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(Mild spoilers ahead)
1. Jane and Mr. Bingley. Because they're so much alike. "Opposites attract" is nowhere near as ideal or common as I once believed, though it works well for some people. In my experience, being married to someone of your own general temperament can be quite comfortable and peaceful.
High honors also to Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, Anne and Captain Wentworth, Edward and Elinor, and probably Emma and Mr. Knightley despite the age difference.
2. The March sisters and their respective spouses. Meg and John were domestic, similarly placid, and generous toward each other. Amy and Laurie "pulled well together", quite beautifully so. And Louisa May Alcott may have invented an Ideal Husband for her stand-in character, but the scraggly, gentlemanly professor and the tomboyish writer were comfortably and lovingly matched.
3. Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe. Gilbert adored Anne, and once Anne figured her own heart out, she understood where her dreams really lay and built her life on that.
Barney and Valancy were equally well suited and wonderful together. Montgomery's Emily/Teddy pairing was a bit more difficult; the reader is forced to convince themselves that the two ever learned to communicate on the human plane. As for Pat, though she was pointlessly clueless for an absurdly long time, I think that when Jingle became her home, he became her whole world.
4. Sam Gamgee and Rosie Cotton. Tolkien wasn't much of a romantic writer—at least, not in the current, common sense of that term—but those two hobbits were down-to-earth, cheerful, and happy filling their house with children.
5. Meg Murry and Calvin O'Keefe. Meg needed a sweet guy who loved her even when she felt ugly, and Calvin needed a loving home. They had everything to offer each other.
6. Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley. They could laugh together. I liked Ron and Hermione, too, but they would probably always have been one of those couples that bickers all the time—which does seem to work for some people. I do love the way Hermione handles Ron in the epilogue.
7. Perrin Aybara and Faile Bashere. Perrin treated Faile respectfully and fought for her, and in return she loved him with her will as well as her heart. Which, of course, is what "making it in the real world" takes.
8. Percy Jackson and Annabeth. Suffering together can do a lot for the strength of a couple's bond. So can loyal friendship.
9. Mo and Resa Folchart. Talk about not being willing to give each other up for lost.
10. Maria Merryweather and Robin. Because Maria was willing to love humbly, and Robin delighted in her.
Why yes, I do like adverbs. How ever can you tell? :)
Which fictional romances do you think likely to survive in the real world?