Top 10 Unexpectedly Perfect Couples

Alyson NoelIn Echo by Alyson Noël, Daire Santos and her boyfriend Dace work together to fight off the Richters, a family of evil sorcerers. What Dace doesn’t know, though, is that he’s actually related to the Richters. Even though it’s dangerous for Dace and Daire to be together, they can’t deny the chemistry that connects them.

We love a good story about unlikely romance, and Echo is just one of our favorites. Inspired by Echo, we’ve come up with a list of our favorite unexpectedly perfect couples. Whether they’re star-crossed lovers or simply have completely opposite personalities, these couples all know the meaning of true love despite their differences. Check out our picks, and be sure to vote for you favorite below!


Edward Cullen Bella Swan Stephenie MeyerEdward and Bella from
Twilight

It’s obvious from the very beginning that Bella and Edward have a close connection. Unfortunately, there’s one pesky thing standing in the way of their relationship: vampirism. Not only is vampire-mortal dating a big no-no, but Edward must constantly resist biting Bella. They seem destined to fail, but they end up together forever. Literally, forever.

 

 


Giselle Robert Amy Adams Patrick DempseyGiselle and Robert from
Enchanted

She’s a singing princess who’s been transported into the real world. He’s a boring lawyer. Logically, these two should annoy each other to death, but in true Disney fashion, they end up falling in love. Plus, their relationship incorporates elements from basically every fairytale ever—it’s like the definition of romantic!

 

 


Ethan Lena Kami Garcia Margaret StohlEthan and Lena from
Beautiful Creatures

When Lena moves to the small town of Gatlin, Ethan is instantly attracted to her. But (of course) their relationship can’t be that simple. Lena is a Caster with magical powers. Ethan’s just a mortal. Among the many obstacles they have to overcome: Any physical contact between them results in an electric shock.

 

 


Heath Ledger Julia Stiles Kat PatrickKat and Patrick from
10 Things I Hate About You

Patrick, resident bad boy, has been bribed to date Kat. Naturally, things don’t work out so well at first. Patrick’s only in it for the money, and brainy feminist Kat couldn’t be less interested in him. But the two can’t deny their attraction, even though they SHOULD hate each other (come on, it’s right there in the title!).

 

 


Ron Weasley Hermione Granger Emma Watson Rupert Grint JK RowlingRon and Hermione from
Harry Potter

Ron and Hermione are pretty much polar opposites. Hermione’s smart and studious, while Ron’s kind of a slacker, and they spend most of their time bickering. They really shouldn’t work as a couple, but we were still rooting for them throughout the series. We may or may not have done a celebratory dance after their first kiss.

 

 


Lauren Kate Daniel LuceDaniel and Luce from
Fallen

Luce falls for Daniel the first moment she sees him, but he’s a little less enthusiastic. The reason? He’s a fallen angel, and dating Luce would be unbelievably dangerous. In spite of a few minor setbacks—enemies trying to kill Luce, Daniel trying to kill the enemies, you know, the usual—their love wins out in the end.

 

 


Meg Ryan Billy CrystalHarry and Sally from
When Harry Met Sally

When Harry and Sally first meet, they hate each other. Harry thinks Sally’s stuck up, and she thinks he’s kind of a jerk. But over the years, their relationship develops from loathing to friendship to true love. This couple just makes us go, “AWW,” no matter how many times we’ve watched the movie (which is probably too many times).

 

 


Simone Elkeles Alex BritAlex and Brit from
Perfect Chemistry

Although Alex and Brit are both human—which is more than we can say for a lot of the couples on this list—their similarities end there. Alex is a dangerous gang member and Brit’s a good girl with a flawless reputation. But racial and social boundaries can’t stand in the way of their—wait for it—perfect chemistry.

 

 


Johnny Depp Winona RyderEdward and Kim from
Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands is a classic beauty-and-the-beast type of story. Kim’s a popular girl, and Edward—well, he’s sweet and adorable and everything, but he still has, you know, scissors for hands. Although their story doesn’t end happily ever after, there’s no doubt these two make an amazing couple.

 

 


Maggie Stiefvater Grace SamGrace and Sam from
Shiver

Grace and Sam clearly have a connection that goes beyond words: They first meet when Sam’s in his werewolf form. When Grace meets him as a human, she knows they’re meant to be together. Unfortunately, Sam’s only a human in the summer; he spends all winter as a wolf. Their love transcends time, space, and even species.

 

 


Which one of these couples is the most unexpectedly perfect? Vote now, and let us know your favorite unlikely pairings in the comments!

118 thoughts on “Top 10 Unexpectedly Perfect Couples

  1. Please, Hermione and Ron deserved the title. It took them 7 books to just admit that they had feelings for eachother, they were just a side-story (and an epic one at that) of Harry Potter, Edward and Bella were the main part of the novel. Take away the love stories and what do you get:

    Harry Potter: A boy who must save the world with his two other friends to save humanity and all of the wizard world

    Twilight: A girl who almost gets herself killed by a bunch of vampires.

    I like both Twilight and Harry Potter, but Ron and Hermione will always win.

    • YES. I saw something once that said “without the love stories, Harry porter is about finding yourself and doing what’s right in the face of adversary. Take the love story out if twilight, and it’s about a creepy depressed girl and a bunch of random monsters”
      My favorite thought was he one that had Ginny and Bella on it. Ginny said “when my boyfriend left, I started a rebellion to help fight of magical evil.” and bella said “when my boyfriend left, I threw myself off of a cliff to hear his voice”
      I read twilight, I enjoyed it, but Harry potter will always be better.

      • This is sooo true! After looking at the “without the love stories” I realized Twilight has a weak-ish plot line.
        Harry Potter fan 4ever!

      • I third this! *Is that a thing? Well it is now.*

        “Harry Potter is about confronting your fears, finding inner strength, and doing what’s right in the face of adversity while Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.”
        –Andrew Frugal

      • I saw it

        “Without the love stories, Harry Potter is about a boy saving the world, learning and losing while he’s at it.

        Without the love story, The Hunger Games is about a fight to the death and a war that involve a girl, who learns and loses.

        Without the love story, Twilight is about a sad girl in the rain, who never learns or loses, only whines.”

    • I just have to say that, although Twilight was tolerably enjoyable, my philosophy of romance is: Romance is like garlic, or salt. It makes food taste better with a just little of it sprinkled on, but you’d get sick if you ate a whole plateful.

      • Maybe Harry Potter will become a classic, I have read it over and over. Twilight has no lasting appeal. Besides, looks aren’t everything in life.

  2. Take Luce and Daniel off that list! READ RAPTURE! The reason they are in love is not that simple.

    SPOILERS:
    Luce was an Angel who Feel for Daniel up before the fall. :3

    • I so agree. Ron and Hermione are the best out of the choices. I see mainly support for four of the others, so let me just be honest. -__- I read Fallen (the relationship was expected like in all teen angst stories). I’ve read and watched everything about Twilight (their relationship is just as expected). The Shiver series is probably one of the worst book series I’ve ever read, no offense to the author. Shiver was good. The others were trying. I love the Beautiful Creatures series, but they can’t even hold a candle to Ron and Hermione. <3

      • Yeah, I know. They’re all so expected! I was positive that Harry and Hermione would end up together until there were some hints of Ron/Hermione <3.

        haha I haven't read some of these books though, I've heard that Shiver love is pretty good…

  3. REALLY?! Ron and Hermoine? They’re hardly unexpected… I mean… they started out as friends… kinda obvious as to what would eventually happen. And I actually don’t like them together at all either…

  4. Take Ron and Hermione off, they were so obvious from the begining typical boy meets girl, girl hates boy girl, girl falls for boy.Grace and Same are exactly like Bella and Edward– boring.
    Luce and Daniel are the best out of all of them! They loved each other despite everything that happened.

  5. C’mon people! Harry and Sally for the win!

    Obviously, the whole movie is about them falling in love, but it’s not overdone like the rest of these.

  6. Ohmygod Sam and Grace. Their relationship is beautiful. Seeing them on the list (in combination with recent chilly weather) gives me such a strong urge to re-read Shiver for the umpteenth time right now, except I have a paper to write. :P

  7. Oh. Really. A freakin’ Harry Potter thing. Ugh! Harry Potter sucks! It is so badly written. Lena and Ethan from Beautiful Creatures are definitely the best.
    ~Kyla Marie Rich : )

  8. I only like one of the books/TV shows that these are all from, especially since I haven’t read/seen some of them.

    But I’d vote Ron and Hermione even if that weren’t the case.

  9. Ron and Hermione totally win.
    Giselle and Robert for second.
    With Patrick and Kat as third (am I the only one who’s seen the movie???)
    Edward and Kim for platinum!

  10. Hermione and and Ron of course, besides E&B, besides having a slightly obsessive relationship were obviously together right from the start.

  11. BUT WHAT ABOUT EDWARD SCISSORHANDS?!? I agree harry potter is a great book and all, but it wasn’t about love. Edward Scissorhands was, and it was a perfect movie.

  12. Daniel and LUce should have won. Just saying, they’re my all time favorite couple. and I read mainly romance ^_^. I mean, ROn and Hermine, and Bella and Edward are great and everything, but you just sorta knew what was going to happen in hte end. Fallen however had a twist.

      • Actually, it’s impossible to be grammatically able to put a period and an exclamation point beside each other.
        However, I agree with you. My response would have been NO, RON AND HERMOINE, THAT WAS THE MOST EPIC TWIST EVAH EXCLAMATION POINT EXCLAMATION POINT EXCLAMATION POINT EXCLAMATION POINT EXCLAMATION POINT EXCLAMATION POINT EXCLAMATION POINT EXCLAMATION POINT EXCLAMATION POINT EXCLAMATION POINT EXCLAMATION POINT EXCLAMATION POINT EXCLAMATION POINT EXCLAMATION POINT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • BELLA AND EDWARD! BELLA AND EDWARD! BELLA AND EDWARD! PERIOD, EXLAMATION POINT, UNDERLINED, BOLD FACE TYPED, ITALICS, ALL CAPITALS (oh wait it is in all caps =D )

  13. Yes, Ron and Hermonie are cute, but I have to say Alex and Brit because even though it was obvious, they stay together through all three books.

  14. well bella and edward are obvious from the start and in harry potter it makes you think that hermonie likes harry until ron is with another girl in the 6th book.

  15. Daniel and Luce! Ahh! I could never think of a better love story than theirs. Edward and Kim of course come in a close second.

  16. Guys, no need to hate on Twilight. I love Twilight. The love story is amazing, and although I love all the other couples just as much (Ron and Hermione, Lena and Ethan, Daniel and Luce are some of my personal favorites) Twilight is one of my favorites. I know people say if you take the love story out of Harry Potter you have an awesome magic fight thing going on (and I’ve loved Harry Potter since I was like 7, so don;t get me wrong) but the ROMANCE is NOT the main story. In Twilight, the romance is the main thing. She falls in love with a vampire,a nd their bond is so deep they fall in love. It’s not neccessarily a bad thing. I love all these couples, as a BIG reader, so just don’t complain. I love all these couples, and they all have different kinds of love that is just beautiful in the end :)

    • Like you said, no need to hate on Twilight, and I agree. But I would like to just point out to you that this is about best couple, not best romance series :) Just saying.
      RON+HERMOINE (as I sympathize with you, I rub salt in the wound :I I am such a wonderful human being)

  17. RON AND HERMIONE! RON AND HERMIONE! RON AND HERMIONE! RON AND HERMIONE! RON AND HERMIONE! RON AND HERMIONE! RON AND HERMIONE! RON AND HERMIONE! RON AND HERMIONE! RON AND HERMIONE! RON AND HERMIONE! RON AND HERMIONE! RON AND HERMIONE! RON AND HERMIONE! RON AND HERMIONE! RON AND HERMIONE! RON AND HERMIONE! RON AND HERMIONE!

    (get my point yet?) =)

    RON AND HERMIONE!

  18. I’m sure to get a lot of drownings for this.

    Edward and Kim is no doubt the BEST couple on the list, and definitely in all movies. I feel like some were misplaced though. Where’s Gwynplaine and Dea from Victor Hugo’s ‘Man Who Laughs’? THAT is a literary and honestly sweet couple.

  19. Twilight pissed me off i mean they make the whole women race look pathetic she jumped off a cliff for that reason i think Ron and Hermione should win because they were the most unexpcted of all of them.:)

  20. If you notice it says “witch is the most unexpectedly perfect pair.” *UNEXPECTEDLY* you know their will be a relationship between Bella and Edward near the beginning of the book series. Hermione and Ron are super unexpected by the way they treat each other in the first few books! So… Hermione and Ron should definitely win!

  21. I do love Giselle and Robert-who doesn’t love Disney?-but still Ron/Hermione. This is talking about the awesomest UNEXPECTED couple. From the moment Edward and Bella meet it’s obvious they’ll be together, even with Jacob in the mix.

  22. Ron and Hermione shouldn’t even be on this list. It’s so obvious they’re the best. The others don’t even compare.

    Bella and Edward unexpected? For God’s sake, on the back of the first book Bella admits that she’s in love with him! And Twilight is an awful love story if you ask me.

  23. I’D LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE BEST LOVE STORY, IT IS ABOUT WHO MAKES THE BEST AND MOST ADORABLY UNEXPECTED COUPLE. SO PLEASE STOP RANTING ON AND ON ABOUT HOW THESE BOOKS ARE SUCH HORRIBLE LOVE STORIES WHEN THEY ACTUALLY AREN’T SUPPOSED TO BE ROMANCE NOVELS. AGAIN, THIS IS ABOUT BEST COUPLE, NOT BEST BOOK.
    Ron+Hermione forever!

  24. Okay so I love Harry Potter and Ron+Hermione, but it’s totally expected from pretty much the first book, how Ron’s all mean (I mean c’mon boys always do that when they like girls) and it always talks about how embarrassed he is and Ron is like with that girl because of Victor Krum, completely obvious. Anyways, I like Giselle and Robert, but Patrick and Kat for life!!

  25. NOOOOOOOO everyone this is one hell of an outrage if anyone has read Perfect chemistry then it is obviously ALEX AND BRITTANY for pete sakes

  26. Pfft, you ALL crazy! The perfect couple is OBVIOUSLY:
    Sam & Grace from the Shiver series!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Twilight was an over used couple that just got plain boring with the whole same concept of: “oh I can’t be with you! Poor me!”

    Harry Potter’s concept really didn’t even explain much about the couple to the point even the readers and movie watchers were a little confused they even liked each other.

    And the rest have their own reasons. The only one that would be the second best couple in my opinion would be:
    Daniel & Luce from the Fallen series.

  27. RON AND HERMIONE!
    It was sooo unexpected. I mean, seriosly. They bicker a lot, and Ron is like an overprotective big brother whenever some one tries to get into Hermione’s life and annoys the fluff out of her. So they are NOT the perfect couple, you would start to think. BUT WAIT!
    SURPRISE- THEY LOVE EACH OTHER! I was thinking Hermione liked Harry until the 6th book when Ron got with Lavendar and I was like “…Wait. A. Second.” Ron and Hermione should totally win because they’re love was so unexpected. A lot of the others are LOVE STORIES so when some one falls in love it really is no big shock to anyone.

  28. OMG the best unexpected couple was totally left out of here!! Megamind and Roxanne Ritchie from Megamind, super villian who keeps kidnapping the sassy reporter who hates him. Megamind and Roxy all the way!!!

    “ms. ritchie, we meet again.”

    “would it kill you to wash the bag?”

    “you can scream all you want ms. ritchie, i’m afraid no one can hear you!” silence. “why isn’t she screaming?”

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