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OK folks, who are your favorite romantic couples?

Asked by Kardamom (33076points) November 2nd, 2013

They could be anyone from movies or TV, or even from world history. Maybe they are the little old couple that lives next door to you. Which couples do you love?

This Q was inspired by my other Q about fan-made videos. I was just going through my favorites list.

These are some of my favorite couples:

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Fran and Maxwell

Doc and Louisa

Captain Picard and Doctor Crusher

Tony and Ziva

These Two

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ibstubro's avatar

Honestly, I’ve never seen the movie, but my #1 goes to Rhett and Scarlet, because, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” A line to love.

Rob and Laura Petrie. The parents I always wanted to have.
Lucy and Ricky. (Ethel and Ralph)

ANYONE but Roseanne!

Mama_Cakes's avatar

@jonblond and @blondesjon.

Pachy's avatar

Tracy and Hepburn in “Woman of the Year” and “Desk Set.”
Also the writer and cleaning woman in “Love, Actually. ”

Coloma's avatar

Darrin and Samantha from “Bewitched.” I love that old show, I watch Netflix seasons of it. Agnes Moorehead was THE funniest woman ever in that series. I plan on being her, and already kinda am. Offbeat, outspoken and have a flair for zippy dressing. lol

Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

Grant and Hepburn in Philadelphia Story.

Bogart and Bergman in Casablanca.

Fillion and Baccarin in Serenity.

Valerie111's avatar

Jeff and Jordan from Big Brother. They are the sweetest couple. Jeff is yummy.

Lucy and Ricky. I Love Lucy is the best show.

fundevogel's avatar

I don’t get terribly invested in romantic narratives…but I do think Holmes and Watson are a fantastic duo. And if you want to ship that I’ve got no problem with it.

filmfann's avatar

Bogart and Bergman in Casablanca.

I might have gone with Nick and Nora from the Thin Man series, but later in the series he starts calling her Mommy, and that just weirds me out.

Kardamom's avatar

@fundevogel I’m in complete agreement with your choice, but I bet you didn’t mean This Holmes and Watson, right?

I love them!

glacial's avatar

@fundevogel I don’t think Holmes would have a problem with it, either. ;)

gailcalled's avatar

Archie and Mehitabel
The owl and the pussycat
Abelard and Heloise
Tristan and Isolde

Pachy's avatar

@filmfann—Colin Firth and Sienna Guillory

Coloma's avatar

Dagwood, Durwin, DumDum, Darwin, Derwood,...Oh crap..I have to get my Endora infusion again soon. lol

fundevogel's avatar

@Kardamom That particular version doesn’t appeal to me in the sense that I watched one episode and had no remorse going back to Moffat and Ritchie’s takes. I’ve read little of the original stories but in my memory it was the chemistry between the two and not the mystery that was most rewarding.

@glacial I sorta like the scuttlebutt that Cumbatch’s Sherlock is asexual, though everyone has a right to their own headcanon.

glacial's avatar

@fundevogel I can dig that he doesn’t have a lot of room in his very busy mind for romantic entanglements, but between comments made in the pilot and his dalliance with Irene Adler, I don’t think I could think of him as asexual.

Kardamom's avatar

@fundevogel I love both of the new Sherlock Holmes shows.

Yes, Benedict Cumberbatch is portrayed as being asexual although you come to find that he had very strong feelings about the well known character, Miss Adler, but in this version, he admires her mind (although you’re not exactly sure whether or not they had a sexual thing too, but most likely not, she’s just a super brainiac just like him).

Part of what I love about Elementary, is exactly what you are describing, chemistry. The two characters have not hooked up in any way, shape or form (yet, and may never) but the chemistry between them is smokin’! And not just in a sexual/romantic way, in the best way of all, kind of like Butch and Sundance.

wildpotato's avatar

Historical: Socrates and Alcibiades.

Literary: Elandra and Caelan in Deborah Chester’s Ruby Throne trilogy.

Film: Adam Sandler’s character and Emily Watson’s character in Punch Drunk Love.

TV: Tough call between The Monarch and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch in The Venture Bros. and Spike and Julia in Cowboy Bebop.

fundevogel's avatar

@glacial Asexuality is part of a range, like the Kinsey scale. And romanticism and asexuality aren’t actually mutually exclusive. It’s a big grey umbrella really. Whatever there was between him and Adler, it doesn’t rule out asexuality for me.

fundevogel's avatar

@Kardamom You perfectly summed up my thoughts on the Sherlock/Adler relationship there. I appreciate that as intelligent and private as they both are, even in the tell-all medium of television, what exactly they have between them is kept between them.

Katniss's avatar

My grandparents :0)
Leigh and Morty from the Swiffer commercials
Bella and Jacob That’s right, I’m Team Jacob. Don’t hate. lol
Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in Pretty Woman

KNOWITALL's avatar

Heathcliff & Cathy, Maria & Captain, Brad & Angelina, bonnie & 8clyde.

naynay86's avatar

Landon and Jamie-A Walk to Remember
Winona Ryder and Richard Gere (forgot their names in movie)-Autumn in New York

Kardamom's avatar

@Katniss, I LOVE Leigh and Morty!!!

@KNOWITALL , say it isn’t so about Heathcliff and Cathy! They were both so self-absorbed and mean and gross!

@naynay86 I didn’t see that (maybe I will now) it looked very sweet. Did you see Nights in Rodanthe with Richard Gere and Diane Lane? If anyone has seen it, don’t give it away. Great movie!

naynay86's avatar

Yes, I have seen all the Nicholas Sparks movies, I am a huge fan. I will say they are all great, with the exception of The Lucky One with Zac Efron-I was disappointed, I actually fell asleep in the theater it was that bad!

Katniss's avatar

Thank you @naynay86
How could I forget Noah and Allie from The Notebook??
Bad Katniss!!

@Kardamom Aren’t they adorable?

Rarebear's avatar

Beatrice and Benedick. (From Much Ado About Nothing)

Katniss's avatar

Oh! John Cusak mmmmmm and Ione Skye in Say Anything.

Blondesjon's avatar

@wildpotato . . . Molotov and Brock.

AshLeigh's avatar

Charlie and The Waitress.
Mac and D.
EO forever, yo.
Abbie and Gibbs.
Tony and Ziva.
Tank Girl and that Ripper that used to be a dog in a past life.

Pandora's avatar

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (movie)
Shows, Father Knows Bests with Mr. and Mrs. Young.
I loved how respectful and thoughtful they were of each other and I loved how the dad was very much involved with his children.
Oh, and Natasha and Boris Both were evil doers but at least they worked together very well at failing.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Achilles and Patroclus
Alexander the Great and Hephaestion
Caesar and Cleopatra
Mark Antony and Cleopatra
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

Berserker's avatar

Gabrielle and Xena. ’‘sheepish grin’’

OpryLeigh's avatar

Nick Nolte and Barbra Streisand in The Prince of Tides.

Smitha's avatar

Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet. from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel from (500) Days of Summer.
Richard Gere-Debra Winger from An Officer and a Gentleman.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Kardamom Two flawed people not strong enough to fight for eaachother but part of eachother? So real.

flip86's avatar

Jim and Pam from The Office. Most realistic fake couple in television history. The chemistry those two actors had together was incredible.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

@ibstubro Ethel and Fred

Archie and Veronica
Archie and Betty
Betty and Veronica (in my twisted little fantasies)
Sid and Nancy
George and Gracie
Ellen and Portia

Seek's avatar

OK, I had to think about this, and even now I’m not terribly thrilled with my own choices. But then, I’m not a big fan of “romance” per se.

So, while my first thought is to go Data and the Borg Queen, that’s hardly romantic. His great romance was with Jenna d’Sora and it’s still kind of sad how it worked out. Of course, he was also deeply fond of Tasha Yar, and kept a portrait of her for years after she died, even before he was actually capable of emotion

Gambit and Rogue (I so wanted to be her…)

Beren and Luthien
Eowyn and Faramir

The Doctor and Rose

Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl in ‘The Ugly Truth’

Katniss's avatar

@Hawaii_Jake Nice! I love NPH.

Rose and Jack in Titanic

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ibstubro's avatar

Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft. Fun and beauty.

AshLeigh's avatar

@Symbeline, yes. They belong together!

Seek's avatar

Oh! And Jack and Ianto are just darling together.

Kardamom's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr Wow! Who are those ^^ 2 hotties?

Seek's avatar

Torchwood – spinoff of Doctor Who.

Captain Jack Harkness – a guy who can’t be killed
Ianto Jones – his employee/secretary/lover

They hunt aliens. And have mad mad wild hot sex.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

Mulder and Scully.

Deckard and Rachael.

Kardamom's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr Nice!

I also forgot to mention David and Maddie from Moonlighting.

And let’s not forget about Sheldon and Amy from The Big Bang Theory.

Seek's avatar


Kardamom's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr Dirty, dirty, dirty!

naynay86's avatar

@Katniss I loooooove Say Anything!! I always said that if a man stood outside my window blasting a boombox he was my dream man! lol…I think that is one of the most romantic scenes in a movie!

Katniss's avatar

I do not know how I could have forgotten my favorite couple ever!!
Michael E Knight and Cady McClain (Tad and Dixie) from All My Children.

ucme's avatar

Bert & Ernie.

Seek's avatar

No, seriously, the actress who plays Amy Farrah Fowler is Mayin Bialik. She’s a) totally hot. b) actually a neuroscientist, and c) apart from her bizarre aversion to modern medicine, is really cool for her activism for attachment parenting and earth-friendliness. I want to be her friend.

Kardamom's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr I loved her on Blossom, and I love her even more on TBBT!

gailcalled's avatar

I forgot @Coloma and Marwyn, @janbb and Frodo, and @chyna and Jessie.

Kardamom's avatar

^^ Aaaaaaah : )

jonsblond's avatar

Clarence and Alabama- True Romance

Tristan and Susannah- Legends of the Fall

Harry and Sally

My parents

ibstubro's avatar

I’m surprised no one has taken Bonnie and Clyde.


Kardamom's avatar

Here’s one @Seek_Kolinahr will like. I know I do. These Two

Pachy's avatar

Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn, married 52 years. They appeared in many movies together, including Cocoon.

SecondHandStoke's avatar


Torchwood, anagram of Doctor Who.

But you already knew that.

Her Highness is NOT amused.

ibstubro's avatar

@Pachyderm_In_The_Room If I had a dollar for every time I said or thought, ”We’ll never get any older, and we’ll never die.” I could pay cash for that new car I want.

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