8 On-Screen Couples Who You Wish Dated In Real Life

8 On-Screen Couples Who You Wish Dated In Real Life

Because you know that you were emotionally invested in at least one fictitious couple in your life.

Even if you don't watch tons of movies like I do, there's at least one movie couple that you wish would've ended up together in real life. Here's a list of celebrities who's on-screen chemistry was so hot that they convinced you they were destined for each other.

1. Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens

Shortly after "High School Musical" was released, it also came out that Zac and Vanessa were together in real life. This was the best news you could have gotten like a seven-year-old who was obsessed with the Wildcat couple. But two years after "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" was released, the couple split. Our hearts broke and "We're All in This Together" played in the background for days.

2. Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort

Even though these two never dated outside of their movie roles, their young love caught our eyes and our hearts. "The Fault in Our Stars" came out only three years ago in 2014, which means that the teenaged audience it was meant for definitely knew better than to hope for their real-life love. But, we can hope, right?

3. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet

These two are the real couple that never was. Leo and Kate played Jack and Rose on "Titanic." While they both had roles in movies previous, this movie was Leo and Kate's breakout movie, and they became huge stars after the movie hit the box office. Their friendship is still something that is talked about today, and the two are still asked why they never dated. The only thing more tragic than the two not falling in love is that fact that neither of them won an Oscar for their roles.

4. Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey

"How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days" is the ULTIMATE chick flick and the perfect sleepover go-to. So obviously, since you've seen the movie about a billion times, it's only normal for you to be so invested in the two's love life. Even though they have never dated, the two of them have also starred in "Fool's Gold" and they're on screen chemistry cannot be denied.

5. Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen

I can't write an article about love stories and not include my favorite of all time, "Pride and Prejudice" is a timeless classic. Keira and Matthew's love/hate relationship with each other is full of misunderstandings and family feuds, but no matter how much they despise each other, they can't seem to stay away. That's what makes it so sad that Keira and Matthew never dated, but went on and acted together in many more movies.

6. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone

"La La Land" was a fantastic musical that followed the love story of Sebastian and Mia, and their love for acting and jazz music. As if the ending were not devastating enough, these two have never dated away from the camera. They can also be seen in "Crazy, Stupid, Love" where, you guessed it, they are also in love.

7. Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick

Even though it is not a movie, "Gossip Girl's" Blair and Chuck are an iconic couple of our time. This couple's determination to end up together won us over, and every girl wants to find her Chuck Bass. These two fit together so well on screen; we wish they'd have just realized that off-screen as well.

8. Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski

I saved the best for that, obviously. Jim and Pam were the ultimate goals in "The Office." Jim's love for Pam is heart-warming, and their quirky couple ways make us all hope for something as perfect as them one day. Jenna and John never dated but they were the best of friends off-screen.

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6 Emo Songs You Shamelessly Jammed Out To In Middle School

Time to bust out the black eyeliner and take a trip down memory lane.

Ah, the emo/scene phase. Ripped colored skinny jeans, band tees, converse, and fake piercings...because our parents never let us get septums pierced in middle school.

Many of us went through this phase, or are still going through it. (Like me, I'm 19 and still jammin' out to MCR)

Music plays a tremendous part in emo/scene culture. Here are 10 of some of my personal favorite teen angsty tunes that will hopefully bring back good memories...and not cringey ones.

1. "Shake It" by Metro Station

A classic bop that always got me running to the dance floor during a middle school shindig, literally shaking it...no pun intended. This song was a most played track on my iPod Nano, and it still always gets me in a happy mood.

Also...am I the only one who is still wondering what happened to this band?

2. "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" by My Chemical Romance

MCR is one of my all-time favorite bands. This was the type of tune you would play as soon as you got home from school on a bad day. Right after you tell your parents that they don't understand you as you run to your room and slam your door, you would blast this and sing along at the top of your lungs. (No one? Just me? Okay)

By the way, I still have a huge crush on Gerard Way.

3. "Sugar, We're Going Down" by Fall Out Boy

FOB was one of those bands that really helped me transition into the emo/scene community. I still have fond memories of confidently singing along to lyrics I couldn't even understand...which ended up sounding like gibberish.


Blink 182 is one of the most relatable bands I have ever come across. They pretty much have a song for any moment in your teenage life. From family problems, dating, partying, friends, etc...there's probably a Blink song for it. You aren't truly and emo unless you played "I Miss You" on repeat for hours after your crush dated someone else.

5. "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World

A classic tune from a very underrated band. Unlike most of the songs on this list, "The Middle" is a genuinely uplifting song that personally helps me out when I'm having a bad day. It basically talks about not letting the haters let you down, something everyone needs to hear!

6. "Bulletproof Love" by Pierce the Veil

I initially got into this band because the members were Latino. (Latin pride y'all!) I always used to mix up Vic Fuentes' voice with Kellin Quinn's...don't even try to say you didn't at one point!

I don't think anyone truly grows out of their emo/scene phase 100%. There will always be bits and pieces laying around in our hearts, which is nothing to be ashamed of. These songs were our childhood! They grew up with us.

Want to reminisce? Here's a playlist.

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Nancy Drew Was My Female Role Model As A Child

Reliving childhood memories also gave me new perspectives.

Even at 18, I feel nostalgic sometimes. We all have moments when we long for the “good old days” and many (myself included) often wish they could be 5-years-old again. But since time travel is not (yet) a reality, the closest we can come to returning to the past is reliving old experiences. I was fortunate enough to do that over winter break.

Luckily, my trip down memory lane didn’t involve digging through old yearbooks or photo albums (though I did end up looking through some while cleaning out some stuff) or traveling to some faraway place I went to as a child. All I needed were two CD’s, the one computer in our house that still has a disk player, and my best detective skills. It was time to “dare to play” as Nancy Drew.

For those who are not familiar, the female sleuth character was first created by the author of the Hardy Boys series, Edward Stratemeyer, in 1930. Soon, Nancy Drew became the heroine of an entirely new book series written under pen name Carolyn Keene. Since then, the character has been featured in several other forms of media, including the computer game series created by Her Interactive.

I remember playing Nancy Drew mystery games with one of my best friends when I was in elementary school, and occasionally with some family friends. We were always captivated by the amazingly realistic graphics and animations that every game featured, not to mention the intricate puzzles that would sometimes take hours to crack. Yet something about the challenge kept us coming back every time, facing all sorts of virtual dangers to catch the culprit.

Near the end of the semester, I was talking to my friend about the times when we used to meet up at our houses to play the Nancy Drew games. It wasn’t long before we decided we were going to do just that over winter break. Many parts of the experience were the same as in elementary school – losing track of time, frantically writing notes on pieces of paper, giggling at some of the comments made by suspects Nancy questions. And some parts were different – finishing puzzles faster, remaining (relatively) calm through scary parts.

But perhaps one of the most significant differences between my elementary school and college experience of Nancy Drew was my notice of the feministic aspects of the game. My friend and I talked about how Nancy was an early female role model for us, quenching her curiosity through meticulous investigating and persisting until the end. Her two best friends Bess and George demonstrate that women can be anything they want to be – from flirty shopaholic to rugged tomboy.

The Nancy Drew games let girls discover that they can do so much when they put their minds and determination to the task – a realization that surely affected me and who I am today more than I can consciously remember or imagine.

But sometimes it’s just nice to dive into a well-made mystery.

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