I will admit Zelda might seem like the only really logical pairing, she gives him the Ocarina of time and what not. Malon gives him a horse who becomes his companion along with Navi. She meets him several times and actually talks with him. Yeah she kind of uses him in the beginning by getting him to get her sleepy ass dad but she repays him.
Wheras he only meets Zelda a few times , they barely talk before she sends him on a life long mission to save her and the kingdom. She seems like one of those people that would always be playing him. “Oh could you just pop across to the canions and get me a boulder? I need something to prop my door open.” “Liiiiiiink! Babe , Im thirsty. Can you go to the Domain and get me a bottle of watter?”