13+ TV Couples That Taught Us Important Love Lessons

Diply 25 Oct 2018

True love is hard to come by, and while hookup culture is fun and exciting, it can also be a total drag. Gimme that wholesome love and let me live vicariously through my favorite fictional characters!

They don't always end up together and things don't always go right, but these couples have shared lessons in love that we can all learn from.

1. Mindy Lahiri and Danny Castellano — The Mindy Project

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Mindy and Danny were the interracial, inter-religious, polar opposite personality couple the world was waiting for. They hated each other at first, like any classic romcom couple does.

But we watched them blossom into responsible co-parents and partners through the most tumultuous of times, and we learned that to be truly happy, we have to put ourselves first as often as we put our partner first.

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2. Toni Topaz and Cheryl Blossom — Riverdale

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If Netflix stans, we all gotta stan. But in all honesty, Toni showed us what it really means to show up and show out for your girl. She stood up to Cheryl's crazy mother and supported her through all of her pain.

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3. April Ludgate and Andy Dwyer — Parks and Recreation

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April and Andy were an unexpected but surprisingly cute couple. They were great because they never tried to change each other, instead always working to embrace their individuality, together. They taught us that when you find your weirdo, don't change them — just love them.

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4. Damon Salvatore and Elena Gilbert — The Vampire Diaries

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People either love or hate these two together. Either way, though, Elena and Damon were the perfect example of being with someone you never thought you wanted.

All it took was for Elena to realize that Stephen was great in theory, but Damon was great in reality.

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5. Cameron Tucker and Mitchell Pritchett — Modern Family

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These two are such an honest portrayal of knowing someone so well and still having a lot to learn about them. They can finish each other's sentences, but completely misread situations — and that's really how it is sometimes.

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6. Beirut and Junk Chain — GLOW

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When a person helps you realize something so paramount to who you are, like you sexuality, it creates a powerful bond. Junk Chain was fearless in her pursuit of Beirut, and that seemed to give her the confidence to open up.

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7. Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence — Boy Meets World

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There are so many lessons we can learn from these two. I think the most important, though, is that love is more about choosing each other every daythan it is about romance or presents or anything else.

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8. Monica Geller and Chandler Bing — Friends

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A lot of a relationship is just hanging out with your best friend — Monica and Chandler showed us that when friendship comes first, we can build on top of that to make something bigger.

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9. Cece Parekh and Winston Schmidt — New Girl

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I think we all knew that Cece and Schmidt would end up together, but they had a lot of growing to do as individuals before they could be together.

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10. Brittany S. Pierce and Santana Lopez — Glee

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Brit and Santana had such a wild ride, and to go through most of it in high school, where everyone is judgmental and mean, was truly iconic. They showed us that it's okay to be unsure of what you want, and that true love might not wait around, but it might come around.

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11. Jane Villanueva and Michael Cordero — Jane the Virgin

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My heart is still broken from their story. They loved, and when it wasn't working, they tried. And when things got super dark, we saw the resilience of their relationship shine through everything.

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12. Serena van der Woodsen and Dan Humphrey — Gossip Girl

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Serena and Dan were the sort of couple that wasn't supposed to happen but did anyway. Regardless of social status, wealth differences, or most of all, drama, they stuck it out 'til the end.

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13. Lorelai Gilmore and Luke Danes — Gilmore Girls

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This was the most torturous slow-burning romance of all time — but that was sort of the point. Lorelai and Luke made it despite children, broken marriages, disapproval from parents — despite everything. When the time was right, they held on and didn't let go.

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14. Connor Walsh and Oliver Hampton — How To Get Away With Murder

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Oliver is probably one of the most supportive partners I've ever seen on TV. He knows everything about Connor's shenanigans with Annalise and still sticks it out because he also knows that Connor is a good person in a bad situation.

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15. Poussey Washington and Brook Soso — Orange is the New Black

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Sigh. Once again, still heartbroken. No one expected such a wholesome love between these two, and it was cut short in a way I will never get over. But damn, they really cared about each other.

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16. Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly — The Office

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Do I really need to say anything about the most beloved TV couple of the last decade? Relationship goals AF.

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