What our fave OTPs can teach us about love

We all wish our love lives were filled with as much fun, drama and romance as our fave fictional couples. Dating is obvs super fun, but who can compete with the suspenseful love between Aria and Ezra on Pretty Little Liars or the complete adorableness of Troy and Gabriella from High School Musical? If we can't have a love like theirs IRL, we can at least dream, right? And, hey, at the end of the day, we've learned some great lessons from these scripted baes. Read on to find out what our fave TV couples have taught us.

Aria and Ezra from Pretty Little Liars

After a rollercoaster of emotions in their on-again off-again relationship, Aria and Ezra show us that no matter how difficult (and mysterious) things get, there’s always room for love. Not even A can pop their love bubble.

Carrie and Sebastian from The Carrie Diaries

TBH, we're still mourning the loss of The Carrie Diaries and these two completely MFEO characters. Even though Carrie and Sebastian come from completely different backgrounds—he is a wealthy jock and she a creative writer—they are inseparable and incredibly compatible. All in all, they remind us that no matter what your history is, love conquers all.

Elena, Stefan and Damon from The Vampire Diaries

We *have* to know—are you Team Damon or Team Stefan? This epic trio has always been in a love triangle, but what we learn as the show progresses has nothing to do with romantic love. In fact, what they teach us is about friendship, and that it's something that endures through any turmoil or hardship.

Austin and Ally from Austin and Ally

This crazy couple has been there for each other since day one. Who would’ve thought that being just friends (and work partners-in-crime) would eventually turn into something much more? What we learn from A + A is that is that sometimes you don't need to look very far to find the one you're meant to be with. 

Troy and Gabriella from High School Musical

Who knew that an East High jock and a science geek could be so right together? This unlikely pairing is a classic in our eyes and, honestly, it's hard to think of a love lesson they haven't taught us. From learning to accept the person you love for who they are to dealing with the perils of peer pressure as a pair, this couple knows just how to stick it out when times get tough.

DJ and Steve from Full House

Where are all of our Full House lovers at?! If you're a fan of the show (or it's successor, Fuller House), you definitely know this legendary TV couple. Whether they're raiding the kitchen fridge together or going on cray-cray adventures with the equally cray-cray Tanner fam, this couple shows just how fun being in a relationship can be, if only you remember to embrace the insanity.

Riley and Lucas from Girl Meets World

The moment they saw each other, it was obvious that there was a spark. As these two friends grew closer, so did their feelings for each other—but they had trouble expressing it. After peer pressure and a few arguments, they finally made their way back to one another. What can we learn from these two love birds? If you like someone, just go for it. We hate to say it, but, Y.O.L.O.

There are so many adorable couples to choose from, but which one is your fave? Tell us why in the comments below!

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by Yasmeena Fakhouri | 9/28/2016