The results are in and Bridgerton fans will be delighted to know that Daphne and Simon Basset have been named the best couple with a fake romance that turned into real love.
Yep, the Regency-era lovebirds officially have the most incomparable journey to happily ever after, which makes sense considering Netflix viewers just can’t get enough of the show.
They faced some stiff competition, but managed to reign supreme with 22% of the vote in a Metro.co.uk poll, while 10 Things I Hate About You couple Kat Stratford and Patrick Verona got 21%.
But who else did they beat to bag the title?
Joint last – What Happens In Vegas couple Jack Fuller, Jr. and Joy McNally, Drive Me Crazy couple Nicole Maris and Chase Hammond, Can’t Buy My Love couple Ronald Miller and Cindy Mancini, Picture Perfect couple Kate Mosley and Nick, and Failure To Launch couple Tripp and Paula
All these rom-com couples have received a lot of love over the years but they just couldn’t compete in this poll.
The Wedding Date couple Kat Ellis and Nick Mercer – 2%
Dermot Mulroney and Debra Messing’s character were brought together by a wedding and fans will forever be grateful.
You just can’t beat a fake romance that starts with an escort being hired to make you ex-jealous, right?
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days couple Andie Anderson and Benjamin Barry, Overboard couple Joanna Stayton/Annie Proffitt and Dean Proffitt, and She’s All That couple Zack Siler and Laney Boggs – 3%
Sorry to Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, and Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook.
While their characters got some love, it just wasn’t enough this time around.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before couple Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky – 13%
Before we start writing a love letter about Lana Condor and Noah Centineo’s iconic teen characters, we’ll just stop and say the Netflix film all but revived the teen rom-com genre when it launched in 2018.
There were so many cute moments but we can all agree the hot tub scene might just have been the most iconic of all.
The Proposal couple Margaret Tate and Andrew Paxton – 14%
Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock’s characters might have seen a bit mismatched at first but as we watched Andrew’s family bring Margaret out of her shell, it was hard not to fall in love with their romance.
Plus, that bathroom scene was a gift that means that deserve a spot in the top five.
Third place – Pretty Woman couple Edward Lewis and Vivian Ward – 19%
Richard Gere and Julia Roberts’ characters found each other in the most unexpected of ways and fans have been in obsessed with the love story ever since.
Who doesn’t love a romance that sees two completely different worlds collide?
Second place – 10 Things I Hate About You couple Kat Stratford and Patrick Verona – 21%
Julia Stiles and the late Heath Ledgers’ character came short by one per cent in the poll but their high ranking just shows how special the chemistry was.
Since its release in 1999, hearts have melted around the globe as we watched Kat and Patrick break each other’s walls down and find love together.
Gentle reader, we could write a whole collection of essays about the way Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-John Page’s characters touched hearts after the show was released on Christmas Day 2020.
Their relationship might have started out as a way to try and solve other issues, but the pair’s connection became something so beautiful that viewers have become nothing short of obsessed with the couple.
Plus, that honeymoon montage was also going to make them hard to beat because it is safe to say the Duke and Duchess’ love definitely had a whole lot of passion.
Lady Whistledown would be proud.