I debated whether I wanted to post both a canon and shipped couple but decided to stick with just canon. All the ships for another day, another (very long!) post.
Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe (Anne of Green Gables series)
When I thought about my favorite couple, Anne and Gilbert immediately popped into my head. Now I haven’t read this series in YEARS but this couple was the first one I thought about. I realized that their relationship was one of the few I’ve read that seemed real. So much of the romance in genre novels these days pushes the boundaries with insta-love, triangles, and incredible circumstances (not to say that these never happen but it’s rare). And contemporaries are not immune from this either, sometimes they are the worst offenders. But Anne of Green Gables is one of the few series I’ve read in which the main love interests stay true to their character and fall in love anyways.
Who is your favorite fictional couple? What is it about their relationship dynamic that you like so much? Let me know in the comments below!