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The Arcade’s Most Romantic Couples

The Arcade’s Most Romantic Couples


All week here at The Arcade we’ve been preparing for Valentines Day by telling you about or favourite fictional couples and what makes them so perfectly matched. 
We’ve touched on TV, comic books, novels, anime and film and believe me, it took a long time to narrow the list down. We’re a bunch of old sappy romantics at heart. 

In case you missed them, here they are collected so you can read about fictional people who are better off in the love department than you or I will ever be. 
What? Come on, you needed a reason to inhale that tub of Hagen Dazs anyway. 

Dwight & Angela – The U.S Office

Their incredibly sweet, albeit somewhat formal, forms of intimacy compliment each other perfectly, and in the end isn’t that all we want in a relationship? Someone who makes our good parts look amazing and our bad habits something to endear?

Balthamos & Baruch – His Dark Materials

“I learned that love is not easy. Love is one of the greatest and most terrifying feelings in the world. I learned that it means sharing your life with the person you love and sacrificing everything to keep that love safe. I learned that lesson from Balthamos and Baruch, two lower angels who appeared in The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass books in the trilogy.”

Riggs & Murtaugh – Lethal Weapon

“But not only do Riggs & Murtaugh exemplify a true bromance in the Lethal Weapon series, they do a pretty good number on regular romance too. Looking at it a certain way, the four action-packed blockbusters that tell the two maverick cops’ stories’ hit all the beats of a real-life, long-term relationship.”

Peter Parker & Mary-Jane Watson – Spider Man

“The reality of it is, there is much more depth and substance to Mary Jane and Peter than most people know or give them credit for. Unlike other fantasy couples where everything works, Pete & Mj have always been written to have real world problems like money, careers and marital situations. It’s a truly honest portrayal of their relationship.”

Rikka & Yuuta – Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

“Unfortunately the universe has other plans and Yuuta and Rikka do gradually grow closer and closer together along with a whole cast of equally unlikely friends. As delightful as the characters are though, it’s the romance between Rikka and Yuuta that really steals the show.”

There you have it folks! Our contenders for Most Romantic (fictional) Couple!
Who do you agree with? Who did we forget? Let us know in the comments!


  1. For my favourite couple I’m going to have to go with a classic from my favourite book, Darcy and Lizzie from Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen. They show that love can come from the most unexpected of places and that sometimes that person you think is your exact opposite may not be as different from you as you thought.

    Balthamos & Baruch are a close second though. <3

  2. For me, I’d have to say Tidus and Yuna from final fantasy X, to see their relationship go from strangers to parting lovers is a true romance story. FromTidus becoming her guardian and crashing her arranged and forced wedding to the journey that Yuna undertakes in the less favorable x-2 highlights this romance by reuniting the two after a long journey, to see them United again brought on the same feelings as watching squall/Rinoa or zidane/dagger find their way to each other across all odds

  3. For me it’s gonna have to be Rumpel and Belle (Rumbelle) from ‘Once Upon A Time’. They’re love story is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast and their struggle to be together when the world just keeps getting in the way gives me more feels than I can measure. (So much so I actually own their chipped cup! )

  4. Tricky. Eureka Seven had my favourite anime romance for a long time, but Chuunibyou is a contender too! That one conversation where Rikka couldn’t turn around… I emitted a very high-pitched squeeeeeee throughout.

    But then again, the “one more time” scene in Toradora!, even more squeeing, plus I probably crushed a pillow to death, and my face got all wet.

    Oh, I don’t know. Those gifs in the article did cause a lot of melting, so aye, Chuu2!

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