The Maze Runner was never intended, in any way, to be a romance. There’s barely a hint of it and that’s on purpose. I’ve never believed that people have time to fall in love when the world is crumbling around their feet. Only bonds of loyalty and friendship. And I’m honestly kinda proud of this: there is literally no romance in the movie, not even one kiss.
It seems like cats never forgot the fact that they were worshipped as gods thousands of years ago