Favorite Couple #4: Andy and April fromParks and Recreation. Their relationship is best described in the words of April at their wedding - where she wore a sundress and he wore a football jersey - “I guess I kind of hate a lot of things. But I never really seem to hate you.” And isn’t that true love? The impossibility of hating someone - even when they may deserve it. The best thing about these lovebirds is this exact kind of screwball charm they possess naturally and at all times. No one, and I mean no one, saw them coming. After all, April was too emotionally detached, Andy was too emotionally attached to Ann, and the age difference was too big? Who would have thought they’d end up being a testament to the kind of devotion and unconditional love that defines what ideal marriage should be? The funny thing is, the two were married only months into their relationship, and on a whim, like a, “What the hell? Let’s just do it!” moment, and yet they seem to be the couple on the show that is most grounded in the reality of true love. Don’t get me wrong - I love Leslie and Ben as much as the next person - but while they carried on in forbidden romances and cute surprise dates, April and Andy were always there in the background: falling in love al over again, every day, unwavering, untainted. And while they may be young and stupid and accident-prone, they set a better example for how marriage should work than almost any other couple on modern TV. Sometimes, love IS a screwball, flying at us, and we can choose to duck or dodge and miss it altogether, or we can let it hit us square in the face and let it hurt us, or we can catch it, and hold onto it, and never let it go. I bet you can tell which route they took.

Favorite Couple #4: Andy and April fromParks and Recreation. Their relationship is best described in the words of April at their wedding - where she wore a sundress and he wore a football jersey - “I guess I kind of hate a lot of things. But I never really seem to hate you.” And isn’t that true love? The impossibility of hating someone - even when they may deserve it. The best thing about these lovebirds is this exact kind of screwball charm they possess naturally and at all times. No one, and I mean no one, saw them coming. After all, April was too emotionally detached, Andy was too emotionally attached to Ann, and the age difference was too big? Who would have thought they’d end up being a testament to the kind of devotion and unconditional love that defines what ideal marriage should be? The funny thing is, the two were married only months into their relationship, and on a whim, like a, “What the hell? Let’s just do it!” moment, and yet they seem to be the couple on the show that is most grounded in the reality of true love. Don’t get me wrong - I love Leslie and Ben as much as the next person - but while they carried on in forbidden romances and cute surprise dates, April and Andy were always there in the background: falling in love al over again, every day, unwavering, untainted. And while they may be young and stupid and accident-prone, they set a better example for how marriage should work than almost any other couple on modern TV. Sometimes, love IS a screwball, flying at us, and we can choose to duck or dodge and miss it altogether, or we can let it hit us square in the face and let it hurt us, or we can catch it, and hold onto it, and never let it go. I bet you can tell which route they took.