Gale is was too blood-thirsty to me. Plus, I have never been a big fan of the pretty boys.
My husband and Peeta have similar personalities and (in the movie) facial structure, so I find Peeta more attractive. He is down to earth and pleasant while Gale is power hungry and a bit too full of himself. Not saying that Gale didn't have his moments but Peeta just seems like a much nicer character and husband material than Gale.
Was I the only person hoping for Madge and Katniss? cat_redface
But that's a pipe dream. XD I felt Peeta would have been whoever Katniss needed him to be, whereas Gale put Katniss in an "all or nothing" situation. My point of view on this is a little weird, since I'm not a fan of Mockingjay AT ALL. My ideal ending would not have had a rebellion in it at all, but would focus on how the Hunger Games affected Katniss, with her being unable to resocialize back into her normal life. I think her second Hunger Games would have left a deeper scar on her, since she was a lot more friendly with the participants than she was in the first Hunger Games.
I think I would have liked to see Katniss trying to gain herself back from the traumatic experience, and the only real way for her to do that would have been through Gale. Most of her happy post-war Hunger Games memories were of him, and I think she could find herself within him.
I like Peeta a lot, though, and I like the relationship he has with Katniss. I just wonder how much of it is genuine, since the entire romantic aspect of their relationship was intended for an audience on Katniss' part. I believe Peeta has a genuine love for Katniss, but I'm still unsure (even after reading the entire series and knowing its ending) of her feelings for him.
Of course, some events in Mockingjay leave me utterly unable to visualize a Katniss/Gale relationship. I think most people who've read Mockingjay know what I'm referring to, here.
tl;dr I would have liked Katniss/Gale if Mockingjay did not exist.
Deeeeefinately Gale. Gale's a hunter who can take care of himself and supported Katniss. Peeta is a big softie who kept getting angry at her and then softening. Most of the time he's unhelpful and confused.