Perfectly Paired

If I was a betting man, and I am, I’d bet the first thought that pops into your mind, when you hear, “Valentine’s Day,” is couples. You know, that inseparable pair that is perfect together like Lucy and Desi, Homer and Marge, or salt and pepper. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’ve assembled a list of the best couples we could think of. Some may surprise you. Others may tantalize. All of them are spot on in one way or another.

Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash – When I think of great loves the first thing to come to my mind is Johnny and June. If you’ve never read the letter Johnny wrote to her in 1994 than you’re missing out on one of the most beautiful gestures of love that I’ve had the pleasure of reading.

Daenerys Targaryen & Khal Drogo -This pairing isn’t necessarily love in the traditional sense. The marriage was arranged for political reasons but developed into a love worthy of the sun and stars.

Jamie & Claire Fraser -You want a romance that defies the laws of physics, this one is it. Claire literally time travels-spoiler alert-multiple times to be with Jamie, who was born almost 200 years before her.

Herman & Lilly Munster – This cool couple has it all: a loving son; a pet dragon; a vampire grandfather and a beautiful niece; an awesome car; and a huge haunted mansion. Not to mention, they were the first married couple ever to share one bed on primetime TV.

Han Solo & Chewbacca – One’s short. The other’s tall. One’s young. The other, not so much. One’s human. One’s a wookiee. But they get each other. Perfectly. This “bro-panionship” proves differences don’t matter and often provides the balance that makes a friendship last a lifetime.

Kurt Russell & Goldie Hawn – Hollywood’s First Couple proves you don’t need a license and rings to stay together and live happily ever after.  And their movie, “Overboard” is an under-rated gem. Rent that tonight and enjoy it with any of the below:

Chips & Dip – How do you make the perfect snack food even better? Serve it up with your favorite dip. And thanks to creative minds across the country, there are endless flavors of both. Mix and match to find your favorite pair while still enjoying every combination in between.

Spiced Rum & Diet Coke – No matter how many times you leave this drink behind, looking for something better, you know you’ll be back. And you’ll be welcomed by its splendid familiarity. Or if you really want to spice things up, try different rum – like Sailor Jerry – and the old favorite becomes a new standard.

Cabernet Sauvignon & Steak – Break out the classics this Valentine’s Day and dinner will follow suit. A couple of glasses of a bold Napa Valley vintage with a well prepared strip steak will make your taste buds – and significant other – think happy thoughts for hours and hours.

Chardonnay & Lobster – Ok. This is cheating. This entry could be “Anything & Lobster.” But this blog is about couples, so an eight-year old chardonnay provides the creamy and nutty flavor that’s the perfect match for a grilled or roasted lobster.

Riesling & Thai Food – The sweet and spicy combination that defines Asian cuisine shows off here with spicy noodle dishes and glasses of sweet wine.

Chocolate & Fruit – Talk about the perfect couple. Delicious, decadent and some health benefits are offered up with no apologies. None needed. Try different milk and dark chocolates with your favorite fruits and dessert will never be the same.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


PJ Butland