8 Couples That Are Too Adorable For Me To Disapprove Of

Hey everyone!

I am kind of squinting at the title of this post going, “Did I write that? Me? Really?” And the answer is yes, I did.

In my last post I may have bashed romance a little bit. I’m not unknown to do that. But I don’t completely oppose romance, and I have written this post to prove it.

Overall my tolerance for romance is not very high, I will admit that, but not all romances annoy me. Even more shocking still, I actually like some of them. I even enjoy romance in stories sometimes. (Is this actually me? As far I as I can tell, yes it is.)

Without further ado, here is a list of some of my favorite movie and book couples.

Movies:

Beatrix Potter and Norman Warne from Miss Potter

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I know this is based on a true story, but I am talking strictly about the movie because I don’t know details about what happened in real life.

These two are both so awkward. She hasn’t really spent much time outside the house, preferring the company of her animal friends and drawings to actual humans, and he’s trying to prove himself to his older brothers in the publishing industry.

His brothers assign him to her, not thinking much will come of it, and he ends up helping introduce one of the best loved children’s authors to the world. No one expects all that much from either of them, but the way they encourage each other is so sweet. Their romance is quiet and shy, and they start out by becoming close friends, which I love.

Milo and Kida from Atlantis: The Lost Empire

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Okay, so this isn’t even the greatest movie, but they are so cute.

Milo is quirky and awkward and a passionate explorer. Kida is curious and strong-willed and lonely. Also she’s thousands of years old? Yeah… but it totally works.

I love the respect and affection they have for each other, and I love how they hug at the end (see GIF) instead of kiss. They are just so sweet.

Felix and Calhoun from Wreck-It Ralph

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Something about these two… they are just… amazing. It seems I have a weakness for animated movies?

Felix is the positive, chipper hero from an antique arcade game, and Calhoun is a super-serious-and-deadly sergeant from a new game that is super high-tech and violent. She is also programmed with the most tragic backstory ever.

Somehow this works. I don’t know why. But it does. And I love it.

Again, you can tell how much they respect each other, which is so important in any kind of relationship really. He’s so sweet and kind and she’s so intense. And they love each other in a ridiculous, adorable way that melts my heart for some unfathomable reason.

Tina Goldstein and Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Again with the awkwardness. I think I am sensing a trend…

I love how awkward they are. Both of them. They aren’t very good at doing relationships but you can see how much they care about each other. It’s endearing.

Newt is only ever truly comfortable when he’s alone with his creatures. Tina is kind of grouchy but she’s so protective and underneath it all her heart is bursting with so much compassion.

They don’t really properly know how to fall in love or how to kiss goodbye or anything like that. I love them dearly.

Books:

Tonks and Remus Lupin from Harry Potter

They don’t do their relationship justice at all in the movies, and I’m not bitter about that or anything, but in the book…

Lupin can’t believe that he’s worthy to be loved by anyone, but Tonks won’t let him go and it’s so heart wrenching!

They are both so well developed and even though their relationship is really a side plot in the series it is done so well. It is so believable. And I was rooting for them the whole way. I sometimes feel like a normal human who gets excited about these kinds of things when I read this. It’s mildly disturbing.

Dewey and Kit from A Series of Unfortunate Events

So the funny thing is that Dewey is in about two chapters out of this thirteen book series and he and Kit are never present at the same time? And yet??? I have feelings.

They are both part of a secret organization. Dewey is a triplet but only a very few people actually know he exists. Most people just think his brothers are twins. Kit had two brothers, but as far as she knows both of them are dead.

Kit and Dewey are both good and noble people. And Dewey is a sub-sub-librarian. What’s not to love?

Just the singular knowledge that they are a couple fills me with joy. And suffering. But sometimes those are practically the same thing. How did this happen to me, I have no idea.

Kate and Christopher from The Perilous Gard

The banter though.

Kate is sent into exile to Christopher’s brother’s estate. Christopher is the tragic young man at the window, and you kind of have to laugh at him for that. But everyone ignores him and Kate wants to figure out why.

There are also sinister fey folk who are eager to burn someone up on all hallows eve. Things could get messy.

Through all the strange things going on Kate and Christopher really keep each other sane, even if they are berating each other a lot of the time.

They have my stamp of approval.

Faramir and Éowyn from The Lord of the Rings

Faramir has such a sweet, sensitive soul that has been crushed all his life and Éowyn has been through her own hardship and rejection and feels like she doesn’t deserve to be happy.

These two need each other, folks.

Éowyn is so fierce, but Faramir’s tenderness opens her up to a warmth she was afraid to feel before. They have both experienced the terrors of war firsthand. They have both lost the people closest to them.

Some people think their relationship is too convenient, but I don’t really care. I love them both and they’re great for each other. Let my children be happy.

In Conclusion

I am still in a mild state of shock that I have written this post. But see, I have proven that I am not heartless. Romance may not be my favorite thing in general, but I am not immune to it. Some couples are just irresistible.

Are you as reluctant about romance as I am? Are there any couples that you just can’t disapprove of anyway? Or is romance your jam? Who are some of your favorite fictional couples? (Fair warning, there is rather a low chance that I will like them too, but don’t let that stop you.) Do you like/dislike any of the couples I mentioned? I would love to hear from you!

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15 thoughts on “8 Couples That Are Too Adorable For Me To Disapprove Of

  1. I usually love romance in books and movies. I’m not as reluctant as you are! But I admit I love Newt and Tina for the same reasons. The awkwardness is adorable. It’s just so endearing!

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    1. Haha, yeah, I can see that. Sometimes we just have to give the characters a break and let them be happy.
      I know, I love them. 🙂
      Oh, yes, Beatrice and Benedick are hilarious! One of my cousins is always quoting the monologue where Benedick talks about love turning him into an oyster. 🙂

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  2. Haha, I was excited when I saw this post by you in my feed! Oh yea, the wedding in Wreck-it-Ralph! Are you going to watch the second one? I want to, but there are so many new movies this month that look good. The one I want to see the most is the animated Spiderman one. Ohh, favorite couple is so hard. Usually I fall hard for a couple when I’m reading a book, and then I move on after I finish it.

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    1. I have already seen the second one in fact. It was good, but not as good as the first one. Felix and Calhoun were hardly in it for one thing, though the parts they were in were wonderful. Oh yeah, I am interested in the Spiderman one too, but not as much as some of my friends. I will probably wait for it to come out on DVD. If you see it, let me know what you think!
      Haha, that sounds like a good way to do it! 😉

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  3. I actually generally like romances in stories a lot, as long as they’re not perfunctory ‘oh no here is a boy and here is a girl, I guess they gotta be together’ sort of ways. I haven’t consumed all of the ones you suggest (and my memory of LoTR is in the embarrassingly distant past) but Wreck it Ralph has such healing relationships in general, and I love Dewey and Kit and want them just to be happy!

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    1. Yeah, I can see what you mean. Putting people together just for the sake of adding in an extraneous romance can be really annoying. It has to make sense and add to the story in an interesting way.
      I know, all the relationships is Wreck it Ralph really are superb. It’s such a good movie.
      And Dewey and Kit! We want them to be happy, but it’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, so what can we do? Except weep, of course.
      Thanks for commenting!

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  4. Well, I’m not usually a romance person, but there are a few I like…
    Such as…
    Well, I like the romances in my own novel. And I like Eowyn and Faramir too, 🙂
    And my mind is blank.
    Oh, I liked Amy and John Chivery, but they never ended up as a couple and that makes me sad.

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    1. It’s good to like your own romances, I think. Otherwise it’s just awkward. 😉
      Oh, poor John Chivery is such a sweet, tragic child. I love him dearly. And Amy too. But I’m not necessarily sold on them as a couple.
      Thanks for commenting!

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  5. It seems that you like romance more than me! (or maybe I haven’t read enough good ones) or maybe you don’t because (I’ve mentioned this a bajilion times) I tend to gravitate towards the kind of romance in Korean dramas because they’re so slow burn.

    I also think romance between awkward people is really cute. (also there’s less chance of a bunch of sexual content written on the page but did you hear that from me? Whaaa?)

    And hugs instead of kissing is more refreshing. Although I don’t mind kisses to be honest (again, did you hear that from me? Whaaat?)

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    1. Haha, it’s hard to say! I think both of us are probably similarly reluctant when it comes to romance, but different things might draw out our inner romantic (assuming we even have one?). I am unfamiliar with Korean dramas.
      Yay awkwardness! (I really just want to avoid sexual content at all costs, believe it or not. I never want to read about it or watch it or think about it but anyway moving on…)
      I prefer hugs. I know that people who are in love generally want more than hugs, but I don’t feel like I need to SEE them kiss. But I don’t always mind kisses.
      This was such a weird post for me to write because in general I really am opposed to so much romance. And yet.
      Thanks for commenting!

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