In The Age Of Dating Apps These 15 TV Couples Make Me Believe That True Love Still Exists

In The Age Of Dating Apps These 15 TV Couples Make Me Believe That True Love Still Exists

With the hook-up culture sometimes it seems as if real love doesn't exist anymore.


While these characters may be fiction, their love stories provide real life relationship goals and remind me never to settle for anyone less than perfect.

1. Nathan and Haley: "One Tree Hill"

Nathan and Haley are easily my favorite couple of all time. While some aspects of their relationship are totally unrealistic (getting married as juniors in high school), they do showcase a strong relationship. Considering the fact they got married in high school they went through a lot change while being together. They show us that some time apart is healthy, chasing your dreams is just as important as being together, and that in the end if you love someone you can get through anything together.

2. Drew and Rick: "The Night Shift"

Drew and Rick are honestly one of the cutest TV couple of all time. They both support each other through everything. When Rick lost half his leg due to an accident, Drew was there every step of the way through recovery. When Rick was offered his dream job training military members in North Carolina, he turned it down because being with Drew was far more important. When Drew was going to turn down going to Ranger school to be with his family Rick convinced him to go, because he didn't want to stand in the way of Drew's dreams. Also they are amazing parents to their adoptive daughter. The sacrifices they make for each other and the constant support they give each other melts my heart.

3. Cory and Topanga: "Boy Meets World"

Cory and Topanga were one of the first couples on this list that left a imprint on my heart. They went from sweet puppy love to high school sweethearts to a wonderful married couple. Topanga literally gave up going to Yale for Cory. . . Yale. That is crazy. Goes to show how important love is.

4. Zoe and Wade: "Hart of Dixie"

While this relationship had a lot of problems, there are a lot of reasons to look up to this dysfunctional yet functional union. Zoe had this idea in her head of the "perfect" guy. In her mind she was supposed to be with someone who had a noble career like a lawyer or a doctor or even a best selling novelist. This idea she had prevented her from realizing that she loved Wade. he was the complete opposite of everything she was looking for. I mean how could a New York City doctor fall in love with a small town Alabama bartender? But after she realized that her idea of perfect wasn't actually what she needed, she realized that everything she wanted was right in front of her the whole time in Wade. I think this is an amazing thing to take away from this couple, because often times I don't give people a chance just because they aren't my idea of perfect. I'm trying to change, and I have Zoe and Wade to thank for that.

5. Coach Eric Taylor and Tami: "Friday Night Lights"

Tami and Eric demonstrate good communication and teamwork. Although Tami sacrifices a lot for Eric's coaching career he makes sure to let her know that he appreciates her, respects her, and loves her. The Taylor's show how a good love can last and what characteristics make a good marriage work.

6. Brooke and Julian: "One Tree Hill"

Brooke Davis went through so much crap before finally landing the guy of her dreams and having her life come together exactly how she pictured it. Julian is a complete dork, who loves Brooke like no one else ever has. he treats her like a queen and loves everything about her. I honestly think he is the first guy to ever respect Brooke. Brooke and Julian are perfect for each other and show that the love of your life is worth the wait and you should never settle for a man who doesn't respect you.

7. Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky: "Full House"

If you don't think Jesse and Becky are relationship goals, we can't be friends.

8. Jim and Pam: "The Office"

I cried over their wedding scene for approximately an hour. It was perfect and wonderful and made me realize you don't need a big over the top perfect wedding because the only thing that really matters is the fact that you are marrying the love of your life.

9. Meredith and Derek: "Grey's Anatomy"

Their relationship was so dramatic, but also so perfect. Between Meredith's declaration of love to Derek while he was still married to Addison, the post it note and the drawing of the brain tumor on the wall there are so many moment where I fell in love with Meredith and Derek's relationship.

10. DJ and Steve: "Full House/Fuller House"

They were cute in high school and they are even cuter now. Steve and DJ were meant to be since the Full House days and it has been fun watching them reconnect on Fuller House. They are another couple that shows that sometimes you ahve to wait for love.

11. Monica and Chandler: "Friends"

Monica is kind of crazy and uptight while Chandler is hilarious and pretty easy going. At first glance you wouldn't think this pair would work, but they show that sometimes opposites attract!

12. Colt and Abby: "The Ranch"

Abby and Colt encounter a lot of problems together, but in the end the only thing that matters to them is each other. Abby's smarts balances out the fact that Colt is the dumbest human being alive. Abby's patience for Colt balances out the fact that he is reckless. Basically what I am getting at is that they complement each other nicely and their relationship shows that love can get you through the low points and life and amplifies the high points.

13. Alex and Jo: "Grey's Anatomy"

Both characters had a rough life before becoming doctors. They understand each other like no one else could and always give each other a shoulder to lean on. Even though sometimes their similarities can lead to problems in the relationship their love always brings them back to each other. Alex and Jo are the definition of a strong support system and the way they care for each other makes my heart flutter.

14. Luke and Lorelai: "Gilmore Girls"

First, they had a really cute friendship, then they had an even cuter relationship. No matter what Luke was always there for Lorelai. He understood her quirky ways like no one else (besides maybe Rory) could. In the end, if Lorelai ended up with anyone but Luke she would have been settling.

15. Amelia and Owen: "Grey's Anatomy"

A lot of people don't like Amelia and Owen together and I just don't get it. They always help each other when times are tough. Whether it is Owen being their for Amelia when she had brain surgery or Amelia helping Owen raise a baby he adopted. Even when they are not a couple they are there for each other and I think that matters. They have a lot of love and respect for each other and if they don't end up together love on Grey's Anatomy is dead.

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The 20 Best Episodes Of Spongebob Squarepants

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After nearly 20 years on the air, Spongebob Squarepants has become the staple of many childhoods for kids of all ages. Some of the most memorable episodes of this show have made a lasting impact on pop culture and it's own legacy as one of the most popular cartoons of all-time. Here are just 20 of the best Spongebob Squarepants episodes ever released.

20. Survival of the Idiots (Season 3)

Spongebob and Patrick find themselves locked inside Sandy's dome for the winter, leaving them to fend for themselves and find some form of entertainment.

19. Idiot Box (Season 3)

Spongebob buys a television solely for it's box, leaving Squidward to struggle with comprehending the simplicity of living off of imagination for entertainment.

18. Something Smells (Season 2)

Spongebob makes a Sunday Sundae that trashes his breath (and his reputation) across Bikini Bottom.

17. Squilliam Returns (Season 3)

Squidward takes over the Krusty Krab for the night in an attempt to impress high school rival Squilliam Fancyson and his elite group of friends.

16. No Free Rides (Season 2)

Desperate to get Spongebob out of the classroom, Mrs. Puff does whatever it takes to get the sponge his license - even if he doesn't deserve it.

15. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III (Season 2)

Left to housesit for their favorite undersea superheroes, Spongebob and Patrick release one of Bikini Bottom's most notorious villains (Man Ray) in exchange for his promise to be good.

14. Shanghaied (Season 2)

After being taken captive on the Flying Dutchman's ship, Spongebob and Patrick help the phantom scare everyone under the seven seas (sort of.)

13. Frankendoodle (Season 2)

Things get out of hand when a "magic" pencil falls into Spongebob's hands and one of his doodles runs haywire.

12. Graveyard Shift (Season 2)

The night shift gets the better of Spongebob and Squidward when a rogue ghost story haunts their every move throughout the evening.

11. Sailor Mouth (Season 2)

Spongebob and Patrick struggle to clean up their act after learning a dirty word they somehow cannot seem to stop saying, and Mr. Krabs won't have it.

10. The Camping Episode (Season 3)

Squidward tries to prove he's a true outdoorsmen (to no avail) after feeling challenged by Spongebob and Patrick's camp-out just feet from his home.

9. Mid-Life Crustacean (Season 3)

Mr. Krabs joins Spongebob and Patrick on a night of reckless fun in an attempt to get in touch with his inner youth and impress his daughter, Pearl.

8. Krusty Krab Training Video (Season 3)

The inner workings of the Krusty Krab are revealed in this episode dedicated to breaking down all of the hoopla surrounding the restaurant's success and "training" all prospective employees.

7. SB-129 (Season 1)

Squidward journeys through the space-time continuum after finding himself locked in the Krusty Krab freezer for thousands of years, bringing us one of today's most popular memes.

6. Club Spongebob (Season 3)

After launching Spongebob's treehouse into the middle of nowhere, Squidward desperately seeks an escape route while Spongebob and Patrick obey the orders of their master, the Magic Conch Shell.

5. Pizza Delivery (Season 1)

In one of Season 1's most iconic episodes, Spongebob and Squidward trek across the ocean to deliver the Krusty Krab's first ever pizza. Little do they realize they bit off more than they could chew.

4. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV (Season 3)

When Mermaid Man accidentally leaves his belt behind at the Krusty Krab, Spongebob goes on a mission to return it to him, as reluctant as he may be.

3. Rock Bottom (Season 1)

After finding himself stranded in the depths of Rock Bottom, Spongebob struggles to escape the town and it's dark clutches as buses repeatedly elude the sponge.

2. Chocolate with Nuts (Season 3)

In an attempt to live the "fancy life," Spongebob and Patrick travel door to door selling their chocolate in any way possible, encountering some colorful characters along the way.

1. Band Geeks (Season 2)

The Season 2 finale of this classic cartoon brings some of the heartiest laughs and the most memorable jokes in the entire series as Squidward struggles to get his ragtag marching band in shape for the Bubble Bowl.

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Colton Was The Best Bachelor, Don't @ Me

It was a roller coaster of a season.


My guilty pleasure is 100 percent watching "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette." Every Monday night during the season, you can find me intensely watching ABC with a bag of popcorn. There is just something about all the drama and hopefully a happy ending that makes it hard to not love.

This past season, in particular, has been a roller coaster of emotion and drama. When Chris Harrison claimed it was the most dramatic season yet, he wasn't lying. Colton has come under controversy with some of the choices he made to hopefully find his fiance, but in my opinion, he is one of the most genuine and honest bachelors in the history of the show. When he narrowed the field of women down to three women, he knew that Cassie was the one.

When she had doubts and even left the show, instead of just moving on to the other two, he sent them home and fought for Cassie.

There were tears, high emotions, and even a fence jump. Colton claimed that if it wasn't Cassie at the end of the show, he was quitting the bachelor. He could have easily settled for one of the other two, but instead, Colton risked it all the fight for the relationship. In the end, Cassie saw how much Colton put on the line for her, and how he was all in. They both agreed that an engagement was too soon, but are still together as a couple. In my opinion, this is a reasonable choice. The show is only six weeks long, and most of that time is spent in group settings in the most romantic places in the world. It is completely different being a couple in the real world (which is probably why so many couples from the show split).

The season ended with the couple coming on air with the biggest smiles on their faces.

The numerous photos on social media of the gushing over each other seem to say a lot about their happiness. Even though Colton did not end up engaged in the typical bachelor fashion, I believe that his and Cassie's relationship is even better because of the choices they made.

So, I think we could all learn a thing or two from Colton on how vulnerable he was, and his willingness to fight for the things he loved. I hope him and Cassie the absolute best!

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