Tanner takes pride in being the quarterback, even stating that he is "so good at football" in Episode 4. Overall he is friendly but does not keep it a secret about who he dislikes. Though not ashamed about being homosexual, Tanner has shown disapproval over his boyfriend's eccentric behavior. Nonetheless, he cares deeply about Tristan and finds his flamboyant boyfriend adorable.
Tristan Mckie: Tristan is his former boyfriend. They have been together for a long time, and were sexually active. However, Tristan and Tanner broke up in Episode 79 after Tanner drunkenly had sex with Than.
Jonathan Getslinhaumer: Tanner, like the rest of the football team, has a love-hate relationship with Jonathan. At first, he absolutely hates Jonathan and refuses to call him "Than," a nickname Jonathan wishes to be referred to as. However, Tanner begins using Jonathan's nickname soon after Than joins the football team (episode 46). Tanner often finds Than to be annoying but has called him a friend multiple times. In episode 76, Tanner and Than drunkenly have sex together.