Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Characters Who Are Terrible Love Interests

This weekly feature is hosted by The Broke and Bookish. So this week, I present my top ten least favourite love interests.

1. Cho Chang – Harry Potter

Ugh. Cho Chang is easily one of my least favourite love interests in the whole Harry Potter series. She’s just so annoying. I do however, LOVE the scene where her and Harry fight about Cedric in the cafe on Valentine’s Day and she starts getting all hysterical. Harry is all ‘Crap. What have I gotten myself into?’ Makes me laugh every time I read it (which is many, many times.)

Harry: “Look, let’s not talk about Cedric right now…let’s talk about something else.
Cho: “I thought, I thought you’d u-u-understand! I need to talk about it! Surely you n-need to talk about it too! I mean, you saw it happen, d-didn’t you?
Harry: “Well – I have talked about it, to Ron and Hermione, but –
Cho: “Oh, you’ll talk to Hermione Granger! But you won’t talk to me! P-perhaps it would be best if we just…just p-paid and you went and met up with Hermione G-Granger, like you obviously want to!

 Classic Cho.

2. Gale – The Hunger Games

I will never understand the people that ship Gale and Katniss over Peeta and Katniss. Peeta is seven billion times better than Gale. But luckily for me, and all the Peeta lovers out there, Gale runs off to work in the mines and I like to think Peeta and Katniss went on to have the best lives ever (even though their whole world and everyone they loved was destroyed … At least they have each other?!)

3. Daniel – Bridget Jones’s Diary

While Daniel is obviously the bad choice for Bridget, and she realises this (though not nearly soon enough), he still annoyed me beyond belief. I read Bridget Jones’s Diary just last year and while in the film I can see why Bridget would fall for Hugh Grant, because I mean, come on, Book Daniel is so blergh. Nice work choosing Mark Darcy in the end, Bridget. He is infinitely better!

4. Laura – High Fidelity

As much as I love High Fidelity, it’s awkward how much I don’t really like Laura, who is quite a large part of the novel. Basically the whole book is about Rob trying to come to terms with their break-up and then winning her back. And her line that gets them back together? “I’m too tired not to be with you.” THAT’S THE WORST LINE EVER.
All that aside though, I actually really love High Fidelity.

5. Bill Compton – Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Novels

This is going off the books as I’ve only seen the first series of True Blood but have read about half of the book series. While Bill plays a huge role in the first couple of books, Iwasn’t really impressed by him. I much preferred Sam, and Eric – obvs – and later on in the series, Alcide. Plus, Bill goes cray at one point and basically rapes and nearly kills Sookie … so yeah. He’s awful.

6. Jason – Art of Lainey

Even though I haven’t finished this book yet, I can tell Micah is a much better love interest than Jason. And while this is kind of made known from the beginning, with Lainey remembering ‘fond’ moments with Jason that blatantly make him appear as a douchebag, I am really hoping/expexcting her to hook up with Micah. Because he’s brilliant :)

7. Falco – Secrets of the Eternal Rose series

This series is by Paula Stokes, author of The Art of Lainey but under a pen name. And like The Art of Lainey there is one GREAT love interest and then one awful one. Falco is that awful one. I’ve written about him before, here and here. Luca is so much better for Cass in every single way possible. So I really enjoyed seeing more of him and less of Falco in the second and third books in this series.

8. Jace – The Mortal Instruments series

Jace, Jace, Jace. So irritating. But so is Clary. So really, they can have each other.

9. Mal – Shadow and Bone

I haven’t finished this one yet either, but Mal is already way behind The Darkling in terms of being a good love interest. (Even though The Darkling is probably evil and I hear there’s an awesome new love interest in the second book.)

10. Edward Cullen – Twilight series

What Worst Love Interests list would be complete without Edward Cullen? Officially the worst love interest in the history of time. I read the Twilight series long before it was popular and then seriously uncool to read it, so I can safely say that I was on Team Jacob before Team Jacob even existed. Edward is actually the worst love interest ever. Not that Jacob was that great in the end, but still, he was far better than Edward.




  1. April 22, 2014 / 8:15 PM

    I SO AGREE WITH MAL! And Gale. Have you noticed Mal and Gale are basically the same character type? They think they belong with the MC because they’ve known her all their lives, but really they didn’t care about her romantically until they saw her with another boy.

    #8 I totally agree with you here too.

    Great list!

    • April 24, 2014 / 11:40 AM

      Thanks! They really are the same, I hadn’t noticed before, but it makes a lot of sense and explains why I don’t like either of them! I hate that kind of love interest >:( And Jace. Blergh. I really don’t like him at all!

  2. April 22, 2014 / 10:17 PM

    Edward. UGH. He makes me sick. :P

    Though I love The Mortal Instruments series, Jace did a really good job of ticking me off half the time. Gotta agree with you on that.

    My Top Ten Tuesday is here.

    • April 24, 2014 / 11:41 AM

      Haha, yep Edward is pretty vomit inducing! And why does Clary like him? He’s so irritating!

    • April 24, 2014 / 11:43 AM

      Haha, thanks! I was complaining about crappy love interests to my boyfriend the other day and he suggested I do this topic for my TTT, it was really fun to write! Edward was essential for this list :) xx

  3. April 22, 2014 / 11:59 PM

    I’m laughing so hard because I don’t even know if Cho was really just bad as a love interest or if it’s due to JKR’s awful romance writing. I love JKR to pieces but lady, your romance leaves something be to desired, even in the actual canon ships later on.

    • April 24, 2014 / 11:44 AM

      It’s hard to tell! JKR did a great job of explaining how beautiful Cho was! But as a love interest I was always like “meh”. That being said, I love JK Rowling with all my heart!

  4. April 23, 2014 / 2:35 AM

    Cho was a horrible romance, I didn’t even really like her as a character! It was such a horrible plot device. Jace irritates me, but I can’t quit the Mortal Instruments no matter how hard I try. ;)

    Shelly @ Books and Writing

    • April 24, 2014 / 11:48 AM

      I know a couple of people addicted to Mortal Instruments even though they hate Jace. I was lucky to escape early on, haha! I didn’t like Cho as a character either :/ I liked her chice in men though – Cedric ftw.

  5. April 23, 2014 / 2:47 AM

    I agree with the above person that JKR was absolutely awful at romance! I still adore Ron/Hermione though. Also, ugh Bill.

    • April 24, 2014 / 11:59 AM

      I LOVE Ron and Hermione together :)

  6. April 23, 2014 / 3:36 AM

    I have to agree with you about Cho Chang! An awful love interest!

    • April 24, 2014 / 12:00 PM

      Thanks! I love how many people have agreed about Cho, it makes me feel much better! xx

    • April 24, 2014 / 11:59 AM

      Thanks so much! Silly Laura! >:(

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