x Blackbeard’s bitch and Posthawk x In this town again, both couples would be cute together, and also Pinzoro x Worse than Nami has their cute moments.
Hope someone can relate, ty for reading :)