10 Of The Best T.V. Couples In The Past 30 Years

10 Of The Best T.V. Couples In The Past 30 Years

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Although T.V. shows are great to keep up with because of the drama, the action, and the plot twists; the relationships and romances between the characters are by far the best. Seeing your favorite characters get together, back together, and together again is such an exhilarating experience, that I am nowhere struggling to narrow down my favorite T.V. show relationships to 10 all-star couples from T.V shows dating back to the 1990s.

Note: this is not in a particular order as each relationship is so different and can’t really be ranked.

So here it goes….

1. Nathan and Haley - "One Tree Hill"

These two were pure magic on our T.Vs screens for years on end. From epic kisses in the rain, on the basketball court, and even in their own home eventually raising their adorable son, Nathan and Haley were destined to be together.

2. Jim and Pam- "The Office"

This couple had such a relatable and real-life type of journey throughout the time “The Office” ran that they became practically everyone favorite couple. From collies to lifelong partners raising a family, these two had a love that contained to blossom and revolves in both a comical and beautiful way.

3. Jughead and Betty - "Riverdale"

Partners in crimes, Jughead and Betty complement each other perfectly! Both from completely different backgrounds, these two still fight for their right to be happy and together. Hopefully, they continue to grow as a couple, being that "Riverdale" is only in its second season and these characters are still in high school.

4. DJ and Steve - "Full House"

They fell in love young. They were funny and a great pairing, making "Full House" even more enjoyable to watch. However, they did not end up together on the original series but it is rumored that on the spin-off "Fuller House," they will get back together for good.

5. Jack and Rebecca - "This Is Us"

This couple is so inspirational and a perfect example of everlasting love. Although they went through enormous amounts of tragedies including losing one of their children, Jack going through his addiction issues, and ultimately losing their home to a fire. These two always had each others' love to depend on. Even though Jack lost his life trying to get the family dog, his love for Rebecca and for his family never wavered and was always expressed effortlessly.

6. Ross and Rachel - "Friends"

An on-and-off again relationship that ultimately ended in a happily ever after, this relationship really was one of the most talked about T.V. show relationships of the '90s. Although Ross always had feelings for Rachel since they were teenagers, they never acted on their feelings until many episodes in. However, once they finally got it together, they ended up being a wonderful couple.

7. Damon and Elena - "The Vampire Diaries"

Although Elena may have dated Damon’s brother when she first met the Salvatore brothers, she and Damon always had an unexplainable spark. Damon had loved Elena at first sight but wanted her to be happy so he put his feelings aside, so she could be happy with his brother. However, once the two did finally give into their feelings towards each other, they fought through every imaginable obstacle to be together.

8. Rachel and Finn - "Glee"

It was a tale as old as time. The football player falls for a nerdy yet ambitious student. Rachel and Finn, despite all of their differences, always bonded over their love for music and they fell in love so young yet there love was so strong. Even in real life, these two were a couple until the Finn (Cory Monteith) passed away due to a drug overdose, showing their onscreen chemistry was more than just mere acting.

9. Donna and David - "Beverly Hills 90210"

David and Donna were the stable OTP of Beverly Hills 90210. Amongst all the drama and broken relationships, these two ended up together happily married by the season finale after being on and off since they were sophomores in high school.

10. Claire and Jamie-"Outlander"

A relationship that defies time, this is by far one of the most unique couples on my list. Claire and Jamie met when Claire travels back in time from 20th century to the 18th century and meets Jamie. Although Claire had a life before him and a husband in the 20th century whom she actually raises her child with Jami with, her one true love would always be Jaime.

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10 Things My Significant Other MUST Do In Order To Earn The Privilege Of Meeting My Mom

I say "Hakuna Matata" on the daily, but you really need to say it when you prepare to meet my mom.


Besides getting married, meeting the parents can be the most stressful time in any relationship. Your boyfriend could be freaking out because he doesn't want to sound like a loon in front of your dad or your mom may be chopping the vegetables a little too loudly making your girlfriend seem uncomfortable in the presence of a knife. Stressing for days (maybe even weeks) up until the day arrives is apart of being in love because you want your parents to love your significant other just as much as you do and when the dinner is finally over, you can breathe again. My family is a little different and my boyfriend has to do these things to be able to meet my mom and my brother (may as well add my cousins into the mix, too because they're my older siblings).

1. Pass the "Best Friends Test"

I have 6 best friends and each one of them has a unique personality. There's the momma friend, the crazy friend, the questionable friend, the laid back friend, the turnt friend, and the friend who just wants me to be happy. If they don't like you, I'll talk to them to figure out why they don't like you. Either way, if you hurt me, they'll hurt you.

2. Prove that stability is your main priority five years from now, even if I'm not in your plan

Things happen and we can't predict everything. We can be together now, break up in a year, and then get back together. It's part of being a teenager/young adult. We deal with a lot, I mean, we're in college, but the older we get, the more stressful life gets, so I want you to show me that you can handle whatever stresses come your way. I want you to be stable on your own before adding a girlfriend into the mix.

3. Deal with my "Hunger Fits"

Let's face it, I can be a brat, but I'm only a brat on three occasions.

1. I'm sleepy.

2. You didn't let me get my way.

3. I'm hungry.

If you eat without me or go get food without me, I might cry and pout like a two-year-old, so you have to be able to handle it. Pro-tip, have snacks with you whenever we go somewhere.

4. Be okay with getting roasted

My cousins are the funniest people you'll ever meet, but they aren't afraid to talk about you while you sit in front of them, so I need to know that you're okay with being roasted. They're not doing it to be mean (trust me, they aren't), but they're doing it because they're my family and they care about me as if I were their little sister.

5. Be able to hold an intelligent conversation for more than 5 minutes

Good conversation is an essential part of a relationship and I love talking about things that are happening in the world today and because my mom is super knowledgeable on a lot of things, you have to be able to talk for more than 5 minutes about something that's engaging.

6. Remain calm in the face of a difficult conversation

I know when it came to certain topics, I used to go off like a volcano, but I've had to grow out of exploding on people just because they don't agree with me. It takes months, maybe even years to master that type of patience and self-restraint, but I grew up fast, so I needed to learn in less than a year how to hold my tongue. I need to know that if you and I (or someone in my family) were to be in a serious conversation, you'd remain calm. I won't blow up on you, so please don't blow up on me (or my family) because then it might not end so well.

7. State your opinion, no matter how mad I might get

Following up with number six, this is a must! I'm a writer, so I deal with a lot of written opinions on the daily. I'm also involved in a lot of organizations where open dialogue is encouraged, so I deal with a lot of verbal opinions, too. People are going to say what they want to say no matter what and I want you to be able to tell me what's on your mind no matter how severe it may be. I'm here for you and I want you to know that you can trust me with your opinions. I might not agree with them, but I can deal with them.

8. Be able to sit and talk about sports and video games with my brother

You'll for sure meet my older brother before you meet my mom only because he acts just like my late grandfather; calm and laid back. He goes with the flow and doesn't get upset unless I get upset, so you don't have to worry about the big bad overprotective brother (but he is very big and very overprotective). He'd much rather sit and talk about "fork-knife" or a basketball game than grill you. It's just how he is. Also, don't be offended if he engages in conversation with you for like ten minutes before he loses interest in talking to you and goes back to playing his game.

9. Be okay and open to the possibility of a long distance relationship

I don't plan on staying down South for long. I actually won't stay here after I graduate from college. Long distance relationships don't work for 40% of all couples, but I want us to not be a statistic. I believe that we could make it, so I would need to know that you'd be okay with me being a thousand miles away; and of course, if you were halfway across the country, I would learn to be okay with it, too.

10. Love your family as much as you love me

Family is a big deal for me. It's always been me, my older brother, and my mom. You may come from a household where it's you and both of your parents, you and one parent, or you, your parent(s), and your siblings. I love my mom and brother with all of my heart and would drop anything (and I have dropped things) to be with them. I want to see that you love your family with the same amount of love that you give me. A man who loves the family he is born into will love the family he marries into.

My family's triangle has never been broken before, so this is new territory for all of us. Don't feel like an outsider, though! These may seem extensive and extra, but it's the things that matter to me. Aside from the apparent trustworthiness, loyalty, wanting three pets, having a sense of humor, and education that I look for in a guy, you have to do these ten things to meet my mom.

If you pass all of these, then you get to meet her. Don't stress about it though because if she doesn't like you at the first meeting, she'll come around by the next because she loves me and she'll see that I love you.

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To The Parents Who Raised The Man Of My Dreams, It Paid Off

You did a phenomenal job.


As a parent, you always wonder if you're doing it right. Parenting doesn't come with instructions. You're not told how to punish your children in every situation or what to do whenever they accomplish something. You're not completely prepared for it. However, for someone without instructions, you did a phenomenal job.

You raised the man of my dreams.

I've dated throughout my teens and every guy seemed to be the same, but with your son everything was different. Your son is everything I've ever wanted. He is perfect. He is such a gentleman. I want you to know everything you taught him like holding the door and paying for dates, it worked.

I want you to know he doesn't show anger towards me. I'm sure I aggravate him and make him angry, but I want you to know I'll never know when I've done so because he doesn't show it. He gets mad with football games and after he gets done yelling, he apologizes.

He makes me feel beautiful. He has seen me at my absolute worse. He has seen me right when I wake up in the morning with no makeup and my hair is a mess and he tells me I'm beautiful. Whenever so get dressed up, he notices. He makes sure to let me know I look beautiful. He pays attention to detail like that my hair is curled or I have a new nose ring in and he adds them in with the compliments.

He is always supportive. Whenever I started back to school, he was so proud of me. When I started writing for The Odyssey, he shared my articles. He will tell me how proud he is of me. When I make good grades on assignments, he tells me good job.

He is so loving. He comforts me whenever I'm sick. When I had the stomach bug, he got my medicine, trashcans, and played with my hair to comfort me. He brushes and straightens my hair for me whenever I don't feel like it because he wants it to look good.

Thanks to you I have found someone who treats me wonderful. If it wasn't for you, he wouldn't know how to treat a lady. It is because of you that he turned out to be nice and respectful man he is today. I want you to know you did an amazing job raising him. He's everything I've ever wanted. Thank you for raising him to be such a gentleman. Thank you for raising him to be everything I've ever dreamed of.

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