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Oh no.... the first thing my mind jumped to when I saw this topic was Contemporary YA.
I mean, those are the books with the most "realistic" romances in the "real" world..... but I'm gonna try to add diversity to this list...
Top 10 romances that I think would make it in the real world
Grave and Dru's relationship in Strange Angels
So they're different paranormal beings, but I just love how their relationship progresses--no insta-love, thank goodness! This might sound incredibly cheesy, but they make each other better! ^-^
I added them to the list because of the whole age difference thing--which I think really could work out in the real world--but also, Rose and Dimitri are very different personality-wise, but I think they complement each other well.
Pride and Prejudice
Hate at first site but then all this stuff happens and you learn that the dude's really not bad at all and you end up falling in love with him?
Yeah I could see that happening in real life.
Anna and the French Kiss
How can I not include this on my list???
The romance, it's just.... ADFGHJKL;LK!
There's a lot of independence and freedom in their relationship and they're both okay with that. I admit, their relationship is rather unique in YA literature, but it just works for them and I could see it happening in real life too.
They're both tough, smart, and they're NOT do-dependent!! I could honestly see two people like them having a successful relationship in the real world... It would be interesting to see what they'd do without guns and fighting, but I really think they'd be awesome together in any setting.
WILL AND TESSA FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER INTO INFINITY. Don't even try to argue with me on that one.
I would tell you my reasons for this choice, but I'm afraid most of it would be incoherent fangirl babble..... but here's one of my reasons:
They both love books!
They're just so perfect and snarky together!
The Wolves of Mercy Falls series
These are two rather messed up people, but together they're...... not.
Wow, that was a suckish explanation, but I just really like how their relationship develops through the series.
They're all absolutely wonderful and realistic.
How can you argue with the OTP perfection of Augustus and Hazel???
Answer: you can't.