Literary Matchmaking: Characters Who Would Date in Real Life

Willy Wonka and Mary Poppins

Let’s face it: Mary Poppins, the magical English nanny from all of our childhood dreams, is one of the most twee characters in the modern canon. Why wouldn’t she fall for a colorful man with a chocolate factory and a cohort of orange midgets? After all, if a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, we bet a river of chocolate fudge would be an instant cure-all. Plus, they both favor the strangely-sized bow tie as a fashion accessory — and that’s definitely something you can pin a relationship on.