Couples that I DON’T Ship
Hello everyone!! I hope you’re all having a lovely day ☀️ If you’ve read some of my recent posts, you probably already know that I’m the type of person that ships EVERYONE. I mean, as long as they look in love and happy, I fully support the couple (most of the time). Then I said that it would be much harder for me to come up with couples that I DON’T ship, and I thought that was a very interesting idea. So today I bring you a list of some of the couples that I don’t ship or like very much. Believe me, it wasn’t easy to come up with all these. I had to look for lists and articles online with famous TV and book couples because it was very hard to think of all these on my own 😅 However, I just want to clear up that the fact that I don’t like these couples doesn’t mean they’re bad or have anything wrong with them, it’s just my personal opinion.
Before we begin, I want to apologize in advance 😅 I got really… passionate on my opinions while writing this. But I thought it was funny, so I decided to not edit out all of it. Of course I respect everyone’s opinions and I would love to hear them as well. It’s just that I tend to get riled up when talking about characters that I don’t like.
Well, without further ado, let’s head on to the post!
Bella and Jacob — Twilight
Let’s start with the most obvious one. Bella and Jacob… A branch of one of the most well known love triangles of our generation. It only became that much worse with the films, which took full advantage of the angst and rivalry between Edward and Jacob. I mean, who could ever pick between a vampire and a werewolf?
I’m sorry folks, but I am Team Edward all the way 🤷🏽♀️ Yes, I know it’s weird. Yes, I know it’s toxic. Yes, I know it’s not practical. But I didn’t really know any of this when I first read it, I just knew that I preferred Edward. I honestly don’t have an issue with Jacob, I actually really like his friendship with Bella. However, Jealous Jacob is annoying AF 🙄 And Jealous Jacob is present in about 90% of this series. I know many people prefer him cause it was the most rational choice, but it’s a book. It’s fiction. It’s ENTERTAINMENT. So I don’t ship them. And that love triangle was not entertaining or fun to read, at all. Then the whole Reneesme thing… What was Stephenie Meyer thinking?
Dan and Serena — Gossip Girl
Of course, Gossip Girl had many of the tropes that we know and (kind of) love. In this case, we have the typical trope of the ‘nerd’ guy that has a huge crush on the most popular girl. Dan and Serena have had a unique relationship from the very beginning, making everyone wonder whether or not they would end up together (you won’t get that information here), but this couple has been one of the most popular and debated ones from the show. They fought and reconciled countless times, but it was always hard to determine what would happen with them in the finale.
If you’ve seen Gossip Girl, I really hope you agree with me. I don’t like Dan or Serena. AT ALL. They are both in my list of my least favorite characters EVER 😒 I think they’re both annoying and only cause drama on top of all the other drama 😤 (Disclaimer: I’m talking about the characters, not the actors.) Unsurprisingly, them as a couple was infinitely uninteresting for me, and I couldn’t care less about what happened with them.
** SPOILERS Falling Kingdoms Series (Books 4 and 5) **
Jonas and Lucia — Falling Kingdoms
The rebel and the witch… Such an unusual pair. Jonas and Lucia had very different stories throughout the series, and it was truly a surprise when their journeys collided. I think most were excited to see the dynamic between the two, considering that they are starkly different. I think no one ever imagined that, at the end, there might be a relationship between them.
I’m sorry people, but I read the whole Falling Kingdoms series, and I still don’t like Lucia. She’s HORRIBLE 😫 I don’t like that mini redemption arc that she got, it didn’t convince me. I think she’s awful and Jonas is way better than her. I can’t get over the fact that they ended up together. That is probably one of the few things I didn’t like about the ending of this series. If you want to know more about why I don’t like Lucia I rant about it in my review for the series (spoiler free).
Rory and Dean — Gilmore Girls
One of the biggest debates among those that have seen Gilmore Girls is who is the best out of all of Rory’s boyfriends. Dean was her first love, which it’s very hard to get over. At the beginning, they proved to be adorable; the typical, teenage relationship that we rarely get to see. However, as things progressed and the characters grew up, they were forced to face new challenges that put them to a test. I think that Dean and Rory really tried to make their relationship work, but the choices they made under the circumstances weren’t the best.
Ok, so I’ve been seriously debating whether or not to include this couple in the list because I think some people might get upset. But the thing is, out of all of Rory’s boyfriends, I like Dean the least. He started off pretty good, but as the story progressed, he got worse and worse. I’m aware that Rory’s no saint, I’m not saying that he’s awful and she’s not. But the storyline and the situation was bad. I didn’t like what the writers did with their relationship and I didn’t ship them together.
Cristina and Owen — Grey’s Anatomy
Who would have ever thought that after the Burke debacle, Cristina would fall so deeply in love again? When Owen Hunt first appeared, he was presented as an intense, brooding hero, of who (obviously) we all were dying to know more about. Their love story was complicated from the very beginning, but most harbored the hope that, eventually, things would look up and they might overcome the unavoidable tragedy that comes with being characters in Grey’s Anatomy.
I CAN’T STAND OWEN HUNT. How is he still on this show???? Most importantly, how come he keeps marrying people he doesn’t really know 🤨? I mean, if you claim to be in love with someone, you must know them pretty well, right? Well apparently that’s not Owen’s jam. Honestly, this relationship was horrible from the very beginning. I know that they cared a lot about each other, but it was very toxic. They kept coming back to each other despite the fact that they didn’t want the same things and weren’t willing to compromise, which made them miserable all of the time 😕 I know it’s not always easy to let go, but this was very strained and drawn out. I didn’t like the story.
Ross and Rachel — Friends
The ultimate on and off relationship. One for the books. Ross and Rachel are one of the most beloved TV couples ever. Most fans sat at their TV’s, season after season, wondering if the two would ever get back together. We all wondered if, finally, they would be able to actually sit down, talk, and get over what happened. Because, at the end of the day, they were very good friends (pun intended 😉).
I am one of the biggest Friends fan you will ever know. It’s my favorite show (so this might be surprising). It’s not that I don’t like Ross and Rachel, but I don’t really care for their relationship 😬 At the beginning, they’re great, and I even enjoy the whole We-Were-On-A-Break storyline. Still, I think it’s a little annoying how at times (actually all of the time) one of them is into the other, but it’s not corresponded. Or how they get jealous all of the time and play around with the idea of getting back together without actually wanting to… It’s a lot of things. I’ve always felt like Rachel likes being the center of attention and, when she isn’t, she does her best to be on the spotlight again.
Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky — To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Lara Jean has such a beautiful personality that one can’t help but root for her and her happiness. The fact that she writes a letter for herself to get over her crushes was so unusual, but simultaneously relatable. When we got to meet Peter and they were thrown into this ‘fake’ relationship scenario, we really hoped that things would turn out in their favor. I mean, who wouldn’t want Lara Jean to finally capture Kavinsky’s heart after so many years of friendship?
I don’t like Lara Jean and Peter. Weird, I know 😕 I do like the book series, and I had fun reading about them, but that’s it. I didn’t really care if they were together or not. It’s not that I wanted them to be with other people or anything, I just… I don’t know how to describe it. They didn’t really capture me. Their chemistry didn’t really convince me 🤷🏽♀️ It was cute though.
Isabelle and Simon — The Mortal Instruments
After being forcefully thrown into the Shadowhunter world, Simon was definitely a fish out of water. Isabelle, on the other hand, is the epitome of confidence and bad*ss. Having these two together didn’t seem as an option at first, and I bet most wondered if Simon could ever get over his best friend. I mean, first love isn’t easy to overcome (as stated previously). However, both these characters yearned for a connection, someone that would love them unconditionally, in a world where everything could be torn away in an instant. This romance could be defined as somewhat of a slow burn, but worth it and definitely endearing.
Ok, let me explain.
When I started reading the Shadowhunter books, I knew that Isabelle and Simon got together eventually and I was really looking forward to it. Whenever they had scenes together I was elated and I couldn’t wait for the romance. BUT, the way that they started ‘dating’… I hated it 😬 I did not like that situation in the least. Unfortunately, that kind of tainted my overall opinion of the relationship. By the time that they were really together and had fallen in love, I was already uninterested 🙈 STILL, I have to admit that reading about them in other series (like The Eldest Curses) is making me like them more and more. I do think they’re a good couple, I just hated the way that it started, so I didn’t really ship them.
Do you guys ship these couples? Are there any that you don’t? I would love to know!
20 thoughts on “Couples that I DON’T Ship”
Haaaard agree on Isabelle and Simon!!! They just sort of happened, they had ZERO chemistry.
This was a really fun post idea, I might do it in the future, thanks for the idea 😀
I can’t wait to see your take on it!! I’m glad you liked it ☺️
I either haven’t read/seen most of these or I just absolutely don’t like them (looking right at you, Twilight)…I must say I haven’t finished TMI yet but I just think Simon and Izzy are a big hmmm for me
I personally think that their relationship in TMI wasn’t that interesting, but in the following series I really don’t mind as much. I think that the characters have grown so much that it’s just nice to see them outside of their original series ☺️
omg I love this post so much!!!! I agree with Bella and Jacob especially, with my WHOLE HEART. I never understood why people shipped them???? Especially when Bella was like, “well if I can’t have Edward, I GUESS I’ll have a wolf.” I felt so bad for Jacob lol, I wanted him to move on. but not with Bella’s CHILD
Exactly!! It would’ve been bad if she ended up with him because there was no other option. And the Renesmee situation is beyond words 😂 I’m glad you liked the post ☺️
I…. haven’t read/watched basically any of these 😅 But I SO agree about Peter and Lara Jean. I just don’t get the hype around them? John Ambrose was the better choice, in my humble opinion 😂 Great post Pilar!!
I really like John Ambrose on the books, but the movies in general… not that much 😬
I’m glad you liked it ☺️
12 year old me jumped out when you chose Edward over Jacob lol. HOW!? Jacob is handy, can fix cars, and is younger than my grandfather. All Edward does is brood. (I was not expecting 2020 to take me back to the Twilight days lol.) Stephenie deserves points for the most outlandish plot of having Jacob only be attracted to Bella because of her egg. No words.
After watching TATBILB two on Netflix I don’t ship Peter and Lara Jean together anymore either.
Since we are bringing back 2012 love triangeles I must ask: Peeta or Gale?
Sorry!! 😂😂😂 I’ve always preferred Edward over Jacob. I don’t really have anything against him, but after he becomes part of the pack the changes in his attitude really annoyed me most of the time. But yes, everything you said is true, I admit that 😅 And Stephenie Meyer definitely exceeded the level of weirdness with Jacob and Bella’s ‘connection’ 🙄🤣
I’m really worried that besides supporting Jacob you also prefer Gale 👀 I am 100% on Peeta’s side. I think he’s a much nicer person and really cares about Katniss. Gale was kind of shady in my opinion 😬
I’m with you on Bella and Jacob and Jonas and Lucia! 🙋
Though I’m not gonna lie – I did really ship Lara Jean and Peter and Simon and Izzy 😁 Though I guess my love for them also isn’t as abundant as it is for some other couples…
And as for the TV shows – I guess you’ve shown me I should get a move on and watch some of these already 😉
I still don’t understand how or why Jonas and Lucia became a couple. It makes no sense 🙄!!
Lara Jean and Peter are cute, but I just don’t get their chemistry. And the movies did not help at all 😬 And I guess Simon and Izzy are growing on me, but they still have a long way to go to make me like them as much as other couples 😅
Even though I complain a lot I do think most of these shows are great. Friends is amazing (which I made pretty clear). Grey’s Anatomy is super entertaining and the drama really keeps it interesting, but it’s angsty. Gossip Girl is literally gossip 😂 That’s what most of the plot is centered around. But it is interesting and very fun to watch everyone constantly fighting about random stuff 😄 I recommend all of them, but make sure you really think you’ll like them cause they all have very specific target audiences.
Yeah, I don’t know what Morgan Rhodes was thinking, either 😅 I guess she just wanted to pair all the main characters up or something? Though I hate it when authors do that!
And I’ll definitely have to go check some of the shows out 😉 Like I mentioned earlier, my friends have been pushing me to watch Friends anyway, so I guess I have no choice 😂 And angst sounds right up my alley – though I absolutely hate blood, operations and the like, so I’m a little skeptical about a show involving doctors. So maybe I’ll just have to test an episode of Grey’s Anatomy to see what I think…
I actually was really worried about that too when I started Grey’s Anatomy! For some reason, on the show it doesn’t bother me 🤷🏽♀️ I guess I just become so interested in what they’re doing that I don’t mind (also, in the back of mind I know it’s not real). But definitely test it out first, some of my friends stopped watching it cause they did’t like the surgeries 😬
Well- I don’t like Twilight at all
Believe me, you’re in the majority 😂 I know there are so many things wrong with it, and I don’t think it’s the best book ever or anything. But I have a lot of good memories with it and it makes me feel nostalgic 🙂
I really don’t like vampires- leading me to not like Twilight
Really? Do you not like the common depiction of vampires or any type of vampire-like creature?