26 Fictional Couples That Ruined Your Romantic Expectations

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which fictional couples ruined their romantic expectations. Here are the results. Share On This Link Share On facebook Share On facebook Share 1. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth ( Pride and Prejudice ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link BBC / Via janeausten.wikia.com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth FOR SURE.

You start to think that any guy who argues with you is secretly in love with you and then one day you realize, ‘Oh no. He’s just a jerk.

‘”
— laurenm49c03e8dd
“I mean, come on, there is no comparison. It’s a love that ruined me forever.”
— briannafmn7
2. Celine and Jesse ( Before Sunrise ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link Columbia Pictures / Via comingsoon.net pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “I watched the Before Sunrise trilogy right after my serious boyfriend broke up with me and I’ve been disappointed ever since.


— phoebef4e6deaf83
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Randall and Beth ( This Is Us ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link NBC / Via cnn.com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “They are so perfect for each other and I will never, ever get that!!”
— kaelink
4. Lucy and Jack ( While You Were Sleeping ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. / Via decider.

com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “I’ve watched While You Were Sleeping AT LEAST twice a year for the past decade and Bill Pullman never ceases to melt my rock solid glacier of a heart into a drooling puddle of mush.”
— teancar
5. Paul and Jamie ( Mad About You ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link Columbia TriStar Television / Via splitsider.com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “It was a real relationship where they fought, made up, and constantly decided to be with each other. True.

Fricking. Love.”
— crisf49fc16a94
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Riley and Zane ( Degrassi: The Next Generation ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link Entertainment One / Via teennick.com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “I had just completely come out of the closet when their relationship was developing and I’ll always have a soft spot for them.”
— christopherpena
7. Cory and Topanga ( Boy Meets World ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link Buena Vista Television / Via beamly.com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “Without a doubt, Cory and Topanga. Oh, so in the real world, a boy won’t fall in love with me at 10 and then spend every waking minute making his life all about me? What a slap in the face.”
— caitlind405a940b1
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Pacey and Joey ( Dawson’s Creek ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link Sony Pictures Television / Via heroesandheartbreakers.com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “He bought her a wall. They sailed together for the summer. Just all around relationship goals.”
— smyap1016
“Pacey’s dedication and loyalty has always been my ultimate want from a partner. Apparently, even talking about it can freak out insecure guys because after my ex and I broke up he told me, ‘I could never be Pacey for you’. Ouch.


— tarryng
9. Veronica and J.

D. ( Heathers ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link New World Pictures / Via horrorfreaknews.com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “Winona Ryder and Christian Slater from Heathers . I know that makes me a little crazy.


— missharon02
10. Matthew and Gareth ( Four Weddings and a Funeral ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link Rank Film Distributors / Via pinknews.co.uk pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “The first time I ever cried over a movie was Matthew’s eulogy for Gareth. Out of all of their friends, they were the only ones who had a functional relationship. And while their personalities were opposite, they were still perfect for each other.”
— amjbuzzfeed
11. Anne and Gilbert ( Anne of Green Gables ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link PBS / Via buzzfeed.

com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “They won my heart the second he pulled her orange pigtails and called her ‘carrots.’ Their friendship and eventual love is what everyone should aspire to have.”
— annie1145
“Gilbert Blythe. Damn you, Gilbert.

Your not existing is just rude.”
— carap4cf4bd1ac
12. Turk and Carla ( Scrubs ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link Buena Vista Television / Via fanpop.com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “They went through some serious bullshit and they STILL ended up happily ever after.”
— christopherpena
Advertisement 13. Rhysand and Feyre ( A Court of Thorns and Roses ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link Bloomsbury Publishing / Via sarahjmaas.

com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “Rhysand and Feyre have given me such unrealistic expectations. They are so perfect, I can’t even begin to describe how amazing their character development is. Everything about them makes me want a relationship like theirs.”
— mar6
“Sarah J. Maas is the QUEEN of writing romance.”
— defnotjamesbond77
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Megan and Graham ( But I’m a Cheerleader ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link Lionsgate / Via Twitter: @cleojournal pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “Their love for each other is so witty and pure!”
— alyssaa4c12e2573
15. Indy and Marion ( Raiders of the Lost Ark ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link Paramount Pictures / Via giphy.com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “I always wanted to be whisked away on an epic adventure. A small part of me is still hoping for that.


— sarahfelicityr
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Gomez and Morticia ( The Addams Family ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link Paramount Pictures / Via buzzfeed.com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “There will never be a more perfect couple than Gomez and Morticia. I need me a spooky freak like that. Their love is eternal. They’d die for each other, they’d kill for each other. Either way, what bliss!”
— kmig
17. Buttercup and Wesley ( The Princess Bride ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link 20th Century Fox / Via popculturenexus.

com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “He was my first crush but also destroyed all hopes of a realistic romance for me.

Ugh, the life of a hopeless romantic is a tough one.”
— katelynf4e2961051
“Y’ALL WESLEY AND BUTTERCUP RUINED ME.”
— maggieb471e8bebb
Advertisement 18. Jake and Amy ( Brooklyn Nine-Nine ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link NBC / Via seriesdomomento.com.

br pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “They’re the most realistic couple on television. They influence each other for the better and manage to be serious about their relationship while still being goofballs.

Also, Jake is the most feminist boyfriend on television.”
— shaqed5678
19. Robert and Francesca ( The Bridges of Madison County ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link Warner Bros. / Via cbsnews.

com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “This sounds really old school, but whenever I need a sappy love fix, I read The Bridges of Madison County . Their passion and love takes place over the span of a week and it is intense.

Deep AND sexy.”
— katyj4d695eeff
20. Beatrice and Benedick ( Much Ado About Nothing ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link The Samuel Goldwyn Company / Via digitalcrowsnest.wordpress.com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin ” Much Ado About Nothing ’s Beatrice and Benedick. Particularly Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh’s portrayals.

The witty banter is so fun and the passion they both have is perfect.


— chekkatravels
21. Syd and Dre ( Brown Sugar ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link Fox Searchlight Pictures / Via vibe.com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “Everything about the movie Brown Sugar. Most people don’t stay friends with their childhood best friend and most don’t realize they are soulmates and most certainly don’t have a happily ever after underlined with classic hip-hop.”
— torij
22. Jesse and Becky ( Full House ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link Warner Bros. Television Distribution / Via bustle.

com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “Jesse and Becky were adorable to start, but as the show progressed, their relationship grew and became something very special. My parents were divorced, so seeing these two love and support each other made me swear not to settle when I️ grew up.”
— tammya4f507063e
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Ian and Mickey ( Shameless ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link Showtime / Via hollywoodreporter.com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “They were meant for each other. Both of their character developments were heartbreaking and beautiful. They went through so much and still didn’t end up together. Bring Mickey back!”
— dylanb4dfeace14
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Jamie and Claire ( Outlander ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link Sony Pictures Television / Via etonline.com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “I swear, I have fallen in love with Jamie’s character. He’s sweet with a brave personality and HOT AF!”
— mslm90
“James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser. Whenever I read too long, that Scottish bastard makes me short with my already amazing husband. The casting of Sam Heughan (and his glorious, perfect ass) doesn’t help any, ye ken?”
— clairew469e28fce
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Samantha and Jake ( Sixteen Candles ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link Universal Pictures / Via sydeegee.wordpress.com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “Apparently, in real life, never speaking to your crush doesn’t make them show up to your sister’s wedding in a cool car ready to sweep you off your feet.”
— emilyh479e6360c
26. Jim and Pam ( The Office ) Share On facebook Share On facebook This Link NBC / Via buzzfeed.

com pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin “It’s kind of hard not to expect someone to love you the way Jim loved Pam. It seems simple, normal, and plausible but it’s still very hard to find a real-life version of a guy like him.”
— dhknwst01
“Jim and Pam, 100%.

I’ve never seen two people more fit for each other. Their whole relationship tore apart my heartstrings.


— kaylaxharlowx
“Once more from the back: JIM AND PAM.”
— fleurdelis123
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