There comes a time in every boy’s life when he turns away from watching cartoons and diverts his attention to the opposite sex. Unfortunately, the tricky topic of love and girls wasn’t a subject taught in school, and one too awkward to discuss with our parents.
That’s when live-action TV shows came in to save the day, with sitcoms, dramas, and even the Power Rangers letting us see the ins and outs of love for ourselves. With the influx of teen programming on TV during the ‘90s and early '00s, we saw couples slightly older than us figure out romance right before it was our turn.
Whether they lived happily ever after or went their separate ways, these 25 teen TV couples you idolized growing up taught us about love.
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