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The Best Teen TV Couples Of All Time

Updated March 22, 2021 21.0k votes 1.8k voters 11.1k views48 items

List RulesFictional teen couples from TV shows only.

We’re ranking the best teen TV couples of all time. Through the good and bad, the awkward and the emotional, these teen couples are known for making audiences swoon. But which do you think are the best teen couples ever?

From Jughead and Betty on Riverdale to Damon and Elena on The Vampire Diaries, the characters on this list of teen TV couples have some serious chemistry. Sabrina and Harvey from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina are another of the greatest teen couples on TV.

Determining the best TV couples of all time means diving into some of the greatest shows ever made. Who would vie for the title of teen couples with the best chemistry? Perhaps that would be Chuck and Blair from Gossip Girl. Some of the best TV teen couples end up dating in real life!

There’s no expiration date on being one of our favorite teen couples on TV, so this list includes characters from classics like The Wonder Years to present-day shows such as The End of the F**king World. Which of these pairs do you think are the greatest teen TV couples? Vote up who you believe are the greatest teen couples on TV, and if we’re missing your favorites, feel free to add them. 

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    Haley and Nathan

    One Tree Hill

    Known collectively as 'Naley', Haley and Nathan's relationship may have had its ups and downs, but there was no denying the powerful chemistry between the two leads.

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    540
    249

    Pacey & Joey

    Dawson's Creek

    In season one, Joey and Dawson seemed destined to be together, but by season three a relationship between Joey and Pacey started to bloom. They broke-up and reunited several times before tying the knot in the series finale.

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    436
    197

    Seth & Summer

    The O.C.

    Seth and Summer seemed to be caught in a cycle of break-up, reunite, repeat until they got back together for good in the end of season three. They ultimately got married in the series finale.

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    586
    290

    Cory & Topanga

    Boy Meets World

    They first got together in season three, and after many ups and downs (and breakups!) throughout the next four seasons, they finally tied the knot in season seven, in an episode appropriately titled, “It’s About Time.”

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    434
    208

    Hanna & Caleb

    Pretty Little Liars

    Hanna and Caleb overcame four breakups to go on to be married by season seven. Who cares if not being able to testify against one another was a driving factor in their decision to wed.

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    654
    342

    Damon & Elena

    The Vampire Diaries

    Damon and Elena shared a love that lasted a lifetime and beyond. They officially started dating in season four and the season finale found the couple happily married.

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    671
    355

    Blair & Chuck

    Gossip Girl

    They got together in season one, but were infamously on and off throughout the entire series. In season six, episode 10, the pair gave up the games and finally got married.

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    168
    58

    Magnus Bane & Alec lightwood

    Shadowhunters
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    372
    200

    Toby & Spencer

    Pretty Little Liars

    Toby and Spencer share an undeniable attraction, but their frequent secrecy has caused them to break-up a time or two or three...

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    345
    198

    Scott & Allison

    Teen Wolf

    A supernatural Romeo and Juliet, Scott and Allison's families were sworn enemies. The couple first got together in season one though their love could not overcome their differences.

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    472
    289

    Rory & Jess

    The Gilmore Girls

    Although her relationship with Jess was one of Rory's shorter-lived – they were together from season two episode 22 through season three episode 23 – fans always rooted for the bibliophiles to reunite.

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    369
    221

    D.J. & Steve

    Full House/Fuller House

    DJ surprised her entire family when she brought a boyfriend back from her trip to Spain in Full House’s fifth season. They were the “it” couple from then until their breakup in season seven, episode 19. But the Netflix spinoff Fuller House brought them back together.

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    303
    178

    Veronica & Logan

    Veronica Mars

    From friends to enemies to partners in (solving) crime, Veronica and Logan saw many relationship ups and downs from their first kiss in season one to their marriage in season four. Let's just not talk about what happened next.

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    267

    Mike & Eleven

    Stranger Things

    Their romance became official in season two. El impulsively takes Max’s advice and dumps Mike in season three episode two, but by episode eight of that season they were back together.

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    262
    153

    Santana & Brittany

    Glee

    Often the best friendships make for the best relationships as proven by the romance of Santana and Brittany who, by the end of Glee, found themselves committing to a lifetime together.

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    559
    384

    Jughead & Betty

    Riverdale

    Friendship led to love in the case of Jughead and Betty who first got together in season one. After a breakup (or two), they resumed their romance and appear to be on solid ground (for now) in season three.

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    313
    203

    Finn & Rachel

    Glee

    Finn and Rachel never had enough of silly love songs or each other throughout Glee's run. The on-and-off couple's duet came to an abrupt end when Cory Monteith (Finn) passed away in 2013.

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    296
    190

    Cheryl & Toni

    Riverdale

    It wasn't an instant attraction, but Cheryl and Toni's relationship developed quickly.

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    234
    152

    Buffy & Angel

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Despite the fact that she was a vampire hunter and he was a vampire, Buffy and Angel defied the odds and fell in love. Though a lasting relationship was unlikely, their love was eternal.

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    265
    184

    Zack & Kelly

    Saved by the Bell/Saved by The Bell: College Years

    Zack and Kelly represented quintessential high school couple from the the prom to 'The College Years,' and many breakups in between. They said, 'I do,' in a special TV movie giving fans a happy ending.

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    301
    227

    Blaine & Kurt

    Glee

    Blaine and Kurt had instant chemistry and they started dating in season two. Though they broke-up a time or two, the series finale found the couple spontaneously tying the knot.

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    233
    199

    Sabrina & Harvey

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Sabrina and Harvey are a magical match even if Sabrina has to use a spell on her bae from time to time.

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    206
    185

    Shawn & Angela

    Boy Meets World

    After they started dating in season five, Shawn and Angela seemed to be a match made in heaven. They broke up in season seven and a flash forward revealed that Angela had married someone else.

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    188
    173

    Dylan & Brenda

    Beverly Hills 90210

    She was a 90210 transplant from the Midwest. He was a classic California kid. The relationship, which began in season one, was littered with break-ups and betrayals until Brenda left for London in season four.

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    139
    128

    Alyssa & James

    The End of the F***ing World

    Alyssa and James accept each other despite their flaws, even if one of them may be a deadly psychopath.