|Intimacy Level:||One Date|
|Dating History:|| Started dating in Mash-Up|
Ended in Mash-Up
|Dating Status:||Broken Up|
Sue seems to be falling for Rod, and fast. Sue and Rod go on a date in which he sinks her battleship, and Sue says, "You sunk my battleship, Rod, and you sunk it hard. Pow!"
She later says to Will when talking about Rod, "You know, you’re right. I... oh gosh I don’t know how else to say it, but... I’m in love. After one date, Sue Sylvester is in love." She even goes so far as to ask Will to give her dance lessons for an upcoming "Swingers" contest Rod invited her to. The relationships turns out to be very short lived, however, when Sue finds out she and Rod aren't exclusively together, as Rod "cannot be tied down to one woman" and is cheating on her with Andrea Carmichael. Rod seems unperturbed by Sue discovering his activities and perplexed that Sue had thought their relationship was meaningful.
It can be interpreted that Sue was jealous when she found out that Rod was getting married to Andrea. Rod announces, on the air, that he is getting married and assures everyone that it would be an open-marriage. Sue confronts Rod about his very public announcement saying that everyone knows they dated. The pain she feels from this seems to encourage Sue to marry herself.