Top 10 Most Relatable Nickelodeon Couples

Top 10 Most Relatable Nickelodeon Couples

VOICE OVER: Phoebe de Jeu WRITTEN BY: Lindsay Haley
These Nickelodeon couples made for such relatable TV. For this list, we'll be looking at the romantic relationships of animated and live-action duos from the Nick TV channel that resonate with our experiences. Our countdown includes "Hey Arnold!," "iCarly," "Drake & Josh," and more!

Top 10 Relatable Nickelodeon Couples

Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Relatable Nickelodeon Couples.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the romantic relationships of animated and live-action duos from the Nick TV channel that resonate with our experiences.

Which Nickelodeon couple do you relate to most? Let us know in the comments!

#10: Danny & Sam
“Danny Phantom” (2004-07)

An example of the all too common friends-to-lovers trope, Danny and Sam built a solid friendship that would eventually serve as the foundation for something romantic. It is no surprise that a bond as deep as theirs would only continue to evolve as they grew up and took on unpredictable worlds together. Friends of many years naturally have adverse moments, but Danny and Sam’s loyalty represents a connection able to withstand life’s trials. While we can’t necessarily relate to their adventures facing ghost hunters and villains, we can certainly relate to this couple’s ride-or-die dynamic. Not to mention the scene where Sam kisses someone else in front of Danny, the ultimate way of exposing potential feelings.

#9: Arnold & Helga
“Hey Arnold!” (1996-2004)

While Helga’s incessant teasing of Arnold is questionable and seemingly mean-spirited, her antics remind us of facades we would put up in our younger years to hide how we truly feel about someone. She is easier to empathize with when she is shown writing love poems and acting on her deep affection from a distance. Even though the kind-hearted Arnold was bothered by her taunting, there appeared to be something there when he showed signs of sensing that there was more to Helga under her hard exterior. Their complicated relationship would later lead to the two confronting their feelings in movies based on the series, a relatable instance of maturing and learning how to express oneself more meaningfully.

#8: Beck & Jade
“Victorious” (2010-13)

Having a partner who challenges but grounds you is often key for a lasting relationship. Although Beck and Jade’s romance was not perfect, their different personalities were valuable in keeping things interesting and creating endearing moments of balance and compromise. The couple’s differences inescapably posed some challenges, evidenced by their breakups throughout the series. However, the magnetic duo always managed to find their way back to each other. We might not want to compare ourselves to the aggression and intensity of Jade, but the passion and jealous tendencies she displayed while dating Beck is extremely relatable. Scolding a significant other for texting other people? Guilty as charged.

#7: Luna & Sam
“The Loud House” (2016-)

As many have come to learn, taking a risk for love can be just as terrifying as it is rewarding. This was the case for Luna, who grew anxious when deciding to pursue her crush on Sam. Luna’s fear and self-doubts are very familiar feelings, but the courage she showed when she slipped Sam a love note relayed an important lesson about life: that taking a leap of faith can be worth it. Once Luna learned that her love was not unrequited, the pair bonded over a common desire to try new things together as a couple. Also worthy of mention is the support Luna received from her family as she explored her sexuality, an experience comparable to more and more real-life stories.

#6: Sam & Freddie
“iCarly” (2007-12)

Oftentimes the line between love and hate is blurred. Enemies turned brief lovers, Freddie and Sam, are a classic example of this fickle reality. Sam’s relentless mocking and teasing of Freddie comes across as suspicious, as it reminds us of typical child-like attempts to flirt or mask secret admiration. Understandably, Sam could have been acting this way to avoid the vulnerability that comes with showing your true emotions. However, once the pair acted on their connection, their whirlwind relationship lived up to the popular notion that opposites attract. Bickering is bound to be a part of any couple’s dynamic, especially when the two involved are so different.

#5: Aang & Katara
“Avatar: The Last Airbender” (2005-08)

Aang quickly developed a crush on Katara after she freed him from an iceberg. If we were in the young airbender’s shoes, we certainly would have done the same after locking eyes with the beautiful, older waterbender. After meeting her, Aang made adorably awkward attempts to impress Katara, who was often preoccupied with protecting the Avatar and helping him save the world. But hints of mutual interest were shown throughout the series, finally culminating in an official expression of feelings at the show’s end. While we may have liked to see the two pursue something romantic earlier on, we understand their slow progression, considering the best romances commonly grow naturally over time.

#4: Logan & Camille
“Big Time Rush” (2009-13)

We all felt for Camille when her crush on Logan was not originally reciprocated. Rejection is a disheartening feeling everyone has likely experienced in some aspect. But as the show developed, so did their eventual relationship, resulting in an on-again-off-again journey fraught with fun, confusion, jealousy, and a bit of craziness. The pair’s navigation of both of their first real relationships resonates with our initial romances, as no one is an expert on love when they are newly discovering what it's all about. And though hard to watch at times, Logan and Camille accurately show that falling for someone is rarely an easy and stable ride. After all, are you really in love if your feelings aren’t driving you a little crazy?

#3: Josh & Mindy
“Drake & Josh” (2004-07)

The love-hate relationship trope of Josh and Mindy is one that most competitive or like-minded couples can understand. While the two shared similarities and common academic interests, their rivalry at school made a friendship, let alone a relationship, seemingly impossible. However, once Mindy put petty insults and competition aside to express her feelings for Josh, a romantic connection blossomed. But just like in real life, it's not always rainbows and butterflies when a couple decides to make things official. The duo endured more than one break up throughout the
series, but after realizing what's truly important, they exemplified how reconciliation and
overcoming issues are possible when real love is shared and prioritized.

#2: Ned & Moze
“Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide” (2004-07)

In a middle school full of students seemingly out to get you, a key to surviving is having a best friend you can always count on. Ned and Moze filled that role for each other since the first episode of the series. The close friends shared many experiences during their formative years, providing one another support through crushes, drama, and the rite-of-passage challenges that come with being a middle school student. Their strong platonic bond resulted in mutual feelings developing, inevitably leading to an awkward transition out of the friend zone. Even more relatable about the couple’s dynamic is their third-wheel BFF, Cookie, who was along for the back and forth, from just friends to the more than friends story of Ned and Moze.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

Cosmo & Wanda, “The Fairly OddParents” (2001-17)
Marriage Is a Forever Partnership: 9,850 Years & Counting for These Fairies, to be Exact!

Logan & Quinn, “Zoey 101” (2005-08)
Opposites Attract When the Arrogant Pretty Boy & Quirky Intellectual Find Love

Kendall & Jo, “Big Time Rush” (2009-13)
The Strongest of Bonds Can Overcome Bad Timing & Distance

Jimmy & Cindy, “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius” (2002-06)
Secret Crushes Complicate a Competitive Young Rivalry

Quinn & Mark, “Zoey 101” (2005-08)
A Pair That Not Only Accepts One Another’s Quirks, but Understands & Embraces Them

#1: Zoey & Chase
“Zoey 101” (2005-08)

When Chase first laid eyes on Zoey, it was the age-old instance of love at first sight. His feelings were obvious to PCA’s entire student body, but of course, Zoey was the exception. The object of your affection being blind to your huge crush? That is all too familiar. And not only is Chase’s love for his good friend something we can identify with, but the two’s playful and goofy relationship really hits home. Luckily, Zoey finally becomes aware of Chase’s feelings and eventually reciprocates them late in the series. Accepting that love is patient can be a tricky thing, but Chase proved that a great deal of patience can pay off in the long run.