After seasons of back and forth between the resident "will-they-won't-they" couple on Friends, the writing team made the amazing decision to matchmake two more of our favorite Friends. When Chandler and Monica got together, they were a breath of fresh air and stability after seasons of watching Rachel and Ross struggle to make it work long-term. Though I've never been able to pick a favorite Friends couple, it's certainly interesting to compare these two wonderful pairs. And what better way to compare them than in a venn diagram of Chandler and Monica's and Ross and Rachel's relationships?
Both couples were integral to Friends' success, and both couples provided balance for the other. Audiences would have had a much more difficult time having their hearts broken by the constant the back-and-forth between Ross and Rachel for ten seasons if they didn't have a more consistent couple to provide some relationship stability in the show. In a way, Monica and Chandler were kind of what we all hoped Ross and Rachel could become if they worked through their issues.
Chandler and Monica were everything that Ross and Rachel weren't, and vice versa. As such, it is nearly impossible to pick a favorite Friends couple because both duos were so different. However, they also had a few very key facets in common, and it's these commonalities that were most important. So check out this venn diagram comparing Mondler and Rossel, and allow yourself to stroll down memory lane back to the wonderful days when we first fell in love with these iconic couples.
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