Children of the '90s were treated to a whole bunch of iconic television. From ABC's TGIF line-up to classic sitcoms, '90s television were highly educational, but these 11 lessons '90s TV couples taught us are the most precious of lessons many of us ever received. '90s television was crucial in teaching us how to survive the last decade of the millennium, or at least how to deal with a cheating boyfriend and make the audience laugh at the same time. But what did '90s television really teach us about relationships?
It's easy to dismiss '90s TV relationships as of a different era. Couples in Friends or Fresh Prince of Bel Air didn't have cell phones. There was no sexting, and certainly no online dating. Times were simpler, right? Wrong. The basic relationship problems you experience today were still just as traumatic and prevalent in the '90s — smart phone or no smart phone. Sure, if you're looking for advice on how to choose your next Tinder date, you're going to need to look beyond Ross and Rachel for love guidance. But, if you want to learn about some of love's universal truths, look no further than these 11 lessons '90s TV couples taught us.