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26 Fictional Couples That Ruined Your Romantic Expectations

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which fictional couples ruined their romantic expectations. Here are the results.

1. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth (Pride and Prejudice)

"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
BBC / Via janeausten.wikia.com

"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)

"I watched the Before Sunrise trilogy right after my serious boyfriend broke up with me and I’ve been disappointed ever since."—phoebef4e6deaf83
Columbia Pictures / Via comingsoon.net

"I watched the Before Sunrise trilogy right after my serious boyfriend broke up with me and I’ve been disappointed ever since."

phoebef4e6deaf83

3. Randall and Beth (This Is Us)

"They are so perfect for each other and I will never, ever get that!!"—kaelink
NBC / Via cnn.com

"They are so perfect for each other and I will never, ever get that!!"

kaelink

4. Lucy and Jack (While You Were Sleeping)

"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
Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. / Via decider.com

"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)

"It was a real relationship where they fought, made up, and constantly decided to be with each other. True. Fricking. Love." —crisf49fc16a94
Columbia TriStar Television / Via splitsider.com

"It was a real relationship where they fought, made up, and constantly decided to be with each other. True. Fricking. Love."

crisf49fc16a94

6. Riley and Zane (Degrassi: The Next Generation)

"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
Entertainment One / Via teennick.com

"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)

"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
Buena Vista Television / Via beamly.com

"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

8. Pacey and Joey (Dawson's Creek)

"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
Sony Pictures Television / Via heroesandheartbreakers.com

"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)

"Winona Ryder and Christian Slater from Heathers. I know that makes me a little crazy."—missharon02
New World Pictures / Via horrorfreaknews.com

"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)

"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
Rank Film Distributors / Via pinknews.co.uk

"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)

"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
PBS / Via buzzfeed.com

"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)

"They went through some serious bullshit and they STILL ended up happily ever after."—christopherpena
Buena Vista Television / Via fanpop.com

"They went through some serious bullshit and they STILL ended up happily ever after."

christopherpena

13. Rhysand and Feyre (A Court of Thorns and Roses)

"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
Bloomsbury Publishing / Via sarahjmaas.com

"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

14. Megan and Graham (But I'm a Cheerleader)

"Their love for each other is so witty and pure!" —alyssaa4c12e2573
Lionsgate / Via Twitter: @cleojournal

"Their love for each other is so witty and pure!"

alyssaa4c12e2573

15. Indy and Marion (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

"I always wanted to be whisked away on an epic adventure. A small part of me is still hoping for that."—sarahfelicityr
Paramount Pictures / Via giphy.com

"I always wanted to be whisked away on an epic adventure. A small part of me is still hoping for that."

sarahfelicityr

16. Gomez and Morticia (The Addams Family)

"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
Paramount Pictures / Via buzzfeed.com

"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)

"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
20th Century Fox / Via popculturenexus.com

"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

18. Jake and Amy (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

"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
NBC / Via seriesdomomento.com.br

"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)

"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
Warner Bros. / Via cbsnews.com

"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)

"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
The Samuel Goldwyn Company / Via digitalcrowsnest.wordpress.com

"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 )

"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
Fox Searchlight Pictures / Via vibe.com

"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)

"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
Warner Bros. Television Distribution / Via bustle.com

"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

23. Ian and Mickey (Shameless)

"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
Showtime / Via hollywoodreporter.com

"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

24. Jamie and Claire (Outlander)

"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
Sony Pictures Television / Via etonline.com

"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

25. Samantha and Jake (Sixteen Candles)

"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
Universal Pictures / Via sydeegee.wordpress.com

"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)

"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
NBC / Via buzzfeed.com

"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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