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    Updated on Apr 1, 2020. Posted on Oct 29, 2019

    17 TV Couples That Never Happened But Fans Wanted

    I have some mixed feelings about these.

    We recently asked people of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which characters from a TV show they wished had dated each other. Here are some of their responses:

    1. Betty Suarez and Daniel Meade from Ugly Betty

    ABC

    "They both showed so much character growth, and whenever one of them was down, they were only ever truly comforted by the other. They had such a pure and supportive relationship. At least the finale kinda made them being together feel like a possibility."

    strangerthanitseems

    2. Phyllis Vance and Stanley Hudson from The Office

    NBC

    "They had such a good chemistry and shared a lot of characteristics. Even in a few episodes, you could see them laughing, dancing or just chatting in the background. They're adorable!"

    rishibhak

    3. Paris Geller and Jess Mariano from Gilmore Girls

    The WB / The CW

    "They both have great banter and their big personalities would meld together. In the end, it would've helped Paris loosen up and get Jess's act together!"

    lisar41efdf8af

    4. Barney Stinson and Lily Aldrin from How I Met Your Mother

    CBS

    "The chemistry between Lily and Barney was electric and I think the writers should’ve put Lily and Barney together in Season 4 rather than Robin and Barney."

    mercury7766

    5. Lucas Scott and Haley James Scott from One Tree Hill

    The WB / The CW

    "Don't get me wrong, Naley is my OTP for life, but Lucas and Haley always had amazing chemistry and had each other's backs. It would've been fun seeing them explore that."

    woody98

    6. Dean Winchester and Castiel from Supernatural

    The WB / The CW

    "Over 15 seasons, there were so many moments of them pining over each other!" —cookie17

    7. Phoebe Buffay and Joey Tribbiani from Friends

    NBC

    "They had so much chemistry. I’d be more interested in them than Monica and Chandler!"

    dapperdog

    8. Brooke Davis and Nathan Scott from One Tree Hill

    The WB / The CW

    "Of course I love who they ended up with, but I would’ve liked to see how that relationship would’ve worked."

    triciacareyy

    9. Tori Vega and Beck Oliver from Victorious

    Nickelodeon

    "They had that episode where they went on an 'opposite date,' but I feel like they were my first OTP."

    aoifecbkenny

    10. Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy from Game of Thrones

    HBO

    "They had so much chemistry and he would’ve treated her right."

    jikkedepp

    11. Andrea Zuckerman and Dylan McKay from Beverly Hills, 90210

    Fox

    "I actually always thought it would have been kind of cool if Dylan would have dated Andrea Zuckerman because he'd be choosing the smart, brainy girl, which would go against stereotypical teen dramas tropes."

    mattyc3

    12. Rachel Berry and Quinn Fabray from Glee

    Fox

    "There was so much tension between them, but the show already had Santana and Brittany as a couple, so there was no way it was going to happen."

    emmah42c90562a

    13. Phoebe Halliwell and Dan Gordon from Charmed

    The WB

    "When they introduced Dan and Jenny, it seemed set up that Phoebe would be with him, and she was so good with Jenny, but no, there had to be a love triangle with Piper and Leo."

    michellec43fe901e5

    14. Catherine Willows and Gil Grissom from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

    CBS

    "It's a wild choice, but I always liked Catherine and Grissom. I thought they clicked better than him and Sara."

    raquel2e

    15. Joyce Summer and Rupert Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    The WB / UPN

    "They set it up more than once but never followed through with it."

    laurenc42f6bf37f

    16. Heather Davis and Valencia Perez from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

    The CW

    "They were very close friends and their behavior often came off as flirtatious. There was even one instance where Valencia seemed jealous of Heather's new boyfriend. In the end, Valencia came out as bi and was given a girlfriend, but it would've been nice to have the two pre-existing characters get together."

    alexiaelena3

    17. Bonnie Bennet and Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries

    The CW

    "They had crazy chemistry, amazing character development through the last few seasons, and they were so loyal to each other that it even surprised them sometimes. Bamon forever."

    bblackberri35

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