Happy Valentine's Day and junk! I'm surprising myself by making this post, since I'm not a big fan of V-Day. I'm not much of a romantic, I don't like pink or red (unless it's blood), and hearts are icky (unless they're real). The only good thing about the holiday is my boyfriend gives me candy, which I get to pick out. He picks out his gift from me as well. It's a remarkably easy way to celebrate the holiday, since we both hate giving presents.
Fun fact: On Valentine's day in Japan, only girls give guys gifts, which is usually chocolate. Then a month later, on White Day, men who received gifts are obligated to reciprocate.
This was kind of a hard list to make. I don't read romance, so I have to take my characters from fantasy and science fiction. I like partners who are best friends--they know what the other is thinking and can finish each other's sentences. And the best romances tend to be when the couple hates each other at first, are always at each other's throats, and then eventually get along. Love at first sight makes me nauseous.
Kaye and Rath Roiben Rye
Great example of a couple that doesn't get a long very well at first.
Tiger Lily and Peter Pan
And then stupid Wendy messed it all up!