We understand that fictional romance has ruined it for you guys and you’re probably wondering whether you’ll ever find something like they have. This year, even if you don’t have a Valentine, that’s OK. We have plenty of fictional characters to gush over. With all of their ups and downs, we have traveled with them and they are a comfort for our cold-little hearts.
In honor of Valentine’s week, let us talk about our favorite TV couples that have made every day feel like Valentine’s Day.
Monica Geller & Chandler Bing (Friends)
“I’m sorry. You’re not easygoing, but you’re passionate, and that’s good. And when you get upset about the little things, I think that I’m pretty good about making you feel better about that. And that’s good, too. So, they can say that you’re high-maintenance, but it’s OK, because I like… maintaining you.” -Chandler
Rachel and Ross are may be each other’s lobsters, but they will never have what Monica and Chandler have. Chandler will love Monica even if she balloons up or shrinks down to two inches tall. First and foremost, they are each other’s best friends, and that friendship has always been the foundation of their relationship. They didn’t let the little things or even big things drive them apart; instead, they worked on their relationship. They grew in their relationship together. We’d say they would be living in their Westchester County house along with Joey in his “Joey Room.”
David & Patrick (Schitt’s Creek)
“Patrick Brewer, You Are My Happy Ending.” – David
The sweetest couple on this list is David and Patrick. From the moment they met in the motel review, Patrick fell in love with David. Patrick was never made to feel inferior by David for not understanding his sexuality until adulthood; he wasn’t judged by his past or by David for his (and vice versa), which is very important. David is his Mariah Carey! It’s really comforting to see same-sex relationships end happily, and not tragically. And we would like to mention that they live in the universe of Schitt’s Creek, where homophobia is never a concern. As Dan Levy explained in his Vulture interview, “I have no patience for homophobia.”
Claire and Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)
Clive Bixby and Julianna!!
The only fact that they have sexy alter egos named Clive Bixby and Julianna who go on dates every Valentine’s Day makes them deserving of this list. Claire is strong, smart, and everything that Phil is not. Phil is a softie, a goofball, and a wannabe cool dad. They’re unconventional in many ways. The creators wonderfully reversed the roles: Claire is the one who wears pants in their marriage, and not even for a second is Phil shown uncomfortable with that. Their relationship doesn’t fit into the traditional mold of marriage, and that’s the best thing about them.
Emily Dickinson & Sue Gilbert (Dickinson)
I spilt the dew –
But took the morn, –
I chose this single star
From out the wide night’s numbers –
Sue – forevermore! -Emily Dickinson
The greatest love story ever. Inspired by poet Emily Dickinson’s poems to Sue Gilbert, Alina Smith has created something extraordinary with the show Dickinson. Emily wrote just for Sue, and Sue feels she might not exist without Emily. Emily and Sue are unapologetically queer and idiots in love.
Jack and Rebecca Pearson (This Is Us)
You’re not just my great love story, Rebecca, you are my big break – Jack Pearson
Jack Pearson has certainly set high standards for all the men out here by just being the man he is. Jack and Rebecca Pearson are everything you could ever hope for in love and marriage. It wasn’t all rainbows and roses when they were together, but they were in love head over heels despite everything that had happened during the years.