I mean take a look at Wolverine, Spider-man, and Iron man. These three superheroes have woman/women to like/love on their side while busy fighting people and bad guys. These three have something in common throughout their story-telling: women with no superpowers falling in love with them and the heroes fall in love back with them.
Basically, since Origins: Wolverine showed that Wolverine's character can be developed with a human woman liking him, and Iron man has a human wife (Maria Stark) and girlfriend (Pepper Potts) (except she can wear Tony's armor also and help him out), and Spider-man has Gwen Stacey and Mary Jane Watson, I think Gambit's story can get a woman he likes who is more human too. I think everybody throughout the years has valued too much on the Gambit-Rogue relationship to the point where they think Gambit-Rogue relationship equals Gambit's whole superhero story. I hate this. I think I like Gambit and Rogue more when they're friends or when they have the "Spider-man and Black Cat relationship." Gambit has the potential to be a good single mutant in a similar story-telling like the other three without relying so much on Rogue, a super-heroine, to be on his side all the time.
Do you guys think this would work out for Gambit becoming the next Spider-man, Wolverine, Iron man, and etc.? I actually think Gambit would work well liking a more human woman just as it would with Rogue. He doesn't need his relationship with Rogue to tell his story all the time, in my opinion. She can be more like his helper or someone who looks out for him.